Egusi soup is one of the most common soups in Nigeria. Irrespective of the tribe, there is hardly any home in Nigeria that doesn't prepare Egusi soup regularly. Egusi soup is not just an enjoyable or delicious soup, it has a tremendously good effect on your health when prepared correctly.
Egusi soup can become enjoyed with several meals or swallow such as yam, Semo, Eba, or Amala. In preparing the soup you can also add healthy vegetables such as bitter leaf or spinach and each of these vegetables have good effect on your health.
The major component of Egusi soup is the Egusi seed itself and it is packed with several nutrients, vitamins, minerals and substances which have good effect on your health. Egusi contains vitamin E and B-carotene which are antioxidants. It also contains calcium and potassium, magnesium, phosphorus, iron and zinc.
The antioxidants (vitamin E and B-carotene) helps to combat free radicals produced in the body's which are implicated in some disease conditions such as cancer, diabetes, heart disease, inflammations, and liver disease. By combating free radicals or toxins in the body, antioxidants can help to prevent cellular damage and fast aging which makes most people look older than their real ages.
The iron component of Egusi soup can help boost the level of blood in your body because iron is involved in the production of blood in your body.
The calcium and potassium are vital for the formation of healthy bones and teeth in your body.
The Zinc component in Egusi helps to improve the functioning of your immune system. That means it helps to keep your immunity at it's best to combat infection and other conditions that can cause health problems to emerge in your body.
Lastly Egusi soup does not contain cholesterol or it is cholesterol-free which is one of the reasons why it is very healthy. If you are among the class of person's who do not fancy it, you should consider including it in your diet if not for anything, for the health benefits or effects it has on your health.
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