One of the most common ailment individuals, who are getting older face in their daily life, is that of obesity and high blood pressure. It has been generally observed that what we consume play a vital role in ensuring that we maintain a good body structure healthy lifestyle. Eating processed food may be okay, but it has its own health implication. Medical and fitness practitioners normally advocate the consumption of natural food.
This is one of the sweetest fruits available in Nigeria, with majority of people planting it in their surrounding and gardens. Orange is a rich source of Vitamin C which can help prevent Scurvy in children. The fruit also contains pectin which is a unique fiber that aids the control of the body cholesterol level.
Though this small but powerful bulb has some pungent smell, it is so helpful in lowering the body’s cholesterol level. It can be chewed in its raw form or sliced and used for seasoning of meat or fish. Whichever form it is used, Garlic remains one of the most potent sources of natural healing for the human heart.
This fish is one of the best sources of Omega-3 fatty acid which aids in eliminating inflammation in the blood arteries. It is so rich in Omega-3 fatty acids, that elderly people are advised to include it in their daily diet. They are however expensive when compared to the normal fresh-water fishes available.
This is one fruit I love eating always. It is commonly found in the Northern part of Nigeria, where the soil texture aids its growth and cultivation. Carrots contain a high level of antioxidants which helps to reduce heart-related ailments in the human body. Carrot can be eaten raw or sliced and used as salad fruit or juice. It can be easily sourced anywhere, as it is relatively cheap and available.
This is a very common fruit in Africa and other temperate regions. One good thing about this fruit is the low calories it contains and the high level of Vitamin B and C which helps eliminate scurvy in children Tomatoes also contains beta carotene, phosphorus and calcium. Due to its high fiber content, it can be used as an antidote against indigestion.
This is a common fruit which can be found in the tropics and other temperate environment. Almonds fall into the nut category, which are by nature not only nutritious, but also healthy for the heart. They contain more Vitamin E when compared to other nuts. It is also a good source of calcium which is essential for strong bones in children.