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5 Silent Killer-foods Nigerians Love by HeatSeeker(m): 3:34pm On Jun 09
In this article, we explore five silent-killer foods Nigerians love.

Nigerian cuisine is renowned for its rich flavors, vibrant colors, and diverse ingredients. However, amid the array of delicious dishes, there are some foods that, despite their popularity, pose significant health risks. Here are five silent killer foods that many Nigerians love:

1. Suya (Carcinogenic) -

Suya, a spicy skewered meat popular across Nigeria, is a favorite street food enjoyed by many. However, this tasty delight comes with a hidden danger. The process of grilling meat at high temperatures can lead to the formation of carcinogenic compounds known as heterocyclic amines (HCAs) and polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs). These compounds have been linked to an increased risk of cancer. Regular consumption of suya, particularly when it is charred, can elevate this risk, making it a silent killer on the dinner table.

2. Shawarma (Due to Hot Dogs) -

Shawarma, a Middle Eastern-inspired wrap filled with spiced meat, vegetables, and sauces, has become immensely popular in Nigeria. Often, hot dogs or other processed meats are used in the filling, which contain preservatives like nitrates and nitrites. These preservatives can convert into nitrosamines, which are carcinogenic. Furthermore, processed meats have been linked to various health issues, including heart disease and diabetes. Despite its delicious taste, frequent consumption of shawarma can contribute to these health problems.

3. Nkwobi (Excess Potassium) -

Nkwobi, a delicacy made from cow feet cooked in a spicy palm oil sauce, is a beloved traditional dish. However, it is also a silent killer due to its high potassium content. For individuals with kidney problems or those at risk of hyperkalemia (high potassium levels), consuming Nkwobi can be dangerous. Excess potassium can lead to irregular heartbeats and even heart failure. While it is a flavorful dish, those with existing health conditions need to be cautious about its consumption.

4. Kilishi -

Kilishi, a dried, spicy meat similar to jerky, is another Nigerian favorite. The drying and seasoning process often involves adding a significant amount of salt, which can contribute to high blood pressure (hypertension). Although kilishi is a convenient and tasty snack, its high salt content makes it a silent threat to cardiovascular health.

5. Deep-Fried Snacks -

Deep-fried snacks such as puff-puff, buns, akara (bean cakes), and plantain chips are immensely popular in Nigeria. These snacks, while delicious, are often cooked in unhealthy oils that contain trans fats. Trans fats are known to increase bad cholesterol (LDL) levels and decrease good cholesterol (HDL) levels, leading to an increased risk of heart disease, stroke, and type 2 diabetes. Additionally, the high-calorie content of deep-fried foods can contribute to obesity, which is a risk factor for numerous chronic diseases.

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Re: 5 Silent Killer-foods Nigerians Love by HeatSeeker(m): 3:37pm On Jun 09
@Nlfpmod, @dominique please move to front page. Thank you

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Re: 5 Silent Killer-foods Nigerians Love by MidasTouch15: 3:41pm On Jun 09
Kukuma add all the food and snacks na

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Re: 5 Silent Killer-foods Nigerians Love by illicit(m): 3:47pm On Jun 09
I don't like hot dogs

Tastes shitty

🥵

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Re: 5 Silent Killer-foods Nigerians Love by ifytrik(m): 3:52pm On Jun 09
illicit:
I don't like hot dogs

Tastes shitty

🥵

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Re: 5 Silent Killer-foods Nigerians Love by ifytrik(m): 3:54pm On Jun 09
MidasTouch15:
Kukuma add all the food and snacks na
don't mind op, is there any food that doesn't have side effects? The answer is a capital NO, just don't eat it too much and too often, even the cleanest water in the world will deal with you if you consume it too much, just eat a balance diet and don't eat too much and you are good to go

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Re: 5 Silent Killer-foods Nigerians Love by BigYash: 4:00pm On Jun 09
As long as say chicken pie no join,no Wahala

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Re: 5 Silent Killer-foods Nigerians Love by Mariangeles(f): 4:06pm On Jun 09
ifytrik:
don't mind op, is there any food that doesn't have side effects? The answer is a capital NO, just don't eat it too much and too often , even the cleanest water in the world will deal with you if you consume it too much, just eat a balance diet and don't eat too much and you are good to go

That is one "secret" about healthy eating that most people don't know.
Another one is, give enough time in-between meals to allow your body burn out the previous food you ate.

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Re: 5 Silent Killer-foods Nigerians Love by dododawa1: 4:16pm On Jun 09
Can you imagine

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Re: 5 Silent Killer-foods Nigerians Love by HeatSeeker(m): 4:17pm On Jun 09
dododawa1:
Can you imagine

Of course. There are things we eat that are just wrong on all levels. Don't you think?

