Health benefits of some foods

Kristin2022/04/03 09:31
Health benefits of some foods

(Corn) pap

A study in 2018 on the nutritional composition of pap found that pap is rich in essential properties, including carbohydrates, vitamins ( A, B5, B3, B1, riboflavin, C) folic acid, potassium, chromium, selenium, zinc, phosphorus and magnesium, it also contained high content of amino acids such as tryptophan, phenylalanine, isoleucine, leucine, lysine and valine. The calories in one serving pap are 152

Health benefits of corn pap

1. It regulates blood pressure

Pap is an excellent source of potassium and contains zero amount of sodium content, making it a good diet for people with high blood pressure and those who want to maintain stable blood pressure or prevent hypertension production. 

Another benefits of taking potassium rich foods such as pap is that it helps lessen the effect of sodium in your body, while also relieving discomfort in your blood vessels walls, thereby protecting you from myriads of health problems that might have to sprout. 

2. Lower LDL cholesterol

There are two forms of cholesterol in the body, low density lipoprotein (LDL) and high density lipoprotein (HDL) respectively,  the former LDL is also considered to be "poor" cholesterol since having excess cholesterol in the body will cause plaque to grow  in the artery walls, making circulation a problem. It may also results in undue heart strain, and can even lead to high blood pressure, stroke or heart attack.

On the positive side, pap contains a decent deal of chromium, zinc, magnesium and some other active properties that will help to minimize the body's cholesterol levels of LDLs.

In pap, chromium is found to be involved in lowering LDL cholesterol levels as well as inhibiting atherosclerotic plaque formation in the body, this same mineral is also linked to improved levels of blood sugar, reduced risk of type 1 and type 2 diabetes, reduces depression, increased levels of eneeen, increased regenerative capacity. Also pap's zinc and magnesium content are also considered great for lowering the body's LDL cholesterols, as they possess potent properties that are useful for this.

Some of the best way to raise your healthy HDL cholesterol and lower your poor LDL cholesterol include: moderate calories intake, daily physical activity (exercise) reduced smoking, reduced sugar intake and transfat .

3. Highly benesicben for nursing mother

Pap contains a high amount of water and some other components which facilitate the adequate flow of breasts milk of mother who are lactating. It also helps to recover strength after having suffered from one disease or another, not forgetting that it is a an easy to digest food, a friend of the digestive system. 

4. Good source of energy

Pap is also a carbohydrates food, one of the nutrients on which your body strongly relies on adequate energy. Carbohydrates rich foods such as pap does not only provide the body with energy but also encourage mental sharpness and improve fat for energy metabolism.

Health benefits of strawberry

1. Boost immunity 

Strawberries are packed with the immunity booster vitamin C. In fact, a single serving of the fruit has more vitamin C than an orange and fulfills half of your daily requirement.

2. Keeps your eyes healthy

The strong antioxidant in strawberries have been shown to prevent cataract, a conditions where the lens of the eyes cloud over and could lead to blindness if not treated.

3. Cancer fighter

Vitamin C and ellagic acid help ward off cancer, whliw vitamin C boost your immunity and strengthens your body's defense against cancer, ellagic acid has been shown to actually suppress cancer cells growth. Ellagic acid a phytochemical that protects against cancer of the skin, bladder, lungs, and breasts, by slowing down the production of cancer cells and helping the  body destroy certain types of carcinogens. The vitamin C and fibres in strawberries also protect one against cancer of the oesophagus and Colon.

4. Regulates blood pressure

Anthocyanins the antioxidant in strawberries expand the lining of the blood vessels and Lower blood pressure. They are also rich in the nutrients potassium that keeps blood pressure under control. Potassium may also lower BP by neutralizing the ill effect of sodium.


Cucumbers are popular long, lean, and green gardens vegetables.

Health benefits of cucumber

1. Detoxification of the body

Cucumber is 95% water and this water flushes out all the toxins from the system and hydrates the body.

2. Maintenance of brain health.

Fisetin, an anti inflammatory flavonol present in cucumber, is known to be important for brain health. Eating cucumber will protect nerve cells from the decline due to aging and will improve memory.

3. Relieves constipation.

The fibre content of cucumber adds to the bulk, to the stool and  relieves constipation. It is considered as one of the best laxative. It also low calories.

4. Lower the risks of cancer.

Lignans and polyphenols present in cucumber may help in reducing the risk of ovarian, uterine, breast, and prostrate cancer. The fruit is also rich in cucurbitacin, which are known to have anti cancer properties.

Maintain kidney health.

Cucumber is an effective diuretic food and helps in getting rid of the toxins from your body .It will keep your renal system healthy by treating the problems of urinary system.

Freshens your breath

Cucumber may also help in getting rid of the odor- causing bacteria from your mouth.

Natural remedy for intestinal worms 

Cucumber fights the intestinal worms as it contains erepsin an enzyme, which is known for killing tape worm. Eating cucumber will help in eliminating the tape worm from the intestine.

   Health benefits of Olives 

The vitamins and antioxidant found in olives may provide important health benefits. Some studies have shown that olives may protect against osteoporosis, in which bones become brittle or weak.

It improves heart health.

Prevention of cancer, especially breast cancer.

Maintenance of erection : olives oil increases testosterone levels, which can help men get and maintain erections. It also keep blood vessels healthy by promoting dilation of the arteries, which improves blood flow, an important part of male sexual arousal.


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