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Type of Vitamin C and why is important to you


C vitamin is one of the most important vitamins for our health. It is very important during warm season as it works as a skin antioxidant as well during the cold season as it also protects our bodies from infections. It helps in the absorption of more vitamins as well as in the healing of wounds.

These are the foods you should add to your diet as they contain huge quantities of C vitamin.

Paw paw.

Just like most tropical fruits, pawpaw contains high percentage of antioxidants, C vitamin included.

Oranges and citrics.

Readily available in local markets, oranges are the most common source of vitamin C.

Berries.

Blueberries, raspberries and blackcurrant, other than being very sweet, are full of nutrients and vitamins.

Red pepper.

There are many different ways of eating red peppers; fresh in a salad or cooked in a sauce. Irrespective of how they are taken, red peppers are a very good source of C vitamin and should be consumed more often.

Parsley.

Another food rich in vitamin C. We like this spice because it adds a lot of taste and colour to our foods, it can also be taken fresh in salads.

Cabbage.

A common food and readily available in groceries. Eat it fresh in salads or cooked it as an accompaniment,rich in c vitamin.

Kiwis.

Eating only one kiwi per day you would be taking more than half of the daily amount of c vitamin your body needs.

Broccoli.

This food can be used in pies, sauces, salads etc. It has double of c vitamin as an orange.

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Which of them will you start to take more often?

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Here is why you should always eat Bananas


Credit image: BBC GOOD FOOD

Bananas are effective at increasing sperm count, since they contain a rare enzyme called Bromelain.
Bromelain is also found in pineapples,and mostly in their sten…
Bromelain is a natural anti-inflammatory enzyme which also boosts greater production of the male sex hormone, testosterone.
Bananas are also a rich source of Vitamins B1, Vitamin A and Vitamin C.
These essential vitamins help the body enhance its Sperm producing ability and increase stamina significant…

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Your Kids Will Thank You For Your Family Rituals: 4 Reasons Why


You don’t think to appreciate them, but family rituals are so important!

A family ritual is any activity that a family engages in periodically, is symbolic for everyone involved and is valued by each member so that they wish to continue it in the future. One of the most important pieces of parenting advice you can follow is to remember the importance of family rituals!

Rituals can be cultural or religious, but do not necessarily have to be. They can be done every day, every month, every year or at specific times of life.

There are three broad categories of rituals:

Celebrations. Examples of family celebrations include weddings , funerals or holidays such as Diwali or Eid. Traditions. Family traditions include any activities that are more specific to the family itself, including places to visit during the summer, birthday customs or specific types of food or music that the family members enjoy together. Routines. Finally, family routines are on an even smaller scale and involve family behaviors on a more frequent basis, such as seat assignments at the dinner table, bedtimes, discipline and modes of communication.

Most people don’t recognize how many family rituals they grow up with. People realize the value of the ritual in their life when they are no longer able to participate; for example, when they move to college or get married and have to create their own family rituals.

Family rituals can have very positive and strong functions for the development of the family and the individual family members.

By shodiya oluremi

HOW MUCH DO YOU KNOW ABOUT BITTER LEAF?


Bitter Leaf also known as (Veronia Amygdalina)

In scientific parlance is an aborigine of Africa. It can be cooked, juiced or chewed raw.

Regular consumption of this vegetable helps to regulate blood cholesterol levels which is a risk factor for heart attack and stroke.

Bitter leaf is rich in proteins, vitamins, and minerals. Due to the presence of nutrients especially Beta Carotene,

It controls the synthesis of female sex hormones. This allows women to stay younger and healthy for a longer duration of time.

Bitter leaf has been shown to significantly lower blood sugar levels It does not only reduce blood sugar, it also helps to repair the pancreas.

The plant has been widely used and recognised for its efficacy in preventing malaria. Drinking the juice alone is an antidote for malaria.

Consumption of the plant is helpful in increasing milk production in breast feeding mothers. It increases appetite in anorexia (loss of appetite).

It is also useful in treating sleeplessness(insomnia) and boosting immune function. It can be utilised in the management of coughs, helminthiasis (worm infestations) constipation ,and as fertility inducers.

