Saturday, 12 March 2016

Benefits of kola nut other than refreshment>>>>


Image result for kola nutKola nut is a seed from the kola tree, rich in caffeine which is native to tropical rain forests of Africa. In some parts of Africa, it is considered as a symbol of hospitality and kindness.  Kola nut contains about 2% caffeine, kolanin and theobromine . In the Eastern part of Nigeria, kola nut has emotional and cultural significance attached to it. Kola nut are offered to visitors and whenever a visitor is offered kola nut, it means he or she is welcomed. They are also used in traditional African folk medicine to cure stomach ulcers, diarrhea, dysentery, and other ills. However kola nut may have health benefits attached to it.

Kola nut improves digestion>>>>According to Dr. Dades Obed, an Abuja based Consultant General Surgeon, kola nut aid in digestion because it increases acid secretion.  Experts believe the active ingredient in kola nut is responsible for this. It also reduce constipation, bloating, cramping, and other, more serious, gastrointestinal issues.

Kola nut is a stimulant>>> By stimulating heart rate and increasing circulation, kola nuts are able to boost oxygenation to certain essential parts of the body, including the skin, extremities, organs, and even the brain. Kola nut is nervous system stimulant. Theobromine, a compound found in kola nut is thought to contribute improved mental alertness and concentration.

Performance enhancer>>>>>Caffeine which is contained in kola nut enhances performance. According to research, caffeine rapidly enters the bloodstream, reaching all the organs within 40 to 60 minutes causing physiological changes that last up to 6 hours in some people.

Kola aids in weight loss>>>>>Caffeine has been known to suppress hunger to a certain extent which is very good for people trying to lose weight. Kola nut aid metabolism and may also play a role in burning fat

Beneficial to patients with prostate cancer>>>>>A few researches have revealed that kola nut may be beneficial for treating prostate cancer. A nonsteroidal plant compounds present in Kola nut has the ability to induce death of cancerous prostate cells and may normalize prostate growth and function, according to an article published in 2009.

Other health benefits of kola nut may include boasting the immune system and helps in reducing high blood pressure.






Read more at: http://www.vanguardngr.com/2013/01/excessive-intake-of-kola-nut-is-dangerous-says-doctor/
Obed explained that kola nut had its positive uses, including aiding digestion, because it increased acid secretion.

Read more at: http://www.vanguardngr.com/2013/01/excessive-intake-of-kola-nut-is-dangerous-says-doctor/
Obed explained that kola nut had its positive uses, including aiding digestion, because it increased acid secretion.

Read more at: http://www.vanguardngr.com/2013/01/excessive-intake-of-kola-nut-is-dangerous-says-doctor/