Zobo drink is a familiar beverage loved by Nigerians. It is produced
from dried roselle or sorrel leaves (Hibiscus Sabdariffa). This bright
red drink is loved both for every day and as a refreshment drink in
This drink has many advantages: available, affordable, tasty, and refreshing and also has a lot of healthy benefits.
Zobo is not only refreshing, it can also be used to regulate blood
pressure, reduce cholesterol, strengthen blood vessels, calm the nerves,
reduce stress, for weight loss, and to improve s3x drive.
However, extensive literature review by Public health Nigeria revealed
several reasons why preg,nant women and Nursing mothers should avoid
Why Zobo Is Not Safe For Preg,nant Women & Bre.ast Feeding Mothers
A study published in the African journal of alternative and
complementary medicine revealed that consuming zobo drink during
preg,nancy increases the possibility of giving birth to babies with low
birth weight (LBW) possibly through the gluconeogenic activities of the
elevated serum glutamate pyruvate transaminase (SGPT).
Results from a similar study which evaluated the effect of zobo drink
during brea,st feeding also revealed that consuming zobo drink during
lactation decreased maternal food and fluid intake, delays the onset of
pu,berty in the female offspring and increased postnatal weight gain all
of which are detrimental to health.
Zobo may be a healthy drink for most people but it is a drink that
preg,nant women and nursing mothers must avoid due to its implication on
maternal and child health.
But one amazingly healthy drink that Improves milk production that can
be consumed by preg.nant Women and Nursing Mothers is Kunu Drink.