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University of Ilorin, Ilorin, Nigeria
Foods On Low Budget To Boost Your Health In 2020 (By:Grace Olawuni)  Its a new year again!, and because your health is very important,my happy new year to you would be five foods that would boost your health in 2020.Grab some nuts and let’s go! 1.OATS The BNF says that oats are a brilliant source of fibre, providing a specific type called beta glucan, which can help to lower cholesterol. Incorporate them into your breakfasts if possible, the organisation suggests, either by making porridge or overnight oats. 2.TOMATOES Tomatoes are often underrated. But the BNF says they are rich in vitamin C and natural phytochemicals like lycopene, the natural pigment that gives tomatoes their vibrant red hue. As for how to eat them in an interesting way, try thinking beyond caprese salads and pasta sauces. You can add tomatoes to curries, soups, or vegetable bakes. 3.APPLES Apples provide soluble fibre as well as polyphenols, which can treat digestion problems and help protect you from cardiovascular disease, notes the BNF. They are best eaten as either a healthy snack, or with porridge for breakfast. 4.LEAFY VEGETABLES We’ve all heard this one before. But leafy green vegetables are one of the healthiest foods around thanks to the multiple vitamins they contain. Vegetables like spinach, broccoli and cabbage tend to provide vitamins C and A, folate and potassium, notes the BNF, subsequently boosting immunity, energy and skin health. Broccoli is also one of the most nutritious, says O’Shaughnessy, because it contains DIM (Di-indolyl Methane), which is a powerful aromatase inhibitor. This means it can support hormone balance. 5.WHOLE GRAINS Wholegrain carbohyrates like bread, pasta or bulgar wheat are quick and easy to cook and rich in fibre as well as nutrients like niacin and phosphorus, which helps the body repair tissues and cells. “These foods give us the energy we need to function without spiking blood sugar,” says Travers. “Stick to a fist-size portion at a time.” There you go guys!, remember that no matter what you do, STAY HEALTHY! 

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