1. UGWU HAS A HIGH FIBER CONTENT:
Are you constipated in a way, consuming Ugwu vegetable might be helpful as it contain high fibre. It makes it easy to pass faeces especially when eaten at night.
2. UGWU LIKE MANY OTHER LEAFY VEGETABLES IS RICH IN IRON:
Are you a fan of blood tonic and supplement during period weakness, Ugwu is nutrient dense enough to get you back to life more than any of the aforementioned.
3. UGWU HELPS IN WEIGHT REDUCTION
The main idea about losing weight is to load your body with highly nutritious food yet contain a reasonably low amount of calorie. Ugwu is a low calorie vegetable and can help fire up your metabolism to trigger fat reduction in the body.
So when you want to eat Eba, Fufu or Amala, ensure you have only a small portion while adding plenty Ugwu soup. The fibre of the Ugwu will make you fuller, so you eat less than you would normally eat.
4. IMMUNE BOOSTER:
The leaf is also a good source of vitamin E, Thiamin, Niacin, vitamin B6, Folate, Iron, Magnesium and phosphorus, vitamin A, vitamin C, riboflavin, potassium, Copper and Manganese.
The leaves also contain anti-oxidants, such as alpha-carotene and Beta–carotene which help to slow down ageing process. All these nutrients put together also improve your skin and hair quality. Now you can see the reasons the leaf will help boost your immunity.
5. REDUCTION OF BLOOD SUGAR: DIABETES CONTROL:
Due to the leaves hypoglycemic index and its nature of slowly releasing sugar into the blood, it presents a rare opportunity for diabetic patient to reduce their blood sugar.
These are just a few of the benefits one can obtain from consuming Ugwu vegetable. The list is endless.
Reference:http://www.foodsng.com/nutritional-benefits-of-eating-ugwu-pumpkin-leaf-you-may-not-know/ — edited by An-Nuur Press Agency