Monday, 26 September 2016

10 Surprising Health Benefits Of Pap (Akamu, Ogi)

Akara (fried beans cake) and pap
Image result for akamu

So lately, I have been indulging in pap. After making the pap, I like adding little sugar to eat and pour my milk on it, stir and it sure does taste, heavenly! Note: Very little sugar, however you can still serve this meal without sugar. You can eat it with akara (which I love doing) or with moi moi or with bread. It all depends on you.

Countries like US, Canada, UK etc are currently in Fall and Nigeria is currently experiencing rainy season. It will be very great to serve this meal in your homes during this period because of how warm it makes one feel after taking it.

Pap is very easy to make, delicious and healthy. I knew that it is a healthy meal but I just had to find out for myself, what these health benefits are. Since I found myself enjoying this delicious meal, I might as well find out its health benefits right?

Well, I was surprised to say the least by what I found to be the health benefits of this delicious meal. Shall we find out what they are together?

1) It is a meal great for people with high blood pressure because of its high potassium and zero sodium content present in it. This helps to lower B.P (blood pressure).

2) It is a good source of carbohydrate. This is  meal highly recommended for athletes.

3) It is a meal that replaces the fluid lost in the body as a result of sweating.

4) It helps to pass out unwanted elements in the body through urine. That's why if you notice, whenever you take pap, you tend to urinate a lot.

5) It is high in B Vitamins such as B1, B5, B3, riboflavin, panthothenic acid and thiamine.

6) It is also high in folic acid, potassium (as we mentioned in 1), zinc, magnesium, selenium etc.

7) It is a meal that retains many of its nutrients after processing. This is because it doesn't have to undergo long manufacturing processes.

8) It is a meal that is 100% natural. There are no additives present in it.

9) It is a meal that prides itself on little or no stress to the digestive system. That is, it is easy to digest.

10) It assists nursing mothers to increase the flow of their breast milk, which is why pap is a highly recommended meal for nursing mothers.

An interesting meal right? With the above benefits, I guess you will now increase your intake of pap, right? *Smiles*

Well, as was mentioned earlier, you can either take it with akara, moi moi or bread.

Akara and pap
Image result for akamu

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  1. Akamu na Akara, nice coLlabo

  2. Pls,is pap a simple or complex carbohydrate? Is it high in starch?

  3. Pls,is pap a simple or complex carbohydrate? Is it high in starch?

  4. Pls, is pap a simple or complex carbohydrate? Is it high in starch?

  5. Good for the body, good for you!


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