Pregnant women eat stones in Kenya

Pregnant women eat stones in Kenya

In a survey in Kisumu, Kenya, 80% women had ate soft stones known as odowa during their pregnancy, in the market, 90kg stones can sell for $6. According to the experts, the weird phenomenon is caused by the lack of vital minerals in the body, such as calcium; but in fact, the stones only offer some other forms of minerals like magnesium and they are not hygienic, easily lead to parasitic infestations, anaemia and intestinal complications, the stones can damage the kidney and liver if the women don’t drink enough water. They need balanced, health and nutritious food to correct the unhealthy diet.

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