Beatrice Ogunba, a professor of public health nutrition at Obafemi Awolowo University in Ile-Ife, Osun State, says there is no scientific evidence to back up some Nigerians’ claims that mixing malt and milk increases blood volume.
Many people, she claims, believe that drinking malt and peak milk increases blood volume, despite medical evidence to the contrary.
Prof. Ogunba, on the other hand, believes that because milk and malt are fortified with iron, calcium, and vitamins, they can provide nutrients to the body.
According to the nutritionist, the claim that drinking milk and malt increases blood flow in the body is unscientific.
“Milk is protein, and we have fortified milk with iron and calcium,” Prof. Ogunba explained. Some malts are also fortified with vitamins, so consuming them all will provide the body with nutrients.
“However, mixing milk and malt in the hopes of increasing blood volume is unrealistic. That is not supported by scientific evidence. I’ve heard of the concoction, and it’s primarily consumed by women. But in terms of iron delivery, I am certain because milk contains iron.”
She, on the other hand, urged Nigerians to eat a variety of foods in order to get all of the nutrients they require to stay healthy.
She also recommended that people who are at risk of anemia eat foods high in iron, such as vegetables and liver.
Hypovolemia is defined as a lack of blood volume, according to an online news portal called Verywellheath.
“There are clinical signs and symptoms of hypovolemia, but it’s possible to lose up to 30% of total circulatory volume before any signs or symptoms appear.
The body’s ability to adequately perfuse (fill) the tissues with blood, oxygen, and nutrients is harmed by a lack of volume, according to the study.
Poor eating habits, she claims, can lead to malnutrition and its associated health consequences, and that malnutrition in children and adults is caused by either underconsumption or overconsumption of appropriate foods.
She warned that aneamia could affect pregnant women, HIV-positive people, and people with chronic kidney disease, and urged them to eat well and from a variety of food groups.
“Your body produces more blood to support the growth of your baby during pregnancy,” according to Webmd, an online news portal. Your body might not be able to produce the amount of red blood cells it needs to make this extra blood if you don’t get enough iron or certain other nutrients.”
“When you’re pregnant, it’s normal to have mild anemia. However, you could have more severe anemia due to a lack of iron or vitamins, or for other reasons.
“Anaemia can make you feel tired and sluggish. If it is severe but not treated, it can lead to serious complications such as preterm delivery, according to WebMD.