The age of 45 is not old age but actually old age onset. It is a point when you start observing things that will help you at old age.
Foods and diets play a big role in our health at old age or even at any age. The only problem is that many people think that the only nutritious foods available are foreign ones
But Actually, there are a lot of Delicacies which can be prepared in Nigeria that has a lot of benefits to the body. According to different research and facts, some of these delicacies are what many people still prepare on a daily basis.
In this article, I am going to be talking about 4 Nigerian delicacies that you should eat more when you clock 45 and above.
1. Brown Rice and Vegetable Sauce
These two foods are commonly planted and produced in Nigeria. It is not generally a foreign food as it could be produced in the country. Brown rice has a lot of benefits to the body more than that contained in white rice.
Brown rice can be said to be the less processed part of white rice, it has more carbohydrate, minerals and vitamins. It contains relatively smaller sugar content and is a perfect type of rice for aging and diabetic people.
Vegetable sauce can be prepared from the commonly planted pumpkin leaves or even scent leaf which is also commonly seen in the country.
A well prepared Vegetable sauce has a lot of minerals, vitamins and antioxidants which are good for overall health.
2. Chicken Sauce
Chicken is one of the leanest types of meat around the world. It has a lot of benefits to the body ranging from high quality protein, vitamins, minerals and necessary Antioxidants.
Chicken Sauce can either be eaten alone or added to brown rice in order to make a perfect diet. It is a perfect food to eat more at old age because of it's numerous benefits to the body.
3. Egusi Soup (Melon)
Despite the fact that melon seed (egusi) has had a lot of critics from many Nigerians who might have heard rumours that it is bad for the heart and high blood pressure, it still remains one of the most nutritious.
Melon seed according to healthline.com, contains high level Omega-3 fatty acids which is good for heart health and can reduce blood pressure. It is one of the highly rich seeds around the world.
Also keep in mind that the oil you use in preparing this kind of food matters a lot as it can lead to bad health when prepared with the wrong type of oil.
4. Well prepared Okra Soup
Okra soup has a lot of benefits to the body. It's main component which is okra has been proven to contain some anticancer properties, protect the heart against risk and many other benefits to the body. It is a great food to eat at old age.
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