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Nigerians should eat foods from natural sources

Posted: Apr 14, 2015 at 3:16 am   /   by   /   comments (0)

By Christian Emeka  / Special Correspondent , Awka 


The National Complementary and Alternative Medical Association (NACAMA) has recommended that Nigerians should eat food from natural sources for safe food consumption. It enjoined Nigerians to eat healthy foods direct from farms (nature) in order to maintain a highly disease immune bodies.

National President of NACAMA, Prof. Peter Katchy, who made this recommendation in Onitsha, Anambra State, while speaking on World Health Day with theme, `From Farm to Plate, Make Food Safe’, encouraged Nigerians to return to the farm.

Katchy said the greatest undoing of Nigerians’ health is the canned and junk foods, which are readily available and consumed by millions of Nigerians daily.

He noted that these foods are most times laden with high starch, fatty meats and poor cooking oils with high cholesterol, chemicals from seasoning preservatives and additives, low in vitamins, minerals and fibre.

“Food is the best preventive medicine, (which) put the state of our health in our bare hands; that is the state of our health is in our hand, because we are part of our health as we are also part of pour diseases.

“Foundation for Better Nutrition and Rehabilitation advocates that we modify our diets in the best interest of good health as eating good food is the cornerstone of all efforts in promoting health.

“It is true that (most of) our diseases have their root in food which means that the food we eat has the capacity of nourishing us as well as planting a seed of illness and this is determined by the (type of) food we eat.

“This emphasises that it is our individual responsibility to stay healthy because no two persons owns a body,’’ he said.