Drinking of Garri is one of the most popular thing you will hear among Nigerian, especially the students and under developed areas. According to them, garri has been a life saver for years and it is cheap and can last longer to sustain one for a long time.
Most people take or drink their garri with sugar, coconut, groundnut, meat, fish, or processed preferred products like Kulikuli.
However, this cheap and most affordable food can be of great danger to someone’s health if care is not taken.
In as much as garri is good in quashing hunger, so also does it leaves us vulnerable to many diseases such as:
3. Stomach pain.
4. Blurry Vision.
6. High blood pressure.
7. Diabetes (since its mostly mixed with big quantity of sugar).
8. Scratching of the skin.
9. Skin rash.
10. Risk of lassa fever.
Also, Drinking garri leaves you at risk of;
1. Garri is made from cassava which contains hydrocyanic acid. Cyanide in garri, in large quantity, can lead to serious eye defects. So drinking of Garri leaves you at possible risk of eye defects.
2.Cyanide : is also an organic acid in nature and where in excess, it can lead to intestinal issues, and can worsen the case of someone who already has ulcer problems.
3. Weight gain: Many people want to loose weight especially the females who find themselves adding no matter how hard they try to loose some weight. Cassava which is the root from which garri is produced is rich in carbohydrate. A cup of garri contains about 360 calories, out of which 99% is carbohydrate. Hence, Excess consumption can lead to storing of excess carbs in the body and this can lead to unnecessary weight gain.
In as much as things might be hard for you, drinking garri puts you at more risk. Health is wealth, trying to live healthy gives you the hope you need tomorrow. It is very advisable to stop.
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