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Re: 5 Silent Killer-foods Nigerians Love by Origin(f): 4:36pm On Jun 09
All imported foods are killer foods in my opinion....


We still have not eaten or tried half of our local cuisine....



And remember the rise of acute disease also aligned with the rise of fast food and eateries.

Go natural eat local.

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Re: 5 Silent Killer-foods Nigerians Love by dominique(f): 8:32pm On Jun 09
Just say all snacks and street foods abi wetin come remain again? undecided

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Re: 5 Silent Killer-foods Nigerians Love by noble2faith(m): 11:31am On Jun 10
Girls go vex oooo

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Re: 5 Silent Killer-foods Nigerians Love by MajorOvakporaye(f): 9:47pm On Jun 10
Bros hunger never beat you.Dey there dey look potassium and magnesium. If hunger waya you, you go use gbegiri eat bread.

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Re: 5 Silent Killer-foods Nigerians Love by Iseoluwani: 9:47pm On Jun 10
man must chop abeg

how about pork

i wan check something
Re: 5 Silent Killer-foods Nigerians Love by princepee: 9:47pm On Jun 10
Moderation is the key!
Any food can kill.
Except you want to be a vegetarian.
We have been eating this foods for ages we never die.
Abeg remove nkwobi from that your yeye list the thing delicious die.
I had one with Cold stout yesterday and it was heavenly

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Re: 5 Silent Killer-foods Nigerians Love by meum: 9:48pm On Jun 10
Don’t eat this don’t eat that because it’s a silent killer food.

See, anything that my mouth rejects is what I won’t eat. Simple.

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Re: 5 Silent Killer-foods Nigerians Love by Timagex(m): 9:48pm On Jun 10
All men must die. It is our prayers that we live long in good health. This post should be directed to women. They are ones who consume most of these stuffs.



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Re: 5 Silent Killer-foods Nigerians Love by Akwamkpuruamu: 9:48pm On Jun 10
Op, is high on Ebola white substances

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Re: 5 Silent Killer-foods Nigerians Love by Thundafireseun: 9:49pm On Jun 10
Thank God barbecue fish is not a silent killer….

It will have been a pleasure to die silently

Something must kill a man

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Re: 5 Silent Killer-foods Nigerians Love by oluseyiforjesus(m): 9:50pm On Jun 10
On a serious note I don't like ds shawama

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Re: 5 Silent Killer-foods Nigerians Love by givedemwotowoto: 9:50pm On Jun 10
White Rice

Processed Yam Flour (Not the home made pounded yam)

Noodles

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Re: 5 Silent Killer-foods Nigerians Love by SeriouslySense(m): 9:50pm On Jun 10
undecided i eat none of those, but biscuit. grin, God help me from sugar.

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Re: 5 Silent Killer-foods Nigerians Love by fredoooooo: 9:50pm On Jun 10
E n siere grin cheesy grin
Aboki give me 5000 naira suya abeg grin grin grin

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Re: 5 Silent Killer-foods Nigerians Love by Nlanalyst: 9:50pm On Jun 10
You don catch me with the Akara, puff puff and buns. cheesy

All die na die sha.

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Re: 5 Silent Killer-foods Nigerians Love by DirtyGold: 9:51pm On Jun 10
Bia HeatSeeker, give yourself brain and stop telling us to quit eating what we enjoy.

I will continue to eat all o... If I perish, I perish!

What's tha business?

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Re: 5 Silent Killer-foods Nigerians Love by magzey: 9:51pm On Jun 10
illicit:
I don't like hot dogs

Tastes shitty

🥵
then go for cool dog na grin grin grin

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Re: 5 Silent Killer-foods Nigerians Love by femtex007(m): 9:51pm On Jun 10
U eat dem, u go die. U no eat them, u go still die. So my brother. Enjoy ur life to the fullest

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Re: 5 Silent Killer-foods Nigerians Love by Sapiosexuality(m): 9:51pm On Jun 10
If that of Suya is true shouldn't there more people in the north with cancer? What does the data say?

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Re: 5 Silent Killer-foods Nigerians Love by mbahdi(m): 9:51pm On Jun 10
One thing must surely kill a man
Re: 5 Silent Killer-foods Nigerians Love by crystalpapers(m): 9:51pm On Jun 10
Me and you go get problem if you no remove akara wey you add there oo.

We go get serious problem.

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Re: 5 Silent Killer-foods Nigerians Love by Appletek: 9:52pm On Jun 10
You can eat healthy and it is Okada that will kill you.

You can avoid Okada and buy a car only to die in a car crash.

You can avoid cholesterol and eat fish only for the bone to hook you.

You can be fit as a fiddle only to slip in the bathroom, bang your head against the tile, bleed out and die.

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