1. Falling asleep while watching TV or relaxing in the evening is a sign of poor sleep
A number of people fall asleep while watching TV or discussing with family members after work; this is quite common but then it is not good for family bonding. If you fall easily asleep while watching TV, then you are certainly not getting enough sleep and need to put in about 8-9 hours of quality sleep.
2. Too much sugar can cause Bowel Disorders
A form of sugar called lactose present in milk can cause abdominal (bowel) problems. Excessive gas can be produced in the intestines leading to abdominal pain and passing out of a lot smelly air. Occasionally, this same sugar can cause diarrhea.
3. Vitamin K deficiency can cause excessive bleeding
Vitamin K is best known for the production of blood clotting protein in the body.
Deficiency of Vitamin K shows itself by excessive bleeding problems such as bleeding gums, bruises, anaemia and heavy menstrual flows.
Good food sources of Vitamin k include are Liver, Green leafy vegetables (Spinach, Ugu, Broccoli, Cabbage), Legumes (beans, peas) and Vegetable oils.
4. Regular consumption of mangoes can help to maintain healthy Skin.
Vitamins A and C are essential for a healthy skin. Low levels of these Vitamins can make your skin dry and rough, injuries will not heal quickly and your hair can become dry and could fall off- so you lose your hair. These two Vitamins are in abundance in mangoes. One or two mangoes a day will do for a smooth, fresh skin.
5. Personal hygiene can help ward off Syphilis
Syphilis is caused by a bacterium called Treponema Pallidium. It is a delicate bacterium that cannot withstand heat, it is killed by disinfectants, soap/water and refrigeration beyond three days. However it can survive being frozen for several years.
Consequently, personal hygiene can help you avoid syphilis infection. If you come in contact with any one ill or after a visit to a hospital, wash your hands with soap and water, this action kills the agent which causes syphilis.
6. Syphilis is a sexually transmitted disease (STD).
The disease spreads from person to person through infected sore on the penis, inside the vagina and the mouth. The bacteria are also present in the saliva, semen, vaginal discharge and blood.
Thus, spread can be through sexual intercourse (oral, vaginal or rectal), kissing and other forms of foreplay. The bacteria easily penetrate the skin and the inside lining of the mouth, vagina and anus.
An infected pregnant woman can pass the disease to the unborn child- the bacteria pass through the placenta to the child in the womb.
Also the disease can spread through the transfusion of infected blood.
Finally the disease can be contracted by accidental contact by care-giver or other close contact of an infected person touching infected materials or sore.