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7 Medical reasons why you need to start drinking pap (Akamu) often

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Nigeria is on the verge of entering the rainy season. It will be wonderful to serve this dish in your house during this time period because it makes one feel so warm after eating it. As a result, I’ve been indulging in pap recently. After making the pap, I like to sprinkle a little sugar on top and pour my milk over it. It tastes heavenly. This meal contains very little sugar, but it can still be served without it. You can eat it with akara ( Beans Cake), moi moi, or bread. It is all up to you.

We must have all known that pap is manufactured from maize (or corn). To make pap from maize, soak the maize in hot water for several hours after removing it from the cob. This allows the maize to ferment and soften. Then you pull it out and prepare it for grinding. The dirt component of the maize is next sieved off with a white and clean cloth.

Depending on your preferences, yellow or white maize could be used. Because pap is not subjected to any chemical or industrial processes, it is considered a perfectly natural meal. It never loses its nutrition.

Pap is one of the few foods that requires little time to prepare. Making pap is as simple as adding a little water to your raw pap, turning it into a smooth paste that is neither too thick nor too runny, and then pouring hot water until it hardens. I was aware that it was a nutritious dinner, but I needed to verify these health benefits for myself. You might as well learn about its health benefits. Let’s get started.

1. It’s Helps to Maintain High Blood Pressure

Due to its high potassium content and lack of sodium, pap aids in the maintenance of high blood pressure.

2. It’s Helps to prevent dehydration

Due to its high water content, pap aids in the restoration of body fluid and the prevention of dehydration. It is quite beneficial to someone who is suffering from diarrhea.

3. Boost Lactation

For nursing women, pap aids in the production of more milk as well as the flow rate of breast milk that newborns consume.

4. Helps Eliminate Waste From The Body

It aids in the elimination of waste from the body in the form of urine, which is why we tend to urinate more after consuming pap.

5. It Aids Digestion

It improves digestion and is high in carbs, giving the body energy.

6. Gives Energy

It is occasionally prescribed for athletes in order to supply them with the necessary energy for the day. So keep in mind that drinking pap is not a bad idea because it has a lot of nutrients that are excellent for the body.

7. It is beneficial for men

Pap aids in the enhancement of libido, sperm quality, and sperm count in males.


Now that you’ve seen this, make sure to include pap in your dinner because it’s a great source of energy and has a slew of other advantages. Your pap can be served with milk, beans, moin moin, beans cake, and other dishes.