There are strong revelations that bitter leaf if incorporated in the diet can slow cancer growth and even kill cancer cells.

It’s worth sharing or not? Forward then as you’ve received to those you care for.

Dealing With Addiction (To Coffee)


Iced skinny caramel macchiato. Venti.

I’m writing this as chills are being sent up my spine, the empty Starbucks cup next to me. I grab the cup and slurp up the last few brown drops hidden beneath tiny ice cubes. Soon I’ll take off the top and throw it back like I’m a freshman at a frat party, trying to get drunk off of the legal drug that supposedly can make some people hear voices.

I never drank coffee before I worked for the federal government. I had the occasional tea, but prided myself on never having drank a cup of the brown stuff in my life. Boy, how things change. On my way to the metro, a Starbucks was on my route, its mermaid creature singing sweetly for me to come in and drink its nectar. That bitch.

Finally, I caved.

What emerged was an addiction. I started off with a grande caramel macchiato, which for a few days, made me feel like I had mainlined an Adderall 25 XR circa 2007. It was the high with no blue snot. I didn’t have to clean up blue dust that stained my porous desk. I didn’t have to sketchily find a credit card and chop up a pill that I’d bought from some dude at the local DKE frat, which could have been a fucking aspirin for all I knew.

Then, it stopped working. I’d have a grande, and I still felt tired. So I had no choice but to up my tolerance to the ultimate in Starbucks size: venti.

No longer do I feel like I’m just high on Adderall. Now I’m just straight up high. I’m at a dubstep show on stage with Rusko as he turns out some sick shit and I’m dancing like the Wobble girl. Mary Kate’s texting me about a gnarly afterparty, and Kreayshawn is driving. I haven’t eaten in three days and I’m SUPER skinny, and my hip bones are protruding and I’m a sample size small. Opening Ceremony is trying to get me to design a line of clothes for them and Chloë Sevigny says I’m her style icon. Stephen Dorff wants to know if I want to go to Hawaii for the weekend. I tell him “sorry, Stephen, but I’ll be binge (coffee) drinking with Britney.” There will be no faux suicide attempts this weekend. I’m making ‘fetch’ happen, and I’m replacing Ryan Seacrest as the host of American Idol ; I’m also a contestant and I’m the winner.

I’m writing this, dreading that soon the buzz will wear off. In January, Starbucks cockteased me by saying they were coming out with the trenta—916 mL of fantasy-inducing goodness. They told me it was coming out May 3. Yet, it’s June, and still no trenta. No coffee cup that’s bigger than the human stomach. No coffee that can force me to literally not eat all day. No coffee cup that can hold a bottle of wine.

Sure, some of you are calling bullshit. “I drink coffee all the time and I’m fine!” “Your tolerance is really low!” “Caffeine isn’t a drug!” F*ck you. Coffee is my Four Loco without the hangover that makes me want to torture myself like a fucking Saw character. Starbucks is my supplier, located conveniently on the corner near the metro with the dog shit on the sidewalk. The Hispanic man who makes my coffee smiles as he hands my drug across the counter, like he’s saying “enjoy your morning, bitch! Thanks for buying enough of this shit to pay my weekly salary!”

Coffee makes the bitch at my office tolerable. I can slap on a fake smile and pretend she’s not a horrible human being, and I can listen to Nicki Minaj without feeling like a sellout. I can crank out bullshit assignments at 8 a.m. Coffee makes me feel like fucking Grace Jones as I walk down the office hallway. I might work for the government, but I’m the biggest legal drug buyer since ugly hippies discovered salvia (RIP).

If you don’t drink coffee, you’re stupid. Get on my level.

By overstock

8 healthy skin habits that every lady in her 20s need to establish


Many of us are guilty of skin care mistakes that could spell doom. Of those many of us are guilty of include failing to wash out makeup before bed or skipping sunscreen in our routine.

While you may be young and wrinkle free now, taking proper care of your skin at a young age is what will ensure that you stay wrinkle free even as you get older.

Rather than struggle to have to have flawless skin later in life, it is best to incorporate proper skin care habits as early as your 20s. Simply put, you take care of your skin and it will take care of you.

