20 Jan 2017

7 Exercises to Improve Your Sleep

What are the exercises that improves sleep? I noticed that the best time I usually have the best sleep is when I exercise my body and I want to share this health tips to all our readers, members and fans to improve their sleep through some certain exercise which we will be discussing as you read on with this post on exercises that improves sleep.

Exercising the body helps to improve sleep by increasing the level of oxygen in the brain which makes the brain active, exercise also helps to keep the level of hormone secretion in the body in its normal state and it keeps the endocrine at work, it reduces the anxiety level of the body, exercising the body helps to repair worn out muscle tissues and it helps to regulates the body temperature.


I read a research publication that exercise also helps to improve sleep for people who partake in it and it’s enables people with sleeping sickness like insomnia have a better sleep. That means it is important to learn about some exercises we can do that helps the body get a sound sleep which I believe is a healthy move. Lack of sleep may lead to serious sickness like mental disorder, insomnia, high blood pressure, migraine, headache, hypertension and some brain diseases. 

Sleep

In order to avoid these diseases, we need to find ways to get better sleep which I believe can be gotten from some of the exercise which we are going to be discussing as you read on with this post. Just below are some of the various exercises that can improve sleep or give us a sound slim. It includes;   


1. Body Building Exercise
: one of the exercises you can do to sleep well like a baby is to partake in a body building exercises which will build the muscle mass. It also helps to burn fat and this is one of the exercises I have seen that speed up the body (Resting Metabolic Rate) also known as RMT. And to achieve a sound sleep through this exercise, you will need to increase your muscle mass through light weight lifting, lifting heavy object, push exercises and many more. I have not asked you to become a weight lifter or extreme body mass builder but on a light level probably every weekend.


2. Multiple Muscle builders Exercises: exercises like spring, squats are good exercises that can improve the body sleeping rate because these exercise work on multiple muscles at a time which is good for the body. It also helps to burn calories which burn fat faster.


3. Cardio Exercise: whenever I do cardio exercises, I usually sleep very well which I believe helps the brain and other body cells. There are many cardio exercises such as skipping, running, hurdles, sprint, jogging etc all which are good. As long as the heart pump faster through some of these exercises, the better it is for the heart and you will definitely have a sound sleep. Apart from sleep improvements, cardio exercise also helps to lose weight faster, it burns fat faster than any other exercises and it prevent diseases like high blood pressure, obesity and hypertension.


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4. Light Exercise: Other exercises which improve sleeps are light exercises like walking, speed walking, dancing and strolling. Walking is good and it’s convenient and works well when you walk some distances instead of going out with your car. You can select some days which you walk down to the office, to the market, some place of worship or hang out with friends. This is easy now with the advent of walking machine which is placed in our homes. Walking ensures blood is circulated all round the body, it makes the heart work well and it burn excess calories in the body.


5. Exercises that Relax the Muscles: another exercise that helps to improve sleep is exercise that help to relax the muscles. A good example of this type of exercise is laying exercises that help to relax the body by laying on the floor, stretching some part of the body and resting for a while. In fact, sleeping can also be a part of this exercise because you need to sleep and relax your nerves. All these brings sound sleep at night and you will glad you did.


6. Cycling Exercise: the first time I learn how to ride a bicycle, I noticed that after riding for few distances, I was having pains in my thigh which means the muscles in the thigh are being stretched but I slept for several hours that night. It means that cycling is also good for sleep because it works on all part of the body and the muscles as well. It is also very simple now by buying an electronic or manual bicycle at home and you can do that at your leisure mostly on weekends or anytime of the day. If you are consistence with cycling, you will notice an improvement in your sleep.


7. Swimming Exercise
: This is also a good exercise that helps to improve sleep. Just like I said earlier in (6) above, the first time went for swimming in my area, I also experience some tiredness after severe hours in the pool but it was a wonderful night because I slept for hours that night. It works very well and you can also try to do some swimming and you will have a remarkable sleep that night. I also recommend this for people who are suffering from insomnia or other sleeplessness problems. 


In conclusion, there are exercises that can actually improve sleep all which are discussed above such as swimming, cycling, relaxing the muscles, body building exercise, light exercises like walking and cardio exercises. All these exercises not only improve sleep but they also make the body healthy and the exercise also helps to prevent life threatening diseases like hypertension, high blood pressure, cardiac arrest, stroke, insomnia, diabetes, and death. Thanks for reading.
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Is Plantain Chips Good for You?

Is Plantain Chips Good for the body? A question was directed to me for an answer and I am also throwing the question back to the house to get some feedback from people which I got some reasonable answers. But for me, I don’t think plantain chips is good for me based on my personal experience I have about plantain chips and I will be writing about it for all of us to learn and decide if plantain chip is actually good for the body or not.

Is Plantain Chips Good for me to eat? As you read on with this post, I will be telling you some personal reasons why I think plantain is not good for the body but its good for children since the children’s body is young and can digest such food fast. Sometime ago, I really like to plantain chips which I ate almost every day and every time especially when I’m in a traffic or when I needed fast food to hold the hunger before the main meal. So, I eat plantain chips a lot but I noticed it’s not good for me when I began to see changes that are not healthy to the body at that time such as weight gain.

