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:
- 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
- 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
- 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
- Unlike regular breakfast toast toppers like butter, margarine or Nutella; jams contain no animal fats they do not contribute to cholesterol from saturated fats
- 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.