Mbuzi choma: Why you should take it this weekend

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Mbuzi Choma health benefits

Why goat meat is good for you

Mbuzi choma, matumbo, karanga … these are just some of the popular items you are likely to find in a Kenyan hotel menu.

But nyama choma rules them all when it comes to weekend getaway joints in and around Nairobi.

Goat meat is not only delicious but also nutritious. Also known as mutton, it is one of the most nutritious red meats around. No wonder your in-laws demand several goats before letting go of their daughter.

Here are reasons why you should eat goat meat this weekend:

  1. Prevents anemia. Goat meat has more iron than beef and chicken, making it such a delicacy among women.
  2. Anti-cancer properties. The Conjugated linoleic acid (CLA) helps stop tumour formation and inflammation, making it a strong anti-cancer agent. Mbuzi choma also supplies you with selenium, a nutrient that is known to prevent and stop the development prostate, lung, stomach and skin cancers.
  3. Good for the heart. Goat meat has low levels of cholesterol compared to beef, pork and chicken. It also contains high levels of heart-friendly omega-3 and omega-6 fats that help prevent cardiovascular disease. This type of meat also helps stabilise the heartbeat.
  4. It is recommended to pregnant women as it helps prevent birth defects in the unborn baby.
  5. Goat meat helps reduce menstrual cramping due to its high levels of manganese, selenium and iron.
  6. Gives you a glowy skin. It contains Vitamin B12 and E which help prevent skin problems such as eczema, psoriasis and acne.
  7. The high traces of Vitamin B12 in goat meat help lift the mood, making it a natural stress reliever.
  8. The Omega-3 fats found in goat meat are good for autistic patients.
  9. Controls blood pressure.
  10. Acts as a natural hunger suppressant hence helping control weight.
  11. Has traces of calcium hence giving you strong bones.
  12. Helps boost libido.
  13. Has anti-aging properties.
  14. Boosts the functioning of the thyroid.
  15. Boosts immunity

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