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6 Benefits of eating Tiger Nuts

Tiger nuts, also known as chufa, yellow

 nutsedge or earth almonds are not nuts, but rather nutritive tubers.

They’re the size of a chickpea but wrinkly with a chewy texture and sweet nutty flavour similar to coconut.

Tiger nuts were one of the first plants cultivated in Egypt and traditionally used as both food and medicine.

They’re rich in a variation Of nutrients and have been linked to numerous health benefits — ranging from decent digestion to less risk of heart disease.

Here are 6 arising health benefits of tiger nuts.

1. Rich in Nutrients

Tiger nuts contain a species of nutrients and beneficial plant compounds.

Their particular nutrient volume depends on the type. There are three main varieties of tiger nuts: black, brown and yellow.

Tiger nuts are also a rich basis of antioxidants, which are beneficial compounds that preserve your body against ageing and diseases like cancer and heart disease.

Study shows that germinating tiger nuts before eating them increases their antioxidant content.

That said, tiger nuts also contain anti _nutrients, such as phytates, oxalates, saponins and tannins, which can lessen nutrient absorption in your gut.

Germinating or roasting the tubers before eating reduces their ant _inutrient levels, making it easier for your body to consume and use the many nutrients they contain.

2. May Improve Digestion

Tiger nuts may facilitate healthy digestion in numerous ways.

For starters, they are high in insoluble fibre, which upholds through your gut without being digested. Insoluble fibre adds bulk to your stools and helps food move through your gut easily, lessening the likelihood of constipation.

Tiger nuts are also determined to contain resistant starch, a type of fibre that can feed the friendly bacteria in your gut, enabling your digestion to run smoothly 

Besides, tiger nuts may contain enzymes, such as catalases, lipases and amylases, which assist crack foods in your gut, relieving gas, indigestion and diarrhoea. 

3. May Reduce Blood Sugar Levels

Tiger nuts may facilitate keeping your blood sugar levels in check.

Tiger nuts are also rich in the amino acid arginine, which may increase insulin production and sensitivity, both of which are important for blood sugar control.

Moreover, test-tube studies show that tiger nut extract may inhibit the action of carb-digesting enzymes in your gut.

As a result, less sugar may be absorbed from your gut in a way similar to the action of some blood-sugar-lowering diabetic medications. This is thought to potentially lower blood sugar levels, though more research in humans is needed.

4. May Improve Heart Health

Tiger nuts may also be decent for the health of your heart.

That’s partly because of the high amount of monounsaturated fats they contain, which give them a fat profile related to that of heart-healthy olive oil.

Diets rich in monounsaturated fats are linked to lower levels of “bad” LDL cholesterol and higher levels of “good” HDL cholesterol. They are also related to a lower risk of heart attack, stroke and death from heart disease.

What’s more, tiger nuts are rich in the amino acid arginine. Arginine can promote heart health because your body can use it to make nitric oxide, a compound that helps arteries aveinsins dilate, hence lowering blood pressure.

The study also links tiger nuts to better blood circulation and a lower likelihood of blood clots — both of which can lessen your danger of heart disease.

5. May Boost Your Immune System and Help Fight Infections

Tiger nuts may provide a stronger immune system.

In one test-tube study, tiger nut extracts were tested against several types of bacteria that can infect humans. The extract was effective against E. coil, Staphylococcus and Salmonella bacteria.

Another cell study found similar results. The researchers added that tiger nut extracts might also be effective at fighting antibiotic-resistant bacterial infections. 

6. May Act as an Aphrodisiac

Tiger nuts have a history of being used to boost libido.

They’re used as aphrodisiacs in Ayurvedic medicine. In addition, men in Nigeria have used tiger nuts for ages to treat erectile dysfunction, increase sperm count and boost libido.

That said, few studies have investigated these supposed aphrodisiac properties.

One mouse study showed that tiger nuts helped preserve testicular weight sperm production following heavy metal poisoning

Content created and supplied by: YeleStephen (via Opera News )

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