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8 Healthy Foods You Should Include While Drinking Garri To Increase The Nutritional Benefits

Garri is a popular food in Nigeria that most people enjoy eating. It is generally consumed by the rich and the poor. This food is a derivative of cassava, and it's made by peeling, grinding, soaking, serving, and finally, frying it to get the end product. Some Nigerians, especially our tertiary students call it"The life-saving food" because in most cases it happens to be the only available food whenever you are very hungry.

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However, while many people enjoy consuming garri with soup, others prefer drinking it, especially the young generation. Garri is rich in carbohydrates, which provide energy for the body. But in order to increase its nutritional content, it is recommended to consume it with the foods mentioned below.

1. Moi-Moi

Moi-Moi and garri is a popular food combo in Nigeria. It is made from beans which is a great source of protein, and consuming it together with garri is very nutritious and healthy.

2. Beans

Instead of drinking garri like that, you stand a lot to gain if you consume it with beans. Garri, alongside beans, will provide you with healthy nutrients such as iron, folate, vitamins, carbohydrates, protein, fiber, and so on.

3. Milk

Milk is definitely an excellent source of protein and combining it with garri which is rich in carbohydrates is greatly advised. Apart from the healthy nutrients, these two contain, they also have a great taste which you'll surely enjoy.

4. Groundnuts

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Oil, protein, phosphorus, zinc, and others are some of the nutrients that are found in groundnuts. Garri and groundnuts both make a great combo and it's one of the favorites of Nigerian students.

5. Akara

Akara, also known as bean cake, is a derivative of beans, and as such, it is very rich in protein which helps to repair worn-out tissues in our bodies. No doubt, consuming it with garri which is an energy-giving food will provide you with beneficial nutrients.

6. Fish

If you haven't eaten garri and dry fry before, then I must say you're missing a lot. This food combo will not only benefit you nutritionally, but it also offers an amazing taste which you won't forget in a hurry.

7. Okpa

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Okpa is a very popular snack in South-Eastern Nigeria. It is rich in protein and calcium, and as such, helps to build and maintain healthy bones. Consuming it with garri is a great idea.

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