Old age is one of the stage in our life that comes with a lot of challenges and we naturally need to learn how to live and fight these challenges. One of the major challenges most older people face is different type of sickness.
This is mostly caused as a result of weakened immune system. Studies show that foods and habits play an important role in determining either good or bad habit as a person starts to age.
In Nigeria, soup is very important in our food especially those that like “swallow”. So in this article, I am going to walk you through the best soups to eat more especially for aged ones.
Nigerian soups to eat more as you grow older
- Okra soup
Okra soup is well known for its draw nature and a lot of people are very fond of eating it. Studies didn’t say much about the soup when prepared but it’s major component has been proven to have a lot of benefits to the body.
Studies showed Okra could help in regulating blood sugar levels, it contains beneficial antioxidants, fiber, vitamin C & B and other nutrients which is good for old age.
Eating Okra has also been found to reduce our risk of suffering from different types of heart diseases and could also contain some anti cancer properties.
- Egusi soup
Egusi (Melon) soup is another type of Nigerian dish – made with melon. Although there has been some unproven side effects which a lot of people have brought up about egusi, some studies have found that it is actually beneficial to health especially when it’s made with vegetable.
According to studies, Egusi (Melon Seed) is a great source of protein, zinc, calcium and fibre. It has also been proven to help lower blood pressure rate, reduce risk of Diabetes and promotes better heart health.
- Edikaikong soup
Edikaikong soup is mainly made with vegetables. It has been found to be quite beneficial to the body at old age mainly because of its high level of veggies.
But during preparation, it is important that you don’t let the vegetables overcook as it could affect the nutrient level of the soup.