MTM 010: 40 Health Lies: Lies about 10 Things Nigerians Love to Eat and Drink

40 Health Lies. This is a new series on The Mouth-to-mouth (with Dr. ‘Malik) Show. In this first episode, we will be looking at 10 things that Nigerians love to eat and drink…and the lies that I hear people tell about them.


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Here is the outline of the 10 health lies. To get the details of the health lies and the corresponding truth, download (above) and listen.

Lie #1: Eating indomie noodles is harmful and causes cancer!

Lie #2: “Kpomo” [processed cow hide and skin, eaten as meat] is nutritionally useless and medically harmful.

Lie #3: Eating too much “Garri” causes eye pain, short-sightedness, and color blindness.

Lie #4: Eating too much sugar, sweetened foods, and sugary things is the cause of diabetes.

Lie #5: “Agbo” [Popular African herbal concoction] is very effective and harmless.

Lie #6: Drinking cold water after meals causes cancer.

Lie #7: Eating honey is healthier and safer than eating sugar.

Lie #8: Drinking Coke is the same as drinking Fanta, Sprite, and other soft drinks.

Lie #9: Eating too much salt is the cause of hypertension.

Lie #10: Pepper has no nutritional value and adds nothing to the body.

These are all lies—serious health lies! Take note!

10 health lies down…30 more to go. Keep listening… .


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