Cocoyam leaves which are popularly known as Kontomire to Ghanaians are a popular food that most people love in Ghana. Kontomire can be used to eat a different kinds of foods such as yam, rice and plantain. If you are vegetarian, then I think Kontomire will be your priority when it comes to food. Kontomire is delicious food that has many health benefits that you don’t know. If you are a fan of cocoyam leaves then to should know what will happen to you if you eat them every day.
1. It fights cancer.
The leaves of cocoyam that we know as kontomire are high in vitamins such as vitamins A and C. Due to the presence of high Vitamin C that prevents cancer. And Vitamin C is an antioxidant that fights cancer.
2. It boosts the immune system
Another huge advantage of eating kontomire every day is because of how it helps your immune system to function. This is because of the presence of Vitamins
3. Healthy eyes
Do you sometimes ask yourself how our grandparents still have healthy eyes that can see far away? Well, my grandmother can see me coming from far away and still recognise me. This is because she never stops eating Kontomire. Most of our grandparents still consume kontomire to prevent blindness.
The Cocoyam leaves “Kontomire” is not just famous for their medical purpose but because of how delicious they taste. 90% of households in Ghana eat Kontomire, especially with plantain. Other countries in Africa don’t joke with cocoyam leaves. Some people use cocoyam leaves to decorate their compound because of their beauty and broad shape. Cocoyam itself is a root tuber that is rich in carbs and calcium.
These are some of the things that will happen to your body if you eat cocoyam leaves every day. Thank you.
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