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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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18 WINNING FACTS ABOUT PURPLE MANGOSTEEN

Purple Mangosteen Apart from edible purposes, certain fruits have been categorized as essentially useful for both medicinal, therapeutic and pharmaceutical purposes. Among these essential fruits is the Purple mangosteen, which is a tropical dark red to purplish fruit that is botanically known as Garcinia mangostana Linn. It belongs to the genus Garcinia, family of Guttiferae and popularly known

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FINGERROOT AND ITS EXCEPTIONAL BENEFITS

In this day and age, much attention is drawn towards the regular use of plants, herbs and spices in an attempt to benefit from all their medicinal, therapeutic and culinary attributes. There are countless of these beneficial nature's gifts but the question is how often do you bother to tap into them?There is a great need for us to know about these essential plants, herbs and spices as they are qui

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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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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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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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MUSHROOMS: THE SUPER BENEFICIAL FUNGI

Mushrooms In continuous quest to improve the biological functions of the body systems for healthier body, human beings consistently search for substances, with the Western world placing greater emphasis on certain herbs, shrubs, roots, foods and plants as sources of health booster. Researchers recorded over 3.5 billion individuals all over the world relying on plants and herbal medicines for hea

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BENEFITS OF BITTER LEAVES (VERNONIA AMYGDALINA)

You might have heard or come across bitter leaves! It could be that you have used it at some point in your life either for preparing soups, dishes or for medicinal purposes. But if I may ask, do you know the reasons why adding bitter leaves (Vernonia amygdalina) to your diet is so important? This healer plant locally known as onugbu, is a very popular plant in the African continent but its popular

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21 MAGNIFICENT BENEFITS OF WATERCRESS

Watercress [embed]http:////gfb.global.ssl.fastly.net/podcasts/HFB_9_Health_Benefits_of_water_cress.mp3[/embed] Several plants and herbs have been classified as functional foods and one of such plants is watercress. This green vegetable is regarded as a functional food because it contains several health promoting properties. Functional foods offer similar benefits as medicines, which suggests

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DISCOVER HOW SOY AFFECTS YOUR HEALTH

Soy Flower Over the past years, several arguments have been raised regarding the impacts of soy consumption on health. While some studies attribute numerous benefits to soy, some others give contradicting opinions over this popular leguminous crop. Although everyone is entitled to his or her own opinion yet it is left for us to decipher what we really want for ourselves.This article titled "disc

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15 AMAZING BENEFITS OF SOURSOP (GRAVIOLA|ALUGUNTUGUI)

Soursop Fruit Nutrient deficiencies caused as a result of malnutrition have been reported as part of the leading public health problems, which call for longstanding viable intervention plan that could possibly fix this menace. To a larger extent, food-based method especially in terms of balanced dietary intake has been supported to be an effective means of boosting the accumulation and absorptio

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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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16 REMARKABLE BENEFITS OF PINEAPPLE GUAVA (FEIJOA)

Pineapple guava Plants continue to play an important role as the ultimate source of food, nutrients and biologically active molecules for humanity. They are essential for consumption, socio-cultural, nutritional and therapeutic purposes. These nature’s gifts contain several chemical compounds that are beneficial for the healthy metabolic functioning of our body systems.One of such nature’s gifts

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18 INCREDIBLE BENEFITS OF JACKFRUIT

Jackfruits Fruits are considered to be the most essential components of a balanced diet for a healthy body. This is basically as a result of the nutritive, medicinal and protective effects they exhibit, which therefore calls for great attention by everyone to tap into them. Most of these fruits contain phytochemicals such as alkaloids, polyphenols, caretenoids, minerals and vitamins which have b

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CHIA SEEDS NUTRITIONAL VALUES, BENEFITS AND SIDE EFFECTS

Chia Seeds To stay and remain healthy, you must eat only healthy foods. Unfortunately, our present day dynamic environment is not presenting an enabling platform that fosters a strict intake of only healthy foods. This is observed with the increasing production, distribution and circulation of artificial and junk foods.Furthermore, the high consumption of dietary fat and starchy food remains a m

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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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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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18 WONDROUS BENEFITS OF PEPPER FRUIT DENNETTIA TRIPETALA

Plants have remained an integral source of food and nutrients for both humans and animals. We simply cannot survive without them! Interestingly, they are so close to us for our usage but unfortunately, we sometimes fail to acknowledge and utilise these plants properly as we ought to do. These plants contain several chemical compounds essential for the metabolic functioning of our body systems. Som

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12 KEY BENEFITS OF EGUSI MELON (CITRULLUS COLOCYNTHIS)

Egusi Melon Seeds [embed]http:////gfb.global.ssl.fastly.net/podcasts/HFB_7_Health_Benefits_of_Egusi_melon_seeds.mp3[/embed] What is your favourite soup condiment?Though not my favourite soup condiment but I know countless people that enjoy egusi soup to bits. On a scale of 1 to 5, I’ll rate my hubby Iyke, on a scale of 5 because he dearly enjoys this soup. Well, my favourite still remains the

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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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