Kunu Aya, the name given to the milk gotten from Tiger Nuts in the northern part of Nigeria is one of the numerous Kunu drinks we regularly get from the sellers who are mostly Hausas, as they are known to be.
Many People drink it for its sake and do not know the health benefits it possesses. This milk gotten from Tiger Nut offers more to the drinker’s body than one would’ve thought. It is packed with lots of energy, proteins, sugars, fats, and starch. It is also rich in minerals and vitamins like vitamins E and C, potassium, and phosphorous.
If taken regularly, it works so much in the body system of adults, children, and expectant mothers. This content is aimed at further enlightening us of all we stand to gain into our body system through the intake of this milk.
BENEFITS/MERITS OF DRINKING TIGER NUT MILK
Healing of Wounds & Treatment of Anemia
Loaded with iron, the body uses this vital mineral to make new red blood cells and hemoglobin which prevents, and treats anemia.
Due to their rich content of vitamin C and omega-3 fatty acids and their anti-inflammatory properties, they also treat wounds and ulcers
Prevention of Colon Cancer
Possessing contents rich in fiber, the Tiger Nuts milk is known globally as a colon cleanser and gaining recognition from the acclaimed American Cancer Society as one of the food with high fiber & anti-oxidant contents which prevents cancer of the large intestine.
Largely for nursing mothers who are unable to produce milk for newborns, it is recommended for them to take to stimulate the production of milk.
Results have shown that it works perfectly, as spontaneous production of breast milk occurs.
Boost Sexual Health
These nuts & the milk which it produces increase sexual urge and boost sexual performance. It boosts the levels of testosterone thereby treating low levels of testosterone and erectile dysfunction and impotence.
For decades, it has been used to treat sexual problems, erectile dysfunction, and infertility because of its ability to balance the levels of hormones.
A Healthy Substitute for Milk
Tiger nut milk is a healthy substitute for milk and it is safe for consumption if you have lactose intolerance or are allergic to milk and dairy products.
The milk of tiger nuts does not contain lactose, so anyone can drink it. It is rich in calcium which is used in building healthy bones and teeth. It aids the development of healthy bones and teeth in little children.
It has a high content of vital nutrients and fats among all other substitutes of milk.
Worldwide, excess weight has been known to increase the chance of having cancer, cardiovascular disease, depression, diabetes, and reduce life expectancy.
All hope is not lost for anyone who is finding it hard to shed that weight that is holding him or her down, as research has shown that milk gotten from tiger nuts with its high content of complex carbohydrates which aren’t easily digested by the body, increases the feeling of fullness, and reduces the number of calories absorbed into the body from food.
Source of Non-Meat Protein
Tiger Nut Milk also provides the body with protein which is a very essential part of our diet, and plays a critical role in building cartilage, muscle, bone blood & skin.
It functions, too, as a building block for hormones, vitamins & enzymes in the body.
They have Antibacterial Properties
These nuts from which the milk is gotten have strong antibacterial properties, when ingested, they can fight harmful bacteria present in the body thereby decreasing the risk of a bacterial infection. Their effectiveness has been proven on the harmful species of E. coli and Salmonella.
It is on the list of various plants used by naturopaths to treat bacterial infections in the body; it is used in the developing parts of the world to treat bacterial infections resistant to antibiotics. It also boosts the immune system and its effects on viruses are being studied.
When having any microbial infections, remember to eat lots of tiger nuts or possibly get the milk if it is easier.
Relieve Headaches, Stress, and Insomnia
The rich content of minerals in these nuts like potassium and magnesium boosts the circulation of blood and protects the blood vessels, this, in turn, relieves headaches caused by swollen blood vessels.
These nuts are rich in vitamin B1, this vitamin fights stress and relaxes the body. it controls the functions of the nervous system and relaxes the mind.
Tiger nut milk is given to people who find it difficult to sleep because of its rich nutrient content; it relaxes the body and helps them sleep well.
Strengthen Muscles, Cure Dry Eyes and Nourish the Skin
Tiger nuts are rich in vitamins E and C, these vitamins nourish the skin and promote youthfulness. It increases the elasticity of the skin, maintains a healthy glow, and keeps the skin moisturized.
These nuts are used as eye compress because they fight inflammation and relieve a dry eye. This is good for those who spend long hours working in front of a computer. The rich content of omega-3 fatty acids in these nuts maintains healthy eyes.
The rich content of magnesium in these nuts boosts the functions of the nerves and strengthens the muscles. They also contain a good amount of proteins which helps to build the muscles and repair damages.
Do you have a heart that is against drinking this heavenly gift? You might need to have a rethink as this is beneficial to humans more than most things we love to take in.
We hope you’ve learned a thing or two from what we wrote above to further improve the well-being of our readers & those around them.
Cynthia resides in Nigeria and he his an expert on all Nigerian topics. His interests includes but not limited to Technology News and Nigerian Musics. He has interviewed and studied several musician in Nigeria.