Every food we take has impact on our body. Some people eat without actually knowing how the food they take in is converted to energy to make our cells function. Food should be consumed with proper understanding so that the health benefits can be maximized. Winosa Fufu offers the best combination of nutrients you can find in any food.
GOOD FOR DIABETIC PATIENTS
Complex carbs found in fufu has stronger resistance to digestive enzymes and hence its carbs digestion and absorption are slow and incomplete. According to Walter et al., fufu releases glucose slowly into the blood stream even though it is high in glycemic index.
Glycemic index is a system used to classify the speed at which different carbohydrates rich food are absorbed and elevate blood sugar levels. On the other hand, simple carbs found in rice for instance and other sugary foods raise blood sugar level too quickly hence complex carbs maintain sugar levels better and hence good for diabetic patients.
Taking fufu with fibre rich okra soup and fish is a good combination. Presence of high fibre in fufu aids your body in keeping your blood sugar levels lower by slowing down digestion and absorption of carbs. This helps you better in controlling cravings, your weight and diabetes.
Are you afraid of sugar, fat or gluten, Winosa fufu is the best swallow you can rely on because it is fat and sugar free. The carbohydrates in Winosa fufu is complex carbohydrates and slowly releases sugar to your blood stream unlike simple carbs in most foods. Taking Winosa Fufu makes you feel light!
LOW CALORIES AND WEIGHT GAIN MANAGEMENT
There is a direct correlation between weight gain and calorie. Weight gain is actually a function of calorie surplus. On the other hand, weight loss is a function of calorie deficit. Please note that every food or drink contains calories in varying proportions except of course water.
Fufu is lower in calories than garri (‘eba’) and pounded yam (Poundo). Some medical doctors are not enlightened on food calories and the need to take food as drug. They are therefore quick to prescribe tablets, injections and surgical operations even where natural herbs, leaves; tubers and so on could have been more effective in treating most ailments.
The World Health Organization (WHO) recommends that men should limit themselves to 2000 calories a day diet while the women should not take more than 1800 calories. Unfortunately, our upbringing supports eating until our stomach is tight and no more space to take more.
Our eating habit is such that instead of limiting ourselves to one or two raps of swallow for instance; more often than not we go for a mountain of swallow, bush meat, legend big stout, coke, cow leg, wine and so on and our three course meal ends up in 2500 calories per seating.
Consequently, we eat heavy, breakfast, lunch and dinner in addition to snacking between meals. In a day the average American or African diets gives us 6000-7000 calories per day which is about 4000 to 5000 calories surplus. In order words, it is not just about the type of food we eat, but our attitude to size or portion of food we take per meal through indiscipline. If your body does not suffer calorie deficit through good eating habit and exercise you are bound to gain weight no matter your level of faith or profession.
BAD CHOLESTEROL-FREE (GOOD FOR HEART HEALTH)
Bad cholesterol in some foods bonds with free radicals in our body to form plaques which blocks human arteries. Our liver produces 75% of the cholesterol our cells need to function. Therefore it is not expedient to take food high in Low density Lipoprotein (LDL) which is the bad cholesterol. The same liver is the engine in our body that burns fat (natural fat burner). The ability of the liver to burn fat is a function of our basal metabolic rate. Unfortunately, human basal metabolic rate decreases with age. At age 35, our metabolic rate has reached its peak and begins to decline. Overloading your system with cholesterol rich foods is not in our best interest as we grow older.
Cassava is a good source of saponins. These are phytochemicals that can help lower cholesterol levels in our bloodstream. They do so by binding to the bile acids and cholesterol thus preventing them from being absorbed through the small intestines. Also the anti-oxidant effects of saponins may help protect our cells from damage by free radicals. A story published by Scientists at Tianjin University published in 2010 Issue of “Fitoterapia” also found that saponins may help prevent cancer.
WINOSA FUFU IS FAT-FREE & GOOD FOR HEART CONDITION
It is a known fact that saturated fat is an unhealthy fat that builds up in our arteries, leading to cardiovascular problems if we have too much of it in our diet. Saturated fat is the natural fat converted to artificial fat by the addition of Hydrogen to its molecular structure (for instance butter).
In fact, not more than 10% of our total calories should come from saturated fat. In other words, for an average of 2000 calories a day diet, we can have up to 22g of saturated fat daily, that is, 200 calories from saturated fat per day. Anything in excess of this is inviting trouble for our arteries unknown to us.
There is need for you to reduce saturated fat intake because fat provides twice as much as calories than carbohydrates do. Food that is high in carbohydrates (especially complex types or starchy vegetables) but low in fat like fufu is a good replacement for fatty food and sugary foods.
