Breadfruits have excellent benefits to human health and total wellbeing. It can be consumed in cooked form, baked or fried. Either which way provides heart-friendly nutrients and other wonderful whole nutrients.
This delicious food crop provides the body with protein, essential minerals and other nutrients. This is just the preamble of the benefits of breadfruit to the health of man.
This articles provides you with the highlights and details of numerous benefits which can be gotten from eaten of breadfruits and the contents which are known to support human health.
1. Good for Digestive Health
Breadfruit is one of the top Nigerian foods that are rich in fibre content. Fibre is an essential compound that helps in binding the toxic properties in the intestine and as well helps to reduce bad cholesterol in the body.
As fibre being the major content in this food makes it very good for the digestive health and the intestine as enhances the movement of food through the digestive system thereby regulating the bowl movement.
Breadfruit contains good quantity of active fibre that flushes toxins from the intestine and helps in proper functioning of the intestines and the bowl as well as prevents other diseases associated with digestion such as gastritis, ulcer and others.
2. Helps To Fight Free Radicals
It contains adequate amount of naturally occurred antioxidants that are capable of fighting free radicals in the body. Breadfruit is a natural source of flavonoid which is contained in moderate quantity and vitamin C.
This flavoid functions in the body asantioxidant that protects the body cell from being attacked by free radicals. Vitamin C on the other hand is an ascorbic acid that also contributes in fighting against the operation of these organisms that cause damage to the body cell.
Essential vitamins and minerals are moderately contained in breadfruits as well as an adequate level of protein that nurtures growth and body development. The presence of vitamin C in breadfruit helps in the production of acertain protein known as collagen that maintains skin elasticity and all the connective tissues in the body.
3. Helps in Proper Brain Function
Breadfruit is rich in omega 3 and omega 6 fatty acids which play important role in brain function and growth development.
These are important fatty acids that contribute in maintaining some cellular parts of human brain; this make makes them important for keeping the brain functioning normally.
Omega 6 also helps to maintain bone health and regulate metabolism health while facilitating the communication between brain cells especially on baby’s brain.
It is advisable to be eating moderate quantity of breadfruit in order to absorb these important polyunsaturated fatty acids to avoid malfunctioning of the brain.
4. Good For heart health
The presence of fibre in breadfruit helps to promote the production of good cholesterol, high-density lipoproteins which carry cholesterol from other parts of the body back to the liver.
Research has shown that the quantity of fibre contained in breadfruit is enough to elevate good cholesterol and at the same time control or rather reduce the production of low-density lipoproteins, which is the bad cholesterol which is prone to cause heart problems such as hypertension and stroke.
5. Serves As a Weight Loss Diet
Breadfruit can help in weight loss though it has a high amount of carbohydrate and calories and the presence of dietary fibre in it will help to stop food craving.
If one can possibly be adding breadfruit as a daily food menu, its fibre content will help to moderate the absorption of glucose from carbohydrate in order not to be absorbed in excess which causes weight gain.
What is Breadfruit Farming and Production About?
Breadfruit farming is everything that has to do with the planting, management, and harvesting of the various types of breadfruits.
A member of the Moraceae family and genus of Artocarpus, Breadfruit is a fruit tree that does excellently in the tropics. Its trees attain over 98 feet in height and produce delicious large fruits. Depending on the variety, fruits are rounded/elliptic and seed/seedless. The peculiarity of its fruit revolves around the fact that it’s very edible at any time- unripe or ripe.