Weight gain is one of the things a section of Ghanaians view to be a symbol of wellbeing and wealth. The secret to weight gain is to have a calorie surplus in the body after a busy day’s work or choosing to be stationary without making much efforts within the day.
There are several Ghanaian foods that are rich in calories, the principal element in charge of weight gain. We are taking a look at some local foods that has the potential of helping in the gaining of weight. Below are the products.
- Ghanaian Groundnut Soup
Groundnut soup which is known in the local dialect as ‘nkate nkwan’ is made from ingredients such as peanut, tomatoes, onions, and chicken.
Peanut is rich in calories and Per 100g of serving, peanut butter contains 588 calories.
Groundnut soup can be taken with fufu recipes such as pounded yam, pounded cassava, or pounded plantain.
2. Ashanti Chicken
Whole deboned chicken with rice contains carbohydrates, protein, fats, sodium, vitamin A, vitamin C, and other essential nutrients.
Chicken meat is calorie-dense and it it is mostly eaten with yam and rice which are both excellent sources of carbohydrates.
Adding deboned chicken with either boiled yam or jollof rice is a sure way of gaining more weight.
3. Ghanaian Caramel Coconut Balls
Ghanaian caramel coconut balls recipe is locally known as ‘Nkate Cake’ and it is made from coconut meat, lemon juice, butter, and sweet caramel. The delicacy is rich in protein, carbohydrates, calcium, magnesium, potassium, fiber, and other essential nutrients.
Per 480 g of fresh coconut meat, the caramel coconut dish contains 283 calories. You stand a better chance of gaining weight if you take caramel coconut balls more often.
4. Ghanaian Atadwe Milk
Atadwe milk is also referred to as tiger nut pudding. Tiger nuts are rich in protein, carbohydrates, fat, iron, vitamin E, vitamin C, phosphorus, and other essential nutrients. It also protects the body against rapid aging health conditions such as heart disease and cancer. Antioxidants found in the nuts defend the body against diseases.
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