Expert Views By Dr. Dixa Bhavsar

Misri vs Sugar: Have you ever stopped and wondered why we do not add misri (mishri) to sweet dishes but sugar? Have you ever tasted the sweet cubed of misri or mishri? Well! We will answer all your queries related to sugar as well as misri.

You must have heard elders saying to control the consumption of sugar as it can harm your health. You must have also heard replacement for it – jaggery and misri. Why should you add misri to your morning tea or coffee than sugar? Let’s read expert views!

What Does Ayurveda Say?

Ayurveda mentions six tastes – sweet, sour, bitter, salty, astringent and pungent. Of all these, the sweet taste is considered to have water and earth elements. Dr. Dixa Bhavsar says that misri has many medicinal values, whereas processed sugar has chemicals. Even today, mishri is made using traditional techniques that make it a crucial product with medicinal values.

Benefits Of Mishri In Ayurveda

Dr Bhavsar mentioned many benefits of Misri listed under Ayurveda. They include,

  • Boosts immunity
  • Offers relief from fatigue
  • Removes vat dosha
  • Helps to improve the quality of sperms in men
  • Good for eyes
  • Regulates acid levels in the blood
  • Maintain the health of the intestines
  • Aids indigestion
  • Helps with nausea and vomiting

Why Should You Avoid Eating Sugar?

Dr Bhavsar shared on her Instagram, “In small amounts, misri (mishri) is considered Sattvic in nature. Ayurveda considers misri a medicine. As with everything in Ayurveda, Mishri should be consumed consciously and sparingly. If it is consumed as a medicine, mishri can be very healthy for your body.”

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Our expert advises against the use of misri by people with issues of cholesterol, diabetes and autoimmune disorder. They can consume natural sugar compounds present in fruits, but that too in moderation.

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