Here are eight healthy habits that you need in your life for younger skin in the years to come.

1. Simplify your routine

Sometimes we tend to go overboard with our skin care products in our quest for flawless skin. Having a lot of products in your cabinet however does not guarantee better skin. Instead, stick to a few products that actually work for you. Using too many different products means that you are mixing up too many chemicals, fragrances and ingredients which is not the best thing for your skin. A product takes about six weeks before you can start seeing results so give it time to work before you go buy another one.

2. Cleanse correctly

Invest in a good cleanser that cleans your face without taking away your skin’s natural oils. A good cleanser should be of neutral pH, gentle and a non-soap. When washing your face, rub it in circular motions so as to encourage blood flow leaving you with a healthy glow.

3. Use a mild exfoliant

Since we shed about 50 million skin cells per day, it is important to scrub them away by exfoliating. Stay away from face scrubs that are too abrasive as they cause your face to discolor or even cause scarring. Pick a mild, inexpensive product from your local beauty shop and exfoliate about two times a week.

4. Moisturize

Moisturizing is a critical part of keeping your skin young. Just because you have oily skin does not mean you should skip your moisturizer. Instead, get a light lotion or a serum and skip the heavy cream-based ones. For normal or dry skin, get a facial oil or cream.

5. Cover up

The sun is not very kind to your skin and 90 percent of aging is triggered by unprotected exposure to the sun. Frequent tanning can also cause you to have a deadly skin cancer known as melanoma. This means that you need to cover up your skin in sunscreen and not just at the beach or pool, but everywhere else. To simplify your skin care routine, invest in a moisturizer that has at least an SPF of 30.

6. Stop picking

Popping your pimples can actually get addictive and hard stop but it is one really unhealthy habit for your skin. It can lead to scarring, dark marks and even red marks on your face. Popping your pimples can also lead to epidermal inclusion cysts, a condition where you get round lumps on the skin that might need surgical removal.

7. Catch more sleep

One of the causes of accelerated aging is lack of sufficient sleep. While you are taking care of your body on the outside, you also have to allow it to work from the inside out. Maximizing your sleep gives your skin a chance to recover from all the sun damage on your skin.

8. Eat more whole foods

The skin is the largest organ in your body and what you eat will definitely reflect on your skin. It is important to consume Omega-3 as they will reduce the inflammatory chemicals that cause your skin and heart to age. Foods rich in omega-3 fatty acids include flaxseed oil, nuts, hemp oil, tuna and salmon. It is also important to reduce your intake of processed foods which can lead to breakouts.

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By ZTF

MESSAGE FROM LAGOS STATE UNIVERSITY TEACHING HOSPITAL (LUTH)


Please let your wife know about this, this is a serious caution from medical practitioners message from Lagos State University Teaching Hospital (LUTH) to all female beings be it infant, baby girl, ladies, mothers. Cancer of the vagina is all over, please avoid washing your vagina with soap, wash with only water, there is a particular chemical in soap generally that is very dangerous and possibly causes cancer of the vagina, cases of cancer of the vagina is all over most of the general hospitals so be aware of this important message. If you have feelings for others kindly pass this message to someone that are important to you.

56 Girls died because of using Whisper, Stay free.
Don’t use one single pad for the whole day because of the chemical used in ultra napkins which converts liquid into Gel. It causes Cancer in Bladder & Uterus.

So please try to use cotton made Pads. And if you are using ultra Pads, Please change it within five hours per day at least. If the time is prolonged the blood becomes green and the fungus formed gets inside The uterus and body.

  • Please don’t feel shy to forward this message to all girls, and even boys so that they can share it with their wives and friends whom they care for.

AIMS “Kick Off “Breast Cancer”.

  • Nurse you’re baby.
  • Wash you’re Bra daily.
  • Avoid black Bra in summer
  • Do not wear a Bra while sleeping.
  • Do not wear an under wire Bra very often.
  • Always cover you’re chest completely by you’re dupatta Or scarf when you are under the sun.
  • Use a deodorant not an anti antiperspirant.

This is a Public Service Message From Tata Cancer Hospital.

Pass it to all the ladies you care for without hesitating. Awareness is important..

I Care For You.

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