National Nutrition Month “Go Further with the African Diet Plan”
Have you heard that about the research study that was conducted at the University of Pittsburgh where 20 African Americans and 20 South Africans switched diets for two weeks. During that time the South Africans took on a traditional American food — meat and cheese high in fat content — while African Americans took on a traditional African diet — high in fiber and low in fat, with plenty of vegetables, beans, and cornmeal, with little meat. The results were astounding particularly with colon cancer! See link - https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4415091/
What does the African Diet consist of? Well this diet is based on whole, fresh plant foods like colorful fruits and vegetables, especially leafy greens; tubers like yams and sweet potatoes; beans of all kinds; nuts and peanuts; rice, ﬂatbreads and other grain foods, especially whole grains; healthy oils; homemade sauces and marinades of herbs and spices; ﬁsh, eggs, poultry and yogurt. It’s naturally low in processed sugar, unhealthy types of fats, and sodium, and includes only small amounts of meats and sweets.
Here is the link for African Food Pyramid - https://oldwayspt.org/system/files/atoms/files/African_pyramid_flyer.pdf
What are your thoughts about this research?
Do you believe that diet is one of the ways to best control colon cancer?
Would you switch your diet to an African diet plan?
What are your thoughts about African Food Pyramid?
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