Health benefits of Tangerine

Nov 15, 2017 0

Tangerines are citrus fruits, a variety of oranges found all over the world. Its origin is traced to the tropical regions of Southeast Asia from where it spread to other parts of the world. Tangerine has two parts-an outer peel which is reddish-orange in colour and  the pulp which is divided into several half-moon shaped segments. They are smaller in size and the peel can very easily be removed.Tangerines are now in season and we must take advantage of this. The taste of tangerines is less sour; sweeter than that of orange. ...

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Carrots can preserve your eye sight.

Oct 25, 2017 0

A study report just published by a Harvard University research team has again confirmed the health benefit of carrot on human eye sight. They prevent eye damage. The team studied over 100, 000 adults aged over 50 years for a period of 25 years; this is due to carotenoids which carrots contain. The study found that those who consumed high amount of alpha and beta-carotene which carrots contain reduced the risk of Advanced Macula Degeneration by about 25-35 percent, Even if the condition is already present, it reduced the progression. Carotenoids are also present in eggs, leafy vegetables and sweet potatoes. The known carotenoids are lutein, zeaxanthin, alpha-carotene and beta-carotene. Carotenoids fight free radicals in the eye macula and so prevent damage. ...

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Health benefits of walnuts

Oct 25, 2017 0

Walnuts belong to the tree nut family, along with Brazil nuts, cashews, hazelnuts, macadamia nuts, pecans, pine nuts, and pistachios. They are three main varieties: English or Persian Walnut, Black walnuts and White walnut. All of them are grown the world over; black walnuts are more common in Nigeria. The biggest producers of walnuts worldwide are in descending order:- China, U.S.A., Iran, Turkey, ...

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Eating peanuts may help prevent obesity- Study.

Oct 19, 2017 0

Eating peanuts as a snack could help to reduce the risk of obesity in children, according to researchers at the University of Houston. According to a summary of the findings, students who received the ‘snack more regularly experienced a decrease in their overall BMI, compared to those who did not receive the regular peanut snack. Peanuts were chosen because nuts are nutrient dense snacks that promote a feeling of being full. ...

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FACTS ON PHYTOCHEMICALS (PHYTONUTRIENTS)

Oct 18, 2017 0

Food is any substance humans, animals or plants eat/take in for energy, growth and life maintenance. Examples of food include yam, garri, semolina, banana, apples, meat and fish. On the other hand, nutrients are components of food; that means food contains nutrients. There are seven nutrients (carbohydrates, protein, fats, water, minerals, vitamins and phytochemicals) but a particular food may not contain all the nutrients hence we are advised to take a mixture of foods so as to get all the nutrients. ...

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FOOD SOURCES OF VITAMINS

Oct 4, 2017 0

A vitamin is an organic compound present in small quantities in the body but essential for body processes.  Vitamins are necessary for the growth and development of man, and in adulthood, for the maintenance of the body. Lack of vitamins manifests itself in bone deformities, poor vision, skin changes, reduced resistance to diseases, and accelerated aging among others. In terms of solubility in water, there are two groups of vitamins:- Fat-soluble vitamins and Water-soluble vitamins. The fat soluble vitamins are A, D, E, and K.; they do not dissolve in water and are more available in fatty foods. The water soluble vitamins dissolve in water and include B and C.; there are about 8 vitamins under Vitamin B. In terms of being vitamins, there are six main groups of vitamins (A, B, C, D, E and K) with each group having many vitamins Some are manufactured by us while we obtain others from the food we eat. Some vitamins are stored in some parts of the body such as the... ...

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FACTS ON VITAMINS

Sep 29, 2017 0

A vitamin is an organic compound present in small quantities in the body but essential for body processes. Some are manufactured by us while we obtain others from the food we eat Some vitamins are stored in some parts of the body such as the liver, lungs, kidneys, and adipose tissue. In terms of solubility in water, there are two groups of vitamins:- Fat-soluble vitamins and Water-soluble vitamins. The fat soluble vitamins are A, D, E, and K.; they do not dissolve in water and are more available in fatty foods. The water soluble vitamins dissolve in water and include B and C.; there are about 8 vitamins under Vitamin B. Vitamins are necessary for the growth and development of man, and in adulthood, for the maintenance of the body. Lack of vitamins manifests itself in bone deformities, poor vision, skin changes, reduced resistance to diseases, and accelerated aging among others. In terms of being vitamins, there are six main groups of vitamins (A, B, C, D, E and K)... ...

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Facts on Types of Tea 

Sep 27, 2017 0

Tea is about the most widely consumed beverage in the world, only surpassed by water. It is got from the leaf of the tea tree thea sinensis (Camellia sinensis) which has its origin in Asia. History traces the origin of tea to China about 4,500 years ago, discovered by one of the Chinese emperors by accident. It is said to have reached Europe in the early 17th century and got to America only later in that same century. Today tea is consumed all over the world with a sizeable proportion of total world consumption taken up by the United Kingdom. The biggest producers are China, India, Kenya, Sri Lanka, Turkey, Indonesia, Vietnam, Iran, Japan, Argentina, Taiwan and Pakistan. Tea contains Caffeine, Theobromine, Theophylline, Tannin/Flavonoids (anti-oxidants), Amino acids, Minerals, Pigments and Carbohydrates. Caffeine in tea is about half the quantity in the same amount of coffee, caffeine is a known stimulant, just like theobromine. Though several varieties of tea exist based on geographical origin, there are six main types as shown... ...

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