You’ve probably seen this long bean hanging around the market before, but in case you haven’t, they’re called Petai! If you’re the type of person who can’t handle the smell of Durian, then the smell from the Petai will probably make you uncomfortable. Even so, the smell is just a little hurdle you’ll have to face if you’re interested in eating Petai. Truly the health benefits of Petai outweigh the smell! Come and check out these amazing benefits of Petai if you’re interested in including them in your diet!
1. Makes you happy
Petai rich in protein and amino acids which improve mood and helps us relax.
2. Reduce risks of high blood pressure and stroke
High potassium levels help to lower high blood pressure.
3. Great after pregnancy
High in iron which boosts production of hemoglobin in the blood and helps with anemia. Especially useful after pregnancy since lots of blood has been lost.
4. Improve brain function
High in potassium which strengthens learning abilities.
5. Lower risk of diabetes and heart diseases
Contains chloroform which helps lower blood sugar and cholesterol.
6. Helps with constipation
High in fibre to restore bowel movements.
7. Relieves heartburn
Natural antacid that aids with acid reflux and indigestion.
8. Relieves itch of mosquito bites
Rub the interior of the petai skin on mosquito bites to decrease swelling and discomfort.
9. Helps in quitting smoking
Vitamins and minerals in petai aids with the negative effects of nicotine withdrawal
10. Prevents liver damage
Contains anti-cancer agent – thioproline which helps prevent cancer and detoxifies the liver.
11. Aids with weight loss
High in dietary fibre that slows down glucose absorption to prevent weight gain.
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