Benefits of Bamboo Shoots
Lowers Blood Pressure
Bamboo shoots contain high amounts of potassium. Potassium is highly beneficial as an electrolyte and is also very good for lowering and maintaining blood pressure. Bamboo culms compose of adequate levels of soluble and non soluble (NSP non starch carbohydrates) dietary fiber. 100 g of fresh shoots provide 2.2 g of roughage. Dietary fiber helps control constipation conditions, decrease bad (LDL) cholesterol levels by binding to it in the intestines. Studies suggest that high fiber diet can help cut down colon rectal cancer risk by protecting intestines from the toxic compounds in the food.