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6 Nutritional Benefits Of Garden Egg

Garden egg is an edible fruit that has been used over time during traditional occasions. It come in the colours green, yellow, cream or white. It is usually eaten with groundnut or "ose oji" (peppered groundnut paste) for that added crunchiness and taste. Garden egg is a good source of dietary fibers, vitamins and minerals which makes it very nutritious with a lot of benefits.

1. IMPROVES DIGESTION: Due to this fiber content in garden egg, constipation is reduced drastically and there is improved digestion. Fibre aids greatly in gastrointestinal health, proper food digestion and control of bowel movement. 

2. HELPS IN WEIGHT LOSS: Eating of garden egg especially the green type is beneficial in weight reduction because they contain low carbohydrates and calories essential for weight management. It fills up the stomach quickly, and this subsequently reduces consumption of other high calories options. 

3. GREAT FOR PREGNANCY: Garden eggs are rich in folic acid which is beneficial to pregnant women. Folic acid protects infants from neural tube defects that occur during the course of pregnancy. They also packed with other vitamins and minerals which makes it an excellent food and useful dietary addition during pregnancy.

4. LOWERS BLOOD SUGAR: Garden eggs which are a source of soluble fiber and carbohydrates can help in the control and prevention of diabetes. It is a great dietary option for people with diabetes because of its ability to reduce glucose absorption in the body an lower blood sugar levels. 

5. MAINTAINS BLOOD PRESSURE: Potassium, calcium and magnesium are just some of the minerals contained in garden eggs that helps in neutralizing sodium effects in the body, thereby controlling blood sugar. The more the sodium effects, the higher the risks of developing high blood pressure. 

6. INCREASED RED BLOOD CELL COUNT: Iron deficiency is a leading cause of decreased red blood cell count (anemia). Garden egg is a rich source of iron which helps in the increase in the red blood cell in the blood, preventing anemia.

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