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Happy Makar Sankranti: These things have special importance, including sesame and jaggery on Makar Sankranti, helps in boosting immunity.

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The festival of Makar Sankranti is considered very important in India and especially in Sanatan Dharma. Like every holy festival in the scriptures of Sanatan Dharma, Makar Sankranti also has some special importance. The special things that we consume on this solstice are very beneficial not only in taste but also for health. In winter when the cold is at its peak then the consumption of tilkut gives us the ability to fight many diseases.

Just before Makar Sankranti, the aroma of delicious laddus of tilkut, gajak, jaggery and sesame starts spreading in the markets. Which easily attracts anyone. There are also many Ayurvedic jaggeries in these delicious substances which make our immunity strong. Especially, Tilkut increases the immunity of a person who is weak inside.

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Sesame helps more in controlling blood pressure. Sesame is hot. Hence it protects a lot during the cold season. Sesame contains nutrients such as magnesium, zinc, calcium, iron, and selenium which also protect against heart problems. Dietary protein and amino acids in it make bones strong. Also, if we talk about jaggery, then it is rich in nutrients like its name. It contains iron, calcium, phosphorus, potassium, zinc, magnesium as well as vitamins A and B and glucose which protects us from problems like blood pressure and anemia.

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The Ayurveda of India has also told that consumption of sesame,  jaggery, etc. on Makar Sankranti is not less than any medicine. All these substances also prepare a person from inside to fight the extreme heat after the cold. Consuming them protects us from diseases caused by the change of weather and makes us strong.

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