Five ways to eat your fruit (Series)
There are different ways we could eat our fruits and still enjoy them with great pleasure.
But we’ll be considering five of them
You can mix different types of fruits into smoothies, fruit juice, fruit lollipop, fruit salad, parfait and you could even eat them whole
We would be highlighting them respectively:
A smoothie is a drink made from pureed raw fruit and/or vegetables, using a blender. A smoothie often has a liquid base such as fruit juice, dairy products, such as milk, yogurt, ice cream. Smoothies are perfect drink in all seasons and weather.
There is really no wrong way to make a smoothie, but these few steps should guide you in making one of the best smoothie
Making a fruit smoothie is as simple as tossing ingredients in a blender and blending them to paste but you have to first line the base of the blender, so here’s our exact process:
Add liquid to your blender. Typically you could use different kind of milk, fruit juice, or even just water.
Add in any greens. If you are adding any vegetables like spinach or other greens, this is the time to add them in.
Add in your frozen fruits and vegetables. ( We would recommend iced fruits instead of adding ice into the blender) You could at least have frozen bananas and frozen strawberries on hand for smoothie making.
Or if you don’t have frozen Fruits you could add few cubes of ice to thicken the paste.
Add any fresh fruits or veggies you’d like to use. Here is where you’ll toss in fresh strawberries or Cherries.
Top it with your favorite nutrition like tumeric, protein powder and the link
Then blend away, you start blending in the low and slowly increase to full speed. This makes sure everything is mixed well and the blades don’t get stuck. Blend until the smoothie looks silky, and then pour and enjoy.
Here are smoothies idea for you
Pineapple Juice + 1 cup pineapple + 1 cup mango + vanilla yogurt + banana + 1 cup spinach.
Apple juice + 2 cups mixed berries + huckleberry yogurt.
Orange Banana Juice + 1 cup pineapple + 1 cup peach + vanilla yogurt + banana.
Orange Juice + 2 cups strawberries + strawberry yogurt + banana.
Benefits Of Eating Mangoes
Mangoes are in currently in season. If you’re the type that loves eating fruits and mangoes are part of the fruits, then you’d love to eat more of mangoes having read this. Mangoes does not only have good taste, it has many health benefits; we will give you some reasons why you should eat mangoes;
The Benefits of eating Mangoes are:
1. It gives Clear Skin
It cleanses your skin deep inside and treats your pores. It gives glow to your skin
and leaves the skin flawless.
2. It gives Healthy Eye Sight
Mangoes are filled and loaded with Vitamin A, which makes it to improve eye sight. It also prevents night blindness.
3. It aids good digestion
4. Mangoes aid good digestion and prevents stomach related diseases. It helps in breaking down protein content in the body.
5. It makes your heart healthy
Eating mangoes is very good for a healthy heart, it contains minerals which helps your body to maintain a steady pulse and keep the blood vessels relaxed.
6. It strengthens your immune system
Mangoes are filled with vitamin C which allows for your immune system to be strengthened. it allows the body to produce more white blood cells which protects the body from infectious diseases such as flu.
Vegetable Salad And It’s Health Benefits
Adding vegetable salad to your meal course increases the absorption of nutrients on a higher level. Not only that vegetable salad has many nutrients, it is crunchy and has lots of colors and textures and flavors which are so appealing to the eyes. Most people enjoy eating vegetable salads even kids.
You can spice up your vegetable salad by adding protein such as eggs, peas, beans etc
Here are reasons why you should eat vegetable salads;
• Eating Salads enhances digestion – it is rich in water and fiber which enhances quick digestion
• Eating salads may help you with weight loss – taking salads as breakfast may aids weight loss
• Eating salads may boost your health and prevent diseases – it contains many nutrients and which benefits your health and protect your body against diseases
How to Identify Good and Healthy Palm Oil
Do you know that a couple of the Palm Oil purchased from the open market is adulterated containing toxic and carcinogenic substances dangerous to the health?
Do how do you identify these dangerous adulterated palm oil for the good and healthy ones? Here are a few ways.
1. Taste: It has a rich, earthy and slightly nutty taste with a distinct aroma. No awful smelly taste.
2. Color: Color can be a great way to differentiate quality Palm Oil but this can be deceptive because can of the popular use of Sudan-4 colorant. A good palm Oil would typically have two colors when bottled – a reddish-black top and reddish-yellow bottom. The reddish-yellow comes from the fiber and Carotene elements which gives Palm Oil some of its acclaimed properties.
3.Smell: A foul or dull smell is a major indication of a bad Oil.
Please Don’t Eat These AT Night
Do you know that there are some foods that you should run away from at night?
At night, your body should be resting including your stomach instead of it trying to break down the food you took.
There are some particular classes of food that should never be eaten at night. When these foods are consumed at night, the body tends to store those calories as fat and sometimes, eating some large amount of these foods at night makes you feel bloated and sick in the next morning.
