Category: Diets


How Smoothies Make You Stay Fuller Longer Than Whole Fruits..

Smoothies Imagine you have a glass of water and a bowl containing apples, oranges, bananas and watermelons. If you were already imagining that, keep imagining it. Then consider a non-trivial…

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Few Signs You Might Be Lacking Proteins In Your System…

There are five signs that you may not be getting as much proteins as you should be. 1.You’re prone to stress fractures Your bones need more than just a healthy…

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Catfish;Why You Need To Stop Devouring Your Favorite ‘Point & Kill’.

Catfish (Pepper soup) is popularly known as 'Point & Kill" in my country because of the way its picked up at the local Nigerian markets,widely available and affordable and served in…

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Peanut Butter

Tips On Choosing The Best Peanut Butter For Your Spread.

Use it as a spread on your lovely slice of bread or as a smoothie. Any way you like it, peanut butter popularly known as oseoji in igbo is a…

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Blood Pressure

Your Coffee And Your Blood Pressure; Why You Need To Be Careful..

Have you ever thought of this? Oh yes! Caffeine can cause a short, but dramatic increase in your blood pressure, even if you don't have high blood pressure. It's unclear…

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High Protein Foods

25 High Protein Foods That Helps To Keep Up With Weight Loss.

Eating high protein foods has many benefits, including muscle building, weight loss, and feeling fuller after eating. Though eating lots of protein may be beneficial, eating a balanced diet is…

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Pregnancy Diet ; What To Eat And What To Avoid -MNT

Pregnancy involves a lot and pregnant women need to ensure that their diet provides enough nutrients and energy for the baby to develop and grow properly. They also need to…

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Eat Ukwa ,Love Ukwa; Health Benefits Of Ukwa (African Breadfruit)

African breadfruit – or Ukwa in Igbo – is an edible traditional fruit. Belonging to the Moraceae family, it is related to other exotic fruits like breadnut, jackfruit, figs and mulberries. It is consumed, for example in Nigeria, where it is eaten as a main dish. The seeds are of particular interest because of their high nutrition value. ukwa Scientifically known as Treculia africana, breadfruit is a highly sought after fruit due to its medicinal properties. It contains moderate levels of essential vitamins and minerals. Fresh seeds contain 38.3% carbohydrate, 15.9% fat and 17.7% crude protein. It contains adequate levels of protein. 100 grams provide 7.4 grams of protein, approximately 23% of the recommended amount. Readily available in many developing African countries, it can be an alternative to rice and yam. The seeds of Treculia africana can be ground to flour, pressed for oil and used as flavouring in alcoholic drinks. It is rich in riboflavin, iron, niacin, thiamin, iron and phosphorus. It contains minerals like potassium, copper, iron, magnesium, calcium, zinc, manganese, selenium and phosphorus. It is low in saturated fats, cholesterol and sodium.

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