Before explaining a treatment for malnutrition, let’s reflect on it once upon a time. When we were younger, our teachers taught us the importance of eating a balanced diet to stay healthy and grow stronger. If you remember, this balanced diet consisted of six main classes of food: proteins, carbohydrates, vitamins, fats and oils, roughages and water.
All these food classes are obtained from different sources, meaning one needs to eat various meals to get a balanced diet.
Looking back at those times, we seem to fall short of eating that balanced diet. Not because families didn’t care for nutritional needs but because these food sources were expensive.
In recent times, the economic situation has gotten more challenging, and many more families can barely get by with a nutritious meal and talk less of a balanced diet.
The high prices of food like rice, beans, and garri, the chief sources of carbohydrates and protein in most Nigerian homes, are gradually becoming too expensive to buy. It then creates a problem of malnutrition.
Unlike what most people think, malnutrition is not the same thing as starvation. It is not when you do not have food to eat; instead, it has to do with the nutritional value of the food we eat. Looking at it this way, you can understand that many people are suffering from malnutrition based on their food type.
Weakened immune system: People who do not eat nutritious foods will always be susceptible to suffering from various kinds of diseases. The deficiency in essential nutrients creates a weakened body defence against these diseases.
Poor or delayed development: This is seen in malnourished children; they grow slower than others and are not very active. Even in school, they seem feeble-minded as their brain function is also affected.
Weight loss: A common effect of malnourishment is weight reduction. As the body lacks essential proteins, fats, and vitamins, the skin becomes thinner, and generally, the body becomes lighter.
Hair loss: Another sign of malnourishment is the loss of hair experienced as the hair shaft loses its firmness and begins to fall off.
Tiredness: A malnourished person gets tired quickly, as there is not enough carbohydrate to provide the energy to carry out strenuous activities.
The only treatment for malnutrition is to eat healthy foods that increase the nutrient levels in the body. It is recommended that malnourished people eat these four groups of food:
1. Bread, rice, garri and potatoes: These foods are rich in carbohydrates, which are the body's primary energy sources.
2. Milk, yoghurt and other dairy products: This is to help provide minerals like calcium in the body that help strengthen the bones. There are also good sources of simple sugars (reduced carbohydrates).
3. Fruits and vegetables: There are a wide variety of fruits and vegetables that you can select from; these include pineapples, mangoes, oranges, carrots, and even pumpkin leaves, locally referred to as ugwu. In treating malnutrition, they help provide the body with essential vitamins and roughages.
4. Fish, egg, beans, and meat: These foods are rich sources of proteins that help build up the body and repair worn-out parts. They also form essential elements of hormones and enzymes in the body.
5. Herbal Supplements: There are good herbal supplements in the treatment of malnutrition that complement the food we eat and help us to have a balanced diet and overcome malnutrition.
6. Water: Last but not the least, don't forget to drink enough water to keep the body hydrated. All these food nutrients can only function properly in the presence of water.learn-peptic-ulcer-disease-from-scratch
You can order Cordy Active and V-ca herbal medicine to treat malnutrition. We sell member prices to encourage patronage and membership after you have the result that our food supplement works.
The price for Cordy Active is N9,100 and V-ca is N5,100, excluding the delivery cost. We offer prompt product delivery using courier services for between N500 and N3,000 nationwide.
Call/Text/WhatsApp/Telegram us on Mobile: 2348033205456/2348121325411 or send us mail for more information. Click Here.