Health benefit of zobo ginger and garlic combo drink…
Gone were the days when ginger and garlic were used for cooking meals alone. In recent times, they can be used in making drinks and other diets too. One of such drinks is the popular beverage – Zobo. Preparation methods in the making of this drink is evolving. This however, is to produce a more sweetened, tasty, flavored and healthy drink. Most of all to garner more customers.
A new way to making this drink is the addition of ginger and garlic. Ginger and Garlic are common medicinal spices that can serve as both flavor enhancers in food, and also health boosters. A clove of garlic is a rich source of fiber, vitamin B6 and selenium, where as, ginger is an excellent source of calcium, iron, magnesium, vitamin C, vitamin B6, dietary fiber, sodium, potassium, fat, cyanocobolamin (vitamin B12) and vitamin D.
Continue reading to find out the amazing health benefits that can be derived from zobo, ginger and garlic combo drink.
What are the health benefits of zobo, ginger and garlic?
The health benefits of Zobo, Ginger and Garlic combo drink include the following:
👉Decreases Inflammation: Ginger and Garlic contains anti-inflammatory properties. Garlic contains organosulfur compounds, while ginger contains phenolic compounds such as gingerols and shogaols. These compounds are inflammatory substances that can help decrease inflammation if combined with zobo.
👉Boost Immunity: Ginger and garlic are antioxidants and have potent antiviral, and antimicrobial properties that can help fight off microorganisms invading the body, including soothening sore throat and relieving congestion. It can also help protect the body from flu, cold and respiratory infections. This, adding them whilst preparing zobo can help keep your immune system healthy.
👉Boost Brain Health: A combo drink of zobo, ginger and garlic can help boost cognition, memory and concentration, especially in older adults.
👉Reduce the Risk of Cancers: Due to their anti-oxidatory and anti-inflammatory properties, ginger and garlic in zobo can help protect against certain types of cancers like breast cancer, prostate cancer, gastric cancer and lung cancer.
👉Reduce the Risk of Heart Diseases: Consumption of ginger and garlic has been shown to significantly reduce the levels of bad cholesterol (LDL), blood sugar and blood pressure, which are risk factors of heart diseases. Due to these heart protective properties, they can help reduce the risk of heart diseases when added in zobo.
👉Improves Male Libido: Zobo, ginger and garlic combo drink allows for more blood flow to the pelvic region in men. In turn, this can improve stimulation and sexual drive in men. It also boosts sperm count and fertility in men.
👉Aids digestion: Ginger and garlic is helpful in aiding gigestion. Addition of these medicinal spices in zobo can allow for free bowel movement, boost digestive system, prevention of constipation and bloating.
Zobo is known as Hibiscus tea in English and Zoborodo in Hausa language
It is a common drink in West Africa.
The major ingredient for making Zobo is zobo leaves, known as dried roselle leaves.
The botanical name for dried roselle leaves is Hibiscus sabdariffa.
The botanical name for ginger is Zingiber officinale.
The botanical name for garlic is Allium sativa.
Zobo is a good source of vitamin C, iron, calcium, niacin, riboflavin, thiamine, carotene, phosphorous, and fiber.
Other health benefits of Zobo, Ginger and Garlic combo drink include relieving menstrual cramps, promotion of better sleep and weight loss.
Although, the use of ginger and garlic in the making of Zobo drink hasn’t generated much buzz, it won’t be bad to try out this health-packed amazing combo drink. Will it?
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