The Real Health Benefits of Eating Pure Fruit Jam

Who would have thought jam could make you healthier? It’s true – jam is a much wholesomer option than many spreadable treats, and here’s why:

  1. The pectin contained within the fruit is given cancer-fighting properties during the boiling process (making what is also known as, as well as Modified Citrus Pectin - MCP) providing your skin, hair and nails with a healthy boost
  2. Jam helps to keep hunger at bay, and chunky, fruit-rich jams can even help reduce your risk of stroke, heart attack and cardiovascular disease
  3. Jams and spreads bring all the benefits of fruits and are packed with antioxidants, making it a particularly appealing option for maintaining health. An antioxidant-rich high fruit diet which has been shown to help reduce the risks of stroke, heart attack, cancers and cardiovascular diseases; as well as various risks in pregnancy
  4. Unlike regular breakfast toast toppers like butter, margarine or Nutella; jams contain no animal fats they do not contribute to cholesterol from saturated fats
  5. Jam is a very high concentrated source of nourishment when made with fully ripened fruits as the antioxidants, tend to increase as the fruit ripens, however, the ripened fruit also has a higher concentration of sugar so more calories.