Adoyo is a yellowish local drink that looks a lot like fruit juice from a distance. Adoyo is produced from ripe pineapple juice and supplement derived from Ogi, a product made from Sorghum a nutrient-packed grain that you can use in many ways. It’s rich in vitamins and minerals like B vitamins, magnesium, potassium, phosphorus, iron, and zinc. It’s likewise an excellent source of fiber, antioxidants, and protein. Adoyo is highly nutritious as it contains high ascorbic acid. Adoyo is also said to be very therapeutic as a cure for malaria; although this assertion is largely unverified, many locals purchase this drink as a cure for malaria. Here are some verified benefits of this drink
- Rich Source of powerful antioxidants
Antioxidants are substances that can prevent or slow damage to cells caused by free radicals, unstable molecules that the body produces as a reaction to environmental and other pressures. Adoyo drink is rich in vitamin C, a water-soluble antioxidant that fights cell damage, according to the Linus Pauling Institute at Oregon State University. This makes vitamin C a helpful fighter against problems such as heart disease and joint pain. It can also reduce the risk of macular degeneration, a disease that affects the eyes as people age, due in part to its high amount of vitamin C and antioxidants. Sorghum the other ingredient of Adoyo drink contains a wide variety of beneficial phytochemicals that act as antioxidants in the body, such as tannins, phenolic acids, anthocyanins, phytosterols, and policosanols.
- Strong bones and connective tissue health
Adoyo drink is a good source of manganese, a mineral that’s important for developing strong bones and connective tissue, according to the Linus Pauling Institute. A 1994 study suggested that manganese, along with other trace minerals, may be helpful in preventing osteoporosis in postmenopausal women.
- Good Source of Fiber
Adoyo drink is made from Pineapple and sorghum two excellent sources of dietary fiber. Dietary fiber increases the weight and size of your stool and softens it. A bulky stool is easier to pass, decreasing your chance of constipation. If you have loose, watery stools, fiber may help to solidify the stool because it absorbs water and adds bulk to the stool. A high-fiber drink like Adoyo may help reduce your overall calorie intake and help you maintain a healthy weight, which is vital to reducing cancer risk.
Fiber is vital for overall digestive function. It keeps your digestive tract moving and of course, prevents constipation. But it also helps to regulate blood sugar, lower cholesterol, and prevent diverticulitis, hemorrhoids, gallstones, and kidney stones.
- Boost Protein Metabolism
Protein is vital to build and repair body tissue and fight viral and bacterial infections. Immune system powerhouses such as antibodies and immune system cells rely on protein. Too little protein in the diet may lead to symptoms of weakness, fatigue, apathy, and poor immunity. But unlike many other fruits and veggies, pineapple the main ingredient in adoyo drink contains significant amounts of bromelain, an enzyme that breaks down protein, which may help with digestion, according to the American Cancer Society.
- May Help Treat Arthritis
Bromelain-rich adoyo drink may also aid in the treatment of osteoarthritis. The enzyme exhibits analgesic properties, especially in inflammatory pain in humans. It achieves this by directly influencing bradykinin, a pain mediator that causes the contraction of smooth muscle and dilation of blood vessels according to multiple studies.