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Unbelievable Health Benefits of Zobo Drink | Zobo & Your Health

Unbelievable Health Benefits of Zobo Drink | Zobo & Your Health

Unbelievable Health Benefits of Zobo Drink | Zobo & Your Health

Over the years, I’ve met a couple of people who believe that zobo is just ‘colored poison water‘ with no reasonable health benefit. If you are one of those, then after reading this, you’ll need to write some sort of an apology letter to the zobo community for false accusation.

That aside, zobo has been in the market right from time immemorial. It happens to be one of the oldest drinks in history especially in Nigeria. The drink can be found in nearly all the states of the Federation and also you will also find people who know NOTHING about the drink in all these places as well.

For those of us who don’t know what zobo is, well, zobo is a an edible Hibiscus sabdariffa plant and a drink it is used to make.

Below are some health benefits of this amazing plant to our health;

#1: It Helps Curb Kidney Problems

When you want to sit down and analyze the cost of one kidney, you will then appreciate the fact that taking care of your kidneys will save you a whole lot of unrest and financial imbalance.

Doctors recommend zobo drink for patients with kidney disease and other kidney problems. It contains vital organic acids like citric acid, acetic acid, tartaric acids and maleic acid; all these acids help the kidneys function properly.

They help the kidney eliminate uric acid and oxalic acid, these are the two main causes of kidney stones and this, in turn, can lead to kidney damage and failure if not treated properly. It also eliminates other wastes from the kidneys and body.

NOTE: Sugar or any other artificial sweeteners should not be added when taking zobo for the health of your kidneys.

#2: Helps Prevent Cancer

At the mention of cancer, every heart begins to beat faster than the normal rate. Yes!! Everyone is scaRegular consumption of zobo drink increases the levels of antioxidants in the body thereby preventing and treating cancer. These antioxidants fight free radicals which cause oxidative damage and stress which later lead to cancer.

These antioxidants also boost the immune system and prevent cancer and other chronic and life-threatening diseases. Don’t add sugar or artificial sweeteners because they feed cancer cells.

#3: It Boosts the Immune System

Anything that weakens your immune system can lead to a secondary immunodeficiency disorder. Not enough protein in your diet can weaken your immune system. Your body also produces proteins when you sleep that help your body fight infection. For this reason, lack of sleep reduces your immune defenses.

The good news is that zobo drink is rich in vitamin C which fortifies the immune system and fights all kinds of diseases and infections. Regular intake of zobo drink will increase the levels of vitamin C in your body and thus empower your immune system.

Due to the high content of vitamin C in zobo drink, it can fight colds and coughs. It fights inflammation and kills bacteria and this is helpful in treating colds and coughs.

#4: It Fights Anemia

Anemia is a condition that develops when your blood lacks enough healthy red blood cells or hemoglobin. Hemoglobin is a main part of red blood cells and binds oxygen. If you have too few or abnormal red blood cells, or your hemoglobin is abnormal or low, the cells in your body will not get enough oxygen.

Hibiscus sabdariffa leaves have a rich content of iron, this mineral is needed to make new red blood cells and hemoglobin. This helps transport oxygen all through the body.

Those with low pack cell volume and anemia can start consuming zobo drink regularly to boost the levels of iron in their bodies. It also fights the symptoms of anemia like weaknesses and fatigue.

#5: It Improves Brain Functions

Niacin or vitamin B3 present in zobo leaves supports healthy functions of the brain and fights brain problems and mood disorder like depression.

#6: Boosts Energy Levels

Hibiscus sabdariffa leaves contain Vitamin B2 or riboflavin which increases the levels of energy and fight fatigue and mild cases of chronic fatigue syndrome.

This vitamin plays a role in energy metabolism and thereby increases the levels of energy in the body.

#7: Zobo Aids Weight Loss

Zobo drink aids weight loss and maintains a healthy weight. This drink is low in sugar and fats and it contains nutrients that maintain proper weight. Don’t take it with sugar if you want to lose weight because the sugar will make you put on weight.


#8: Fights High Blood Pressure

Zobo drink is very effective against pre-hypertension and mild hypertension. It contains enzyme inhibitors that block the production of amylase and this helps to lower blood pressure because this enzyme breaks down starches and complex sugars.

It has a cooling effect that can help reduce high body temperature and relieve fever.

#9: It Boosts Appetite

The fiber, carotene, iron and calcium and other important nutrients found in hibiscus flower increase appetite; it fights the loss of appetite and other eating disorders.

It boosts digestion and prevents digestive issues that can affect appetite. It fights worms and bacteria in the gut and digestive system because it has antibacterial properties.

#10: It Boosts a Healthy Nervous System

Thiamine or vitamin B1 present in zobo drink helps build and maintain a healthy nervous system. It also supports the muscles of the heart and improves cardiovascular functions.

It protects the nervous system and promotes healthy hairs, mouth, liver, and eyes.

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