Nourishment

Eight Amazing Reasons to Eat Poi

Poi is a staple food of the Polynesian Islands with centuries of use.
Also see: How to Make Poi.

  1. Treats obesity, diabetes and heart disease
  2.  Recommended for infants, for the aged, the convalescent or anyone with a weakened digestive system recovering from malnutrition
  3. 98.8% digestible carbohydrate ( healthy carbs do exist )
  4. Contains more probiotics than yogurt ( Lactococcus lactis and Lactobacilli )
  5. Phytic Acid free, Gluten free
  6. Provides long, slow release energy ( low Glycemic Index )
  7. High in fiber ( fiber is very hard to find in a Cambodian diet )
  8. High satiation food ( filling, satisfying, eat less and feel full )

 

citations:
1 ) “Poi, the Root of All Hawaii” by  By L Downes
NYTimes, July 16, 2003
http://www.nytimes.com/2003/07/16/dining/poi-the-root-of-all-hawaii.html

2 ) “Some dietetic factors influencing the market for poi in Hawaii, with emphasis on a survey of the use of poi by the medical profession and allied institutions” by Virginia Derstine and Edward L Rada.
University of Hawaii, Agricultural Economics Bulletin 3, 1952
https://scholarspace.manoa.hawaii.edu/handle/10125/16475

3 ) “Hawaiian Kalo, Past and Future”  by John J Cho, Roy A Yamakawa, and James Hollyer
University of Hawaii, Sustainable Agriculture, Feb 2007, page 2, Nutritional Value section
http://www.ctahr.hawaii.edu/oc/freepubs/pdf/SA-1.pdf

4 ) “The medicinal uses of poi” Amy C. Brown, Ph.D., R.D. and Ana Valiere, M.S., Nutrition in Clinical Care 7(2):69-74 · August 2004
https://www.researchgate.net/publication/8234057_The_medicinal_uses_of_poi

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