Do You Eat Groundnuts? Read This

peanut-624601_960_720I know that your mind has skipped again on seeing this headline. You’d say,” These people have come again with their nutrition doom articles. What is wrong with eating groundnuts again this time?

What are they going to talk about groundnuts today? Well I’d just say that it is not what you think and I’d like you to read this in full because it has got some real meat for you.

Just calm down. This article isn’t going to condemn groundnuts which maybe, is one of your favorite nuts and which you have read to be very healthy. I like groundnuts too and I enjoy it.

 

I am going to show you the super benefits of this food. Benefits I think you may not have heard before. But, before ending this article, I will also tell you about the type of groundnut you should NOT eat. Continue reading “Do You Eat Groundnuts? Read This”

Food With “GOOD” Fats

avAs I have said in some of my posts,not all fats are bad and to be dreaded.Actually our bodies need fats to function properly BUT it depends on the type of fats that we are consuming.

So what types of fats do our bodies need and what are their sources?

This small post looks at this important issue. Lets roll…..

We have been talking about avoiding fats and fat laden foods to stay healthy because of the effect on your heart.

But I also have posted several times that not all fats is bad. There are some “good” fats you can incorporate into your meals and they provide no ill health to you.
Here are a few of them:
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5 Serious Reasons Why You Need To Monitor Your Weight

owWhen the issue of weight loss and weight control comes up,you may be compelled to dismiss it as trivial.

I do not blame you though because we are bombarded by a deluge of information daily.

Some are correct,others are not.And one of the areas where you find a lot of wrong information is about weight loss.

When I talk about weight control,i am not always mainly concerned ONLY about  your COSMETIC appearance;I am concerned about that BUT ,much more concerned about the health implications for YOU. Continue reading “5 Serious Reasons Why You Need To Monitor Your Weight”

Can I Reduce My Breast Size By Exercise?

breastI get numerous questions about many issues and I try to be as accurate as possible in presenting researched and authentic health information that would help everyone to know and do the right thing to stay trim, fit and healthy.

Please keep the questions coming.

Here we are going to talk about how to reduce the size of the breasts for those who feel that their breast size is a little more than they like. First of all, your breast size is determined by your genetics and your percentage of body fat.

 

It can also get bigger in size if you are pregnant or breastfeeding as you already know.
This short article will talk about how you can reduce the size of the breasts and also maintain muscle tone and a flatter abdomen. Continue reading “Can I Reduce My Breast Size By Exercise?”

The Magic Of Lemon Drink

w500h500_14637-why-you-should-be-drinking-lemon-water-in-the-morningIf you have been reading our posts, there is usually emphasis on taking plenty of water instead of the regular “fruit juice” or other drinks which are sugar-packed.

But the obvious fact is that after taking water, especially a lot for a long time, some people don’t really like the bland taste.

Water is good but what if I told you what to do so that the taste will be just cool and refreshing, and without adding extra calories to your system.
It’s tempting to grab your favourite canned juice, beverage or sports drink when looking for something to quench your thirst, keep in mind that these beverages — and countless others — can have lots of added sugar and calories.

A flavourful alternative is drinking lemon water, which has zero calories and provides several key health benefits.
Lemon Water’s Benefits
Many weight loss resources cite the benefits of lemon water and its citric acid in fat burning. You’ll still need to avoid the kind of foods that make you fat, get some good exercise and ideally change your meal frequency to one that improves weight loss potential – but lemon water is certainly a beneficial addition to any body fat reduction plan. Continue reading “The Magic Of Lemon Drink”

Why Are Fulani People Trimmer Than Other Tribes?

fulaHave you noticed that some tribes in Nigeria or even certain people or group of people from around the world NEVER get fat? They can never get obese or overweight! Examples, in Nigeria here are the Fulanis, some part of the north. And if you are observant you will also notice that you rarely find overweight or obese people in most of our CORE villages where the village culture of natural eating has not been contaminated by influx of refined foods from foreign land brought in for the parents by their rich township dwellers!
The problem with the notion of dieting is that it does not address the lifestyle changes that need to be made in order to permanently take the weight off. Losing weight is not something that can be bought or sold. It is not a commodity. Sometimes the problem is cultural. We become trapped in old habits that have us eating unhealthy foods for a lifetime.

Continue reading “Why Are Fulani People Trimmer Than Other Tribes?”

