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Health Benefits of Traditional East African Foods and Food Habits

A detailed investigation
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ISBN-13:
9783838150796
Einband:
Paperback
Seiten:
260
Autor:
Verena Raschke-Cheema
Gewicht:
394 g
Format:
221x151x20 mm
Sprache:
Englisch
Beschreibung:

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Over the past several decades, sub-Saharan Africa has been experiencing a rapid nutrition transition whereby traditional foods and food habits have been progressively replaced by the globalized food culture of the multinational corporations. This nutrition transition has been directly implicated in the upsurge of non-communicable diseases in this region. The purpose of this investigation was to explore the health-related benefits of traditional East African foods and food habits, and uncover factors that have underpinned the nutrition transition in East Africa from early colonization to the current political-economic structure. This investigation also culminated in the development of an online collection documenting traditional East African foods and food habits based upon the Oltersdorf Collection (75 observational surveys conducted in East Africa from the 1930s to 1960s, compiled by the Max-Planck Nutrition Research Unit). According to this investigation, the dissemination of knowledge of traditional East African foods and food habits and their health-related benefits may be of utmost importance in alleviating current non-communicable disease epidemics.