Category Archives: Health

Drinking A Cup Of Tea A Day Could Prevent A Leading Cause Of Blindness – Researchers

Drinking a cup of tea a day could prevent a leading cause of blindness, a study has discovered.

Researchers at the University of California Los Angeles found tea-drinkers were 74% less likely to suffer glaucoma.

5 Everyday Foods That Are Healthier When Eaten Raw

5 Everyday Foods That Are Healthier When Eaten Raw

When making healthy meals, most of us don’t think about whether or not cooking our food affects its nutrition. Although, some foods can be more nutritious when cooked, there are other foods that are healthier when consumed raw.

This is because heating can destroy certain nutrients. As such, Jumia Food, Nigeria’s No 1 food ordering platform identifies some of the foods that are healthier when eaten raw.

6 Guaranteed Ways To Deal With Sore Throat

6 Guaranteed Ways To Deal With Sore Throat

A sore throat is more prevalent this time of the year because the weather is dry. Thus quite a number of people will be suffering from it. If your saliva goes down like sandpaper, and every cough makes you feel pain, then you have sore throat.

Here are some of the remedies for sore throat.

How Financial Worries May Massively Raise Heart Attack Risk

New research due to be presented at the 18th Annual Congress of the South African Heart Association shows that financial stress may increase the risk of a heart attack by 13-fold, and work stress by almost six times.

People worry about money — a lot. According to a recent survey by the American Psychological Association (APA), 72 percent of those in the United States felt the weight of financial stress at least once in the past month.

How To Increase Red Blood Cells: What to Eat and Lifestyle Changes

A low red blood count or anemia can cause feelings of fatigue and weakness. When people have a lower red blood count than normal, their body has to work overtime to get enough oxygen to the cells. This can leave a person feeling drained.

Low red blood cell count can cause a variety of symptoms and complications. There are several diet and lifestyle changes that people can make to help the body increase the number of red blood cells. However, if symptoms persist, it is important to see a doctor.

Nigerians are Cooking with Transformer Oil and You May Be at Risk – Must Read

February 1st, 2015 I sat across the Senior Environmental Specialist of the World Bank (Nigeria) and he explained what a great choice I had made in my field of study. As our conversation gradually came to a close, he casually mentioned what he was working on. “I am currently working on PCBs” . “Nigerians have started using transformer oil to fry food, because it lasts longer.

We are not the only ones, as other African countries like Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Zimbabwe etc. have also been doing it. They go as far as going to the transformers to get the oil out. Most of the food vendors that use it in Nigeria go to areas where there is a transformer and pour the left-over from the drums.” He said. I froze, maybe I didn’t hear him well, I thought. Did he just say transformer oil?

Doctor Urges Parents NOT To Give Their Children Cough Medicine

A senior doctor has urged parents not to give kids cough and cold medicines or syrups but use honey and lemon instead.

Dr Oliver Bevington warned over-the-counter treatments may not work and the ingredients could have side-effects or be toxic in large doses.

4 Popular Foods You Didn’t Know Could Make You Gain Crazy Weight

4 Popular Foods You Didn’t Know Could Make You Gain Crazy Weight

It might surprise you to know that some foods you were so sure could hardly be a source of weight gain can actually be if appropriate portion/serving sizes are not taken. As a result, seemingly healthy foods might end up doing more harm to you than good. Jumia Food, Nigeria’s no. 1 online food ordering platform, shares 4 popular foods you didn’t know could make you gain crazy weight.

Cereal

It might be surprising to some but cereal can actually be a significant source of weight gain. It can be just as bad as some junk foods depending on the serving sizes, and the quantity of sugar and milk added. When cereal is consumed out of proportion to the recommended servings, it more or less becomes a ‘sugar bomb’, a monumental source of calories and a valid source of weight gain.