So tiger nuts are basically supposed to be something you just chew when you’re bored. And if you still don’t know we’re talking about Aya, Ekuro tapa or Ofio depending on your tribe. So back to chewing, the health benefits of tiger nuts are far beyond just something to snack on. We’ll go into them now.
Here are 7 health benefits of tiger nuts:
Tiger nuts have a high resistant fat content. This means they can pass through your system without getting digested, so you feel fuller for longer. They also reduce body sugar fluctuation which helps with weight loss.
Prevents high blood pressure
It has a high level of amino acid which helps the blood flow in your system. Regulated blood flow means you don’t develop high blood pressure.
The vitamin E content in tiger nuts is high enough that it can help you fight free radicals. Free radicals are the harmful organisms in the air that can cause some types of cancer.
Reduce blood sugar
Tiger nuts prevent the absorption of carbohydrates. This means your body takes in less sugar and you don’t get diabetes. Plus you also get to lose weight faster. Win-Win!
Prevents bacterial infections
Studies show that tiger nuts are very effective in preventing some bacterial infections common around this part of the world.
So keep crunching guys, at the very least it’s the best exercise for your mouth. Plus we’ve heard it can help with sexual arousal too.