RepostBy @melanin_carbon: "THE DANGERS OF INJERA MADE FROM SELF RISING FLOUR
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A lot of our brothers and sisters in the diaspora, particularly those in the older age group have a high incidence of high blood pressure and diabetes. One contributor to these health problems is the use of self-rising wheat flour for making injera quickly without leavening and made at home quickly or bought from the store.
Self-rising powder is the real junk food of our people giving them the sense that they are eating injera while consuming a deadly mixture of high salt (from the baking soda which causes the instantaneous rise) and semolina or wheat starch which is pure sugar. The sodium elevated blood pressure and the semolina or white flour causes a sustained elevation of blood glucose levels. This deadly mix is the source of an untold and unaccounted suffering of our people some of whom might have suffered heart attacks strokes and many other associated health issues from this bad choice of baking ingredients.
Please watch out for this hidden enemy and if you have to use it - please minimize it as much as possible!" #injera #kitfowasthehardesttoletgo #health #spreadtheword #💚💛❤️