Plantain Chips

What is a Plantain chip? I will like to just give a brief description to what a plantain chips is before we continue to read on with the post. A Plantain chips is processed from plantain by cutting and frying the plantain, packed inside a nylon or case for consumption. Plantain chips are sweet, nice and you may get addicted to it easily if you are not careful.
What are the reasons why Plantain Chips is not good for me? The following reasons are tips that make plantain chips not good for the body especially in adults, which includes;


1. It contains Fat: one of the reasons why I do not recommend people (adults) to eat plantain chips is that it contains fat. The fact it contains is gotten from the oil that is used to fry it, it may also be animal fat which contains a high amount of cholesterol and bad for the body. Cholesterol is good for the body because it helps to regulate the body temperature but when it is excess, it becomes a problems which may lead to serious health problems like blockage of arteries, problem in blood circulation and other cardiovascular diseases. If you eat plantain chips daily or multiple times per day, your body will be accumulating fats which are bad to the body. It may also result to weight gain and you may find it difficult to lose weight when you eat it in excess.


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2. It contains Sugar: another reason why I won’t recommend people to eat plantain chips is that it contains sugar. The sugar it contains is gotten from the maker or the person who fries it but not that plantain contains sugar naturally. Many plantain chips makers do add some sugar to the plantain when frying it so as to make the chips sweet and irresistible when people are eating it but it’s not good for the body.  The body can gain or accumulate excess sugar through eating of plantain chips and excess sugar can cause weight gain, diabetes, stroke and other related diseases but good for children because children still need sugar for energy. I will suggest if at all you want to eat plantain chips, why not go for a plantain chips that is not friend with sugar and fat, this is good for the body.

3. It contains Salt: one of the straight answers to the question “is plantain good for you” which is not is that some plantain chips makers or marketers will add some salt to the plantain before frying and packing it inside a case or nylon. You will be enjoying the chips not knowing that your body is accumulating salts. As an adult, salt is not a friend to the body when it becomes excess and it may lead to serious health issues like stroke, hypertension, high blood pressure, and other cardiovascular diseases that may affect the heart and blood circulation. The only recommendation I can provide on this issue is to eat less or plantain chips or avoid it if you are an adult because it won’t have any effect on the younger generation.


4. It causes weight gain: I noticed that the period while I was eating the plantain chips, my body was adding extra weight and even when I do exercise, I still don’t lose weight. I sat down to figure out what was wrong and I noticed the weight have been increasing due to the chips I was eating which contains both sugar and fat. These fat and sugar is the basic ingredient that causes weight gain in the body and you will add weight gradually until it becomes very obvious you are fat. So, you need to reduce your consumption of plantain chips as an adult if you want to shed some weight to stay slim and healthy.


5. Uncertain Environments: some plantains might not be good for the health or for the body simply because some plantain chips companies do not maintain a clean environment at the time of production. Sometimes ago, I bought a chips and what was found inside the chips was a rotten chips and when I checked the expiry date, the plantain chips was already expired while the retailers are still selling it. This is why some plantain chips might not be too good for you. But if you still want to eat any, check the manufactures address, the contact, the certification number and expiry date of the product. This is a sure way to know a credible plantain chips manufacturers and how legit they are. 


In conclusion, plantain chips might be a perfect food especially for children but for adult or matured people, it is not good based on what we discussed earlier such as uncertain environments, it may cause weight gain, it contains salt, sugar and fat. Think about this and stay healthy instead by eating natural fruits, fiber fruits and raw food items. Thanks for reading.
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19 Jan 2017

I lose weight easily and gain easily – what do I do

What do i do when I lose weight easily and gain easily? I was reading through a mail and since we give ideas on healthcare and fitness, I decided to write it as a post so that we all can learn and stay healthy. The question in the mail is based on a situation where people lose weight easily and gain it easily as well which we will be giving some ideas on how to deal with this as you read on with this post.

There are many factors that could lead to people gaining weight easily and losing it easily as well. It happens in most people, in which after going through some dieting and weight loss exercise that works, they lose weight but after a while, the gain such weight again. What to do in this kind of situation is to do the following;


1. Change your Lifestyle:  anytime you have a situation whereby after losing weight easily, you also gain it easily, then you need to check your lifestyle and avoid terrible habits such as not having enough sleep, working too hard, taking alcohol, drinking beer, smoking and many more. All these habit you need to do away with them so that you won’t find yourself losing weight and gaining it the next time.

lose weight

2. Change your diet: some people lose weight easily and gain it easily too due to bad diet. You can be exercising your body and following your diet plan yet you still don’t follow the rules of weight loss such as avoiding fatty foods, avoiding sugar, avoiding high calorie foods, avoiding fruits, avoiding fiber fruits and drinking less of water. I will recommend you stick to the dieting plan and instruction especially on foods. 


3.  Eat less Fat: another common thing that happens when you lose weight easily and gain it easily is the fact that you are properly burning fat at that time and you are gaining fat. This can be solved by eating less of fatty foods before or after exercise. If you think you are dieting and exercising which is giving you good result at a time, then you need to stick to your plan and exercise but if you eat more fat after losing the weight, you gain it back. So, I suggest you eat less of fat.


