I attended my first NITC natural hair meet up. It was fun, educative and I had the opportunity of meeting Ekene of TheKinkAndI, Dr Savage of Special Me and Uzoma of Don’t Touch Hair. It was hosted by Natural Nigerian and TheKinkAndI, and it held at Neo Cafe in Victoria Island, Lagos. It started with an interactive session headed by Dr Savage, Ekene, Luchi Madubuike and Dabs before the talks started.
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. Ginger can be used in different forms. As fresh, dried and powdered, as a juice, tea or 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.