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10 Benefits of Taro Root

Taro is a root crop that grows abundantly in the Philippines. The taro plant has heart-shaped leaves and the root is usually the edible part that is used in cooking as well as used for its very potent medicinal properties.

10 Benefits of Taro Root

Top 10 Benefits of Taro Root


Taro is rich in Vitamins A, B, C and minerals such as calcium, copper, iron, mangesium, manganese, potassium, zinc, beta-carotene, and cryptoxanthin. It also contains more than 17 different kinds of amino acids as well as Omega 3 and Omega 6 oils which makes the taro root the best food for maintaining good health.
Taro Milk Bubble Tea
Taro also has a high amount of fiber content that aids in proper digestion and has very low glycemic index and calorie content. This is surely the perfect food that can give you a boost in energy even when you are trying to lose weight or on the process of dieting.  As shown on the picture above, taro is used in making popular milk bubble teas and smoothies as well as in making Filipino dessert recipes such as Bili-Bilo or Tambu-tambong, ice creams, and ice candies.

Here are the Top 10 Benefits for Eating Taro Root:


1.  Taro root crop helps boost immunity of the body against certain diseases.


Eating taro helps the body in fighting certain diseases or ailments caused by changes in the weather or climate.  It helps in boosting the body's immune system against the common cold, fever, and flu.

2.  Taro root crop is vital for muscle, bone, and nerve health.


Taro aids in the development of stronger bones and muscles as well as help in faster cell and tissue regeneration and repair.

3.  Taro root crop helps maintain good cardiovascular health.


Eating taro root can help in the prevention of certain kinds of heart diseases and aids in the overall cardivascular health.

4.  Taro root crop helps prevent hypertension.


Eating taro root can help you maintain normal blood sugar, good glucose levels, and allows you to achieve a normal blood pressure as well.

5.  Taro root crop helps in cell regeneration and slows down the effects of ageing.


Eating taro can help you achieve a younger looking skin and brighter complexion as it helps slow down the damaging effects of cellular oxidation caused by free radicals.

6.  Taro root crop helps boost energy and reduces fatigue.


Taro root is rich in proteins that enables you to suppress that feeling of hunger and urge to eat while providing you with good nourishment that gives you energy while combating fatigue and weariness all at the same time.

7.  Taro root crop helps aid in proper digestion of food and metabolism.


Taro root is also rich in healthy fibers that helps in cleansing the digestive system and promotes a healthy metabolism process in the body.

8.  Taro root crop aids in dieting and weight loss.


Taro contains healthy proteins that can help suppress hunger and the urge to keep on eating.  It gives you a feeling of fullness so you can easily control and manage your time in eating as well as allow you to lose weight naturally.

9.  Taro root crop aids in cellular tissue repair and regeneration.


Taro is rich in proteins that help the body in repairing damaged tissue and cells caused by oxidation and free radicals.  It also allows the body to heal quickly as it aids in cell regeneration.

10.  Taro root crop helps prevent certain kinds of cancer.


The taro root is considered as one of the miracle foods that can help you prevent the development of certain kinds of cancer as it has medicinal properties that can help the body get rid of harmful toxins and carcinogens.


Learn to incorporate eating taro root crop in your daily eating lifestyle to achieve a healthier body that is cancer-free, active, and on the go.

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