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Fura Da Nono: Nigerian Gruel.

SOURCE: Glam Africa
The Fulani people of Northern Nigeria are best known for the locally prepared ground millet grains and fermented milk drink called Fura da Nono. In English language, Fura refers to millet whereas, Nono is called milk. The Fura is normally mashed and molded into balls that are served with Nono gruel. Depending on the preference of the individuals, some people would rather have Nono only. Most Nigerians enjoy this cold gruel especially when the sun is at its peak. Such a refreshing drink if you ask me.
The process of preparing Nono is very peculiar to the traditions of the Fulanis and they have conserved this unique production skill for centuries.
Fura contents magnesium, calcium, tryptophan, vitamin B, manganese, fibre, phosphorus and antioxidants. Nono on the other hand, is not left out of the beneficial nutrients contest as it also comprises of phosphorus, riboflavin, iodine, zinc, vitamin B5 and B12, and potassium. What a combination!
As you can see, there is quite a number of nutrients contain in this special drink as such, it is ideal to know what they are and why you should indulge in drinking Fura da Nono even in the comfort of your home.

Health benefits of Fura Da Nono

Protects against Gallstone
Fibre consumption is important in decreasing the risk of developing gallstones particularly in women.

Probiotics Supply

Have you heard of friendly or good bacteria? Well. Now you have and Nono is a supplier of these healthy bacteria. They fight off injurious microorganisms that cause intestinal infections in the body.

Reduces Belly Fat

Protein shakes have become very popular today especially for body builders who want to turn fat into muscle and flex their abs. Nono is rich in protein and studies have shown that consuming up to 18 ounces of yogurt in a day, can reduce belly fat.

Aids Digestion and Improves Skin Tone

Acid rich meals are unhealthy for the body and are recognized for causing kidney stones, health diseases, osteoporosis and back pain. Thus, the opposite is beneficial to the body. Fura da Nono is an alkaline based diet that improves digestion, promotes weight loss, increases skin tone and mood and a good treatment for constipation.

Reduces Blood Pressure and Glucose Levelsl

The rich content of calcium, riboflavin and iodine is effective in lowering blood sugar levels and blood pressure.

Defense against Breast Cancer

Women who have not reached menopause age can be protected from breast cancer by drinking Fura da Nono. How you may ask. The gruel has been revealed to be rich in the right amount of fibre that supplies protection against the disease.

Decreases the Risk of Type-II Diabetes

Magnesium is an important co-factor of enzymes involved in insulin discharge. As such, blood sugar levels are more effectively controlled when one consumes diets that are rich in magnesium.

Bone Development

Calcium is very important for strong bones and teeth. As a child, this was the booster for kids to drink milk daily and it is still needed for bone regeneration in adults. So if you want a healthy yogurt to start your day, drink Fura da Nono. If the day is too hot for you and you are need of something cold, Fura da Nono is available. Have some today and let’s talk about it later.


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