What can possibly go wrong with “Kenkey”? Apart from its delicious taste and nutritional benefits, what other thing do we need to know?
As we are all aware, kenkey is a product of corn which is very rich in carbs and sugars.
Corn is said to be one of the nutritious food grain which plays a vital role in eye health and digestive issues.
However, a food which is very high in carbs and sugars obviously has some drawbacks when it is consistent in one’s diet.
So, without much ado, let’s look at those at risk of consuming kenkey in large quantity.
1. Those with Corn Allergy
Vomiting, headache, dizziness, skin discolouration, difficult in breath, hives, weak pulse, and others are all symptoms of Corn Allergy.
If you experience these symptoms after eating corn or its related products like kenkey, then avoid eating kenkey immediately and consult your doctor.
Take note that, corn allergy is very complex to diagnose so the earlier you report the safer you be.
2. Those living with Diabetes
Like I said earlier on, kenkey being a product of corn which is very high in carbs and sugar can worsening your condition of diabetes.
Eating too much of it can spike up your blood sugar level and for that reason, it is advisable you reduce its consumption or talk to your doctor to plan your meals.
3. Those who want to lose weight
If you are looking forward to loading off some pounds, then regular consumption of kenkey is not the right way for you.
Corn specifically is rich in carbs and so you should reduce its consumption if you want to lose weight.
4. Those suffering from Pellagra
Unlike many foods, corn is not that rich in vitamins. In fact, it only contains an appreciable amount of vitamin C but lack vitamin B3.
Pellagra, on the other hand, is a deficiency disease caused by lack of vitamin B3, which is not contained in your kenkey.
To avoid that, you should always supplement your kenkey with vitamin B3 foods like chicken, fish, avocados and others.
Aside from the above health conditions, eating kenkey is very good for your health. But also make sure you supplements it with the necessary proteins and vitamins. Do not forget your fruits too.