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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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18 MEDICINAL PLANTS FOR TREATING DIABETES

Among the challenging health conditions that are increasingly affecting human beings is diabetes. This is a disease condition caused by a metabolic disorder of the body systems as a result of chronic high blood sugar (hyperglycaemia). This sort of health challenge is often associated with disturbances in the metabolism of fat, carbohydrate and protein thereby causing defects in insulin activities

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26 PECULIAR BENEFITS OF SCALLION

Spring Onions [embed]https://gfb.global.ssl.fastly.net/podcasts/HFB_5_Health_Benefits_of_Scallion.mp3[/embed] How often do you include scallion in your diet? Did you know that the wide recognition of this amazing vegetable is attributed to its numerous nutritional, medicinal and therapeutic effects? Peradventure scallion is not your bread and butter, I can assure you that reading this article

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MORE REASONS TO EAT MORE LEEK

Have you ever thought of including the best vegetables among equals in your meals? Think no further, because leek, being categorized as one of the world's healthiest vegetables is right about the answer. We don't need to worry so much about how to maintain a healthy body system once we adopt the habit of regularly including this healthy vegetable in our diets. So when you need some fresh leek vege

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HFB 5:The Scallion Plant and its Benefits

in todays podcast, we delve into the Scallion plant, it's composition and what it can add to your nutrition.Scallion is an annual herb that is botanically known as Allium fistulosum L. Alliaceae or Allii fistulosi. It belongs to the Allium species of the Liliaceae or onion family. Allium is a genus of monocotyledonous flowering plants that comprises of scallion, onion, leek, garlic, chives, shallo

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GARLIC

Garlic botanically known as Allium sativum belongs to the onion genus, Allium. It is closely related to leek, rakkyo, chive,onion and shallot. Garlic has been recorded to be in use for over 7,000 years and originated from central Asia before it spread to Africa, America and Europe where it is mainly used for food seasoning, medicinal and culinary purposes.It is a bulbous plant  which grows approxi

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12 KEY REASONS YOU NEED SHEA BUTTER

Shea Butter Owing to the several requests from my fans who are keen on learning more about this beneficial local butter, I was moved to write this article. The fact that you picked interest in reading this article tells me that you are keen on knowing what shea butter is all about, why you need shea butter and how you can use it for numerous purposes. So, What is Shea Butter?Shea butter (ori) is

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BENEFITS OF PEANUTS (ARACHIS HYPOGAEA)

Peanuts botanically known as Arachis hypogaea belongs to the species of legume of the Fabaceae family (Feng et., al 2012). It is an annual plant growing approximately 30 to 50 cm tall which originated from Paraguay. They are known with other names such as ground nuts, monkey nuts or pygmy nuts.According to the Peanut Institute, peanuts are rich sources of vitamin E, niacin, copper, phosphorus magn

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YAY! UNBOXING CANON EOS 6D

 [embed]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QO9PNYEgs1U[/embed]I can now confidently say that I am amazingly excited that I will henceforth be using Canon EOS 6D for my food photography. I just unboxed the Canon EOS 6D Camera and I am ecstatic.Ooh la la I am mmmmmm................. as in seriously dancing!Ask me why?Well, because I am finally unboxing my Canon EOS 6d. Yes, Yes, Yes!Sorry that I a

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HERE'S WHY SCARLET EGGPLANT IS GOOD FOR YOU

How often do we pay closer attention to the fruits and vegetables around us? Do we know the essence of consuming fruits/vegetables and what benefits our bodies can derive from them? Having a good knowledge of such fruits and vegetables around us is not only important for satisfying our insatiable hunger but equally essential for determining how they can contribute to a healthier us. However, it is

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BLACK EYED BEANS PORRIDGE

Beans porridge is one of my favourite meals. Mmmmmmm, I cannot tell exactly what it is about beans that get me so glued to the meals. Well, it could be its distinctive tasty nature or its nutritional contents that keep me wanting to eat this delicious legume over and over again.A few days ago while I was pondering on an ideal recipe to share with you, I came across a packet of black eyed beans t

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