Health benefits of kunu drink

Health benefits of kunu drink


Kunu is a traditional drink in the Northern part of Nigeria.

It is also made from grains such as millet, maize, rice or sorghum too.

Depending on the grain used, it is known in the Hausa language as “kunun aya” The kunun drink is also extracted from tiger nuts, and this is one of the best-rich kunu drink due to the many health benefits.

Others types of kunu are”kunungyada” (from groundnut milk and rice gruel) or kununzaki (from Millet and potatoes).



For pregnant women 

Kunu Drink has significant health benefits for pregnant women.

The reason is simple: it creates a magic ingredient.


The magic ingredient is the “super-food”, ginger, that offers a range of benefits for pregnant women.


Here are just a few of those benefits:

  1. Ginger improves the blood circulation in the body. This is important so that you’re baby will get the right level of blood supply.
  2. All pregnant women know that nausea is a common symptom during the first trimester. The ginger in Kunu Drink can settle your stomach and help reduce nausea.
  3. Pregnancy causes the muscles in the digestive tract to relax and, therefore, food will travel through the intestines at a slower rate. The result is serious indigestion and bloating. The ginger in Kunu Drink will help reduce problems with digestion.

 Boost your sperm count

Perhaps you’re not yet pregnant but trying to conceive. If so, then this next health benefit of Kunu Drink is a must read…

It contains sweet potato (another so-called “super-food” by the way).

Sweet potato is filled with very high levels of vitamin C. In one large sweet potato of 180g, there is 35.3g of vitamin C. And that’s great news if you’re looking to increase your sperm count.

certain studies have reported that vitamin C is an antioxidant that has the “power to neutralize sperm-busting free radicals”.

Advantages of vitamin C include reducing the risk of cancer, cardiovascular disease and eye problems.



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Lose weight with kunu drink

You might feel like you’re getting to grips with understanding the nutritional value of Kunu drink.


is Kunu drink fattening?

To be honest, this is a difficult question to answer. Because like all types of food, the answer depends on how much Kunu drink you consume and how much sugar or other sweeteners you add.

The great thing about Kunu drink (when drunk in moderation, at least) it that it can actually help you lose weight.


It does this due to its core ingredient: Millet. This nutritious grain contains high levels of protein and allows you to meet your daily protein requirements without eating meat.

The problem with eating lots of meat is that is rich in calories and can lead to weight gain. There is a clear link between eating less meat and loosing weight.

So if you drink Kunu drink as opposed to eating more calorific foods (e.g. hamburgers, sausages etc.), then this will help anyone looking avoid fattening.



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Lilian Osigwe

Osigweh Lilian Oluchi is a graduate of the University of Lagos where she obtained a B.A (Hons) in English, Masters in Public and International affairs (MPIA). Currently works with 1stnews as a Database Manager / Writer.

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