Monday, July 22, 2019- Health CS Sicily Kariuki has advised Kenyans to start consuming traditional foods and shun red meat.
This is after it emerged that the meat being sold in the country-especially in Nairobi supermarkets, is laced with dangerous chemicals.
“From a health point, we are being encouraged to move away from this kind of diet; that every day for Kenyans is nyama choma or red meat that you have boiled. We are being encouraged to move more towards a more vegetable-based diet as it were for a long time,” Kariuki is quoted.
The CS stated that she has contacted Cofek to ensure awareness on change in lifestyle is passed across.
“The main point is to look into our lifestyle. The way we live we are too lazy to even walk. Even in rural areas, people use boda bodas to go to the market. Let’s avoid lifts and use stairs,” Kariuki said.
She added: “Let’s go back to traditional foods like vegetables, arrow roots, cassava, it will help. Let’s avoid refined food or food picked in a hurry from the shops.”
“To the Kenyans out there, lets mind where we pick our foods, how we buy our foods and how we treat the foods. It is not always that with your naked eyes you can tell that the food has a problem,” she noted.
The Kenyan DAILY POST.