A recent study documented what many African elders have long known; traditional diets are healthy and protective against disease. Unlike many from the generations that follow them, most of ...
n today’s world today, we eat too much (of the wrong foods) and move little. What links diabetes and learning problems is the fact that we have abandoned our highly nutritious traditional ingredients, feeding practices and lifestyles in exchange for modern processed foods and cooking methods coupled with sedentary ways.
Multinational food companies are rapidly expanding their franchises across the African continent. As a dietitian, I worry about the rise of chronic diseases often associated with diets high in processed, fried foods and sugary beverages similar to those served in such institution. This is my perspective on what politicians and executives need to do to mitigate impact and promote health.
At age 23, Munya S. is supplying local grocery stores with food from his urban farm.
When people on social media criticized the publication of a collard greens with peanuts recipe, I was perplexed. I grew up on a steady diet of peanuts in almost everything. How/Why is this food combination strange?
I am running, eating more veggies and sitting at the table. This is why I am doing so and think you should join me.
Celebrity Chef Marcus Samuelsson is probably one of Africa’s most popular Chef’s. Find out what I learned about his food philosophies and philanthropic work.
It is officially pumpkin season in North America so I am making one of my absolute favorite comfort foods. This is a great snack or side dish that is also Vegan friendly!!
To ensure optimal health, you need to control your food portions, but how do you know if the food you are serving is adequate for you? While using measuring tools such as scales, cups and spoons is the most accurate method of ensuring correct portion control, it is not always convenient. A method healthcare practitioners […]
Someone left me a comment, “ko derere munobika here?” (“Do you cook okra?”) I laughed heartedly but when I went to the local store and saw fresh okra on the shelf, I knew I had to pay homage to my grandmother (gogo) while answering the question of the reader. “Hongu derere ndinobika ende sandi kunaka ikoko!” (“Yes, I do cook okra and it […]
A recent study documented what many African elders have long known; traditional diets are healthy and protective against disease. Unlike many from the generations that follow them, most of the elders in traditional African societies are the epitome of health and suffer none of the chronic diseases that are rapidly increasing on the continent. […]