Health benefits of tiger nuts


Tiger nuts

By Kudirat Musa

A Nutritionist, Dr Grace Johnson, has advised Nigerians to consume tiger nuts for its numerous nutritional and health benefits, describing it as “an amazing food for anyone”.

Johnson gave the advice in an interview with News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja on Tuesday.

She said that the nut helps in curing stomach upset and irritable bowel among other digestive issues.

“It has been used in folk medicine as a remedy for many ailments, including flatulence and diarrhea.

“The methanol extract of tiger nuts has a very positive effect on reproductive hormones, sperm motility, and sperm count.

“Tiger nut increases fertility parameters in females, rich in zinc and helps the body to produce testosterone.

According to Johnson, health benefits contained in tiger nut include a high content of soluble glucose and oleic acid, along with high energy content.

“The high non-soluble fiber contents of the tiger nut helps the diabetics to regulate their…

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