How often do you nibble on snacks and junk food? Ever considered its impact on your health in the long term? Well, I have. This is why I now make it a point of duty to be deliberate about what goes into my mouth. If you’re wondering why you fall sick often, or battle with headaches, running stomach and the likes, you probably need to pay attention to your diet, among other things. So here are 5 lovely dishes you should consider adding to your diet today. You don’t have to be rich to eat healthy, you only need to be knowledgeable. Here you go…
Ofada rice is a locally produced brand of rice with a unique taste and feel. Also known as Brown Rice, Ofada has been proven to help protect the body against colon cancer, reduce the risk of breast cancer, lower cholesterol and prevent heart disease. If you want to get rid of constipation and maintain a normal body weight, you should make Ofada rice your best friend.
Yummy! YumYum! That’s the easiest way to describe a dish of chicken salad served at any time of the day. Forget the naysayers, chicken is a great source of protein, blood-building vitamin B6, bone strengthening phosphorus and cell-protecting selenium. What more can you ask for? Go grab your bowl of chicken salad and enjoy!
Yam and Fish Pepper Soup
This is heaven on earth. If you haven’t tried out this delicacy, you are missing so bad. Also known as Ji Mmiiri Oku, Yam and Fish Pepper Soup is native to the Igbos in Nigeria. It is a pepper-laden traditional meal prepared for new moms right after giving birth, helping the mother to heal faster and contract the uterus. Yam and Fish Pepper soup is not exclusive to new moms, it’s for every lover of good food.
Tiger Nuts and Milk
Rarely will you find someone who hasn’t eaten tiger nuts at least once in their lifetime. Many, however, are not aware of the immense health benefits inherent in it. Tiger nuts are a great source of fibre, protein and magnesium. For those looking to control their blood pressure, look no further, ‘tiger-nutting’ is the way to go. They do a great job in regulating blood sugar levels. Tiger nuts can also be made into milk and oil, providing a great substitute for animal milk and olive oil.
Smoothies are arguably the cheapest and easiest foods to make in this category. They contain essential anti-oxidants, minerals and vitamins needed to get your day started. All you need to make your smoothie is just a blender, your choice of fruits (orange, strawberry, apple) and a base such as water, milk or yoghurt. Remember, moderation in consumption is key. Too much of smoothie in your system is tantamount to taking too much of candy, which can lead to gaining of excess weight.
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