Health Benefits of Carob

Health Benefits of Carob

Controls Blood Sugar Levels

Despite being inherently sweet, carob doesn't cause a blood sugar increase like chocolate does. Carob has an extremely low glycaemic index (GI), making it a perfect substitute for chocolate for diabetics.

Lower The Risks of Heart Attack and Stroke

Carob appears to have additional benefits besides decreasing blood pressure, which could minimise your risk of heart attack and stroke.

Aids in Weight Control

The fibre in carob has been demonstrated to reduce ghrelin (the hunger hormone) production. Ghrelin is a hormone that stimulates and signals the brain when it is time ti eat. Therefore, mitigating the production, results in better satiety during meals, which prevents overeating and aids in weight loss more quickly.

Helps Keep Cholesterol In Check

Proponents claim that carob can help treat high cholesterol by providing a source of both insoluble and soluble fibre. It is Known to bind with cholesterol in the intestines, soluble fibre helps reduce your body's absorption of cholesterol and, as a result, decrease circulating cholesterol levels.)

Solves Digestive Issues

Carob has a high Tannin content level, which has an astringent or binding effect on the mucous membranes of the intestinal tract. Tannins work to remove toxins and harmful microbes from the digestive system and stop harmful bacteria from growing in the intestines. Regular plant tannins dissolve in water and prevent digestion, but carob’s tannins don’t. Rather, they have a drying effect on the digestive tract drying out the stool, making it helpful for diarrhoea treatment. Carob high soluble fibre content absorbs water for a similar effect.

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