4. Eat less sugar: if it happens that you lose weight easily and gain it easily then you are not doing what is right properly at that time and you will gain fat. This can also be solved by eating less of sugary foods before or after exercise. If you think you are dieting and exercising which is giving you good result at a time, then you need to stick to your plan and exercise but if you eat more sugar after losing the weight, you gain weight or fat again which can be very terrible. So, I recommend you eat less of sugar or you just eat a little quantity at that time (without soft drinks).


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4. Inconsistency: one of the problems that may cause you to lose weight easily and gain weight easily is that you are not consistence with your weight loss program. When you start a weight loss program, you do some exercise, eat some foods, avoid some foods which gives you a good result later but if you are not consistence with the program is the sense that you think you are slim now and no need to follow up, then you will gain weight again which you might not like.

5. Dedication: another common problem that usually causes people to lose weight easily and gain weight easily again is that such people are not dedicating themselves to their weight loss program. People who are not dedicated to their weight loss program can easily become lazy, after a while they stop exercising, they eat any foods, they eat more fatty foods, they also drink more soft drinks, they stress themselves a lot, they skip sleep and many more. If people are not dedicated to all these then there is tendency, they will lose weight and gain it easily again. So, I suggest, you get dedicated to your weight loss program even after losing weight. 


6.  Obey the Rules: what happens when people lose weight easily and also gain easily is that after a while especially when they are getting the result, they tend to get carried away by not following the rules again. What are rules here, this involves continuing exercises, avoiding fats, eating more fruits and vegetables, eating less of sugar, drinking more water, doing some cardio exercise and sleeping well. If you are type that experience losing weight and gaining it again, then obey the rules and keep yourself strong.


In conclusion, all what we discussed should be considered and put into considered or you will just be losing weight and gaining it easily again. Do the following, obey the rules, get dedicated, be consistence, eat less sugar, eat less fat, change your feeding habit, change your lifestyle and everything is going to be fine. Thanks for reading.
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Can Sugarcane Cause Diabetes?

How does Sugarcane Cause Diabetes? I was listening to a debate online on a topic which says “Can sugarcane cause diabetes?" So many people, viewers, visitors, contributed to the topic which I also contributed but I am using this medium to also allow my users to gain from what was discussed relating to sugarcane and diabetes.

One of the contributors said sugarcane may not cause diabetes because it’s a natural plant which contains natural sugar like fructose and for that, it cannot cause diabetes but a doctor did not agree  to the point made by the contributor that sugarcane can't cause diabetes.

Diabetes?

But for me, my take on this topic is based on my research on the causes of diabetes, and I concluded that sugarcane can cause diabetes especially when taken in excess by adults.
What causes diabetes? Diabetes is caused when the liver fails to produce bile that produce insulin which breakdown sugar but failure of the bile to produce insulin result to diabetes. Now, sugarcane contains fructose which later breakdown to glucose. 


Just like any other carbohydrate foods like yam, bread, rice, flour, soft drinks which causes diabetes when consumed in excess, I noticed that sugarcane also shows similar symptoms of diabetes when consumed. Based on my research, I concluded that sugarcane can cause diabetes due to the following reasons;


1. Weakness;  a friend of mine said he bought plenty sugarcane and after eating it for 3days, he said he started to feel tired easily and when he consult the doctor, he was tested for high sugar in the blood and he was told to stay from sugarcane for a while. After staying away from sugarcane, the blood sugar level was reduced which means, sugar can cause diabetes if he had continue to eat more of it.


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2. Frequent Urination; one of the common symptoms of diabetes in the body is frequent urination which may occur when a matured man or woman eat too much of sugarcane. I notice when you eat sugarcane, digestion of sugarcane starts in the mouth because it’s a liquid and the more you eat, the more the sugar accumulate in the body which may affect the production of insulin that may cause diabetes. So, I suggest you should eat sugarcane in moderation to get the best out of it. But for other people around age 50 and above, just ignore eating sugarcane or eat it once in a while.

3. Blur vision; another fact I gathered from my friend who I said ate sugarcane for week is that he said he started to have a blur vision but when he went to see a doctor, a sugar test was conducted and he prove positive to sugar. The doctor then ask him to stop eating sugary foods like sugarcane which means sugarcane can cause diabetes especially when addicted to it or when taking in excess.


4. Dehydration; another common symptoms of diabetes is that it causes dehydration due to frequent urination of the victim. This similar is similar to a research result I read on consumption of sugarcane and diabetes. This I also noticed from my friend who had diabetes due to excess sugarcane consumption. But immediately he stop taking sugarcane and intramuscular insulin were administered to him, the sugar level dropped and he was okay after then.


5. Hemorrhage; I observed that some people experience pains and stains of blood from the anus when they eat sugarcane in excess. This is due to the presence of excess sugar in the blood or body when you eat sugarcane. So, I suggest if you are around age 45yrsto 60, you should reduce at rate at which you eat sugarcane. 


