5 Reasons Why Tiger Nuts Should Be Your Best Friend

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Tiger nuts are starchy and fibrous; the perfect snack option since you can enjoy their nutty and creamy flavor and fill up on your fiber intake for the day. Here are 5 reasons why they should be part of your diet.

1. Acts as an aphrodisiac

Tiger nuts have a history of being used to boost libido. They’re used as aphrodisiacs in Ayurvedic medicine. In addition, men in Nigeria have used tiger nuts for generations to treat erectile dysfunction, increase sperm count and boost libido. 

2. Aids in weight loss

A serving of tiger nuts contains about 10 grams of fiber. The fiber helps promote weight loss in a sense that, it makes you feel full for longer and promotes satiety – thereby cutting down cravings.

3. Tiger nut milk is a substitute for cow milk

Apart from the traditional cow or sheep milk (the most consumed), in recent years plant milks are increasing their popularity in comparison to traditional milk. The tiger nut milk is seen as the best substitute for cow or sheep milk, because of its non – animal origin and 100% healthy fats.

4. Improves digestion

Because they are high in insoluble fiber, which passes through your gut without being digested, they improve on digestion. Insoluble fiber adds bulk to your stools and helps food move through your gut easily, reducing the likelihood of constipation.

5. Boosts Immunity

Tiger nuts are beneficial for the immune system. In a 2009 study, tiger nut extracts showed maximum effectiveness against E. coli, Salmonella, and Staphylococcus bacteria

Sources: stylecraze.com, tigernuts.com and healthline.com

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