Health Benefits Of Monkey Kola You Must Know About

Monkey kola is the name given to some unique Cola species which originates from West and Central Africa. It is referred to Ochicha, Achicha or Ochiricha in Igbo while Efik/Ibibio’s call it Ndiyah,it is known as Obi Edun in Yoruba.It is a healthy, juicy and tasty perennial plant that can be seen in homes and villages.


1.Helps in Weight Management:

Monkey kola is one of the local fruits containing important nutrition that makes it best recommended for weight loss and weight management.

It has the fibre content which plays an important role in controlling the body weight by balancing the calorie intake with the amount lost.

Their low caloric effect has made it a good weight-loss diet. Nutrition experts have discovered that fruits and vegetables that are high in fibre and low in calories serve best for weight-loss.According to their researches, consuming just 30 grams of fibre in a day can help one to lose weight.

Maintains Healthy Gastrointestinal Tract:

Like some other fruits, yellow monkey kola in other words called cola parchycarpa contains soluble fibre which contributes to the health of gastrointestinal tract.

The soluble fibre contained in yellow monkey kola protects the hollow organs that connect the mouth, intestine (large and small), oesophagus and the anus. This implies that the effect starts from ingestion process down to egestion.

Boosts Skin Health:The beta-carotene content in this yellow monkey cola contributes to a healthy skin by creating an appealing glow on the skin.

This beta-carotene is a provitamin A carotenoid and a strong antioxidant that helps to enrich the skin by repairing and maintaining damaged skin cells.

It offers antioxidant protection of the skin by preventing ageing effects such as wrinkles.

Improves Eye health:The body converts the beta-carotene in the fruit into vitamin A which helps to keep the eye healthy for better sight.

Vitamin A in yellow monkey kola is a naturally occurring vitamin that is very important for improving good vision and preventing defects that may affect the eye due to lack of the vitamin.

Helps in Body Metabolism: Riboflavin which is also known as vitamin B2 is present in the fruit and it helps to metabolize fat and proteins in the body system.

Vitamin B-2 is a water-soluble vitamin that performs an important function in common metabolic reactions especially the ones that involves breaking down carbohydrates into sugar to produce energy.

Improves Heart Health: Intake of cola parchycarpa moderately can help to reduce the risk of heart diseases because it is rich in flavonoids which are metabolites that provide essential benefit to the heart health.

Flavonoids have shown some positive effects on the heart through some clinical researches. They have shown protective effects against coronary artery diseases that cause damage to the heart and cardiac injuries.

Maintains Healthy Bones: Essential mineral elements are proven present in yellow monkey kola such that are important in maintaining healthy bones, protein synthesis, and as well in the proper functioning of the body’s vital cells, organs, tissues and overall body functions and development.

Adequate intake of minerals, especially the ones that occur naturally in fruits such as yellow monkey kola helps to protect the risk of bone loss.

Some of the minerals such as calcium and potassium in this fruit work with other nutrients: protein and vitamin D to protect the risk of fractured bones caused by osteoporosis.

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