I get many (many, many, many) questions regarding the nutritional content of various African foods and dishes. Fortunatley, the research on African nutrition is emerging and I am excited to share with you the nutritional content of some of the foods you may enjoy eating. I hope this helps. Cereals and Grains (per 100g edible […]
The Recommendation: Make 1/4 of your plate from the protein group. When most people think of protein, they see visions of a nice piece of sizzling nyama choma (fire roasted meat). However, there is more to protein foods than our beloved Nyama Choma. Some plant foods as well as other animal flesh and animal products all contribute […]
The Recommendation: Make a quarter ( 1/4) of your plate from the grain group. Grains are truly the staple of the African diet. From maize and sorghum to rice and teff, the continent boasts one of the world’s largest varieties of grains and it is not uncommon to hear people complain that they are not satisfied […]
During a recent visit to my local “African Store” I overheard two ladies debating the use of palm oil when cooking. One lady stated that she had read that palm oil was bad for the heart while the other lady claimed that it contained “many vitamins” and should be used everyday. I was so tempted to give my opinion on […]
Do you like plantain? Try this very easy recipe for a plantain dish that is low in fat (and calories) and still delicious.
While industrialization has had some positive effects on the people of the African continent, it has had a deleterious effect on the health of the African people as it has promoted a nutrition transition in which the healthy, wholesome, nutritious traditional foods have been replaced by processed, high fat, high sugar foods of significantly lower […]
A few months ago, a friend of mine told me about how she had joined one of the big franchise weight loss companies in a quest to drop a few pounds. She ate the foods that were suggested to her, followed the plan as prescribed and before long, the weight began to drop. However, the […]