6. Stomach Disorder: another good reason why sugarcane may cause diabetes in some people is the fact that it causes stomach upset in some people which also a sign of pile. For anybody with such stomach disorder, a sugar test should be conducted so as if the problem is really from the sugarcane that was consumed. 


In Conclusion, I believe the facts discussed above shows that sugarcane can actually cause diabetes which need to be consumed in moderation. For children, sugarcane can be digested easily with high amount of energy but for older people, it should be eaten only once in a while or less. Keep yourself safe from diabetes and protect your body from excess sugar by eating sugarcane only in moderation. Thanks for reading.
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18 Jan 2017

Solutions to Chest Pain due to Lifting Heavy Objects

What are the things to do for chest pain caused by lifting of heavy objects? I am writing this post due to the experience I have on the treatments of chest pain which a colleague of mine had some days ago and how she was able to treat it through the help of a doctor.

Chest pain
may be caused by lifting of heavy objects like machine, woods, ceramics, water and many more. But the situation I was talking about earlier is that a colleague of mine gave birth to a big baby and the more she back the baby and combining it with other house chores, she started having chest pain. So, she went to the hospital, complained to the doctor and the doctor gave some health ideas which helped the lady cure such chest pains.

Chest Pain

Because I was there when she went to see the doctor, all the treatments, cure and prevention of chest pain caused by carrying heavy things are discussed in this article as you read on with this post.
The cure or solution to chest pain caused by heavy objects includes?


1. See the doctor? One of the ways to know if the chest pain is caused by lifting heavy things or a heavy object is to see the doctor. Only the doctor can ascertain if the chest pain is due to carrying heavy load and possible treatment will be administered immediately. Contacting a doctor also helps to prevent self medications which are bad to the health. So, if you are experiencing a chest pain, try to see the doctor immediately or request for a medical expert with immediate effect.


2. Avoid heavy object; one of the instruction the doctor gave concerning carrying heavy items is that anybody with or experiencing chest pain should stop lifting heavy objects with immediate effect. Like the lady with chest pain, the doctor instructs the lady to stop backing her plump baby for a while and it really work well for her. So, for people whose jobs requires lifting of heavy goods, objects or machines, I will suggest you use a carrier or help so as to prevent yourself from chest pain.


3. Pain killers; if you are experiencing a chest pain cause by carrying heavy goods or objects, contact your doctor because only the doctor can prescribe pain killers for you to use. One of the best solutions to chest pain is to use pain killer drugs prescribed by the physician. There are many pain killer drugs that are very effective and cheap to buy. Just go to the drugs store and purchase one but after 2 days without getting better, just stop the drugs immediately and report back to the doctor.


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4. Avoid cold drinks; one of the things you can do to find cure to chest pain caused by lifting of heavy objects is to avoid cold drinks at that period. Cold drinks don’t go well with chest pain because it may even cause more serious chest pain and other symptoms. 

5. Drink Hot or warm water: another thing you can to do find cure to chest pain which may be caused by lifting or carrying heavy objects is to drink warmer or hot water rather than cold water as explained earlier in (5). Drinking hot drinks during chest pain is very good because it reduces the pains on the chest area and the chest pain may vanish with time.


6. Study your habit/event: one of the ways to find solution to your chest pain is to study your habit or what you are doing or carrying at that particular time. Within 2 to 3 days, you can figure out the real cause of the chest pain so as to discontinue what you are carrying at that time. For instance, when I was in the rural areas for community services, I noticed that I do have chest pain due to the heavy of plastics filled with water that I use to carry at that time. What I do at that time is to figure out my activities at that time which I notice is the heavy water I was carrying at that time. I stop carrying this plastic where I paid someone to do that for me and after few days the chest pain disappeared. This is a very good solution to the chest pain you might be having now.


In Conclusion, the possible solutions to chest pain due to carrying heavy objects as discussed above should be acted upon so as to stop the chest pain. But if you don’t have chest pain and you just want to prevent it, you can just study the ideas put together here and use it to prevent the chest pain. Better still, study your activities at that time, learn to drink hot water in the morning, avoid cold drinks, use pain killers and you should contact your doctor as fast as possible if you are noticing some pains on your chest area. Thanks for reading.
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17 Jan 2017

10 Benefit of Fresh Orange Juice in the Morning

What are the benefit of drinking fresh Orange Juice in the Morning? I have talked and discussed about the health benefit of eating raw fresh orange fruit but I wonder if people who don’t have access to fresh fruits in the morning can take fresh orange juice instead and the same health benefit similar to that of fresh orange fruits also applies, some which are discussed as you read on with this post.

Drinking fresh orange juice is beneficial to the body especially when you drink it in the morning. It is also very healthy only if the orange juice is not mixed with sugar but fresh orange juice are very good to the body. Fresh orange juice contains so many nutritional benefits such as?


1.  Prevent Diseases:  just like eating the fresh orange fruits which prevent diseases in the body, fresh orange juice also prevent diseases as well because it contains high amount of Vitamins. Fresh orange juice also have the benefit of preventing the body from diseases like scurvy (bleeding from gums), it improves sight or vision because it also contains Vitamin A and it repairs worn out tissues from the body which does not allow any diseases or antibody to gain entrance into the body.

