Cocoyam or taro (Colocasia esculenta) is a starchy edible tuber. It has broad greenish leaves. It grows in several places around the world. Usually we consume tubers or leaves. Sheets that we locally call Kontomire. Both Kokomo root and kontomire leaf have many health benefits.
Cocoyam Leaf Health Benefits
Now let's take a look at some important benefits of kontomire.
1. Strengthen the immune system
One (1) cup of cocoyam leaves contains about 145 mg of the vitamin. It corresponds to about 86% of our body's daily requirement. This will help strengthen your immune system effectively.
2. Cancer prevention
Cocoyam leaves are rich in vitamin C. vitamin C acts as an antioxidant. It fights cancer-causing free radicals. Thus preventing many diseases.
3. Healthy eyes
In addition to vitamin C, cocoyam leaves are rich in vitamin A. The amount of vitamin A can reach 123% of our daily needs. Very good for maintaining eye health and maintaining visual acuity. They also help prevent eye diseases such as myopia, cataracts, and blindness.
4. Supports digestion and prevents digestive problems
The high fiber content in cocoyam leaves helps digestion and absorption of food. Cocoyam leaves can help prevent digestive problems such as indigestion, constipation, and diarrhea.
5. Lowers cholesterol levels
Cocoyam leaves have no cholesterol and only 1% of total fat. So this is the best diet to lower cholesterol. The fiber and methionine in cocoa leaves can be effective in lowering cholesterol. They bind to and break down fats and cholesterol, especially triglycerides.
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