Nutrition & Fitness

Benefits of Breastfeeding To The Family And Society

Benefits of Breastfeeding To The Family And Society

Benefits of breastfeeding Breastfeeding, an age-long practice is a core child survival strategy as identified by the World Health Organisation. The wellbeing of neonates has an impact on the state of the nation including economic, social, and health. The role of this...

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FOOD LABELS: WHY YOU NEED TO CHECK THEM

FOOD LABELS: WHY YOU NEED TO CHECK THEM

Have you ever been so curious as to know what exactly you are eating, what it is made of, or even the expiry date? I bet a lot of us do not have that time, we're always so much in a hurry that we don't care about the details printed on the food package. Unfortunately,...

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FOOD POISONING:You Should Stop Roadside Food

FOOD POISONING:You Should Stop Roadside Food

It happened in high school one fateful morning, I and my course mate needed to attend to our "stomach infrastructure" before leaving for class. We resolved at taking rice and spaghetti  from "iya afeez" a roadside food seller close to the hostel. We ate the food and...

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RELIEVE MENSTRUAL PAIN WITH HEALTHY FOODS

RELIEVE MENSTRUAL PAIN WITH HEALTHY FOODS

Many women find themselves in a situation where they need to relieve menstrual pain cause they tend to suffer immense pain and discomfort during their monthly periods, sometimes, these pains can be annoying and very hard to cope with. Although, mild cramps are...

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FOOD ALLERGIES:Different From Food Intolerance

FOOD ALLERGIES:Different From Food Intolerance

Food allergies are immune system reactions that occur soon after eating some particular foods. That is, the body's immune system sees a certain kind of food as harmful and reacts by causing symptoms known as ALLERGIC REACTIONS. Foods that cause allergic reactions are...

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IRON DEFICIENCY:MOST COMMON TYPE OF ANEMIA

IRON DEFICIENCY:MOST COMMON TYPE OF ANEMIA

The popular believe that mixing egg with milk or malt with milk and taking it as blood tonic to suddenly increase or boost your blood levels, or as a blood tonic, is wrong and not in any way scientifically proven. Blood is vital to the human body system. The red blood...

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8 REASONS WHY YOU SHOULD LOVE OATS

8 REASONS WHY YOU SHOULD LOVE OATS

Oats are super great and healthy for breakfast. They are a type of gluten-free coarse flour made of hulled oat grains. Oatmeal is called different names, depending on how they are processed. Milled oats are usually referred to as “white oats”, steel cut oats are known as “coarse oat” or ‘irish oats” and rolled oats “old fashioned oat”. Oats are good for children adults and old-aged people. I personally love oats because it is not only highly nutritious, but it also fills me up, has a pleasant taste, gives me varieties of ways to prepare it and takes less time to prepare. Isn’t that great? Not convinced? Then I will be showing you 8 reasons why I think you should also love oats.

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HOW BEST TO COOK YOUR VEGETABLES

HOW BEST TO COOK YOUR VEGETABLES

Vegetables are loaded with lots of vitamins and minerals. They also serve as a source of other nutrients such as fibres and phytochemicals. Because of their delicate nature and the nature of the vitamins contained in them, most nutrients in vegetables are easily lost....

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5 REASONS YOU SHOULD REDUCE YOUR SUGAR INTAKE

5 REASONS YOU SHOULD REDUCE YOUR SUGAR INTAKE

In my previous article, I talked about what sugar is, the recommended dose of daily sugar intake and how sugar affects the quality of your diet. In this article, I will be showing you what excess sugar in the body can cause, so after reading, you can decide to...

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HEALTH IMPLICATIONS OF EXCESS SALT INTAKE

HEALTH IMPLICATIONS OF EXCESS SALT INTAKE

Salt (sodium chloride) is composed of about 40% sodium and 60% chloride. Table salt is used in various food processing operations such as cooking, drying, smoking, curing, etc. It is often used as a food preservative, as bacteria cannot thrive in the presence of a...

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PREMATURE AGING: What you Need to Know 1

PREMATURE AGING: What you Need to Know 1

What is Premature Ageing? Ageing is generally the process whereby living organisms grow older. It happens at a different time for everyone and signs might also differ, depending on your genetics, lifestyle, diet and environment, but when it occurs before you turn 35...

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DANGERS OF EATING JUNK FOOD

DANGERS OF EATING JUNK FOOD

Junk food is defined as food that contributes lots of calories to the diet with little or no nutritional value. They may look enticing with their attractive colors irresistible to the young and old alike, their sweet taste tickling the taste buds and their wonderful...

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ARE YOU EATING A BALANCED DIET?

ARE YOU EATING A BALANCED DIET?

WHAT A BALANCED DIET IS A balanced diet includes foods that have all the necessary nutrients that your body needs in other to maintain good health, and mitigate the risk of diseases. It is essential to know that not all food is nutritious or provide optimum nutrition...

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IS BROMATE IN  BREAD HEALTHY?

IS BROMATE IN BREAD HEALTHY?

Bread is one of the most staple, cheap, fast foods in Nigeria. It is widely eaten and ubiquitous in many households. Because most consumers prefer it soft, fluffy and smooth, the use of artificial enzymes and chemicals and improvers able to provide these qualities...

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CARBONATED DRINKS (SODA) AND YOU

CARBONATED DRINKS (SODA) AND YOU

It’s a known fact that most of us drink soda (commonly called ‘soft drinks’, in Nigeria), though some drink more than others. Many avid soda drinkers are probably aware of soft drinks' bad effects on health but this knowledge doesn't stop them from drinking. Although,...

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The Health Benefits Of Eating Beans

The Health Benefits Of Eating Beans

A bean is a source of plant protein commonly classified as legumes. It is an affordable food source rich in vitamin and fiber. It contains amino acids which serve as a building block ion the body. They serve as a source of fuel reserve when energy is needed. It also...

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