Sadza/Ugali/ Nshima: If I had to serve one food item that would represent most countries in Africa, I am pretty sure this starchy staple would be in my serving dish. Usually prepared by mixing water and a starch to a thick porridge consistency, this dish is refered to by various names throughout the continent. Common names include Sadza,
You have probably heard that excess body weight and obesity contribute to the development of chronic diseases such as hypertension, diabetes and certain cancers. Health care professionals use Body Mass Index (BMI), a ratio measuring your weight in relation to your height to determine if you are overweight or obese. With the exception of athletes and the
A baobab fruit split open to show the seeds. The fruit is about 18 cm long, and the seeds themselves are dark and encased in cubes of dry, white pulp, which can be dissolved in water with sugar or warm milk to make a drink. This fruit was obtained in the Eastern Highlands of
Studies show that it takes 15-20 minutes for your stomach to register that it is full. Taking a break before getting up to refill your plates may reduce your overall caloric intake helping you lose weight.
Just because you want to eat healthier food does not mean that your favforite foods are completely off limits. All foods can fit as part of a healthy diet and yes,you can still enjoy that packet of Salt and Vinegar chips or fast food burger every once in a while. Just remember the 80/20 rule of
A 2009 study published in BioMed Central (BMC) Public Health indicated that obesity in seven African countries increased by almost 35% during the early 1990's to early 2000's. Right before the World Cup was held in South Africa, some media outlets reported that South African policemen had been told to lose weight or face being fired. Whether
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people as it has promoted a nutrition transition in which the healthy, wholesome, nutritious traditional foods have been replaced by processed, high fat, high sugar foods of significantly lower