Orange Juice

2.  Prevent Scurvy: one of the major reasons why fresh orange juice is good in the morning is that it prevents gum diseases like scurvy. I usually have a bleeding gum until I started to drink fresh orange juice whenever a raw orange fruit is not available. It still performs the same function of preventing scurvy because it contains a high amount of Vitamin C and other vitamins. 


3. Aids Digestion: because orange juice contains as much vitamins as a raw orange fruit does, it is effective in improving the body digestion rate. This means anytime you drink this fresh orange fruit in the morning, you get a fast digestion rate anytime you eat in the day. Fast digestion does not allow fat to store in the body and it allow easy passage of stools of the bowels with ease.


4. Weight loss: a major health benefit of drinking fresh orange juice in the morning is that it increases the body digestion rate, increase body metabolism and burn off excess fat in the morning which helps to lose weight. Fresh orange juice also contains enzymes that are very effective in breaking down food substances like fat thereby preventing fat accumulation from the body.  This makes the body get slim and weight loss is ensured. So, it is good to drink fresh orange juice in the morning and get a reduced weight.


5. Gives Energy: when you drink fresh orange juice in the morning, it performs some function of providing the body with the much required energy that makes the body strong and balance. Fresh orange juice doesn’t contain sugar but it contains fructose which is a low sugar that gives energy. Even if you prefer to avoid drinking energy booster, you still get similar energy from orange juice.


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6. It occupies the tummy: I noticed that if I drink orange juice in the morning, it occupies my tummy and I really don’t eat too much but I eat something quality. Just like people who drink coffee in the morning for the sake of getting some energy with it, the same energy can be gotten when you drink fresh orange juice in the morning before work or before breakfast. It doesn’t make you feel hungry to eat too much but it makes you eat less or foods like carbohydrates. In the other way round, if you eat more fat and carbohydrates in the morning, the orange juice will still help to breakdown the foods for easy digestion, passage and for weight loss.

7. Good Health: when you drink fresh orange juice in the morning, it keeps the body healthy based on some of the things we discussed above. In addition to that, it prevent sickness, infection and one of the benefits of orange juice in the morning is that it ensures every organ in the body is functioning properly due to the vitamins and minerals it contains. 


8. Boost Reasoning: if you had ever tried to drink orange juice in the morning especially when it is fresh, you will notice that your thinking ability at that time will be perfect and improved. This is because fresh orange juice also contains agent and minerals that build the brains cells for better reasoning. So, instead of drinking alcohol or caffeine which does more damage to the brain, you can drink fresh orange juice which will help the brain than affect it.


9. Relief Flu: If you have flu or catarrh, it is better you drink orange juice in the morning because it contains Vitamins and enzymes that fight flu or catarrh from the body.  Even if you don’t treat the flu with prescription drugs, taking few volume of orange juice can help the body get over cold, flu and catarrh. 


10. Heal Wounds: If you have wounds or cut in any part of your body, it is wise you drink orange juice in the morning because it contains Vitamins and enzymes that heal wounds faster.  Even if you don’t treat the wounds with prescription drugs, taking few volume of orange juice can treat the wounds naturally with fast healing effect.


In conclusion, all these are what you get when you drink fresh orange juice in the morning as discussed as stated above. It occupies the tummy, it prevents diseases, it prevents scurvy, heal wounds, relief flu, it aids digestion and it helps to lose weight. Thanks for reading.
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16 Jan 2017

6 Reasons why pap is good for Weight loss

Is Pap Good for Weight Loss? This is a very good question not from any of our readers this time but from the comment box below by a regular commenters who wants to know if pap is good for weight loss and I am using this article or medium to provide useful ideas on reasons why pap is very good to lose weight and the nutritional benefits. 

What is Pap?  Pap is a food made from corn or maize but processed into liquid form or semi solid. Pap is composed of mainly starch, water and fiber which were gotten when you grind maize into a liquid form. It can be cooked as a meal and served with other foods like vegetable, beans, fish, meat, milk etc all which helps to provide additional nutritional values to the body. It can be used to feed babies, children adult and matured people.

Pap for Weight loss

Is Pap Good for weight loss? The basic truth about this question and the right answer which I’m giving to this is a capital “YES” I said yes to pap to be very relevant for weight loss due to the points which are discussed as you read on with this post. I tried taking pap every afternoon in replacement for my lunch for some weeks and despite the fact that i ate this meal with some proteins like fish, milk, meat or bean cake still, people around me observed and complain to me that I am getting lean and my tummy is flat now which is what I wanted. I then realize that if people can actually tell me that am getting slimmer, it means pap is good for losing weight which I am a witness to.


The reasons why I recommend you or anybody to eat pap for weight loss include;


1. Fiber: one of the major reason why I recommend pap for weight loss and saying yes to the question is that pap is majorly made from maize without any addition or subtraction of other foods. Pap contains a high amount of fiber in it. This makes it aids digestion and prevents the body from gaining so much fat that causes weight gain. So, if you thinking o losing weight with pap, it’s a right decision and works very fine for dieting. It is readily available in your area but much more easier for Africans since its their best food and very healthy meal. 


