Nana Kofi Owusu who is a Lecturer at the Department of Nutrition and Dietetics, School of Allied Health Sciences, University of Health and Allied Sciences, Ho, Ghana where he lectures a wide variety of courses including Nutrition in Exercise Physiology and Sports, Diet and Disease, said on Utv Adekye Nsroma morning on discussion of “Heath benefit of eating kokonte” that, kokonte is one of major foods that most people underestimate, but it is far better than “fufu” in term of its health benefits.
In the discussion, he listed the health benefits of “kokonte” which are:
1. “Kokonte” helps the digestive tract for better digestion of food.
2. It cleanses the body
3. It provides the natural vitamin B and C for the body.
4. It contains Pro-biotic, Antioxidant and also builds the collagen in the body.
5. Its also helps treat stomach disorder.
Also the renowned human health Researcher and library assistant at the University of Ghana medical school Korle bu, Mr Effa Baffo Gyamfi and also chief advocate for preventive health has revealed on katanka fontomfrom morning show on the same topic of “Health benefits of kokonte” that, kokonte is one food that everyone should eat especially the women because, the food helps them from contracting:
1. vaginal infection,
2 vaginal odour and also
3. helps heal wound after childbirth.
According to him, eating “kokonte” with groundnut soup increases your lifespan by 10 YEARS.
Again He said “kokonte”
1. cures prostate disorders
2. regulates blood sugar.
3. boosts immune system
4. treats digestive disorders.
5. helps the heart,.
6. acts as an antibiotic
7. controls obesity.
8. burns fat.
9. helps diabetes and asthmatic patients
10. regulates menstrual cycle and also
11. cleanses the body.
He went on to encourage everyone to add “kokonte” to their menu list.
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