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18 REASONS YOU NEED THE AFRICAN OIL BEAN (UKPAKA OR UGBA)

Developing countries are faced with many food-related challenges especially as it pertains to meeting up with the increasing food demand. As a result of this, several approaches have been adopted as a means of augmenting other main staple food so as to address the issue of malnutrition and poor feeding in these parts of the globe. I suppose that the basic privilege of everybody ought to be channel

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SOME IMPORTANT FACTS ABOUT PALM KERNELS

Palm kernel is among the tropical fruits that is attracting much attention both within and outside the African continent. Although it is a popular fruit especially on the African continent due to its cooking oil, yet many people pay less attention in understanding what this fruit is all about. Although most people pay minimal attention to palm kernel fruit, yet researchers reveal that this distinc

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30 SPECTACULAR BENEFITS OF COTTON

I grew up hearing so much about cotton! Yes, I can still remember vividly how my teacher would always remind my classmates and I that our school uniforms were all made from cotton. Initially, I had my doubts on how fabrics such as school uniforms and other forms of clothing can be made from a common plant. Mmmmmmmm..... Well, I urge you not to blame me because that was what my brain could grasp at

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HEALTH BENEFITS OF OLIVES AND OLIVE OIL

Overview of olives and olive oil Due to the rising awareness of healthy eating, researchers lay constant emphasizes on the importance of consuming olives and olive products due to their nutritive contents. The olive tree is historically known for its nutritional and medicinal values especially in countries such as Australia, the United States, Canada, Europe and Japan and these values are not limi

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KEY THINGS YOU NEVER KNEW ABOUT EVENING PRIMROSE

Our attentions are constantly drawn towards the detrimental impacts of using chemical agents for producing drugs. As a result of this, herbal alternatives have been deemed the best option for tackling various health disorders without provoking any unnecessary side effects on human's health. Nature provides us with countless medicinal plants and herbs that provide us with immeasurable health and no

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AMAZING BENEFITS OF MELALEUCA

Melaleuca We are surrounded by countless plants that have remained our ultimate source of food, nutrients and biological active molecules. Without mincing words, plants offer us several remarkable values apart from being a food and nutrient source.Owing to their availability, socio-cultural, nutritional, therapeutic and medicinal attributes, plants are just impeccably essential for the survival

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18 DISTINCTIVE BENEFITS OF LAVENDER

You might have come across one or more aromatic plants before but if you think you haven’t, just be rest assured that you’ve indirectly done so even without you being aware. There are several aromatic plants in existence, both the naturally occurring ones and the artificially grown ones. Aromatic plants are cultivated mainly for producing essential oils, medicines, perfumes, toothpaste, cosmetics

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WHY SAGO WORMS ARE ESSENTIAL

Sago Worm Worm!!! Why on earth should I eat worm? Is it safe to eat worm? Is it healthy? Is it nutritious? What can I benefit from eating worm? These few questions and much more could be going on in your mind at the sight of this article. To answer these few questions ~ It is a big fat YES from me! Yes, you can eat some types of worms but not all worms, it is safe to eat certain worms but not al

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28 REASONS WHY YOU NEED BLACK SEED (NIGELLA SATIVA)

Nigella sativa Flower Medicinal plants remain a great source of both edible and therapeutic means of livelihood for us since time immemorial. Most of these plants are used as herbal traditional medicines and even as allopathic medicines for treating various diseases and certain health-related conditions. Some of these plants are equally used as spices for flavouring and spicing up food for good

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WHY YOU NEED TO EAT MORE PITAYA

Quick question!How often do you eat fruit or better still how often should we eat fruit? I suppose we should make it a priority to include at least 5 portions of fruit in our diets on a daily basis as part of 5-A-DAY programme recommended by World Health Organization. Just try making it a habit to eat as much fruits as possible on a daily basis and I bet you will be glad to have adopted such a hea

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AWESOME BENEFITS OF ARUGULA

Arugula Leaves [embed]http:////gfb.global.ssl.fastly.net/podcasts/HFB_10_Health_Benefits_of_arugula.mp3[/embed] The quest for good health has remained a major concern in today’s living with an increasing awareness on achieving such. This continues to pose a serious challenge as several degenerative diseases have been on the rise. With the ever dynamic global health conditions, and the rising

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AYAMASE STEW

Ayamase stew is such an interesting stew you can think of if you are passionate about traditional food because the local spices used for the preparation are such that will awaken your traditional taste bud.

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23 POWERFUL HERBS FOR TREATING DEMENTIA

My experience in the health sector brought me closer to elderly people suffering from dementia. It baffles me a lot to see a full-fledged adult who at some point in his/her lifetime, totally forgets everything about life, especially what is happening at the present time. Such people rather intermittently remember what had happened countless years ago and then recognise such past event as if it is

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18 MEDICINAL PLANTS/HERBS FOR TREATING DIARRHEA

[embed]http:////gfb.global.ssl.fastly.net/podcasts/HFB_12_Treating_Diarrhea_with_plants.mp3[/embed] I suppose each and every one of us at some point in our lifetimes has suffered from diarrhoea! Maybe not the chronic type but probably the mild one. Kudos to you if you haven’t yet! You probably might be thriving in another planet! Addressing the issue of diarrhea has become an area of concern si

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BENEFITS OF AFRICAN PEAR (DACRYODES EDULIS)

These past years have recorded human beings acquisition of tremendous knowledge regarding what to eat and what not to eat, the use of plants,  herbs and fruits around us for both consumption and medicinal purposes.Honestly, my lifetime memoirs wouldn't be complete without mentioning about this one "buttery" staple seasonal fruit - ube. I started eating the African pear since I was young and I've a

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WHY YOU ARE DOOMED WITHOUT AVOCADO

Hass Avocado Are you concerned about your health status? Have you ever considered changing your diet for an healthier option? Are you considering including more fruits and vegetables in your diet as recommended by World Health Organisation? Whichever category you fall into, I urge you to take your time and read through this article as I unravel some reasons why you are doomed without avocado. Li

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11 REMARKABLE BENEFITS OF ONION (ALLIUM CEPA)

Red Onions Vegetables and fruits continue to play an integral role in our everyday living. Being an excellent source of essential vitamins, minerals and phytochemicals, they make up a balanced diet. Furthermore, they contain numerous antioxidants that scavenge for free radicals in the body thereby protecting the body from harm caused by oxidative stress.The natural compounds such as flavonoids,

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RASPBERRY JUICE HEALTH BENEFITS

Black and Red Raspberries Let's suppose that you know about the raspberry juice health benefits, the question is how often do you include it in your diet? Several studies have pointed out the need for regular inclusion of raspberry fruits in our daily diets due to their excellent constituent of nutrients, vitamins and minerals. Furthermore, raspberries play an integral role in preventing vitamin

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NO POINT GOING HALF WAY ON GINSENG

It is just amazing how we are surrounded by numerous plants  that provide  us  with virtually all the essential nutrients needed for healthy living. Apart from these beneficial nutrients, plants also provide us with  natural phytochemicals that are equally essential for the healthy functioning of the human bodies. So if this is the case, why do we sometimes fail to acknowledge and tap into all the

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ALL ABOUT NUTMEG - IT'S USES, BENEFITS AND SIDE EFFECTS

Nutmeg Seeds Just like several other spices in circulation, nutmeg is one of those flavourful food seasoners that never misses its place in the kitchen. The fragrance and aroma it renders and the colourful brownish twists it adds to food are just phenomenal. But apart from being a food condiment, it might also interest you to know that nutmeg is considered effective for tackling many ailments an

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