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Health Benefits Of Eating Bean Cake ‘Akara’

Akara is very popular snack among Nigerians. It is tasty, wonderful, and easy to prepare.

It is made from beans and it usually consists of tomatoes, pepper, and many other ingredients depending on your desire.

Below are some health benefits of this tasty Nigerian snack;

It helps balance blood sugar

Beans contain a beautiful blend of complex carbohydrates and protein. Because of this, beans are digested slowly, which helps keep blood glucose stable and may reduce fatigue and irritability.

It is rich in nutrient

Aside from protein, complex carbs and fibre, beans contain a powerhouse of nutrients including antioxidants, and vitamins and minerals, such as copper, iron, magnesium, manganese, phosphorous, potassium and zinc.

Menstruating women, who are at risk for iron deficiency, can also benefit from eating akara. It is also an ideal food for pregnant women to help produce a healthy baby.

It reduces risk of cancer

Beans are abundant in fibre and antioxidants, hence 3 cups of this grain in form of akara can promote good health and reduce the risk of chronic diseases.

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