Local foods such as Egusi soup prepared with natural ingredients are far better and healthier than junk foods which cause many kinds of health problems. Egusi Soup is one of the most common soups in Nigeria and there are hardly any Nigerians that haven’t tasted it. It is delicious, easy to cook, and has a very good effect on the blood pressure of people who eat it regularly.
Egusi contains a variety of nutrients that have good effects on your health in general. With specificity on how it affects your blood pressure or the blood pressure of people who eat it often, it contains a good level of calcium, potassium, other important minerals, and fatty acids.
The minerals in Egusi helps to regulate your blood pressure and keep it at a level that is physiologically healthy. That is, they help control your blood pressure and even lower it when it goes too high.
Additionally, the fatty acid content of Egusi helps to prevent coronary artery disease and heart failure by helping to prevent the clogging of your arteries and other blood vessels such as your veins and capillaries by fat deposits or plaques. As you must have read in my previous articles, clogging which also means blocking your blood vessels by fat deposits is one of the major causes of heart diseases.
Besides the fact that it helps to keep your arteries unclogged, it is also a cholesterol-free food which means it in no way raises the level of cholesterol in your body unlike other foods like junk foods.
With respect to all that has been said, unlike popular assumptions, Egusi is an ideal food for people with high blood pressure and you already know why.
So, if you’ve noticed that your blood pressure has been high of late and you’re looking for local foods that can help keep it low, Egusi is a perfect option.