In this era of no more tomatoes aplenty in our respective diet, coupled with the fact that everybody is in some kind of battle with weight, juggling between sizes every now and then, could it be surprising it is so hard to eat healthy in Nigeria, let alone be able to afford healthy foods?
It’s not surprising seeing people enjoy fatty foods because they are spicy, filling and within reach.
We are going to learn how to improve our eating habits positively with food that is within reach and less expensive. Green food which is mostly vegetables. They are hefty source of antioxidants, low in calories, carbohydrate free, great source of phytonutrients and so on.
Here are 5 vegetables commonly found in Nigeria that burn belly fat and help fast weight loss.
Spinach or Green
It is a great source of vitamin C, B6, E, magnesium and potassium. A vegetable which will keep your body healthy and energetic. Add it to your soup, curry on its own, salad or stuffed bread. It’s tasty and healthy. It helps lose weight by increasing your metabolic rate and gives a feeling of fullness.
Apart from being tasty, it is also high in dietary fibre & vitamin C. For higher and better result on weight loss eat cabbage with most of your meals – bread, stew, spaghetti, beans etc. Of course add cabbage to your salad.
Everybody loves carrot. This vegetable doesn’t even need to be cooked before you enjoy its goodness. It is rich in antioxidant and excellent source of vitamin A and other minerals. It greatly helps weight loss by increasing your body metabolic rate.. Carrots help improve eyesight too. Can be eaten in salad, added and cooked with rice, pasta, sauce and so on.
Cucumber is the best of all fat-burning vegetables. Add enough cucumber which is a pack of most vitamins, calcium, iron etc. It also keeps your skin fresh while you are on diet. There are so many ways to eat cucumber. You can eat it raw, in various salad recipes, you can juice it, puree it etc.
Garden egg vegetable are those all white or green hard vegetable that looks like tomatoes. It’s delicious, makes a great fat-burning snack, great night-time snack and its fat-burning too. You can bake it, grill it or add it to your stews, soups or curry it. It is loaded with vitamin A and high in fibre which certainly helps weight loss.
I am sure your will agree these veggies are within reach and cheap too, if you make it a big part of your diet you will be sure to get positive results gradually.