Monday, November 28, 2022

‘Koobi’ and ‘Momone’ Leading Cause Of Heart Diseases In Ghana – Doctor


Cardiologist, Dr Abdul Sahmed Tanko has revealed that excessive consumption of salted tilapia popularly known as ‘koobi’ can cause heart-related diseases.

Dr Sahmed Tanko also advised the public against the intake of ‘momone’, a foul-smelling fish as it is not safe for one’s health.

He observed that ‘koobi’ and ‘momone’ contain too much salt and should be taken in moderation to avoid the risk of diseases.


‘We put so much salt in our foods which is not good for our health. Excessive intake of ‘koobi’ and ‘momone’ can also cause heart-related diseases and I advise against it. We have to eat them in moderation,’ Dr Sahmed Tanko stated at the launch of World Hearts Day in Accra.

Cooking with ‘koobi’ and ‘momone’ are traditions that have been handed down from one generation to the other.

This is not the first time some experts have attempted to discredit Ghanaian foods.


In 2017, Founder of the International Central Gospel Church (ICGC), Pastor Mensa Otabil described fufu as a menace which is killing Africans.

Speaking at the National Convocation of the 2017 Springboard Roadshow, Pastor Otabil described the process of preparing fufu as tedious and unhygienic.


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