Leadership (Abuja)

19 July 2012

Nigeria: Eat Local Nutritional Food During Ramadan - Nutritionist

A nutritionist, Mrs Joke Adebayo has advised Muslim faithful to eat indigenous food during the Ramadan fast for a healthy living.

Adebayo told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Thursday in Abuja that indigenous foods were fresh and capable of providing necessary vitamins that the body required.

She said there were different foods available at different seasons, and the right food should be taken at each season of the year.

Adebayo said many people were in the habit of eating fast foods as well as other junk foods, which, she said, were not nutritious to the body.

The nutritionist added that some of the junk foods were not healthy for the human body as the methods of their preparations were not always good.

"People should try as much as possible to eat our indigenous food such as Amala, Ewedu, Efo (vegetable), Tuwo, Masa, Kunu, Suya, Potatoes and so on. Popular fruits such as orange, watermelon, grapefruit, banana and pineapple should also be taken during this period," Adebayo added.

She urged all Muslims to be steadfast during the Ramadan season and also to pray for the peace of the nation. (NAN)

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