2. No Fat: Like I said earlier about pap containing fiber, another major reason I believe pap is good for weight loss and confirming my answer as a yes is because pap is mainly made from maize which does not contain fat but only a high percentage of fiber which is best used for digestion and helps to lose weight. Pap also prevents the body and gaining so much fat because it does not contain fat. So, if you are thinking losing weight with foods like pap, it’s a right decision and works very fine.


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3. Water: no matter how pap is prepared either as a liquid or semi liquid, it contains mainly water and fiber. If any food contains mainly water, it means such food won’t make you fat which is the best for weight loss. Water aids digestion process, it replenish lost nutrients in the body, it dissolve food particles, it increase the rate of metabolism of the body and it also help to lose weight naturally without side effect. Water in pap also prevent diseases other digestion related problem like constipation, skin diseases and pile.

4. No sugar: another fact why I say pap is good for weight loss and saying yes to the question is that pap is majorly made from maize without sugar. Pap contains no or low amount of sugar in it although people prefer to add sugar to it during consumption but it’s purely sugar free. This makes it a low calories food which also aids digestion and prevents the body from gaining so much sugar and fat that causes weight gain. So, if you want to lose weight with pap, it’s a right decision and works very fine. So, because it contains no sugar, it can be eaten by people with diabetes or it helps to cure diabetes due to its low sugar contents.


5. Light: is pap good for weight loss? I will say yes again and again because pap is one of the lightest foods ever known. It contains low calories, but still gives energy because it’s a carbohydrate produced from corn. Because it is low in calories, it can be used to maintain a weight or to lose weight in men or women. When you drink pap and think you are full, the digestion process of pap starts in the mouth which makes you grow hungry after urinating for 3 to 4 times which is one of the characteristics of a light food for weight loss.


6. No cholesterol: another reason why pap is good for weight loss is that it is not only low in cholesterol but doesn’t contain cholesterol at all but it contains a higher percentage of fiber which is used to improve the body rate of digestion and metabolism which are the basis of weight loss. 


In conclusion, pap is good for weight loss due to some of the reasons discussed above which are due to lack of sugar, lack of fat, high amount of fiber, high amount of water and because it is a light food. A food with these properties is the best to lose weight. Thanks for reading.
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7 Best Exercise for Pot Bellied Women

What are best exercise for pot bellied women? I have written more than 3 different health articles on pot bellied men, since it is more common in men but a woman said to me that I should write on various exercises that can be done by women with pot belly. That is why I decided to write on this today so that everybody can also learn from this and live a healthy life.

What is pot belly? This is when the stomach accumulates more fat than it can burn or use up thereby resulting to protruding belly in women and men.

Pot Bellied Women

The cause of pot belly is men is close to the kind of causes in women as well but women pot belly can be as a result of child bearing, pregnancy, surgery, excess fat, lack of exercise and many more. But as you read on with this post, you will learn the various ways to lose belly fat as a woman, eradicate the pot belly through the following exercises like;


1. Sit ups; sit-ups is a kind of exercise that gives a fast result because it strengthen the stomach walls and reduce the fat in the stomach. As a woman with pot belly, you can reduce the pot belly shaped stomach to the minimum by doing sit ups. You can start with 6, 7, 10 and later to higher counts. You can get this done only by getting dedicated and consistence.


2. Running; running is one of the best exercise that helps to reduce pot belly in women. Running is also classified as a cardio exercise which improves the body, it burns fat and it can reduce a pot belly to flat stomach as fast as possible especially if you do more frequently but not violently
 

3. Jogging; just like running, jogging is also very effective in eradicating pot belly in woman.Jogging can be done in the morning, afternoon or later at night. It can also be done at the comfort of your room using a jogging machine or exercise equipment which can easily be accessible or bought in the fitness stores.Jogging increases the body metabolism, ensure blood circulation and weight is lost. When a weight is lost in some part of the body, it affects the belly as well which makes it flat and not pot bellied.

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4. Skipping; I love skipping because it works generally for everybody to lose weight in some part of the body even for women and men with pot belly. Skipping is a cardiac exercise the keeps the heart healthy, it also ensure blood circulation in the body and keeps a pot belly fat and it’s very effective.

5. Cycling: just like running, cycling is also very effective in eradicating pot belly from women with one. Cycling can be done using bicycle either in the morning, afternoon or later in the evening. It can also be done at the comfort of compound with a cycling machine which is very popular in homes now or at the gym center. Cycling also increases the body metabolism rate, cycling also ensure effective blood circulation and weight is lost in women and when a woman with pot belly is losing weight generally around other part of the body through cycling, it reduces the belly as well which makes it flat and healthy.


6. Walking: Women with pot belly can also get rid of this protruding belly by engaging in walking for a long period or for a long distance. Walking also work on other part of the body but it is very effective in reducing pot belly in women. You can decide to walk to your place of work, to the office, to the market or to the place of worship and after a long time, you will gradually see results. Another way to get this done is by buying fitness equipment like a manual or electronic machine.


