Thank God it’s Friday and it’s a day that we talk about the health benefits of Saluyot.
If you’re wondering what Saluyot is, it’s also called Corchorus olitorius, Jute mallow, Nalta jute, Jew’s mallow, tossa jute, bush okra, krinkrin, molokhia, jute, and Western African sorrel.
This is my list of some of the many health benefits of Saluyot.
1. Saluyot Optimizes Digestion
A typical characteristic of a vegetable is that it’s high in fiber.
The same goes for Saluyot.
Its high-fiber content helps with digestion.
It makes nutrient absorption better as well as the flow of undigested food easier. This prevents constipation.
Saluyot also works in relieving diarrhea, dysentery, stomach aches, and ulcer.
2. Is Good Against Colds And Flu
Because of the vitamin C that you get from consuming Saluyot, you’re highly able to prevent having colds and flu.
This important vitamin is highly noted in keeping your immune system in top shape.
3. Saluyot Is A Good Source Of Fiber
Besides the digestive process that was earlier mentioned, Saluyot’s fiber-content can do more things.
A good diet that is high in fiber can help control blood pressure and decrease the build-up of cholesterol.
4. Is Packed With Nutrients
Considering that Saluyot is a vegetable, it’s rich in different kinds of nutrients for your body.
These include minerals like calcium, copper, iron, magnesium, manganese, phosphorus, potassium, selenium, sodium, and zinc.
As for its vitamin contents, you can get vitamin A, vitamin B1, vitamin B2, vitamin B3, vitamin B5, vitamin B6, vitamin B9, vitamin C, vitamin E, and vitamin K.
5. Saluyot Is A Good Source Of Antioxidants
According to research, Saluyot leaves contain 6 phenolic antioxidative compounds.
Antioxidants do a lot of good things to your body that can prevent different kinds of chronic diseases.
6. Helps Normalize Cholesterol Levels
There are observations that Saluyot was able to reduce bad cholesterol levels.
Simultaneously, it was also able to increase your good cholesterol levels.
7. Saluyot Aids In Weight Loss
The combination of having low calories and high in fiber makes Saluyot one of the best foods you should add to your diet if you’re thinking of losing weight.
You should try and look for Saluyot recipes so you can have it almost daily as part of your lose weight meals.
8. Treats Some Internal Bleeding
Saluyot has been observed to be good in reducing the risks of bleeding in your liver.
This is because of the high vitamin K content in this plant.
9. Saluyot Aids With Heart Health
The many effects that Saluyot brings can be very helpful in keeping your heart healthy.
Some of these are the antioxidants in Saluyot, the ability to lower bad cholesterol levels, as well as nutrients that helps with better blood flow.
10. Helps Make Your Bones And Teeth Stronger
Calcium makes your teeth and bones stronger.
You should add Saluyot to your meals especially for kids who are still developing their bones and teeth.
11. Saluyot May Treat Liver Disease
A study conducted in Malaysia showed that the use of Saluyot was able to prevent different liver disorders like cell necrosis, inflammation, and liver lesions.
The study was done on rats so more studies should be conducted if it’s as effective to humans.
They mentioned that it could be because of the antioxidants and detoxification enzymes present in Saluyot.
12. Helps With Eye Health
Vitamin A in Saluyot is a given when we talk about keeping your eyes healthy.
Another thing worth mentioning is that it’s also rich in vitamin B6 and other vitamins which are good in preventing different eye disorders and loss of vision.
It’s even said that regularly eating Saluyot can slow down age-related eye diseases.
13. Saluyot May Help With Diabetes Management
There are claims that eating Saluyot was able to help manage their diabetes situation.
There’s even a study on rats that showed the same effect as observed above.
14. May Help With Asthma
It is believed that the regular consumption of Saluyot may be able to prevent or reduce asthma attacks.
This is because of magnesium within the plant.
Magnesium is able to relax your bronchial muscles which in turn can regulate a better breathing process.
15. Saluyot Is Rich In Iron
Saluyot is one of those vegetables that is a big-time when it comes to iron content.
Because of this, it can help in the production of red blood cells as well as in the better distribution of oxygen throughout your body via better blood circulation.
As a consequence, you’re also able to prevent anemia.
Fatigue is also prevented and lessened because of iron in your body.
Another thing that iron can do for your body is that it can fix your restless leg syndrome.
This disorder is caused by a deficiency of iron in your body.
16. Improves Hair Health
Saluyot works well with your hair too.
Vitamin E makes sure that there is good blood circulation to your scalp which can make your hair softer.
Vitamin A which is important in making your hair stronger can help prevent the loss of hair.
Vitam B-complex then slows down the greying of your hair.
Saluyot also has an effect that moisturizes your scalp to prevent dandruff.
17. Saluyot Supports Skin Health
Eating Saluyot can greatly benefit the health of your skin.
Vitamin A and C in this plant improves the healing process of wounds as well as the growth of new skin.
These nutrients and their effects can also delay signs of aging in your skin like having wrinkles.
Vitamin B2 in Saluyot also plays a big role in making your skin healthy.
It’s supposed to aid in maintaining collagen levels.
If you add all these up can keep your skin look younger longer, smoother, and softer.
I should not forget to mention that consuming Saluyot can also help in preventing and treating acne problems.
18. Has Anti-inflammatory Qualities
There are many people who are using Saluyot as a tea to relieve or prevent arthritis.
It also has a mild pain-relieving effect which is helpful for arthritis, headaches, and stomachaches.
Noni is a popular fruit with anti-inflammatory properties. You can read more about this in my other article here.
These are the health benefits of Saluyot which you pretty much expect from a vegetable.
This is quite common here and we regularly have it. Maybe once or twice a week.
The last health benefit on the list which is Saluyot having anti-inflammatory qualities is my choice for the best health benefit it brings.
How about you?
Just to make sure, please still contact first your doctor or health professional if you’re considering Saluyot for its health benefits.
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Thank you and stay healthy!