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Weight Loss 101

By Jite Phido Forgive my hair in the picture on the left, I was young and foolish and nobody told me to stop it. This isn’t even my highest weight) Is it just me or is everyone these days trying to lose weight? Or gain muscle? Or be in #fitfam . Let me not lie, I am one of them. ...

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Why eating more Bananas is important

From: Muhammad Sani Wonderfully sweet with firm and creamy flesh, bananas come prepackaged in their own yellow jackets and are available for harvest throughout the year. The banana plant grows 10 to 26 feet and belongs to the Musaceae family of plants along with plantains. Cardiovascular benefits A first type of cardiovascular benefit from bananas is related to their potassium ...

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Foods that lower cholesterol

Oats: Eating a diet rich in whole grains is associated with having healthier cholesterol levels. Oats contain a soluble fibre called beta-glucan. If you currently have high cholesterol levels, oats can lower cholesterol by as much as 20 per cent. Oats and oatmeal are also an excellent source of minerals and protein. Walnuts: Walnuts are rich in both monounsaturated and ...

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Half of Nigerian women have anaemia

A medical professional body, Nutrition Society of Nigeria, NSN, said 49 per cent of women of reproductive age in Nigeria have anaemia with 24.3 per cent of them having low iron stores and 12.7 per cent, iron deficiency. The President of NSN, Ngozi Nnam, disclosed this at a press conference it organised in Lagos with Unilever Nigeria. She said though ...

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‘Chips raise cancer risk’

HEALTH chiefs have issued a cancer warning over eating chips and other fried food amid revelations they contain a harmful chemical that is also found in tobacco smoke. The European Food Safety Authority over the weekend published a study confirming that acrylamide (AA) – which forms when foods are cooked at a high temperature – is a cancer risk. It ...

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Woman Found Dead In Dallas Salon After Receiving Illegal Butt Injections

With all of the horrifying headlines associated with the dangers of illegal butt injections, it’s a wonder that women continue to seek out these black-market procedures. Wykesha Reid, 34, set out to have her fourth procedure done at the Deep Ellum salon in Dallas on February 18. Sadly, she never returned home. “Everybody else got big booties,” Patricia Kelley, 70, ...

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11 Uses of Baking Soda For Beauty Purposes

There are many uses of baking soda around the house, and you probably know a lot of them, but what about ways to use baking soda in your beauty routine? Baking soda has active ingredients that make it suitable for cleansing operations from top to toe. Check out these uses of baking soda. Why not give them a try? No.1 ...

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Angelina Jolie And Ovarian Cancer:the facts about screening and surgery

As an A-list Hollywood film-maker, Jolie has few financial constraints on her medical care. Yet, the medical choice she was presented with and the trajectory of her treatment will be familiar to many women treated in NHS clinics. In Britain, those with at least two first-degree relatives who have had breast or ovarian cancer are eligible for genetic screening. Mutations ...

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