Cassava flakes popularly known as Gari is loaded with a lot of nutrients apart from the basic one we know which is Carbohydrates for energy.
Gari also contains Sodium, Fiber, magnesium and Potassium.
Here are 5 reasons why you should eat “soakings”, Eba and other foods made from Gari sometimes.
1. Helps with digestion
Yes, you read that right. Gari is high in fibre and so it helps with digestion, diarrhoea, constipation and even irritable bowel syndrome.
It makes the food bulkier and further aids in glucose absorption so that sugar enters the blood cells at a slow and even pace, maintaining normal blood sugar levels. (Source: publichealth.com.ng)
The catch though is to not eat too much within a period otherwise you’ll get constipation.