Lemon Honey drink

Health benefits of Lemon juice

Lemon juice is a mixture of the liquid squeezed from lemon, honey and hot water.  This lemon and honey hot water drink is good all year round but it is a real wonder drink during the cold months of the year. Drink a glass of lemon juice first thing in the morning 45 minutes to an hour before you have your breakfast. It is best to have a Lemon juice…

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A Smoothie a day, keeps the doctor away

What’s a smoothie? Why is it healthy? And if a smoothie a day keeps the doctor away it must be important. A smoothie is a thick drink that’s made of a fruit or more. Usually, the fruit is blended with ice, yoghurt, milk, honey or water. A smoothie could also be made with vegetables or a mixture of fruit and vegetables. It is the best way to have your ‘five a…

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Food and Fitness

15 Tips to lose weight on African Diet

The ideal size of fufu for a meal should be 300g. When fufu size is too big, you accumulate unwanted calories in your body. Use very little oil (2 table spoons) when cooking if you must use any oil at all. Oil is very high in calories, it could also clug up your blood veins. Drink warm water with your meals. Cold water will solidify the oil in the food…

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Green Plantain

What is Green Plantain?

WHAT IS GREEN PLANTAIN? A big long unripe banana, that’s how I would describe it. A plantain is green when not ripe and yellow when ripe. Plantain is about twice the length of a banana, approximately 12 inches long and about 2 inches on its widest part. GREEN PLANTAIN NUTRITION FACTS Unripe plantain is rich in potassium, magnesium iron, vitamin A and the B complex vitamins. It is a rich…

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Stews and Soups

The Healthiest African Stew in the World

Tomato and Pepper Stew This is a popular African stew. It has a red colour and can be described as a blended version of salsa. African red stew is a unique combination of vegetables and spices boiled in oil. It is consumed in main meals as well as being used as a dip with chips and toast. I call it the world’s healthiest African stew and that’s because it is made…

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Welcome to the “Keep Healthy on African Diet” site. I am going to be taking you on a unique journey through Africa, enhancing the African diet and how eating African meals is a great way to stay healthy. Africa is very rich in its culture and in its diet. Being in the tropics, the African fruits, roots, vegetables, herbs, meat and seafood have high nutrient contents. On this site, African…

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Recipe Book

Soups & Stews book

  If you’ve always been intrigued by the idea of cooking the African way, but you don’t know where to start, my recipe book African Flavours is the right book for you. This book is about African Soups and Stews, first it introduces some African spices in their botanical and English names to aid recognising the spices. The book further explains in simple language how these spices can be used…

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