Pap is a very common meal Nigerians take especially for breakfast. It is made from maize and has a sour taste when freshly prepared.
Pap can be taken with plantain, Akara (bean cake), pancakes, fried yam, ọkpa, etc.
Pap has a lot of health benefits that people who take it may not even be aware of.
One thing that makes pap a healthy food is the fact that it does not go through chemical or industry processes. Pap is also easy to prepare.
1. Easy to digest
Pap is very easy to digest unlike other types of meals. It is ideal for convalescence individuals who are recovering from illness. Pap is one of the easiest digestible foods.
2. Contains Low Sodium
Foods high in sodium increase blood pressure because it holds excess fluid in the Body, excess sodium will also increase the risk of stroke and kidney disease. However, pap is beneficial to them because it has low sodium content.
3. High fiber content
Pap has a rich source of fiber. It helps feel fuller for a long time, thereby stopping you from overeating to lowering the risk of obesity.
4. Boosts kidney health
The watery nature of pap can help keep you stay hydrated, at that, you get rid of unwanted substances in your body easily. Because when toxins or waste build up in your body, they can damage the kidney.
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