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Benefits of Cassava Tape for Health

According to healthline - Cassava tape is one of the most popular traditional snacks, especially in Java. Its sweet taste and relatively cheap price make this fermented food popular with many people. However, did you know that there are potential health benefits of cassava tape?

Benefits of cassava tape for health

Cassava tape is a fermented food made with ripe cassava and rice yeast.

The cooking process takes about 4-5 days. The longer the cassava is fermented, the stronger the alcohol flavour.

For those of you who are curious about the benefits of cassava tape for health, see the explanation below.

1. Warms the body

Cassava tape is claimed to warm the body, precisely in the chest and abdomen. The efficacy of cassava tape is believed to come from the low alcohol content in it.

This is also the reason why tape consumption is considered good for people suffering from fever.

2. Source of energy

Feeling sluggish due to hunger? You can eat cassava tape as a substitute for rice.

Because it is made from cassava, this food contains carbohydrates that can provide energy to the body.

In fact, the sensation of eating tape is considered the same as eating rice or other carbohydrate sources.

Thus, the body can get energy to process protein so that it feels fit.

3. Reduces acne

An unexpected benefit of eating cassava tape is that it helps reduce acne.

For those of you who are bothered by acne, try to consume this food.

This claim of the benefits of cassava tape for the face comes from the content of compounds that are thought to neutralise pore-clogging toxins.

However, you should only eat cassava tape in moderation to avoid the risk of side effects.

4. Source of probiotics

Because it is made by the fermentation process, cassava tape is also a source of probiotics.

During the fermentation process, there are many microorganisms involved that form good probiotic starch.

Probiotics are said to ward off bacteria and viruses in the digestive system.

5. Good for muscles and nerves

The fermentation process of cassava tape increases its thiamine content, aka vitamin B1.

Thiamine is considered useful for improving the quality of the nervous and muscular systems in the human body.

This is also the reason why some people feel fitter and more energised after consuming cassava tape.

6. Good for the digestive system

Another potential benefit of cassava tape is that it is good for the digestive system.

Various contents of cassava tape, such as probiotics and lactic acid, are considered to ward off bacteria and improve the performance of good bacteria in the digestive system.

In addition, consuming cassava tape regularly is considered to help the secretion process so that the risk of constipation or constipation can be avoided.

7. Prevents anaemia

Thanks to its vitamin B12 content, cassava tape is believed to prevent anaemia. This vitamin is predicted to help produce red blood cells in the body.

The fermentation process during the making of cassava tape is also thought to increase its vitamin B12 content.

8. Relieves symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome

Cassava tape contains a probiotic called Lactobacillus plantarum. This probiotic is believed to have a positive impact on health, one of which is relieving symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS).

A study published in The World Journal of Gastroenterology explained, 214 IBS patients who consumed Lactobacillus plantarum capsules every day for four weeks, experienced a significant reduction in pain and bloating, when compared to other participants who took placebo drugs.

However, no studies have specifically looked at the positive effects of Lactobacillus plantarum on cassava tape.

9. Relieves symptoms of atopic dermatitis

Lactobacillus plantarum is said to have a good impact on children suffering from atopic dermatitis (a common form of eczema).

A 12-week study released in Pediatric Allergy and Immunology revealed that some of the 83 participants aged 1-13 years who were given Lactobacillus plantarum experienced better relief of atopic dermatitis symptoms, when compared to other participants who only received a placebo.

Again, this study did not examine Lactobacillus plantarum contained in cassava tape specifically. So, further research is needed to prove it.

10. Potentially healthy for the heart

Lactobacillus plantarum also has the potential to help maintain cardiovascular health (heart and blood vessels) in menopausal women suffering from metabolic syndrome.

This claim was revealed through a study published in the journal Nutrition in 2014.

In the study, 24 menopausal women suffering from metabolic syndrome were asked to consume two types of milk every day for 90 days.

The two types of milk were non-fermented milk and fermented milk containing Lactobacillus plantarum.

After 90 days, participants who consumed milk containing Lactobacillus plantarum showed a reduction in cardiovascular disease risk factors (such as blood sugar levels), when compared to participants who consumed non-fermented milk.

Although the various benefits of cassava tape above are quite promising, there are not many studies that can prove the truth.

Consume cassava tape in moderation

You are advised not to consume cassava tape in excess. Limit consumption of this food to around 50 grams a day.

This limit can also provide different reactions for each person. If your stomach feels uncomfortable even though you haven't consumed 50 grams, maybe you can consider reducing it.

Here are some side effects of cassava tape that may occur if consumed excessively.

Stomach upset due to alcohol content in the tape

Increased risk of blood problems, such as poisoning and stroke

Exposure to viruses or bacteria if the fermentation process is less clean

Cassava tape should also not be consumed by children or adolescents who have immune disorders.

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