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Until recently, no one really knew much about the potential health benefits of Tiger nuts. Tiger nuts are very healthy, they can help to prevent heart attacks, thrombosis and activate blood circulation. Due to the high contents of soluble glucose they can also help prevent cancer and lately some investigators discovered that they can help reduce the risk of suffering colon cancer. The very high fibre content combined with a delicious taste, make them ideal for healthy eating.

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Tiger nuts’ high content in fiber keeps your whole body healthy

Tiger nuts have been shown to be high in dietary fiber. This fiber content is higher than other often suggested sources of fiber, such as oat bran, rice bran, peaches, cabbage, pears, apple, carrots, jack beans and chia seeds. Fiber helps your body by providing simple relief and prevention of constipation and also keeps you fuller, longer, aiding in weight loss and weight maintenance. It also names fiber as a great way to lower cholesterol.

Tiger nut milk is a great substitute for cow’s milk

People struggling with lactose intolerance might want to look into drinking tiger nut milk instead. Tiger nuts do not contain lactose, meaning people with lactose intolerance can also eat or drink the milk from this groundnut. It is also high in calcium which is a bone-building and growth supporting mineral.

It is a solid source of magnesium

Magnesium keeps our whole body ticking. Magnesium is integral in normal body function, involving more than 300 biochemical reactions in the body. Magnesium helps promote normal muscle and nerve function, keep the heartbeat steady, support the immune functions that keep us from getting sick, regulate blood sugar, strengthen bones, keep blood pressure at healthy levels, and help us process protein.

It controls your blood pressure

Tiger nuts are high in amino acids with arginine that is the most plentiful. Arginine has been shown to aid in conditions that are caused or made worse by restricted blood vessels, such as chest pain, clogged arteries, heart failure or disease, erectile dysfunction, muscle cramps, artery diseases not affecting the heart or the brain (peripheral vascular disease) and headaches induced by swollen blood vessels.

Tiger nuts may help protect you from cancer and cardiovascular disease

Tiger nuts are rich in Vitamin E. Vitamin E actually is a catch-all reference to a group of fat-soluble compounds with distinctive antioxidant qualities. Antioxidants help the body protect itself from free radicals, molecules that have an unshared electron. The unshared electron can react with oxygen to form reactive oxygen species, which are damaging to our bodies. Vitamin E protects us by inhibiting the creation of these reactive oxygen species. Vitamin E combined with high levels of oleic acid, two components of tiger nuts, has also been shown to reduce the risk of coronary heart disease.

Tiger nut milk can help control diabetes

Dietary fiber found in the flour made from these tubers can also help diabetics stay healthy and regulate their blood sugar. Insoluble dietary fiber as an important tool in helping diabetics regulate their blood sugar. Fiber does not raise blood sugar levels (as opposed to other types of carbohydrates) because it cannot be digested.

By Damilola Faustino

Read also: Why You Should Eat Nuts Daily

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