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3 Nigerian Soups That are Good For The Heart and Brain Health

Most Nigerian delicacies are regarded as unhealthy even when research has shown that they are actually healthy when prepared the proper way. People have developed the interest in most foreign foods for their health looking down on their own delicacies.

In this article, I am going to be talking about Nigerian Delicacies that has been proven to be really healthy for the body.

1. Egusi soup (Melon)

Egusi soup is another delicious Nigerian delicacy that is really healthy for the body. There has been so many superstitions that believed that egusi soup is unhealthy. Many people say that it increases our blood pressure but this has been proven to be vice versa.

Melon which is the seed known as Egusi is rich in Omega-3 fatty acid, a compound that is said to be healthy for heart health and proper development of the body.

Melon has been proven to help reduce blood pressure. But the danger of Melon soup (egusi) is that when prepared the wrong way, it could be really dangerous to the body.

The oil you used while preparing your Melon soup could determine to a large extent whether the soup will be harmful to your health. So focus more on what you used in preparing the soup than condemning the seed.

2. Okra Soup

Okra soup is another nice Nigerian delicacy that has been proven to be healthy for the body. Okra is known for its enormous health benefits to the body. It is rich in vitamin B9, A,C,K and other flavonoids necessary for healthy living.

It also reduces the cholesterol levels in the body and also helps in reducing blood sugar according to a study from They also play a good role in promoting heart and brain health.

It's dangers to the blood depends on the ingredients used in preparing it or the amount of salt content in it.

3. Vegetable soup (Edikang Ikong)

Vegetable soup traditional called Edikang Ikong is another delicious Nigerian delicacy that is high in nutrients. Vegetables are known for its high levels of antioxidants, vitamins and minerals necessary for proper development of the body. They are good for brain and heart health

Eating More of this soup could be beneficial to your overall health.


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