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10 Incredible Health Benefits Of Cocoyam Leaves ('Kontomire') That You Didn't Know

Tastiest Kontomire stew recipe (Cocoyam Leaves) - Ndudu by Fafa - YouTubeDo you sometimes ask yourself how our great grandparents were able to live a long life? Are you a vegetarian or looking for natural ways to keep your body healthy?

In this article, we share with you 10 Incredible Health Benefits of Kontomire that you didn't know especially the last part.

If you don't know "Kontomire", it is the green broad leaves of the cocoyam plant. The leaves are consumed across the Africa continents. Cocoyam is a root tuber that is rich in carbs, calcium and low in calories.

The leaves themselves have a good amount of Vitamin A about 90% and Vitamin C about 50%. Now, lets us have a look at the health benefits.

Health benefits of Taro leaves (Kontomire) -

1. It powers your immune system

As stated earlier, "kontomire" leaves are a great source of vitamins including the A and C types which play a critical role in our body by boosting our immune system.

2. It Battles Cancer

Another incredible benefit due it the presence of a high level of Vitamin C is cancer prevention. This particular Vitamin is an antioxidant that fights cancer-causing free radicals.

3. Protect the Eyes

Still on the abundance of Vitamins and their great benefits. Cocoyam leaves being rich in Vitamin A helps to keep the eyes healthy.

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4. Speeds Digestion

Worried about abnormalities because you ate late and you feeling dizzy? Make sure the leaves are part of your dinner as they speed up the digestion process.

5. Reduce Cholesterol

Dietary fibre apart from helping indigestion can also regulate the cholesterol level in your body.

6. Cocoyam leaves can also reduce inflammation which leads to other infections and diseases.

7. Cocoyam leaves or "Kontomire" contains the vitals antioxidants which helps to protect the nervous system.

8. People who are dealing with high blood pressure can add this green to their meal list as it helps to control blood pressure.

9. The Calcium content we mentioned earlier helps in strengthening the bones.

10. The leaves also helps in red blood cells absorption which therefore leads to the prevention of anaemia - one of the greatest reason why the leave is so popular.


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