7. Tummy adjustments: I have tried tummy adjustment to lose weight which can be done by adjusting the tummy anytime you want to sit down or while you are walking. After a while, the stomach get adjusted to this condition and you will soon get good result with time. 


In conclusion, these are the ways women with pot belly can reduce it by adjusting the belly, doing some walking, speed walking, run, jog, and most importantly sit ups which is also very effective. Thanks for reading.
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15 Jan 2017

How to keep the Body Fresh

How can I keep my body fresh? Someone said he has seen many beautiful women and good looking men look fresh but he needs to know some of the things they do that keep them fresh and healthy. To me, keeping fresh or maintaining a fresh look as a man or woman requires so much and not only that, it keeps you healthy without sickness or skin diseases.
Fresh body

There are many things you can do to look fresh but real thing is that as long as you keep your skin fresh, you will be very fit and you look fresh since the skin is what determines how fresh someone look may be. The things to do to look fresh include;


1. Maintain personal hygiene: one of the sure ways to keep your body fresh is to ensure you keep a clean hygiene. The best ways to keep a clean hygiene is to take bath regularly, wash your teeth, keep your nails clean, cut your hair, keep the hair clean and make sure you wear clean cloths. All these are sure ways to keep your body fresh and free of diseases. 


2. Eat balance diet: after maintaining a clean personal hygiene, another thing you can do to keep your body and skin fresh is to eat balance diet. A balance diet is a food which contains all the classes of food in the correct proportion. Balance diet supplies proteins, carbohydrates, vitamins, minerals, fiber, water etc to the body and it helps to keep the body fresh like a baby.


3. Eat fruits: another way to keep your skin or your body fresh is to eat more of fruits. Most fruits contain Vitamins which helps the skin, improve the skin and add more nutrients to the body. For instance, carrots contain Vitamin A which is good for vision, orange contains Vitamin C which prevents scurvy and watermelon is very good for digestion. The more fruits you eat, the healthier you become and your body also becomes fresh.


4. Eat proteins: another way to keep your body fresh is to eat proteins rich foods like milk, beans, fish and lean meat. The primary function of proteins is to build the body, repair tissues and improve the skin. You will notice that people who eat beans are always healthier with fresh skin. And milk also play its role in building the body cells as well. 


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5. Use lotion or skin moisturizer: Some people say it takes a lot to look good and fresh but I prefer to say that when you choose the right body cream either lotion or moisturizer, the skin cells will be replenish which gives the skin a beautiful look. I think most women don’t joke with body cream because the right skin care cream does so much for their skin by making it look fresh.


6. Eat fish: Just like a said earlier when I was describing proteins, fish is one of the most effective member of protein family which keeps the body fresh. Fish give the body some minerals like zinc, it smooth-en the skin and it also prevents weight gain. I recommend people to eat more of fish than meat if they are really serious about making their body look fresh.


7. Reduce exposure to sunlight: Another way to have a fresh skin or fresh body is to reduce the rate at which you expose your body to sunlight. Sunlight contains radiations which when we expose the skin to, it might cause skin problems like skin rashes, prickly heat, pimples, heat rash and research claim that excessive exposure of the body to sunlight can cause skin cancer which is deadly and should be taken serious. If you really want your body to remains fresh, limit the rate at which you expose the skin to sun and you will see the difference.


8. Wear clean cloths: dirty cloths may cause various skin problems or skin diseases like eczema, smallpox, chicken pox, measles etc but when you wash all cloths and you keep them dry, it helps a lot and keeps the skin fresh.  So, you need to wear your cloth clean, iron your cloth to make it look neat and can also kill any germs or micro organism in it and your body will be free of skin problems which makes the body fresh.


9. Drink more water: Research claim that water is very good and it contains over 60% of the total body fluid and blood cells. The body needs more than 5 glass cups of water daily for normal functioning of the body. Water also aids digestion, prevent constipation, helps to lose weight and keeps the skin in good condition. A body that lacks water will begin to shrink and may eventually die but when you drink more water, the body stay fresh and cool. 


10. Skin cleanser: skin cleanser can also be effective in ensuring a fresh skin especially when used at the neck or face. It removes dirt on the skin, prevent skin problems or skin diseases like eczema, smallpox, chicken pox, pimples, measles, rashes etc but when you clean the face with facial or skin cleanser, it keeps the skin dry which helps to keeps the skin fresh.  So, you need to wear your cloth clean, iron your cloth to make it look neat and can also kill any germs or micro organism in it and your body will be free of skin problems which makes the body fresh. 


In conclusion, the ideas discussed above are what you can do or things to do to have a fresh look which include; using skin cleanser, drink more water, wear clean cloths, reduce exposure to sunlight, eat balance diet, eat more fish,  eat more fruits and maintain a clean personal hygiene. Thanks for reading.
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14 Jan 2017

12 Nigerian fruits for weight loss



What are Nigerian fruits good for weight loss? I have written generally on fruits or foods that are good for weight loss which I believe you can get the link in our related post below or you check the link below as you read on with this post. But now, am writing on the “Nigerian fruits for weight loss since I got so many requests from some of my Nigerian readers on this post but the post is actually for every other people in many part of the world as well.

