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Health benefits of cassava

Cassava which is scientifically called Manihot esculenta is a type of vegetable root or tubers. It is a food source that is rich in nutrients, mainly carbohydrate. The carbohydrate content which serves as it major nutrient in the tuber is so high that it is classified third, after rice and corn. Cassava has Soo many health benefits and it is a staple food in various developing countries.

Wrong processing of cassava can reduce its nutritional value because vitamins, minerals, fiber, and starch tend to disappear when cooking.Therefore the most effective way to maintain the health benefits and the nutritional value of the cassava is to boil it.The health benefits of cassava are rich in calories, carbohydrates and iron as a good source of energy.Incorporating cassava into a controlled healthy diet menu can turn out to have many positive effects on the health of the individual.

Below are some of the health benefits of cassava.

1. It can help you loose weight.Cassava which is rich in dietary fiber is the right choice if you can't wait to lose weight.It can make you feel full for a longer period of time and even days for some people.

2.Cassava can cure migraines.The presence of vitamin B2 and riboflavin in tubers is useful for curing headaches and migraines. Eating cassava can help reduce constant migraine attacks.

3.Cassava improves digestive health of an individual. As mentioned above, cassava is rich in dietary fiber which is very beneficial for the body and helps its function properly.Insoluble fiber helps in improving your digestive system by absorbing all the poisons stored in your intestine, and also by reducing inflammation in your digestive tract.

4. Cassava can be used to treat diarrhea

If you suffer from diarrhea, boil the roots in water for sometime and drink and it will cure you.

5. Cassava can improves your vision. Filled with vitamin A content, cassava can improve your vision.other benefits includes;

Healing of wounds,curing of fever and cleansing worms.

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