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7 Benefits Of Eating Ewedu

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  • Prevent aging
  • Reduces interference in women menstrual period
  • Brain Development
  • Ward off cancer
  • Skin Care
  • Stabilize blood pressure
  • Digestion Functions

Ewedu that is well-known as jute leaf is an existing food and grown by humans beginning 6000 BC and eating ewedu is very beneficial. There is even a legend that says the Cleopatra, the famous Egyptian queen, often eats ewedu. Ewedu is known in the world of research under the name Cochorus olitorius.

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Here is why you should eat Ewedu, which you might not have known until now. This should, of course, trigger you to know how well you need to start eating ad cherishing the draw soup.

  • Prevent aging

Read: How to prepare Amala and Ewedu

Ewedu is very good to keep skin stay young because it contains vitamins that are very important as an antioxidant. Essential fatty acids in ewedu can keep skin moist. Because it will prevent the loss of water through the skin, thus reducing the wrinkles that are the main cause of aging. Of course, we want to look younger than we should be, so eating ewedu is one of the alternative solutions.

  • Reduces interference in women menstrual period

Menstrual periods in women or known as PMS (premenstrual syndrome). PMS is a symptom of a disturbance experienced by a woman that results in an emotional change. Ewedu has been proven as a powerful drug in overcoming the problems that occur from STD disorders and keep the menstrual cycle regularly. In fact, women who have experienced menopause is also recommended consuming ewedu. Because this plant can increase estrogen substances in the body that will reduce hot flashes and other vaginal disorders.

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  • Brain Development

 Did this get you thinking, like ‘really, Ewedu develops the brain?’ Well, this is possible because of the rich content of Omega 3 in the plant. When taken in enough quantity, Ewedu (Jute Leaves) helps improve the functions of the brain. It also helps to regulate nerve impulse and to treat nerve tingling. It is strongly recommended for growing children to improve their brainpower.

  • Ward off cancer

Vitamins A, C, and E contained in ewedu is the key to ward off tissue damage that can cause cancer. Inside, there are also antioxidants and lignin that can provide protection against the development of cancer cells, inhibit the incidence of tumors, and increase the life span for breast cancer patients.

Now studies have found ewedu is also beneficial in the fight against prostate, ovarian and colon cancer. Cancer is one of the dangerous diseases that can bring people to death. So, we should eat ewedu to prevent it from happening.

Skin Care

 According to the National Institute of Health, the plant can protect and improve the skin from damage caused by ultra-violet rays as it contains antioxidants that work against toxins and free radicals, especially on the skin. The leaves can also be processed to make a face mask to freshen the skin and reduce wrinkles. The essential fatty acids in Ewedu keeps the skin moist, making it recommendable to treat dry and scaly skin. It also contains Vitamin A that helps to tighten and exfoliate the skin, keeping it soft, young and healthy.

  • Stabilize blood pressure

Omega 3 content in ewedu has a usefulness in blood pressure when consumed. Disorders of the body such as dizziness can sometimes be caused by too high blood pressure or too low blood pressure. Omega 3 content will help blood pressure to be stable. That way, hypertension can be prevented and avoided.

  • Digestion Functions

 The plant is rich in Fibre that helps to tackle indigestion problems such as heartburn and constipation. It keeps the digestive system healthy by regulating bowel movements.There are surely more benefits than highlighted here that can be enjoyed simply by adding the plants to your daily food and dietary veggies. Apart from preparing the leaves as draw-soup with seasoning and palm oil, Ewedu can be cooked with water alone and drunk to purify the body. It can also be prepared as spinach stew (Efo Riro). Another thing you can make out of the Jute leaves is a herbal tea derived from drying and brewing the leaves.What then are you waiting for then KOKOFoodie? Join the moving train and stay fit, healthy and beautiful. Till next week on our Food segment, Ewedu should not miss in your dishes!

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