What are Nigerian fruits for weight loss? These are fruits that can be eating to lose weight or maintain a weight and still stay healthy without side effect. Weight loss can only be achieved through dieting and exercises and the major diets are fruits especially the diets that contains high amount of fibers, a high amount of water and fruits that have no sugar or fat. These are the fruits we will be discussing as you read on with this post on Nigerian fruits that can help to lose weight.

Nigerian fruits

The best Nigerian fruits for weight loss include;

1. African Salads: this is also known called “abacha” by the Igbo tribes in Nigeria. Abacha is made from carbohydrates and its known as the best low carb Nigerian fruits that contains no sugar, no fat but only about 90% of fiber. When I wrote about low calories foods in Nigerian that do not make people fat, this makes the top 10 on the list but most be prepared under the best and clean environments.

2. Cabbage: Cabbage is also one of the world healthiest fruit that is also found in Nigeria. It contains mainly fibers which makes it the number one Nigerian fruits for losing weight. Cabbage can be used to prepared as salads along with other vegetables. Cabbage aids digestion and it also increases the body metabolism. If you want to maintain your weight or lose weight as a Nigerian, you need to eat more of cabbage and shun other high calories foods.

3. Cucumber: cucumber is another good Nigerian fruit that is recommended to lose weight. Cucumber contains mainly fibers and over 70% of water which makes it another number one Nigerian fruits for weight loss. Cucumber can be eaten raw and can be used to prepared salads along with other vegetables. One of the functions of cucumber is the level at which it digest foods and the ability to increase the body metabolism rate which is very good to lose weight. If you want to maintain your weight or lose weight as a Nigerian, I will also recommend you eat more cucumber to achieve a good result on this. 

4. Garden egg: garden egg is also one of the best Nigerian fruits for weight loss due to the fact that it contains over 70% fibers and mainly water which makes it another number one Nigerian fruits for weight loss. Garden egg can also be eaten raw and can be used to prepared salads along with other vegetables. One of the functions of Garden egg is the rate at which it digests foods and its ability to increase the body metabolism rate which is very good to maintain a weight or to lose weight. It means continuous consumption of garden egg is good to lose weight and it won’t make the body fat but to stay slim.


5. Watermelon: I tested watermelon and I realize this fruits is very effective for weight loss and the good thing about this fruit is that it is found in abundant in Nigeria just like it is in other countries. It can be eaten raw and can also be prepared along with other fruits as salads. Watermelon is good to eat before and after meal. It contains mainly fruits and over 80% of water which makes it good to lose weight or maintain the body weight

6. Pawpaw: Pawpaw has so much medicinal and nutritional values which are good to the health. This fruit is also a popular Nigerian fruits that also contains a high amount of water and fibers. It doesn’t add weight but help to reduce weight. Pawpaw also helps to solve various digestion problems that may occur before or after meal. So, if you are looking for a good Nigerian meal for weight loss, I suggest you eat pawpaw for this.

7. Orange: Orange is a Nigerian popular fruits which has so much medicinal and nutritional values which are good to the health and also helps to reduce weight/burn excess fat in the body. Orange fruit is also a popular Nigerian fruits that also contains a high amount of Vitamin C, water and fibers. It doesn’t add weight but help to reduce weight and it also helps scurvy due to the Vitamin C it contains. Orange also helps to solve various digestion problems like constipation that may occur before or after meal. So, if you are looking for a good Nigerian meal for weight loss, I suggest you eat or drink orange to get a faster result.

8. Walnut: I classify this nut as a wonder plant because it has so much health benefit and apart from the primary function of reducing weight, it also helps to prevent hangover, digestion problems such as constipation, and other heart related diseases like hypertension, stroke, high blood pressure, cardiac arrest or sudden death. So, I recommend walnut as a Nigerian fruits that is very good for weight loss since it contains mainly fiber and also contains enzymes that break up food particles faster.

9. African Cherry: This is known as “agbalumo” by the Yoruba tribe but very effective. The last time I ate this fruits called Nigerian cherry, I begin to pass gas and easy emptiness of bowels was observed. It is also made up of water and fiber too and no matter the quantity you drink, you won’t get fat.

10. Pear: I recommends pear to be a very useful and effective fruits that can help people in nigeria lose some weight. It aids digestion, increase body metabolism and pear is mainly fiber which is makes it a perfect fruit that can be eating for weight loss as a Nigerian.

11. Carrot: Carrot is also one of the best fruits for weight loss in Nigeria as well as the whole world. It contains mainly fiber which helps to empty the bowel easily and waste a passed out of the anus with ease. Apart from weight loss, it also contains Vitamin A which helps to improve sight and it also prevent cancerous growth in the body.

12. Nigerian apple: If you have seen the Nigerian apple, it has a pink color, contains only fiber and no matter how much you eat, this apple is good. It is not sweet, no sugar, no fat, no salt and when you eat this fruit after meal, it really makes a lot of sense if I must say. It also prevents other diseases like diabetes, stroke, high blood pressure and aids digestion quickly. Thanks for reading.
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