Pap is a very delicious and at the same time a very nutritious food gotten from fermented maize or corn. Because this the pap is a product of fermented maize, it has very low sugar content makes a healthy for almost everyone both old and young.
However, because of it's sour taste, it is best taken with milk, sugar or even honey depending on what works best for you. Pap is taken along with foods like bean cake (akara), beans, yam, okpa, bread puff puff etc. It is a super light food and a special delicacy for most Nigerian homes.
So in this article, we will take a look at some of the health benefits of taking pap/akamu regularly.
As said earlier, akamu is not just a delicacy but it is a meal that can help manage some health conditions. Just sit tight and read this article till the end to know some of the wonders of this Nigerian delicacy.
1. Pap maintains high blood pressure
Pap is an excellent source of potassium and contains zero amount of sodium, making it a perfect food for people with high blood pressure and those who want to maintain healthy blood pressure or avoid developing hypertension.
2. Good source of energy
Pap is rich in carbohydrate, which happens to be one of the nutrients your body relies heavily on for adequate energy.
3. Ease digestion
Pap is one of the easily digestible foods we have around us. Pap also allows your body to easily get rid of unwanted elements and substances simply by increasing the rate at which you urinate.
4. Pap makes kidney healthy
Eating healthy diet such a pap will heal your kidney perform it's functions, as the kidneys are among the most vital organs of the body, such that any damage around this region can trigger adverse effects in the human system. Uric acid, urea, toxins, waste, and other harmful substances are some of the things that can damage this crucial organ.
5. Good for breastfeeding moms
Pap assists nursing mothers to increase the flow of their breast milk, which is why pap is a highly recommended meal for nursing mothers.
With all this numerous benefits, pap is still very much affordable and can be gotten from the nearest kiosk or market around your neighborhood.
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