Carob drink

How is carob prepared since it is a popular Ramadan beverage? What are its advantages, then? Is there damage to it? You can find all the answers in the article.

Carob drink

Let's learn how to make carob drink, along with its possible advantages and disadvantages for some people:

Carob drink: method of preparation

Carob drink is prepared in the following steps:

  • the components

The following ingredients are prepared:

  • 453 grams of carob pods.
  • 1 liter of water.
  • Sugar as desired.
  • How to prepare

To make the carob beverage, follow these steps:

  1. Spread the carob pods on a tray and place them in the oven at 150 degrees Celsius for 40 minutes. This step gives the drink a distinctive taste and increases its sweet taste.
  2. Set the pods aside until they cool and then cut into several pieces.
  3. Soak the pods in water overnight or at least 8 hours.
  4. Strain the soaked carob pods and put them on a low heat, and add sugar as desired.
  5. Stir the carob syrup with the sugar until the sugar is completely dissolved and leave on the stove for 15-20 minutes.
  6. The drink is removed from the heat and allowed to cool, then it is bottled and served cold.

Benefits of carob drink

You might be surprised to learn that drinking carob has numerous health advantages, including the following:

  • battling cancer cells and assisting in the prevention of their growth

Carob contains a variety of chemical substances with anti-cancer cell proliferation properties that help lower the risk of tumours.

The most well-known of these chemicals is quercetin, a polyphenol that has been thoroughly investigated and is capable of promoting apoptosis in T cells, particularly leukaemia.

It is important to note that quercetin helps reduce angiogenesis and tumour size in breast and pancreatic cancer.

  • reduce the risk of developing diabetes

One advantage of carob drink and nutritional supplements containing carob is that they help to lower the prevalence of diabetes.

Carob is thought to contain D-pinitol, which has an anti-diabetic effect and helps to regulate blood sugar levels by enhancing insulin sensitivity, which is thought to be the cause of this.

  • weight loss and enhanced athletic performance

A study was conducted on a group of people to see the effect of polyphenols in reducing weight . For six weeks, study participants combined polyphenol supplements with carob.

The end result was that carob-based polyphenol supplementation helped the athletes lose weight and improve their aerobic capacity.

  • Taking care of diarrhoea and helping to prevent it

Diarrhea can be effectively treated with carob drink, especially if the concentration is 2%. The reason for carob’s ability to do so is that it contains tannins, which are scientifically known to contribute to the treatment of diarrhea .

  • Added advantages of drinking carob

These benefits were as follows:

  1. Reducing high levels of fats and proteins in the blood, and this contributes to reducing the risk of heart disease resulting from atherosclerosis .
  2. Contribute to reducing heartburn. 

Carob drink damage

Although carob drink is safe for everyone, the following groups should be cautious about drinking it to avoid allergic reactions:

1. Pregnant and lactating women

You should err on the side of caution and avoid this drink or only consume it in moderation as there are no scientific studies confirming its safety for these groups.

2. People who take medications

Carob contains large amounts of fiber , so it may interact with some medications. Carob should therefore be consumed 30 to 60 minutes after taking oral medications.

3. Children

Carob is typically regarded as being safe for kids, but it shouldn't be given to young kids in condensed milk because it could kill them.

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