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    Amazing Things Bananas Do For Your Body

    You will feel happy Because the B9 in bananas helps serotonin enter your brain fster, like an anti-depressant. You will reduce cholestorol Thanks to the phytosterois in bananas, healthy compounds that have amazing LDL cholesterol lowering effects. You will get stronger Due to the magnesium which helps in protein synthesis that increases lean body mass You will reduce belly bloat It was discoveered that women who ate bananas twice a day reduced their belly loat by 50% You will get banan-albs Thanks to the choline, a weight loss B vitamin that acts directly on belly fat genes You will feel...normal Bananas are rich in resistant starch which...Read More>> |

    5 Things You Should Know About Cholesterol

    Recent research shows no substantial relationship between the consumption of dietary cholesterol and blood cholesterol levels Cholesterol seems to be one of those words that’s in everyone’s vocabulary, but many of my clients are incredibly confused about what cholesterol is, and how it affects their health. It also happens to be buzzing in the media at the moment, thanks to a new report from the Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee, a group of top nutrition researchers who advise the government about what and how Americans should be eating. Cholesterol is only found in animal-based foods There are two types: dietary cholesterol and blood...Read More>> |

    Here Are 7 Things To Make You Feel Good

    Take heart in this baker’s half-dozen of indulgences that can make you feel better and live longer.  If you feel as though everyone’s on your case about working out, avoiding fat-laden foods and not being a couch potato, don’t despair. Luxuriate in these cheap and easy luxuries. No thousand-dollar-a-minute health spas here – these are things you can do anywhere.   Stretch. As children, we start off being able to do the splits, climb trees and crawl through small spaces all day long, with no ill-effects. Once we reach adulthood, we spend our days sitting down and our agility takes a dive. Then mowing the lawn leaves us feeling stiff and...Read More>> |

    Alcohol Use: If You Drink, Keep It Moderate

    Alcohol use can be a slippery slope. Moderate drinking can offer some health benefits. But heavy drinking can have serious consequences.     It sounds like a mixed message: Drinking alcohol may offer some health benefits, especially for your heart. On the other hand, alcohol may increase your risk of health problems and damage your heart. So which is it? When it comes to drinking alcohol, the key is doing so only in moderation. Certainly, you don't have to drink any alcohol, and if you currently don't drink, don't start drinking for the possible health benefits. In some cases, it's safest to avoid alcohol entirely — the possible benefits...Read More>> |

    Myths and Facts About Depression

    Myth: Hard Work Beats Depression Depression affects nearly one in six people at some point in their lives, so folk remedies and half-truths about this common illness abound. One such idea: throw yourself into work and you'll feel better. For a mild case of the blues, this may indeed help, but depression is a different animal. Overworking can actually be a sign of clinical depression, especially in men. Myth: It's Not a Real Illness Depression is a serious medical condition -- and the top cause of disability in American adults. But it's still confused with ordinary sadness. Biological evidence of the illness can be seen in brain scans,...Read More>> |

    The Ebola 'Cure' That Offers False Hope - Bitter Kola

    A message declaring that a plant can "cure" Ebola is being widely shared via mobile phone in West Africa - but the claim is not true, and may be offering false hope to those living amidst the outbreak. "Bitter-Kola has been internationally verified to cure Ebola", reads the note, which is being circulated on messaging apps and other social media. "Pls do not forget to share cheers!!!" it concludes. Notes like this are being widely shared on messaging apps about Ebola and Kola Bitter-Kola is another name for Garcinia kola - a plant that grows in parts of West Africa and has been used for...Read More>> |

    Akara (Bean Cakes) Recipe

    Bean Cakes, Bean Balls, Bean Fritas popularly called “AKARA” is a delicacy popular in Western Nigeria. Widely considered for breakfast or dinner and could be eaten with bread,pap, garri or custard INGREDIENTS 2 cups Beans, peeled Salt to taste 1 Seasoning cube Pepper to taste 1 Onion bulb Vegetable Oil for deep frying Directions. Soak the beans in water for 2 hours to make it soft enough for your blender. If you will grind it using the heavy duty grinders in Nigerian markets, it will not be necessary to soak the beans for extended periods of time. Cut the pepper and onions into desirable sizes Grind the...Read More>> |

    Advantages Of Drinking More Water

    Water not only cleans your body from inside out but also improves the texture of your skin and hair. We tell you why you should consume enough water. 1. Avoids putting on too much weight If you are one of those people who think that drinking more water causes your body to bloat, you're wrong. It only helps you eat lesser food by filling up your tummy. If you have a huge appetite and you're worried of putting on weight due to eating in larger quantities, water will help you out. 2. Cleans your body Drinking water on an empty stomach, first thing in the morning, helps flush out any toxins in your colon. In a way, your colon is ready to...Read More>> |

    Tips on How to Sleep Better

    Set a regular bedtime. Go to bed at the same time every night. Choose a time when you normally feel tired, so that you don’t toss and turn. Try not to break this routine on weekends when it may be tempting to stay up late. If you want to change your bedtime, help your body adjust by making the change in small daily increments, such as 15 minutes earlier or later each day. Wake up at the same time every day. If you’re getting enough sleep, you should wake up naturally without an alarm. If you need an alarm clock to wake up on time, you may need to set an earlier bedtime. As with your bedtime, try to maintain your regular wake-time even on...Read More>> |

    6 Reasons Beer is Good for you

    Over the years, more than 20 well-done international studies have been done on the positive effects of alcohol, more notably the effects of beer. Caution:  These positive effects are based on moderate beer drinkers.  For all of you planning on spending your pay-check on beer think again. 1.  One study conducted by the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) noted a 20-40 percent decrease in coronary artery disease in moderate alcohol drinkers. 2. A Dutch study showed a 30 percent increase in Vitamin B in beer drinkers. The hops in beer are loaded with nutrients.  3. Moderate beer drinking revealed a 40 percent decrease...Read More>> |