A professor of Nutrition at the University of Ghana, Prof. Steiner-Asiedu, has cautioned Ghanaians against putting too much ‘gari and korkor (ripped plantain) on their beans – popularly called “Gob3” because it is not a healthy dietary practice.
According to her, though gari and beans is a fantastic delicacy for most Ghanaians, increasing the energy component of such foods can be problematic to one’s health. She said Gari and fried ripped plantain gives energy while the cooked beans gives protein.
She emphasized the need for people to eat in moderation because there is a general increase in overweight and obesity in the country currently – a concerned that must be checked.
She said this in an interview with GhanaNews.TV on the sidelines of an workshop on nutrition organized by Nestle Ghana Limited.