Why you should always add kachumbari to your meal
Each ingredient holds countless of healthy nutrients and so much more.
Yes, but it also has some great health benefits too. Its not Kachumbari without onions, tomatoes, maybe abit of lemons, avocados and coriander (Dania). And it tastes great with as an addition to any kind meal and bitings.
With our zealous dediaction for Choma Sausages and boiled eggs, it's no lie that Kenyans love their Kachumbari and this may be one of the biggest favours we have do for our systems.
Here's a fun fact: Each of the above mentioned ingredients have amazing benefits for your body.
Did you know that if you put a peeled onion next to your bedside when you have a flu you will wake up feeling way better? Smelly as they are, onions are known to hold hundreds of health benefits especially when it comes to fighting disease. These include:
The phytochemicals in onions along with their vitamin C help improve immunity. They also contain chromium, which assists in regulating blood sugar.
For centuries, onions have been used to reduce inflammation and heal infections. Raw onion also lower the production of bad cholesterol (LDL), thus keeping your heart healthy. Onions contain a powerful quercetin which is known to play a significant role in preventing cancer.
It will even ease your bee sting! Onions scavenge free radicals, thereby reducing your risk of developing gastric ulcers. and are rich in Vitamin A.
Accoring to Organic Facts, tomataoes improve eyesite, stomach health while reducing bloo pressure. Tomatoes also offer relief from diabetes, skin problems and urinary tract infections. These in turn increase digestion, stimulate blood circulation, reduce cholesterol levels, improve fluid balance, protect the kidneys, detoxify the body, prevent premature aging, and reduce inflammation and other related conditions. They consist of a large number of antioxidants that have been proven to fight different forms of cancer. It is a rich source of vitamins and minerals and exerts a protective effect against cardiovascular diseases.
I bet I don't have to go into details about the benefits of lemons. They have been the at core of weight loss, great skin, healing the human body and good digestion. But just to fill you in, Juicing for Health says limes and lemons contain outstanding phytochemicals that are high in anti-oxidant and anti-cancer properties. They are potent detoxifiers with anti-biotic effect that is protective against bacterial poisoning. They assist with asthma, cholera, cold, constipation, digestion and tired feet (just use the left overs).
They are an excellent source of healthy fats and Vitamin E. Avocados also have have more soluble fibre than other fruit and contain a number of useful minerals such as iron, copper and folate and are a good source of potassium. Research suggests that fats in avocados help to protect against heart disease and lowers blood pressure. The oils provided by an avocado include oleic acid and linoleic acid and are therefore recommended as part of a balanced diet to prevent high cholesterol.
However, as research has developed, the avocado has been commended as a good example of a nutrient dense food, they are a rich source of antioxidant vitamin E, plus a group of carotenes which are thought to help keep the eyes healthy.
5. Dania (Coriander)
Unknown to most, these little babies have amazing health benefits. Coriander is a wonderful source of dietary fiber, manganese, iron and magnesium as well. In addition, coriander leaves are rich in Vitamin C, Vitamin K and protein. They also contain small amounts of calcium, phosphorous, potassium, thiamin, niacin and carotene.
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