“Eating Sugar” Does Not cause Diabetes

diabetesMany of us grew up hearing it and believing it too. We were all scared of taking sweet things, especially real sugar in our drinks and some foods like custard, pap, oats etc. There was always this silent fear or even guilt when you are eating anything that is very sweet because in subconsciously you believe that you are deliberately causing some unknown problems to yourself.

Certainly intake of excessive sugar is not healthy just like excessive intake of any other foods, but its consumption is not the cause of diabetes.
I know that some of us would be surprised by this assertion. Yes. “Eating too much sugar” does not cause diabetes. I can almost hear you asking:

What Then Is The cause? Continue reading ““Eating Sugar” Does Not cause Diabetes”

How The Elderly Can Lose Weight safely

seniorsNote: Before commencing any of the physical activities outlined here, please make sure you see your doctor for proper assessment and advice.

I get many weight loss questions from readers and these are genuine concerns of people who want to know what they can do about their weight and their health. Weight loss does not bother only the younger generation but worries the older ones too.
As you age, your metabolism slows down and after menopause (for women), body fat changes its distribution to give you the appearance of a larger belly. Nobody likes this. No matter how old you are, however, you can lose weight, increase your strength and fight disease through diet and exercise. Continue reading “How The Elderly Can Lose Weight safely”

Tips For Handling Belly Fat

bfThis is a serious issue for many people and I am giving out the tips in my desire to have my readers get something of value they can do to get back in shape.One of the most common questions I get is how to lose belly fat and how to lose weight and have a flat tummy.

Belly fat is actually the most dangerous type of fat –apart from the cosmetic importance of a normal shaped body, large waist lines are indicators of disease.Nobody wants that,

Abdominal obesity, also known as beer belly, beer gut, pot belly or clinically as central obesity, is when excessive abdominal fat around the stomach and abdomen has built up to the extent that it is likely to have a negative impact on health.
There is a strong correlation between central obesity and cardiovascular disease. Abdominal obesity is not confined only to the elderly and obese subjects.
Abdominal obesity has been linked to Alzheimer’s Disease as well as other metabolic and vascular diseases.

Below are some tips:

1.Replace high calorie foods with low calorie alternatives.

2.Monitor portion sizes.Means you should mind the quantity of food you consume at a sitting.Like other body fat,they are the product of excessive carbohydrate consumption.

3.Perform a low intensity cardio workout at least four to five days a week for body fat reduction. Lower intensity aerobic workouts burn calories from fat, which results in an overall decrease in body fat. Aim to exercise for a minimum of 45 minutes each cardio workout session.

4.Follow a diet rich in whole grains, fruits, healthy fats and vegetables. Whole grains contain a higher fiber content which creates a full sensation in your stomach for longer periods of time. Heart-healthy monounsaturated fats found in foods like cashew nuts(Please check out our post about cashew nuts),Avocadoes,and salmon have been reported to assist in reducing body fat. Eating fruits and vegetables prevent you from overeating higher calorie foods to help keep your calorie consumption in control.

5.Learn how to manage stress.I know that this may sound out of order for some but i will explain it more in my coming report about how to beat belly fat.

I wrote a short report on hard core belly exercises anyone can do to have a flatter well toned abdomen in the shortest time.WATCH OUT on this page from Monday to grab your own copy if you need it.

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How Can I Know if I Am Overweight?

weiYour first step to find out if you are at a healthy weight is to find out what your BMI, or BODY MASS INDEX, is and what your waist size is. For most people, these are good clues to whether they are at a healthy weight.
What’s your BMI?
A healthy weight is one that is right for your body type and height and is based on your body mass index (BMI) and the size of your waist (waist circumference). If you are age 20 or older, use the Interactive Tool: Is Your BMI Increasing Your Health Risks? In order to know your your BMI,use calculator to check your BMI when you know your height in feet, weight in pounds, and waist circumference.This is how it is calculated:
BMI=Mass(kg)/Height(m2) i.e. BMI=Mass in kg divided by height in meter squared.
Calculated from a person’s height and weight, BMI breaks down into four categories:
Underweight: BMI below 18.5
Normal: BMI ranging between18.5 and 24.9
Overweight: BMI between 25 and 29.9
Obese: BMI of 30 or higher

Continue reading “How Can I Know if I Am Overweight?”