Founder of Geenamoore associates and Foodies and Spice TV host, Gina Ehikodi Ojo was a guest speaker on the Lunchtime show on Brilla 88.9 FM with broadcaster, Moyo.
During the course on the program,
Gina spoke on eating healthy (which comprises of not skipping breakfast, using essential oils to prepare meals, not cutting out carbs unnecessarily and some other nutrients our body needs). She also spoke on the poor documentation when it comes to history and our food culture because many have or are going into extinction.
Below is an excerpt from the program.:
“you’re cutting out all the carbs, all the oils your body needs for something healthy you don’t know about for me moderation is key!
Moyo asked: How do we preach moderation?
(you talk about oil for instance, vegetable oil we’ve been taught by nutritionists to either substitute with coconut oil, almond oil, Olive oil etc.)
Gina replied: What happened to Palm oil? Palm oil is good. These are the things our forefathers actually ate. I don’t understand the biology behind it but, it’s equally good.
I think we’re loosing so much in history, we actually do not know our background anymore. We have a lot of borrowed stuffs on our table. I actually started food documentary for some years now outside Nigeria and I feel, I don’t know if I should use the word shame!
Everytime I go out there I see books that are documented from 12th century, etc. Of recipes their own forefathers used. I know we have them, but regular people like me on the street don’t know them. I may only know them because I am interested”.