According to a recent survey undertaken by MIND among people suffering from depression, many felt much better after eating petai. This is because petai contain tryptophan, a type of protein that the body converts into serotonin, known to make you relax, improve your mood and generally make you feel happier.
Girls, forget the pills - eat petai. The vitamin B6 it contains regulates blood
glucose levels, which can affect your mood.
High in iron, petai can stimulate the production of hemoglobin in the blood
and so helps in cases of anemia.
This unique tropical fruit is extremely high in potassium yet low in salt, making it the perfect to beat blood pressure. So much so, the US Food and Drug Administration have just allowed the petai industry to make official claims for the fruit's ability to reduce the risk of blood pressure and stroke.
Research has shown that the potassium-packed fruit can assist learning by
making pupils more alert. (Jom, ajar adik2 o future babies =P makan petai)
High in fiber, including petai in the diet can help restore normal bowel action, helping to overcome the problem without resorting to laxatives.
One of the quickest ways of curing a hangover is to make a petai milkshake, sweetened with honey. The petai calms the stomach and, with the help of the honey, builds up depleted blood sugar levels, while the milk soothes and re-hydrates your system.
Snacking on petai between meals helps to keep blood sugar levels up and avoid morning sickness. (OMG! could anyone snack on diz fruit on its own?!?!)
Before reaching for the insect bite cream, try rubbing the affected area with the inside of the petai skin. Many people find it amazingly successful at reducing swelling and irritation.
Petai is high in B vitamins that help calm the nervous system.
Researchers found the most obese were more likely to be in high-pressure jobs.
The report concluded that, to avoid panic-induced food cravings, we need to control our blood sugar levels by snacking on high carbohydrate foods every two hours to keep levels steady.
Petai is used as the dietary food against intestinal disorders because of
its soft texture and smoothness. It is the only raw fruit that can be eaten without distress in
over-chronicler cases. It also neutralizes over-acidity and reduces irritation by coating the lining of the stomach.
Many other cultures see petai as a "cooling" fruit that can lower both the physical and emotional temperature of expectant mothers.
Petai can also help people trying to give up smoking. The B6, B12 they contain, as well as the potassium and magnesium found in them, help the body recover from the effects of nicotine withdrawal. Yea!!! (Sape nak stop smoking, silakan makan petai sbg terapi. Ahaks)
Potassium is a vital mineral, which helps normalize the heartbeat, sends oxygen to the brain and regulates your body's water balance. When we are stressed, our metabolic rate rises, thereby reducing our potassium levels. These can be rebalanced with the help of a high-potassium petai snack.
According to research in "The New England Journal of Medicine, " eating
petai as part of a regular dietcan cut the risk of death by strokes by as much as 40%"
Sooo, what do u think now? it really does change how u look at petai rite??
If you compare it to an Apple, it has four times the protein, twice the carbohydrates, three times the phosphorus, five times the vitamin A and iron, and twice the other vitamins and minerals. It is also rich in potassium and is one of the best value foods around. So, why not change the famous phrase to,
“A petai a day keeps the doctor away” =)