Robert Thoburn, a Biochemist and Biophysicist explain how meal choices affect the fuel mixture used by the body and how this relates to skeletal muscle development and body fat loss. This view is corroborated by John Thurman, a registered Dietician for the Blue Cross/Shield Health Company who is equally a body builder.
Majority of our overall fat intake should come from heart healthy monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fat (MUFAs & PUFAs) for short. The good fats from these MUFAs and PUFAs help to stabilize cholesterol levels thus protecting our hearts from damage. A good example is Avocado pea, and almond nuts.
This class of fat provides the main fuel source for long duration, low to moderate intensity exercise (endurance sports such as marathons).
Adding vegetable oils, butter and condiments or sauces to our food increases their fat content. Some low fat food or no fat foods can still be high in sugar or salt but Winosa fufu is an excellent source of zero fat, zero sugar, no gluten food. It is also a good source of carb, fibre and protein.
Consuming foods high in Carbohydrates and protein helps to boost muscular energy. Eating fufu is an excellent way to keep fat contents in your food low thereby preventing diabetes and weight gain (especially when it is consumed moderately).
Cassava based food are good sources of minerals such as calcium, phosphorous, manganese, iron and potassium. These minerals are necessary for the proper development, growth and function of our body tissues.
Calcium is necessary for strong bones and teeth, iron on the other hand, helps in the formation of two proteins-hemoglobin and myoglobin which carry oxygen to our body tissues. Manganese helps in the formation of bones and connective tissues and sex hormones. Furthermore, potassium is necessary for the synthesis of protein and helps the breakdown of carbs.
According to the Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Information Service , USA, a 100g serving of cassava root contains 16mg of calcium, 21mg of magnesium, 271mg of potassium, 27mg of phosphorous, 0.4mg of manganese, 14mg of sodium, 0.3mg of zinc and 0.3mg of iron respectively.
Cassava contains high amounts of dietary fibre which can help prevent constipation. According to Mayo Clinic website, fibre helps us to lose weight as it promotes lasting satiety. Fibre also helps to reduce our unhealthy cholesterol levels, thus lowering the risk of cardiovascular diseases.
WINOSA FUFU & CARBOHYDRATES-GOOD FOR ATHLETES
When you mix protein and carbs in the same meal, you minimize the chances of carbs being stored as fat. Do not forget that protein is harder for the body to process but carbs provide the energy necessary for intense workouts more efficiently than any other source.
Protein also needs carbs to work more efficiently. Glucose is either directly consumed by your cells for energy or stored as glycogen in the muscles or your liver for later use when your energy demand requires it. Carbs prevent protein depletion in your body as they become the principal and primary source of fuel during exercise or work outs.
Protein is also a relatively expensive and inefficient energy source when compared to carbohydrates. Many people frown at high carbs food ignorantly.
Strenuous physical activity such as doing exercise or hard work depletes our glycogen levels which are the form in which glucose is stored in the muscles.
Glycogen is the source of energy used for exercise. During long, slow duration exercise, good fat can help fuel activity, but glycogen is still needed to help break down fat into something the muscle can use.
Adequate carbohydrates intake especially complex carbohydrates from fufu helps can help to prevent protein from being used up as energy thus preventing protein depletion. Protein is badly needed in your muscle for its repair and recovery after work out.
Carbohydrates improve athletic performance by delaying fatigue and allowing an athlete to compete at higher levels longer. During high intensity exercise, carbohydrates are the main fuel source but the good fat is equally needed to help the body access the stored carbohydrates in form of glycogen. It is therefore not true that people doing exercise should abstain from high carbs because it will make them fat. This is farcical and old school.
When you eat fufu, the complex carbohydrates present in it are converted to glucose in your body which is then converted to glycogen and stored in the muscles to give you the ultimate energy you need during work out.
The role of protein is in the repair, maintenance and growth of body tissues and Winosa fufu also contains a reasonable amount of protein. Each serving of fufu boasts of 1.6g of protein and 2.0g of fibre an excellent combination in addition to its zero-sugar property.
Carbohydrate fasting therefore ought to be for a very short period if that is your goal but denying yourself of carbohydrates for a long period puts your body at the risk of losing muscle through catalysis of muscle protein to meet the body’s demand for glucose thus sacrificing your gain for lean muscle.
If you want to look like an athlete, you must eat and exercise like an athlete. It is that simple. In trying to lose fat, if you lose muscle at the same time, you will not get the good physique you are looking for. But fat loss accompanied with muscle gain keeps you better, stronger and healthier.
Consequently, the most effective way to burn fat is through muscle growth. In other words, your lost fat should be replaced with muscles otherwise you become emaciated (‘lepacious’). Moderate-to-high carbs consumption provides better energy levels, supports muscle growth and prevents muscle breakdown (sagging) and promotes faster recovery.