Enough of sukuma wiki and cabbage every other day. That’s not going to escalate your health even a notch higher. You should switch sides and go natural for the sake of your health. Traditional vegetables are loaded with nutrients that could work wonders in the core systems of your body. Here are traditional vegetables that you should start consuming already for the sake of your health.
1. Amaranth (Terere/Lidodo)
This vegetable is rich in proteins, with low cholesterol which helps in easing pain, reduce inflammation, chronic conditions like diabetes, heart diseases, and stroke. It contains zinc potassium, phosphorous that help in boosting energy, strong bones, and vitamins A, C, K.
2. Cowpeas (Kunde/ Likhubi)
It’s a herbaceous legume loaded with various types of nutrients rich in fibre, iron, potassium, low in data. Consuming cowpeas, prevents cancer, anaemia and helps with healthy metabolism, improves the immune system, cardiovascular system.
3. Pumpkin leaves (Lisebebe / Risosa)
This is a good source of dietary fibre, protein, vitamins A K E, calcium, Iron Magnesium, Phosphorous, Potassium which boosts energy and metabolism. It’s low in cholesterol too.
4. Blacknight shage (Managu/ Lisutsa)
Grows in wooded areas and can treat a number of diseases, like Asthma, Bronchitis, Earache, stomach cramp, jaundice. For blood purification, managu will give you first-hand results.
5.Sunnhemp/ Slender leaf (Miro)
It’s a source of natural fibre that can really help in digestion.
6. Jute plant/ jute allow (Murere)
It has a considerable amount of vitamin K which helps reduce the threat of bleeding in the liver. It is also rich in Vitamin A, calcium and Zinc that helps keep the intestines smoothly running.
7. Pigweed (Tsimboka)
It eliminates constipation, improves brain health. It is rich in omega 3 fatty acid that prevents lung infection .It contains Vitamins A B C and low in cholesterol levels. It’s a blood purifier.
8. Cleome gynandra (chinsaga)
It’s the most nutritious. Rich in Vitamin C, A, magnesium, Iron, and Calcium, it is recommended for pregnant women and lactating mothers. It cures a migraine, pneumonia ad stomach ailment.
9. Vine spinach ( Nderema)
Rich in vitamins A, B,C. Vitamins A help with digestion and proper liver functioning. Vitamin B1 helps with energy production and nerve impulses. Vitamin C help with cardiovascular health. It also contains Calcium, Potassium and Magnesium which are good for string bones.