There are times after dinner that we long to eat some more, let’s choose wisely what we eat after. Some foods and snacks are the worst bedtime-foods to take.
Here are some lists of foods and snacks that you should never eat at night:
a. Ice cream
d. Fatty foods
e. Hot and spicy food
f. High sugar cereal
These above listed foods are more likely to cause heartburn and other body discomforts, making you feel bloated, making it more difficult for the body to rest before bed.
Also, the following morning, it can make you feel sick? leading to drowsiness, therefore making it difficult for you to complete your daily tasks.
Next time you want to eat at night, choose wisely.
The Benefits Of Eating Fruits Everyday
Fruits are very essential in our daily diet and an important part of our healthy diet. Fruits are good source of essential minerals and vitamins; they are high in fiber and provide a wide range of antioxidants. Study shows that eating fruits everyday reduces the risk of heart diseases and diets high in fruits are associated with all sorts of health benefits.
The nutrients in fruits are vital for all health and body maintaining systems. The benefits of the nutrients are:
a. Reduced risk of chronic disease:
Eating a diet rich in fruit may reduce risk for stroke, cardiovascular disease and type 2 diabetes.
b. Improved heart health:
The potassium in fruit can reduce the risk of heart disease and stroke. It may also reduce the risk of developing kidney stones.
c. Protection against cell damage:
Fruit eating pattern is part of a healthy diet which provides antioxidants that help repair damage done by free radicals and may protect against certain cancers. It may also have a positive impact on digestive health.
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The Ayamase Recipe
Its Recipe O’clock: Do you know how to make the popular Ayamase Stew for Ofada rice?
Let’s tell you how
5 Green bell peppers
1 Large Onion
3 Habanero Rodo
2 Tbsps Locust Bean
2 Tbsps Crayfish
3/4 Cup Palm Oil
4 Boiled Eggs
Salt to taste
Assorted meat and offals
Rinse the Bell peppers, Onions and Habanero and cut into chunks – this will make blending process easier for the blender.
Blend the Peppers and Onions a little at a time adding very little water while blending because the excess water is not needed.
Pour the blended Pepper into a Pot and boil it until most of the water is gone.
In a clean Pot, add the Palm Oil, cover it up and let it heat up on low to medium heat until the color of the Oil turns to honey-brown color.
Allow the Oil to cool down and then heat it up a bit by removing the pot lid.
Add the diced Onions and locust bean and fry till the onions begin to float on the Oil.
Pour in the boiled pepper, stir it all together, cover it up and allow it to cook until the oil begins to float over the pepper sauce.
Add your choice of Meat, some beef stock to loosen up the sauce if it’s too thick and Salt to taste.
Ayamase stew can best served with serve with Ofada Rice or boiled or fried plantains, Yam, etc. Enjoy!
The Mighty Tigernuts
Tiger nuts are a great source of natural minerals.
They mainly provide calcium, magnesium, potassium, sodium, phosphorus and zinc. Calcium helps to keep teeth and bones healthy, intervenes in blood coagulation and in the transmission of nerve impulses.
Dietary fiber in tiger nuts can help control diabetes
CAN HELP TO PREVENT CANCER AND HEART DISEASES
The Tigernuts is a source of Vitamin E that protects us from the creation of harmful free radicals which are responsible for the death of the body cells thus it reduces the risk of heart diseases.
Add Tigernuts to your diet today
Do you know the SD (sex drive) Foods?
Do you know that certain Foods help increase Sex Drive?
Some foods have been found to be particularly helpful in stimulating and improving sex.
Here are a few of them:
1.Walnuts :Walnuts improve the quality of sperm. It is known to improve the shape, movement and vitality of the sperm. Include walnuts in your diet to improve fertility.
2. Banana acts as a superfood for men in bedrooms. It helps in boosting sexual desire and increases libido due to presence of bromelain enzyme. Eat a banana before the act and experience the difference.
3. Strawberries and raspberries
The seeds of these fruits are loaded with zinc which is essential for sex for both, men and women. If women have high levels of zinc their bodies find it easier to prepare for sex. In men, zinc controls the testosterone level which is responsible for producing sperm. It is important that men load up on zinc as their zinc levels reduces during intercourse.
Folic acid and vitamin B6 are both necessary for a healthy sex drive. Folic acid pumps the body with energy, while vitamin B6 stabilizes the hormones.
Watermelon improves your erection and increases your libido. Citrulline is a compound found in watermelon which helps in relaxing the blood vessels and therefore resulting in increasing sex drive. If you want your partner to be in the mood, make him/her a glass of watermelon juice.
Almonds contain arginine which improves circulation and relaxes blood vessels. This amino acid found in almonds helps you maintain an erection.
Dark chocolate releases serotonin and endorphins that improves your mood. It doesn’t improve libido but you will not be a grouch.
Consume eggs for healthy erection. Eggs contain amino acid L-arginine that can improve erectile dysfunction.