Monday, March 21, 2016

3 Indigenous Healthy Kenyan Foods to Live By

With the wave of healthy dietary consciousness, many Kenyans are realizing that soda and fries don’t make a healthy meal. Here are 3 indigenous healthy Kenyan foods to substitute for that chicken nuggets, milk shake combo:

Sweet Potatoes (Ngwaci)

  • Raises the levels of Vitamin A in your body
  • Have anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties

Cassava


  • Highly rich in calories. Nearly twice as much calorie quotient as potatoes
  • Has gluten-free starch
  • Low fat content, but more protein than other tropical food sources, i.e. yams, potatoes, bananas,etc.
  • Important minerals such as; zinc, magnesium, copper, iron and manganese.

African nightshade (Managu)


  • Rich in vitamins A, C and E
  • High in calcium
  • Antioxidant properties

Suggested Reading
To learn how to whip a sumptuous Managu dish, check out our article on How to Cook Managu

Resources
Sweet potatoes' Health Benefits

Cassava Health Benefits

Scientist hail Managu as a potential superfood

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