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.
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 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.
HEALTHY EATING HABITS: A Balanced Plate
Healthy eating means eating a variety of foods that give you the nutrients you need to maintain your health, feel good, and have energy. These nutrients include protein, carbohydrates, fat, water, vitamins, and minerals. We need to be deliberate about our daily eating habits. This is so essential in the selection of foods, we take for promoting health, preventing disease and maintaining or losing weight.
Healthy eating provides the sustained energy you need to be physically active. Basically, for you to actively partake in a healthy eating habit, you must be familiar with your body system. Knowing what to eat in the morning, noon and night that makes you stay fit and active.
Here are some tips to building healthy eating habits:
- Eat varieties of vegetable (3 or more servings a day).
- Eat varieties of fruit (2 or more servings a day).
- Eat whole-grain, high-fiber breads and cereals (3 to 6 servings a day).
- Choose from a variety of low-fat sources of protein — including eggs, beans, poultry without skin, seafood, and soy products.
- If you eat meat, eat white meat at least four times more often than red meat.
- Use vegetable oils.
- Restrict or eliminate “junk food”.
- Restrict or eliminate sodas and other sugar-added drinks that are high in calories and contain few or no nutrients.
- If you drink alcoholic beverages, do so in moderation.