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Health benefits of drinking locally made Sobolo often

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Sobolo, is a very popular beverage mainly in West Africa to the best of my knowledge. Hibiscus plant is the main ingredient known to be used for the Sobolo drink.

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Sobolo drink in Ghana is red in color and has a sour taste. It is mostly home made for sale hence packaged in rubber bottles and sold around by some Ghanaians. Let's discuss some of the health benefits of drinking Sobolo.

There are many health benefits of drinking Sobolo. Some include the ability to maintain human blood pressure, maintains the cholesterol level in the body, boost the immune system and inflammatory problems.

It also helps keeps the liver healthy and helps reduce the risk of getting cancer. It is rich in vitamin C, minerals, and antioxidants and helps in the treatment of hypertension and anxiety.

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Detailed benefits of taking Sobolo often includes;

1. Maintaining Human Blood Pressure

Drinking Sobolo helps lower the blood pressure in pre-hypertensive and mildly hypertensive adults. This has been proven by a research study taken by Ogidi IP which suggests that Sobolo contains antihypertensive and cardioprotective properties, which can be very useful to persons suffering from high blood pressure.

2. Maintaining cholesterol level in the body

The ingredients used in the preparation of Sobolo helps maintain the level of cholesterol in the body hence reducing the risk of contracting heart diseases and protecting the blood vessels from blockage.

3. Keeps the Liver healthy

The antioxidant properties of some ingredients used in preparing Sobolo also helps keeps the liver and body healthy by neutralising free radicals present the the body's cells and tissues.

4. Reduced Risk of getting Cancer

Sobolo contains hibiscus protacatechuic acid which has anti-inflammatory, anti-tumour and antioxidant properties that slows down the growth of cancer cells by introducing apoptosis into the body. It is also rich in vitamin C which aids in boosting the immune system.

5. Helps Reduce Depression

Due to the riche minerals contents of Sobolo, it helps to calm down the central nervous system hence aid in reducing depression by creating a relaxed sensation in the human mind and body.

Taking Sobolo often keeps the human body and organs healthy and can increase your lifespan. Also take note that too much of everything can be harmful to one's health.

Source: opera.com
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JulietOsei_02 · 07/13/2020
PortiaBOtoo · 07/6/2020
well done
Nafisa_Tahiru · 07/4/2020
there is a lot of benefits from sobolo leaves

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