Search

You may also like

36 Views
Twellman: Bob Bradley will have LAFC chomping at the bit
International News - News - Sport -

Twellman: Bob Bradley will have LAFC chomping at the bit

Taylor Twellman previews the MLS playoffs and explains why Bob Bradley won't let LAFC rest on their laurels. Source link Related posts: Den Haag 1-5 Ajax: Ajax keep up the pressure on PSV Kante skies his shot after Hazard's brilliant run Premier League: 24 goals […]

36 Views
Burkina Faso: Sankara family lawyers push for Compaoré’s extradition
Business - Business Tips - News - Politics -

Burkina Faso: Sankara family lawyers push for Compaoré’s extradition

Lawyers for the family of murdered Burkinabé revolutionary Thomas Sankara say they will push for the extradition of former president Blaise Compaoré. Source Source link Related posts: Cameroon: “We cannot establish a dialogue in a country at war” Nigeria and South Africa patch things up, […]

36 Views
Nigerian lawyer sheds light on how the police and judiciary connive to frustrate suspects seeking to perfect their bail conditions
Celebrities - Comedy - Entertainment - Local news - Movies - Music - News -

Nigerian lawyer sheds light on how the police and judiciary connive to frustrate suspects seeking to perfect their bail conditions

A Nigerian lawyer, Malachy Odo, took to Twitter to narrate how the legal procedures and the police can cause a suspect to land in prison in the process of fulfilling a bail condition. Continue to read his tweets  The post Nigerian lawyer sheds light on how the […]

www.gistpad.com.ng

5 benefits you can derive from Tiger Nuts

Health Matters

5 benefits you can derive from Tiger Nuts

A lot of us do not know the benefits we can get from tiger nuts but yet we see it and walk past those selling it. Most times some of us see it as some dirty looking nuts because of how it is arranged and sold by the sellers. Tiger nuts is popularly called “Ofio” in Nigeria and mostly sold by the northern tribes. Tiger nuts come in different varieties but the common ones are the yellow looking and soft type and the brownish and dry type.

Tiger nuts are not really nuts but tubers that grow under the soil. Tiger nuts have been used all over the world but in Nigeria, it is predominantly associated with the northern part of the country hence the sale is only by those from there.

photo credit: stylecraze

Tiger nuts have many benefits but we have chosen 5 important ones

Milk Substitute for Cow milk

Tiger nuts milk has been known to be a very good substitute for those who do not want to drink cow milk because of its lactose content. Milk derived from tiger nuts is free from lactose and contains a high level of calcium which is good for bones and teeth. Anyone can drink the milk.

Protects Against Cardiovascular Diseases

Tiger nuts is very rich in vitamin E and C. The vitamin E acts as a catch fall reference for different fat soluble compounds that are rich in antioxidant qualities. All these qualities are present in the tiger nut milk and flour.

Cures Erectile Dysfunction

One of the major benefits of tiger nuts is acting indirectly as a palliative of improving the problem of erectile dysfunction. Tiger nuts when blended with dates and coconuts with little water produce a drink that helps to sustain erection. This drink is becoming popular in Nigeria.

Rich Non-meat Protein source

Tiger nuts are one of the richest non-meat protein sources in the world. For vegetarians, tiger nuts is the best option for getting proteins which plays a major role in building bones, muscles, cartilage, skin and blood.

Controls Diabetes

Tiger nuts are very rich in fibers around 33% which is considerable. The insoluble dietary fiber has been discovered to be higher than that of apples, carrots, rice bran, oats, cabbage etc. which are popular sources. The high insoluble dietary fiber regulates the blood sugar levels and helps the diabetic patient remain healthy.

So it is advisable that when you pass that tiger nut seller, do patronize him/her because it is the ticket to help you live healthier than you expected.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Related topics Animals, Dogs, People
Previous post Next post

Your reaction to this post?

Leave a Reply

avatar
500
  Subscribe  
Notify of

You may also like

0 Views Views
My husband gets angry whenever i try to cook, so i’ve stopped because we have chefs – Regina Daniels
People

My husband gets angry whenever i try to cook, so i’ve stopped because we have chefs – Regina Daniels

Happily married Nollywood Actress, Regina Daniels, has revealed her Husband, Ned Nwoko, does not like it when she steps into the Kitchen to cook because they have chefs. Nollywood actress, Regina Daniels and her billionaire husband, Ned Nwoko recently opened up for the first time […]

0 Views Views
Nigerian Doctor reveals why masturbation is injurious to the health of men and women
People

Nigerian Doctor reveals why masturbation is injurious to the health of men and women

A Nigerian doctor and Twitter user has revealed why masturbation which he described as a 'drug that is not made illegal by law' is injurious to the health of men and women.  According to @Dr_Ajabb, the side effects of masturbation is much more than its advantages. He […]

0 Views Views
Twellman: Bob Bradley will have LAFC chomping at the bit
People

Twellman: Bob Bradley will have LAFC chomping at the bit

Taylor Twellman previews the MLS playoffs and explains why Bob Bradley won't let LAFC rest on their laurels. Source link Related posts: Den Haag 1-5 Ajax: Ajax keep up the pressure on PSV Kante skies his shot after Hazard's brilliant run Premier League: 24 goals […]