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. 😢
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.
Garlic is one of my most favourite things in the world. I typically make it with ginger, which I have written about. I slice both into little bits, boil, allow to cool, sieve and add honey. There goes my dearest ginger and garlic tea! Garlic is a super food that have been used as spice and medicine.
If you watch adverts of juice companies, you hear “from farm to your hand” “fresh” ” healthy” “nature’s best” “not from concentrate” “no added preservatives” describing how it was plucked and squeezed to become fruit juice. It’s just marketing strategy. The real details about how most packaged fruit juice is processed is left out. Making people believe they are making a healthy choice by buying the so-called fresh fruit juice.
Ginger is a flowering plant, whose root can be used as a spice or herbs. It can be used in different forms: fresh, dried, and powdered, as juice, tea, or extracted as oil. Ginger has been used for centuries for its medicinal properties. Ginger contains a variety of vitamins and minerals; including carbohydrate, protein, dietary fibre, iron sodium, vitamin B1, B6, C, E calcium, potassium, magnesium, manganese, phosphorus, folate, riboflavin, niacin, zinc, pantothenic acid.
Bitter leaf is a medicinal and nutritional plant that can be found in Nigeria. It speeds up metabolism and thereby helps in reducing weight gain. It contains essential fatty acids – linoleic and linolenic acid. It is high in antioxidants. Bitter leaf is used traditionally as a cure for headaches, fever, joint pains. It stimulates bile and hydrochloric acid production.
Going natural and switching to safe synthetic is a huge transition for me, my being wholly natural doesn’t stop at hair, but everything – food, creams, soaps, perfumes and working towards make-up. I now have “bad chemical-phobia”. My transition started in my room, one July morning after being exhausted with the chemicals I was using to clear my sand/sun fly bites that I got in Benin where I was visiting my cousins. So here I am in the 21st century trying my best to avoid chemicals, which is very difficult.