Shawarma Dubbed Unhealthy By Medical Practitioner


A medical practitioner on Twitter has condemned the consumption of the sandwich, shawarma.

According to the medical practitioner who identifies as @DrPenKing on Twitter, the popular sandwich is heinous to human health as it is cancerous.

His tweet reads, ‘Shawarma can cause cancer

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He went further to write,

Shawarma has become a stable junk in Nigeria, mostly preferred by young ladies who almost can’t go a day without taking a bite. Is it safe?
Before we delve into the dangers of Shawarma, perhaps it would be wise to discuss its health benefits, and yes, there are a handful of health benefits.”

Speaking further on Twitter, the medical practitioner stated that it is still possible for people who are interested in consuming the sandwich to prepare a healthy dish for themselves.

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His post reads further;

Good shawarma are usually prepared with a lot of vegetables and this is a good form of fiber which ensures a healthy Digestive system
-Some shawarma are made with chicken which is a good source of protein, vitamins and some healthy fats

The latter post of his post reads;

Doctor Penking‘s tweets have since sparked a debate among social media users who have preferred to argue about the medical practitioner’s tweets.

Some have argued that he made the post to gain clout, while others have mentioned that it is the hot dog in the sandwich that is nefarious to the wellbeing of people.

Below is a cross-section of comments from social media users.

Why Is Shawarma Unhealthy?

Shawarma is a popular Middle Eastern dish that originated in the Ottoman Empire, consisting of meat cut into thin slices, stacked in a cone-like shape, and roasted on a slowly-turning vertical rotisserie or spit.

According to the National News, shawarma is unhealthy because the meat is also heavily seasoned, meaning that sodium levels are high.

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