2 health conditions you can treat by drinking hibiscus 'zobo' regularly

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Zobo is a very delicious drink, especially when it is prepared with fruits like oranges, pineapple. It is also a very healthy drink because zobo (hibiscus) leaves are packed with vital nutrients, then when you add the ingredients used to prepare it, you definitely have an extremely healthy drink that can help to treat some sicknesses.

Some of the health conditions one can treat by drinking zobo are:

1. High blood pressure. It is very refreshing to know that just by preparing zobo drink in your house, you can significantly lower your high blood pressure.

This is especially good for people who their blood pressure is slightly elevated and not yet full blown hypertension. If you have been diagnosed as a full blown high blood pressure patient by a doctor, please you have to take your prescribed medication first, then combine it with drinking zobo.

If you are not hypertensive, but notice that your blood pressure has risen, maybe due to stress, worry, sickness or overthinking etc, you can bring it down by preparing zobo for yourself.

You can add other fruits and vegetables that contain potassium (which also helps to lower high blood pressure) such as pineapple, oranges, cucumber, ginger, turmeric and garlic, then add watermelon as a natural sweetener. Blend the fruits and vegetables, sieve the juice and add to your zobo, do not add any sugar or artificial sweetener so that you will get the maximum benefits.

2. High cholesterol levels. Zobo drink is also effective in the natural treatment of high cholesterol levels.

This means that drinking zobo drink regularly helps to reduce the bad cholesterol in your body known as Low Density Lipoprotein (LDL). LDL is responsible for causing stroke, kidney diseases, heart attack and high blood pressure.

As it significantly lowers the LDL/bad cholesterol, it increases the good fat that your body needs known as High Density Lipoprotein (HDL). HDL is responsible for keeping the heart healthy, keeping the blood vessels that pump blood to the heart strong and healthy.

To get the maximum benefits of Zobo drink for lowering high cholesterol, you can add other heart friendly fruits and vegetables like cucumber, beets, apple, turmeric, ginger and garlic.

You have to blend the fruits and vegetables to extract the juice first, then cook the zobo leaves for 20 minutes or till it is dark red in colour. Sieve to remove the zobo leaves, then add the natural juice to the already cooked zobo, stir to mix everything together, and drink. You do not need to add sugar, sugar is not healthy for someone who has high blood pressure or high cholesterol levels.

In conclusion, it is important to note that you should drink zobo in moderation. Also, pregnant women are not encouraged to drink zobo as it could cause the uterus to contract and lead to miscarriage or early labour.

I hope you enjoyed reading this article and learned something from it. Please, share this article so that others can learn from it too. Also, share your thoughts and questions in the comment section.

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