President Nana Akufu-Addo has advised Ghanaians to eat local foods with the aim of boosting their immune systems against Coronavirus.
In his 9th Coronavirus address yesterday, 10th May 2020 has encouraged the eating of more plantain, kontomire, and others in these critical times.
“It is critical that I raise one significant side of the fight against this virus, which has not been given enough emphasis but has to do with the change in attitude that will impact our lifestyles.”, he said.
He further said;
“That has to be one of the permanent legacies of the pandemic. We have to improve our hygiene, our fitness, and exercise, our eating, generally, our style of living, which will boost our immunity to disease and the virus.
For instance, we are told that the key vitamins that fortify our immune system are vitamins A, B6, C, and E. Fortunately for us, in Ghana, all of these can be found in many of our foods, such as oranges, kontomire, millet, cashew nuts, crabs, plantain, okro, dawadawa, brown rice and mushrooms.
Following a good diet, patronising our healthy foods, exercising regularly, ensuring our personal hygiene, and improving our lifestyle habits should become part and parcel of our daily routines, which will help bolster our immune systems, and help us in the fight against the pandemic.”