It is assumed that Nigerian foods are basically fattening. This makes many Nigerians unhealthy. There are numerous diets that promote weight loss, sometimes in an unhealthy way. Fad quick dieting, for instance, is strongly harmful.
Understanding which foods are healthful and trying to include them in our diet could benefit the nation.
The most important thing to remember, is that a balanced diet is the true secret to healthful eating.
The benefits of fruits can not be negotiable. In Nigeria, at every point in time, you have one fruit or ther than in season making it plentiful and cheap. some Nigerian fruits are Mangoes, Watermelon, Oranges, Bananas and the likes. these fruits are highly rich in vitamins and fiber.
All Nigerian vegetables such as Ewedu, Efo, Carrots and the likes are very rich in vitamins and fiber.
Beans is basically high in protein and apart from the fact that, it makes one grow, it is a great plant source of protein which can be eaten in many funny ways with plantain, yam, and the likes.
Brown Rice (Ofada Rice)
Rice is generally loved by children and few adults in Nigeria. However, brown rice, is highly nutritional. it is a good source of Magnesium and Fiber.
Potatoes and Yam
Potatoes and Yam are another rich Nigerian food. they are packed with potassium and other nutrients.
Nigerian foods are packed with nutrients and we should take advantage of foods in season and just sticking to one kind of food.