Obesity, in simple terms, is an abnormal or excessive fat accumulation that may impair health and have significant consequences on the quality of life.

It also raises the risk of developing type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular diseases, several common forms of cancer, osteoarthritis and other health problems.

Overweight and obesity are the fifth leading risk for global deaths. At least 2.8 million adults die each year as a result of being overweight or obese.

Researchers from Kenyatta University and University of Eldoret have come up with a vegan way of losing weight.

One may ask, how does a serving of veggies help one in shedding off weight? The veggies identified here are kunde (cowpeas), mchicha (amaranth), and malenge (pumpkin).

The researchers found out that chemicals in the vegetables reduce obesity by burning excess fat in the serum, reducing appetite for food and decreasing body mass.