Stu-Diet: A Perfect Recipe Guide For Nigerian Students.

     "I'm a student , a Nigerian student, passing through the most rigorous 4,5,or 6 years of my life. I'm stressed, I don't have time due to unending tests , assignments, seminar presentations,and all.

 The economy is not smiling, especially with the hike in the price of fuel. Everything in the market is now double their price. SAPA is not showing any mercy at all" -This is probably your complaints and excuses for not eating well, for looking lean and malnourished at the end of the semester, or for lacking in one dietary health area or the other.

     Well, I, a soon-to-be Nutritionist and dietitian, is here to tell you: "healthy eating as a Nigerian student is possible ! ". Yeah! Even with that choked up schedule of yours, and that weekly / monthly allowance and food stuff that seems too small and not enough. You might be wondering, how?

    Eating well and healthy which differs for each individual ( as per we have different health record and status, preferences, religious and cultural beliefs when it comes to certain foods, and financial capabilities, etc) requires learning the trick ( STUDY-DIET) which I referred to as stu-diet. Now, this does not require you to major in Nutrition or Dietetics or any food related course in the University. It only requires you to be smart, having simple basic knowledge on food combo.

    Ha Ah! Exactly what you wanted to read uhn? There are six classes of food: Carbohydrate, Protein, Fat and Oil , Mineral salt , Vitamin and Water. Each class of food has foods peculiar to them because of the high percentage of their content in them. Take for instance; most cereals are carbohydrate not because they don't have protein or vitamins or even water content ithem, but because of the higher percentage of carbohydrate in them.  

    Stay with me guys...
       A student with a weekly allowance of #2500 and food stuff : Rice, Beans, Garri, Indomie, Oil, salt, maggi onions , eggs ( half-a-crate) ,dry pepper, sugar ,and of course gas and water can infact eat healthy.
    Here is the breakdown:.

Morning: Indomie and Boiled egg

Afternoon: Rice and Beans , Stew ( with veges e.g pumpkin) , and dry fish 
Evening: Garri with groundnut

 Morning: Rice with vege

Afternoon: Fruit salad E.g The combination of
Pineapple , Watermelon, And Pawpaw 

Evening : Moi moi and pap

Day3: .
Morning: Fried egg with veges and Bread

Afternoon: Rice, moi moi and stew.

Evening: Indomie with veges and dry fish / cray fish 

Day 4 :
Morning: Fruits ( oranges / Bananas / Apple)

Afternoon: Beans with veges, dry fish and Bread

Evening: Beans and Garri 

Day 5:.
 Morning: Indomie and fried egg

Afternoon: Snacks ( E.g Biscuits )

Evening: Akara and Garri / Bread

Morning : Akara

Afternoon : Eba and soup 

Saturday (E) : Indomie and plantain 

Day 7:
Morning: Bread and Tea 

Afternoon: Jollof rice 

Evening: ' Bread and stew 

All of which are cheap and might not exceed your allowance if property planned and managed.

    Someone once said "MEDICINE is SICK CARE , FOOD is HEALTH CARE".Also , Hippocrates, the Father of Medicine once said, " Let thy FOOD be thy MEDICINE, and thy MEDICINE thy FOOD". Eating right as a student as countless benefits to man, especially during adolescence which is known as a crucial development stage. One of which is building a strong immunity against sicknesses, infections and diseases thereby avoiding clinic drugs and smell.

    Do not continue with the mentally of "I can only eat well at home, but not in school", as this will only do more harm than good to one. Any damage(s) done to the body due to unhealthy eating could leave a lifetime scar. 
              Be wise!

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