Fruits and vegetables are naturally low in fat and calories and contain zero cholesterol. They are important sources of essential nutrients like potassium, folic acid, Vitamin A, Vitamin C and dietary fibre. Their benefits cannot be overemphasized.

Fibre from fruits and vegetables;

  • Reduces blood cholesterol
  • Lowers risk of heart disease
  • Eliminates constipation and improves bowel movement
  • Satisfies hunger and keeps the stomach full for longer periods without added calories.
  • Suppresses appetite and craving.
  • Including fruits in your daily diet, prevents wrinkling of skin, hair-fall, and memory loss.

Fruits and vegetables can be said to be the world’s healthiest foods.

Substitute carbs with fruits to enjoy its amazing benefits of weight loss. Choose from a wide variety of fruits. There is something for everyone.

Take advantage of seasonal fruits which tend to be cheaper to reap more benefits. IMG_20160425_120953_613Popular Nigerian fruits and vegetables include:

  • Apple
  • Avocado
  • Banana
  • Cabbage
  • Coconut
  • Cucumber
  • Grapes
  • Grapefruit
  • Lemon/ lime
  • Mango fruit
  • Orange
  • Pawpaw
  • Pineapple
  • Tangerine
  • Watermelon
  • Scent leaves (nchuanwu)
  • Fluted pumpkin
  • Lettuce
  • Garlic, onion, ginger
    • Utazi 
    • Bitter leaf
    • Water leaf
    • Spinach
    • Groundnut
    • Carrot
    • Peanut
    • Walnut, cashew nut

    Red, yellow and green pepper.

Incorporate the above fruits and vegetables to your diet and be on your way to a healthier you!

 

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