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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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25 EXCEPTIONAL BENEFITS OF CATHARANTHUS ROSEUS

Pink Rose Periwinkle Plants are highly valuable to humanity and the tremendous benefits they offer are certainly unfathomable. The fact still remains that most plants offer medicinal supports to tackle several ailments that tend to pose dangers to human beings. Furthermore, several biological and chemical active compounds are claimed to be present in most of these plants.Interestingly, most of t

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14 OUTSTANDING BENEFITS OF RICE (ORYZA)

Rice Rice is one of my favourite dishes! Yes, I enjoy eating rice and I can confidently vouch that almost 85 percent of the world’s population is also on my bandwagon. I don’t know about you though,  but if rice is part of your bread and butter, then you can equally support me on this note that rice dishes are so delectable and ever tempting to eat. Being one of the most consumed grains in the w

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GREEN COFFEE BEANS EXTRACT: WEIGHT LOSS BENEFITS, USES AND SIDE EFFECTS

Unroasted Green Coffee Beans Obesity has remained a major health concern all over the world due to the rising health-related issues it poses to humanity. This health condition is basically caused by the intake of high amount of calories especially diet high in simple carbohydrates, sugary, fatty and processed foods.The problem is not just consuming these types of unhealthy foods but the failure

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18 FASCINATING BENEFITS OF METHI KE DANE (FENUGREEK)

Fenugreek From time immemorial, spices have been a household name because they are normally used for seasoning, flavoring and boosting the taste of our meals. Interestingly, spices can also be beneficial to us in other ways apart from food flavouring, to improve our health as well as serve for medicinal purposes. However, it is a great concern that many people are still oblivious of the numerous

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AMAZING BENEFITS OF EHU SEEDS (MONODORA MYRISTICA)

If I may ask, can you count the number of spices in the whole wide world or better still the ones you are acquainted with? I can count quite a lot of which the ehu seeds (Monodora myristica) are part of them. Monodora myristica is a perennial plant that belongs to the family of Annonaceae and its seeds are an aromatic spice that acts as a local nutmeg substitute. Monodora myristica, which is popul

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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 MILLET IS AN ESSENTIAL GRAIN

Millets With several studies supporting millet as a highly nutritious and healthy food, it is just disheartening that most of us are still oblivious of why millet is an essential grain. Despite being a popular grain, most of us are rather reluctant in including this tiny seeded cereal in our diets. The truth still remains that millet is one of the oldest cereal that is in high demand especially

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REASONS YOU NEED PINTO BEAN

Pinto Beans How often do you eat pinto bean? Are you aware of the reasons you need pinto bean in your diet? If you tick all the boxes to the above questions, then you would have been benefiting from all the remarkable benefits that this amazing pulse renders. If otherwise, then it is high time you started steering your attention towards this special legume.Being an excellent source of protein, a

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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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LIME AND ITS HEALTH BENEFITS

There is a popular saying thus; "A blessing in disguise"  Literally meaning, "something good which is unrecognized at first". You might be pondering on the significance of this saying within the context of this article.Well, Just A Flashback.............While I was growing up, my family had more that one lime trees in our compound. Then, we would pluck the limes for several domestic purposes and s

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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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LOW-CARB DIET.

Low carb diet is an eating plan which greatly minimises the consumption of high amount of carbohydrates to reduce the onset of obesity especially with overweight individuals. Within this plan, foods such as pasta, rice, white bread, yam and sugar are replaced with foods rich in protein contents such as fish, meat, egg, cheese etc.The area of research supporting low-carb diets has tremendously grow

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15 WORTHY BENEFITS OF WATERLEAF (TALINUM TRIANGULARE)

Waterleaf Assuming that nature never offered us any sort of vegetations such as vegetables, plants, trees, how could we have survived? Could there have been other alternatives? There are no doubts that vegetables continue to play important roles in our survival ~ supplying our bodies with essential nutrients that are necessary for our wellbeing. Several vegetables all over the world serve as bot

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THE IMPACTS OF BAY LEAF ON HEALTH

Having a good understanding of certain herbs around us that are capable of maintaining a friendly atmosphere as well as boosting our health, should remain an utmost concern to us all. I have no doubt that it will interest you to know more about a popular aromatic and yet healthy herb that can be used for both medicinal and culinary purposes.I enjoy spicing my food with assorted herbs and I usually

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REMARKABLE BENEFITS OF CINNAMON

Cinnamon sticks Did you know that cinnamon is highly beneficial to humans? This post details some remarkable benefits of cinnamon that you definitely need to know. Cinnamon is a spice from the inner bark of many trees of the genus Cinnamomum which is widely used in foods. Cinnamon bark has to be processed as soon as possible while still wet after harvesting. After processing, the bark remains co

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WHAT HAPPENS WHEN PEOPLE TRY EATING PISTACHIOS REGULARLY?

I love eating pistachio and I know you too do! Yes I do, because it is distinctively tasty and delicious!!! But the questions are; why do we actually eat this tasteful nut and of what value is it to our health?  What happens when people try eating pistachios regularly? The fact still remains that oftentimes, we tend to eat certain food without considering the impact those food contents have on ou

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BENEFITS OF COCOYAM (TARO|COLOCASIA ESCULENTA)

Cocoyam possesses high nutritional values when compared with others like cassava and yam, with substantial vitamin, mineral and proteinous contents. As a relatively well-known staple crop in the underdeveloped and developing countries, it can serve as a weaning food and its leaves are sometimes used as vegetables for cooking.Cocoyam belongs to the family of Araceae and some species include Xanthos

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BENEFITS OF FLUTED PUMPKIN (TELFAIRIA OCCIDENTALIS)

Presently, there has been an increasing awareness on the need for including more vegetables in our diet in order to maintain healthy body. To this date, several researchers have unraveled numerous reasons why increasing the rate of producing vegetables and fruit should increase tremendously, the need to include more fruit and vegetables in our diet and the unending benefits of eating more fruit an

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