20 Quick Health Tips For Nigerians
Health is the greatest wealth ever,
we are always busy with our lives and most of us forget to observe some daily healthy tips that can help us maintain a sound health.
Listed below are some tips that can help you to live a better and healthier life in Nigeria.
20 Quick Health Tips For Nigerians
1. Avoid Sugary Drinks
When you take a lot of minerals daily you end up adding more calories,moreover studies have shown that sugary drinks can cause obesity,diabetes, heart disease and all sorts of health problems,also you should know that most fruit juices sold also contains a high amount of sugar.
2. Drink Coffee
Nigerians don't like drinking coffee,we prefer to drink tea,some people say that coffee has a negative effect on the body system,but from research,studies has shown that moderate drinking of coffee can actually be healthy.
Also coffee drinkers generally live longer and have a reduced chance of suffering from diseases like Type 2 diabetes, Parkinson's disease Etc
3. Don't Skip Breakfast
Eating your breakfast regularly helps to keep your body system and metabolism in order.
4. Avoid Junk Food
Try to always eat some home made food,daily consumption of junk and processed food is dangerous to your health.
Junk foods are low in nutrients but very high in it's sugar content.
5. Eat Allota Fish
Eating Fish is very healthy because it contains essential vitamins and minerals and also loaded with omega-3 fatty acids.
Nigerians that eat allotta fish end up having lower chances of suffering from diseases like heart disease, dementia Etc
6. Get Enough Sleep
The importance of getting enough quality sleep can not be overstated.
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7. Drink Green Tea
Drinking green tea helps to relieve stress and will make you relax more,after a hectic day on Nigerian roads.
8. Get Enough Sleep
Never stress and work your self to the point that you are unable to get enough sleep daily.
Lack of sleep is potentially dangerous to your health,it can reduce your mental and physical performance and also decrease your health status tremendously.
9. Take Supplements
Always try to take your supplements like probiotic supplements and multi vitamins,do this in moderation.
10. Listen To Music
Listening to soothing slow music can help to lower your stress level by decreasing the stress hormone cortisol.
11. Drink A lot Of Water
Not only can drinking a lot of water help you shed that stubborn weight of yours,it can also help to keep you healthy.
You should drink about 2 or more liters of water per day,the best time to drink water is half an hour before meals.
Do not wait until your thirsty and dehydrated before drinking water,drink water on a regular basis.
12. Eat Meat
Meat is nutritious,however it shouldn't be taken in large amount,also it shouldn't be overcooked or burnt,this might lead to the formation of harmful compounds that raise the risk of cancer.
13. Eat A lot Of Veggies
Vegetables and fruits should be eaten on a regular basis.
Veggies are loaded with prebiotic fiber, vitamins, minerals antioxidants Etc
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People who live longer have a lower risk of heart disease, type 2 diabetes, obesity Etc
14. Protein Intake
Many people suffer from diseases because they do not consume enough proteins,endeavor to eat enough protein rich foods.
Studies has shown that most of our daily starchy Nigerian foods does not contain a lot of protein.
15. Don't Abuse Or Do Dr*gs
Drink alcohol in moderation,avoid smoking or inhaling second hand smoke,do not form the habit of taking a lot of prescription dr*gs on a daily basis.
16. Hit The Gym
Do some cardio, walk more and burn a lot of calories daily.
Exercise keeps you in shape and helps to reduce belly fat.
Belly fat is unhealthy because it exerts pressure on some of your vital organs.
Do whatever that makes you happy,as long as it doesn't endanger your health.
--18. Herbs And Spices
Some Herbs and spices has a lot of tremendous health benefits because of its anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties.
Nigerian's that eat and consuming spices & herbs have a lower rate of suffering from chronic diseases.
Herbs and spices like Aloe Vera,Ginger,Tumeric, Garlic,Carrot Juice Etc are very nutritious and should be eaten regularly.
19. Social Relationships
Take good care of your social relationship with others
--Those that are in a healthy relationship and have the love of family live longer and are healthier.
20. Monitor Your Food Intake
Do not eat too much food,try to eat moderately,you musnt finish the food on your table,stop whenever your stomach is full,don't over feed and eat too much.
Adopting some of these tips listed above will help you stay healthier and live longer.