A Nutritionist in Nasarawa State, Dr Thomas Affi, has advocated for the consumption of local food considering its importance to human body.
Affi made the call on Saturday in an interview with the yanstv in Lafia.
He said that the consumption of local food such as locust beans would help to promote good sight and prevent diabetes.
The medial doctor also said that the consumption of locust beans had enormous benefits to human heath.
He said that locust beans coi help in the treatment of diarrhea, stroke and other diseases.
” Research has shown that locust beans help to promote good sight and drives away hypertension and disease conditions like stroke and diabetes.
” It also contains tannins, astringent substances found in many plants. Foods rich in tannins are often recommended for treatment of diarrhea
” It promotes good eyesight, locust beans can help promote better eyesight.
” Locust beans can help in the treatment of diarrhea, stroke among other diseases.
” It is in view of this that I want to call on Nigerians to imbibe the habit of eating tradtional food which contains nutrients,” he said.
The medical doctor also called on Nigerians to ensure regular medical check-up in the interest of their health and for the overall development of the society.