“The doctor of the future will give no medication, but will interest his patients in the care of the human frame, diet and in the cause and prevention of disease”. – Thomas Edison.
Research and years of actual human experience have shown that ingestibles can prevent, cure diseases and help one live longer.
Here are 7 foods which when eaten, would have significant impact on the health.
This is a Nigerian bean pudding made from a mixture of washed and peeled black-eyed peas, onions and fresh ground peppers.
Moi moi contains proteins and energy sustaining nutrients. It is a healthy meal which is particularly good for nursing mothers or pregnant women, vegetarians, diabetics and also overweight persons.
Egg, when boiled, contains several vitamin contents and choline, an essential nutrient that helps with brain development.
Egg yolks contain large amounts of both Lutein and Zeaxanthin which are good for eyesight. Egg is also a good source of protein which helps with weight loss and lowers blood pressure.
Boiled plantain contains valuable and essential vitamins the body requires for the immune system to prevent cancer and eye defect.
Boiled plantain, unlike fried plantain, retains enough water needed for the body and helps the heart with its electrical activity.
It supplies the body with recommended fibre needed daily and adequate intake of fibre helps the body to maintain blood sugar.
There are several types of vegetables like African spinach, Lagos spinach, wide lettuce and waterleaf. Vegetable soup is medicinal and nourishing particularly the diuretic ones.
Vegetables are important sources of several nutrients, which include potassium, dietary fiber, folate (folic acid), vitamin A, and vitamin C.
Meals rich in potassium may help to maintain healthy blood pressure by reducing the chances of having heart diseases.
Vegetables also help fight cell damages and consuming a lot can lower the risk of having cancer, high blood pressure, obesity, heart disease and type-2 diabetes.
This cereal grain helps to gain strength and also reduces the risk of cardio-vascular disease because of the high fibre content it contains. Its ability to lower to lower the level of cholesterol in the system is a great advantage to help combat stroke.
It fills up the tummy and lessens craving of food. The high fibre and complex carbohydrates stabilises blood sugar and reduces risk of type 2 diabetes.
People often say Okra is a poverty soup, but just so you know, it is a good source of vitamin A, B Complex, C, iron and calcium. It is also fat-free and helps with weight loss as it is low in calories.
Okra soup improves immune system, prevents anaemia and controls diabetes. Presence of dietary fibre in okra also helps improve insulin sensitivity in the body.
Coconut oil is one of the healthiest ingestibles because of its immense benefits to the health.
Medical research has it that coconut oil helps prevent high blood pressure and equally helps sustain energy.
Coconut oil also aids food digestion and reduces the chances of having stomach ulcer.
Gaggling the mouth with coconut oil prevents gum disease and tooth decay while healthy muscles are built through good consumption of coconut oil.
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