We all believe and agree that all foods should be ‘enjoyed’ and not endured. AGREED`mes with its own unique nutrition and importance. It’s TIME we have a rethink based on the nutritional benefits of this foods, fruits and vegetables and give them a second thought.
Okro Also known as ladies finger has high levels of vitamin A,B vitamin(B1,B2,B6), and vitamin C, and traces of zinc,potassium and calcium. okro also serves as a supplement for fiber and folic acid and is a special delicacy when prepared as soup and semo,amala,fufu and rice in this part of this world, but sadly a lot just have reservations when it comes to this highly nutritious plant. okro helps improve digestive health, improves vision, boost skin health, strengthens bones, improves cardiovascular health, aids the immune system and protect heart health.
Crabs is one of the best possible dietary sources of protein available. it contains almost as much protein per 100 grams as meats. the protein in crab is of high quality and very digestible for people of all ages. rich in vitamins and minerals, crab meat is also low in fat and contains omega-3 . these help provide protection from heart disease and aid brain development. crabs can be used in soups stews. Do include this seafood in your checklist when next you intend to prepare a special meal.
Snails are a good source or iron, essential for building red blood cells and carrying energy around the body. A lack of iron can lead to extreme fatigue. Snails also contain protein, essential for building and repairing muscle. Snails are also a good source of magnesium, which our bodies need to maintain a normal blood pressure, strengthen bones and also keep your heartbeat regular. you can eat it fried, boiled in your soup or stew or make it a part of your finger food by spicing it up with pepper, garlic, tomatoes and onions.
Pawpaw is considered to be so full of health benefit that it promotes digestion, builds the immune system, prevents constipation and vitamin C. You can blend and drink it a fruit juice or just munch on it. After a long hard stressful day, it is a good idea to come home to a plate of pawpaw. this wonder fruit is rich in several nutrients like vitamin C which can keep you free from stress.
Coco-yam contains starch, which makes it an excellent source of carbohydrate. it contains dietary fiber and higher protein contents than the majority of the tropical root crops. it also contains thiamine, calcium, niacin, manganese, vitamin B, vitamin C, vitamin E, magnesium, copper and riboflavin. cocoyam can be consumed in different ways e.g roasting, cooking, frying,baking, pounding etc. Cocoyam is also used as a thickener for cooking soups such as oha and bitter leaf soup. cocoyam can also be cooked as porridge.
Have a second thought today and enjoy life to the fullest. while living healthy you could also be happy