Michael Mensah, Clinical Nutritionist at the Seventh Day Adventist (SDA) hospital has cautioned women against the excessive intake of saturated fat.
According to him, high saturated fat intake poses a higher risk of fibriod and other associated chronic diseases since it increases the estrogen level of women making them grow larger fibriod which also hinders fertility.
He further explained that not only women stand this risk but also, men are likely to be exposed to a greater risk of cardiovascular diseases and other chronic diseases like diabetes and hypertension.
“Taking in foods rich in fibres, proteins, fish ( sardine) for its ‘omega 3’ effect and whole grain foods such as unpolished forms of cereal to get more vitamin B can help prevent these diseases,” he said.
He advised both men and women to also stay away from caffeinated drinks and alcohol.