Be mindful of the nutritional value of diet – Nutritionist

Health Be mindful of the nutritional value of diet – Nutritionist
DEC 5, 2022 LISTEN

Mr. Raphael Kwabena Angmortey, Nutritionist, Ada-East District, has cautioned Ghanaians to be very conscious of the nutritional value in their diets, “good nutrition promotes growth and development, reduces the risk of chronic diseases for overall health and wellbeing”.

“The immune system is one’s defense against diseases hence the need for good nutrition to boost the immune system and keep it healthy,” Mr. Angmortey stated in an interview monitored by the Communication for Development and Advocacy Consult (CDA Consult) at Ada.

He said the body relied on energy outsourced from the foods and drinks consumed saying that, “there are a lot of food combinations which sometimes people erroneously classified as healthy but in fact from nutritionist perspective they are not, so we must be careful of what we take into our body at all times”.

He cautioned against the use of saltpeter as a catalyst to speed up cooking process as it contains iron absorption.

"Beans are very rich in iron but people mix it will saltpetre which is wrong, some people also add saltpeter to okro, but if one slice onion into okro it will give you the same effect, which is healthier," he said.

He said the perception out there that mixing milk with turkey burry enhanced blood was a wrong combination because the calcium in the milk inhibited iron absorption.

He said turkey burry needed to be taken with orange or pineapple to meet the intended purpose.

Mr. Angmortey said mixing alcohol with milk does not help blood formation and urged Ghanaians to seek the right information to protect themselves from avoidable health conditions.

Source: CDA Consult II Contributor