Amala Sky Lagos: 7 health benefits of yam flour and where to buy it hot and fresh

‘Yam flour,’ ‘elubo’ or whatever you call it, there’s a reason amala dudu is the special guest at any decent owambe in your area.

Amala dudu isn’t just high in nutritional value, it can also be eaten with different soups for added health benefits. Efo (vegetable soup of any blend), ewedu, gbegiri, okra, marugbo, egusi of any flavour, banga, afang — you can practically pull a soup out of your hat and it will vibe with amala dudu.

You get the best of all worlds as amala dudu and its many combos aren’t just nutritious, they’re enjoyable too.

And the word on this street is that no one on the planet is better at preparing the delicacy than the guys at Amala Sky Lagos. No cap. Eating is believing.

You can find them at Admiralty Road, beside Fidelity Bank in Lekki, Lagos. And if amala dudu isn’t your thing, you can dig into the other delicacies on their menu. They offer practically any kind of meal you’d want.

Don’t want to eat out? Amala Sky Lagos started delivering meals to homes, offices and elsewhere yesterday. Just hit them up on WhatsApp (08057633333) and order at will.

Also, feel free to check them out on Instagram.

Having got that out of the way, let’s look seven of the numerous health benefits of eating amala dudu.

It’s rich in fibre

Amala dudu is high in dietary fibre which helps reduce low-density lipoproteins — one of the carriers of cholesterol. This will help reduce any heart-related conditions that high cholesterol in the body might cause.

Safe for diabetics

It is highly recommended for people with diabetes. It contains a low Glycemic Index that will help avoid a rapid increase in glucose level. Due to the ability to digest and absorb carbohydrates in amala dudu slowly, it doesn’t cause any sudden increase in blood sugar/ insulin levels.

All the energy you need

Amala dudu is high in carbohydrates, which provides the body with energy and helps regulate blood glucose. These carbohydrates also help to break down fatty acids and prevent ketosis. However, this should be taken in moderation by diabetic patients.

Supports a healthy digestive system

Amala dudu is known to have high fibre and water content, containing anti-inflammatory properties that aid in digestion, thereby preventing constipation. Fibre is perfect for healthy bowel movement and secretion of gastric and digestive juices. However, yam flour is significantly required for a good digestive process.

Rich in vitamins B and C

It improves your immunity and fights against infections easily. Vitamin C enhances the absorption of iron in the intestine, fight against infections, neutralises blood toxins, and intervenes in the healing of wounds. Thiamine is needed for proper digestion.

Good for menopausal women

Women who are in their menopause stage lack Vitamin B6 and go through hormonal imbalance. Amala dudu contains enzymes that help modify and balance some hormones that no longer function in menopausal women’s bodies. 

Reduces cancer risk

Amala dudu contains dietary fibre, which reduces colon cancer risk by preventing hazardous compounds in the food from affecting the colon mucosa. It is highly rich in antioxidants that help to fight free radicals in the body. It reduces the risk of cancer and inflammation and prevents cell damage.

That’s all for now, folks. Get in touch with Amala Sky Lagos for unforgettable culinary experiences.

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