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Know The Health Benefits Of Eating Konkonte



Kokonte is a staple food, eaten in some parts of Africa including Togo, Ghana, and others.

In Ghana, Kokonte is eaten by most of the ethnic groups like the Ga, Akan, Hausa.
Kokonte is also known as “Face The Wall”, “Abitie” etc.

Nana Kofi Owusu, 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 Accra-based UTV’s ‘Adekye Nsroma’ morning on the discussion of “Heath benefit of eating kokonte” that, kokonte is one of major food 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” as follows:

1. “Kokonte” helps the digestive tract for better digestion of food.

2. It cleanses the body

3. It provides natural vitamin B and C for the body.

4. It contains Pro-biotic, Antioxidant and also build collagen in the body.

5. It also helps treat stomach disorders.

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 the katanka TV ‘Ftomfrom’ morning show on the same topic of “Health benefits of kokonte” that, kokonte is one food that everyone should eat especially women because, the food helps them from contracting vaginal infection, vaginal odour and also help heal wounds after childbirth.

According to him, eating “kokonte” with groundnut soup increase your lifespan to 10years.
Againhe said “kokonte” cures prostate disorders, regulate blood sugar, boost the immune system, treat digestive disorders, help the heart, act as an Antibiotics, control obesity, burn fat, help diabetes patient, help asthmatic patient, regulates the menstrual cycle and also cleanse the body.

He goes on to encourage everyone to add “kokonte” to their menu list.

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