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Zobo Drink Can Cause Miscarriage For Pregnant Women – Nutritional Biochemist Warns

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Zobo Drink Can Cause Miscarriage For Pregnant Women – Nutritional Biochemist Warns

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December 30, 2016 – Zobo Drink Can Cause Miscarriage In Pregnancy – Nutritional Biochemist Dr Ochuko Erukainure Warns

‘Zobo’ drink is effective in the management of hypertension due to its anti-hypertensive properties, says Dr. Ochuko Erukainure, a nutritional biochemist.

Erukainure, senior research officer with Federal Institute of Industrial Research (FIIRO), Oshodi, Lagos State, spoke to NAN in Lagos.

According to him, Zobo drink, also known as hibiscus drink, helps in reducing cholesterol level, high blood pressure, diabetes and constipation in human system.

“Zobo drink contains between 15 and 30 per cent organic acids, such as: citric acid, maleic acid and tartaric acid.

“It also contains acidic polysaccharides and flavonoid glycosides, such as cyanide and delphine.

“Zobo drink helps to lower blood pressure as it contains an enzyme inhibitor, which blocks the production of amylase,’’ he said.

According to him, amylase is an enzyme that breaks down complex sugars and starches.

Erukainure added that drinking a cup of Zobo drink after every meal would help to reduce the absorption of dietary carbohydrates and assist in weight loss.

“It is rich in Vitamin C and makes a wonderful herbal remedy to fight off colds and infections as well as help to retain fluid in the body system,’’ Erukainure said.

The senior researcher advised consumers not to add sugar to the drink so that its natural essence could be well-preserved and not contaminated by other non-natural essences.

Erukainure, however, advised pregnant women against consuming Zobo drink, saying some studies showed such could lead to miscarriage.

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  1. fifelomo

    December 30, 2016 at 2:07 AM

    Thank for the information.

  2. Tendy

    December 30, 2016 at 11:12 AM

    Little things like this matter a lot and when it occurs, we say it’s spiritual. Thanks for the info NG’s

  3. Big Aunty Koks

    December 30, 2016 at 5:59 PM

    Oh! We hear you oo! But I cannot help but wonder at the population explosion in Northern Nigeria where the drink is very popular if the claim of its tendency to cause miscarriage is correct.
    All the other attributes I do not dispute though !

  4. Honey. K

    January 2, 2017 at 2:37 AM

    Thanks for the information

  5. Honey. K

    January 2, 2017 at 2:39 AM

    Thanks for the information

  6. Amarachi Vivian

    October 11, 2017 at 4:50 AM

    thanks for the information

  7. hanson

    January 4, 2019 at 6:54 AM

    i swear i never know about this
    one should stop taking all this bobo and chivita stuffs and enter to a more natural drink

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