Garri  is one of the main source of carbohydrates. Garri is a healthy food because it is low in fat and high in carbohydrates. So, if you’ve ever wondered what makes drinking Garri healthy? Here are a few things:


Although very starchy in nature, it is also low in calories and the high fiber content in cassava helps you stay full for a long period and prevents frequent eating. Hence, reducing the urge to always eat in large quantities.

The health benefits of garri make it a good food for people who are trying to lose weight or maintain a healthy lifestyle.


Fibrous foods have been shown to aid digestion and garri has rich fiber content. This is because the high fiber contents in these foods help bowel movements easier and faster. This is the  reason why orange is recommended as an aid in indigestion due to its high fiber contents. Furthermore, cassava is high in resistant starch, a type of starch that has properties similar to those of soluble fiber. Resistant starch feeds the good bacteria in your gut and promote digestive health. Garri is a good source of carbohydrates, protein, vitamins, and minerals. It is also easy to digest and versatile. You can soak garri in water with milk to have a combined effect. That is, the vitamins from milk mixed with that in garri, makes for a great combination. Garri contains fibers that are not soluble in water no matter the amount of water you drink so It helps in the absorption of toxins that enter your intestines. In that way, it improves your digestive health and keeps it chugging along nicely and calmly.


Garri works for diarrhea too surprisingly,  So if you are having a meal-gone-wrong situation or take a meal that gives you stomach discomfort,  mix it with water and drink twice a day and expect a perfect result. Garri can be used to treat mild to moderate dehydration caused by diarrhea. A study demonstrated that cassava-salt suspension could be effective in the management of acute diarrhea in infants and children. Garri contains a good amount of folate. Taking a healthy amount of garri can easily substitute for your daily folate needs.


The vitamin A and bakarotennya contents in garri can help to improve the health of your eyes and can also prevent future blindness. It is said that garri has a side effect on your eyesight, it's not entirely true because properly processed garri will not affect your eyesight. Improper processing of these cassava tubers, however, could cause Garri to be cyanide-laden, consumption of which could lead to cyanide poisoning. Excessive cyanide in the body could, for instance, have adverse effects on the optic nerve, leading to diminished vision or total blindness.

Garri by itself is not bad but rather those hands which improperly process Garri out of cassava tubers are the cause of poor vision.


Garri soaked in water helps to provide a certain amount of energy which aids a healthy life. When soaked in cold water, it also reduces the body temperature, especially during the hot weather. Garri contains a high amount of carbohydrates. This makes it an excellent source of glucose which the body needs for energy. In fact, 100 grams of garri contains about 40 grams of carbohydrates.

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