Eating Kenkey With Pepper At Night Affects Your Ability to Have Children – New Study From KNUST Shows
Day in, day out, numerous scientists around the globe conduct all manner of researches that will help humanity live forever. To them, research is a way of finding solutions to our plentiful problems.
In Ghana, there exist innumerable research bodies that try their possible best to dig deep into our problems to find answers. One of such renowned entities is the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST).
According to a new study by the university, eating kenkey (boiled maize dough) at night negatively affects one’s ability to have children; and that a cross-section of Ghanaians are unable to give birth as a result of this.
The 50-page report states that “kenkey contains phytic acid which isn’t good for the body when consumed at night, a time the body ought to be resting.” It further stated that “there is considerable evidence to suggest that phytic acid may interfere with calcium metabolism in the body which later affects the reproductive organ.”
Explaining further to ScrewLife.Com, Dr. Kwabena Osei-Asibe, head of the research team said the more a person eats kenkey at night, the more he/she is unable to reproduce – especially if the person eats kenkey with hot pepper instead of light soup.
“Eating kenkey with light soup is the best because light soup is able to deacidify the phytic acid in kenkey at night. Kenkey with pepper at night only adds more acid content to the body that weakens the reproductive organ,” Dr. Osei-Asibe stated.
When asked about the way forward for Ghanaians who eat kenkey with pepper at night, Dr. Osei-Asibe said just like Noguchi Memorial Institute for Medical Research advised Ghanaians to desist from eating fufu on Sundays to save them from getting cancer, he would also advise Ghanaians to quit eating kenkey with pepper at night if only they want to have children.