Zobo drink is one of the most common beverage drink. It is local to the Nigerian people and is made from Roselle leaves or Hibiscus Sabdariffa.
It is mostly prepared at home as family beverage drink and also as refreshment in parties and get-togethers.
It is high ranking among Nigerians’ most loved drinks. The coloured drink is not only very healthy, readily available and affordable, it is also very refreshing especially when served chilled.
Here are some awesome health benefits of Zobo drink.
Lowers high blood pressure: Zobo is gotten from Hibiscus leaf which is an antioxidant. this helps stop the prevents oxidation of lipoproteins (a substance present in our blood that has the ability to cause high blood pressure). it also has mild anti-bacterial properties which aids in riding the body system of bacteria and worms.
Thirst: Also known as Hibiscus Tea, it has been seen to be very effective in quenching thirst especially when served chilled. It can serve as an alternative to commercial sport drinks.
Helps fight hypertension: Hibiscus tea has some anti-hypertensive properties which helps reduce hypertension, cholesterol level, and high blood pressure.
Weight Loss: Zobo helps in reduction of dietary carbohydrate and hence can aid in weight loss especially if taking after food.
Acts as a cold remedy: Zobo is very rich in vitamin C and hence it serves as a wonderful aid when fighting cold and other infections. The richness of vitamin C in Zobo drink is naturally effective for curing as well as preventing fever, cold and infection.
Cancer: Zobo drink could prevent cancer as it is rich with anti-oxidant essences. Consuming any food or raw materials rich with anti-oxidant would significantly strengthen the immune system especially in fighting free radical. As a consequence, body would be well-kept from various diseases, including cancer which regularly occurs as an impact of free-radical contamination.
Kidney Disease: People with kidney disease are advised to consume Zobo drink by experts as it contains 15 to 30 percent of organic acid. The mechanism is all about the more ability of kidney to filter out some waste products such as the uric and oxalic acid, those two wastes can form a sort of stone at the kidney and when it gets bigger, it would be excessively heavy. However, it is advisable for them not put sugar in the liquid so that the natural essences of Zobo could well-preserved and not contaminated with other non-natural essences such as sugar as we find at regular market. A nutritionist say that the main advantage of local and original drink is because it is made through fermentation process producing microorganism that the good nutrients which already exist would increase more and more.