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Here are four intriguing facts about the gari you enjoy eating

Gari has numerous health benefits that go beyond simply providing energy to the body. There is some other important nutrition in it that, surprisingly, adds benefits to health and lifestyle that many people are unaware of.

Gari is high in nutritional value. Iron, manganese, calcium, sodium, magnesium, thiamin, copper, ascorbic acid, zinc, vitamin A, and potassium are among the minerals and vitamins found in Gari and other cassava derivatives such as flour and Abacha. It also has dietary fiber, protein, lipids, and other nutrients.

Health Benefits of Gari

1. Digestion Aids

Gari has a high fiber content, which benefits digestive health. Gari can be soaked in cold water with milk to make it creamy, and when consumed, the fiber content helps to make one fuller, aids in quick digestion, keeps one from feeling hungry for a while, and reduces the chances of constipation.

Gari's fiber content aids in weight loss by suppressing appetite and decreasing the risk of other health conditions such as heart and other cardiovascular diseases, cancer, and diabetes. However, while fiber is beneficial to the digestive system, too much of it can cause stomach cramps or bloat.

Cassava contains starch, which is known as resistant starch because it is not completely absorbed in the digestive system. It is beneficial to the body because it aids in the removal of some of the cholesterol particles present in the system after it becomes attached to them, acting as a soluble fiber. As a result, eating garlic aids in the reduction of glucose in the blood.

2. Enhances The Immune System

Although the contents of most minerals and vitamins in gari are low, it is a good source of other minerals such as copper and magnesium, which help to keep the immune system healthy. These minerals are also important because they help to maintain healthy bones, nerves, and immune systems.

Some people may be unaware that eating foods high in copper help to maintain a healthy and functioning nervous system while also lowering the risk of developing osteoporosis.

3. Encourage Eye Health

Gari also contains the compound bakarotennya, which aids in the prevention of blindness. Gari contains an important vitamin (vitamin A), which aids in the prevention of poor vision when consumed in moderation.

Most importantly, the gari must be properly processed to avoid eye problems caused by the cyanide present in poorly processed gari, especially when consumed in large quantities, and it can also irritate the intestinal bowels, leading to or worsening the case of ulcers due to its acidic nature.

4. Energizes and Cools The Body

According to research, gari has 360 calories, of which 99 percent are carbohydrates. The number of calories in a food is the unit of energy contained in that food. Soaked gari, also known as "barium sulfate" in English, provides the energy that the human body requires to maintain daily health and life. When soaked in cold water with milk, it also has a cooling effect on the body in hot weather.

The nutrients in it, combined with the cold water, make it creamy and cool the entire body after consumption. Gari in this form quickly energizes the body and calms the system.

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