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Healthy Snack Ideas

If you are currently reading this, then you will know I love food. I love; shopping, preparing, cooking and making food art. Food love can sometimes pose a threat to keeping fit if you are constantly in contact with food. It becomes easy to get out of the three meals window to nitpick on everything. This is why snacks are important, even more so when they are healthy and can be carried around. Continue reading “Healthy Snack Ideas”

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Balanced Diet ft Rice, Beans and Vegetable Stew Recipe

What is a balanced diet? It is basically a meal consisting of all (or almost all of) the classes of food we have. Carbs, proteins, fat, vitamins and minerals.

It can be also be termed as a healthy meal comprising of whole foods with adequate calories, micro and macronutrients.

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Dealing With Painful Menstrual Periods (2) – A professional guide

This is the second and final part of the menstrual cramps series. This part focuses on the cause, susceptibility and treatment options. I spoke to Dr. Yemisi Bokinni, a medical doctor and health researcher from London, who provided an overall guide to this post. She has also covered heavy flow on her Daily Run Africa platform.

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Dealing With Painful Menstrual Periods (1) – Nightmares of a few

This is my late arrival to celebrating women’s month. Periods is something that is still unfortunately regarded as taboo. Something to be discussed in whispers, something disgusting. I believe it is simple biology and proper discussions need to be held on it to break the power of the myths woven around it. This is a two-part post on painful periods. The first explores the personal stories of women I know and admire, while the second is getting professional advice on how to better manage it. The intention of this is to provide help to women who have painful periods but are ignorant about it or lack access to a gynaecologist. Continue reading “Dealing With Painful Menstrual Periods (1) – Nightmares of a few”

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Not So Healthy Vegetable Oils 

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First of all, I can’t help but admire the advertising prowess of vegetable oil companies. It takes a lot, to sell poison as the good stuff. When I was very little and my mom switched from the local groundnut oil to vegetable oil because we are trying to live healthily and then the message was (and still is) how healthy vegetable oils are.

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Maintaining Healthy Eating Habits In Nigeria

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So, it has been a year our president has been elected into office and six months since food prices started increasing, especially tomatoes. I miss tomatoes, guys. I love tomatoes, I used to eat tomatoes without caution. In fact, it was formerly part of my skincare but I haven’t eaten tomatoes since April talk less about applying of applying to my face. 😢

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Health Benefits of Mangoes

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I saw this meme and I just thought why don’t I write about mangoes. Unlike bananas I totally love, mangoes are just basically a fruit for me. I love fruits guys, so I’m still showing mangoes some love. It is juicy, it’s filling, delicious but I’m very critical about mangoes I eat, if I see any black dot on the mangoes, I just imagine a bird pecking on it. So guys with Ebola and all don’t just eat any mango you see. Make sure it’s not open or with any suspicious black spot.

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