NUTRITIONAL CONTENT/ VALUE AND BENEFITS OF EWEDU LEAVES
Many people use Jute leaf (Ewedu) but little do they know about its health benefits. It can be cooked in diverse ways; for soup or as smoothie.
Nutritional Content/ Value of Ewedu Leaves
One-half cup cooked Ewedu leaves contains: 1.3g protein, 0.3g fat, 3.1g carbohydrates, 0.4g fiber, 87.3mg calcium, 22.5mg phosphorous, 1.0mg iron, 0.02mg thiamine, 0.04mg riboflavin, 0.3mg niacin, and 10mg Ascorbic Acid or vitamin C. Ewedu has an antioxidant activity of 77%.
Nutritional Benefits of Ewedu Leaf
Below are some of the health benefits of Jute leaf:
Trying to lose some weights? try jute leaf. The fatty acids, omega 3, Vitamins B, magnesium and zinc present in Ewedu have a role to play in losing weight and some serves to reduce appetite.
Equally important, this vegetable is very good in keeping the skin young. It contains vitamins that are very important as an antioxidant. Essential fatty acids in Ewedu can keep skin moist.
In the same way, it prevents the loss of water through the skin, thus reducing the wrinkles that are the main cause of aging.
Strengthens bone and teeth
In addition, calcium is very important in strengthening bone and teeth, this is present in Ewedu. Also, the useful phosphorus in Jute leaf is important in maintaining bone density.
Stabilizes blood pressure
Do you want to stabilize your blood pressure? Take Jute leaf. The Omega 3 in this vegetable serves this purpose. Taking Ewedu can help you prevent hypertension.
Helps in hormone stabilization in women
Likewise, Ewedu helps during PMS (premenstrual syndrome); PMS is a symptom of a disturbance experienced by a woman that results in an emotional change.
Similarly, this vegetable is powerful in overcoming the problems that occur from PMS disorders and keep the menstrual cycle regularly. It has also been advised by researchers that women going through menopause should take more of this vegetable.
Improves brain health
Lastly, the Omega 3 in Ewedu helps improve the functions of the brain. It helps nerve impulse, and treat nerve tingling. So, eating it is strongly recommended for growing children to improve their brainpower.
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