Posts

Showing posts from March 3, 2018

10 health benefits you’ll be getting from eating unripe plantain.

Image
These are 10 health benefits you’ll be getting from eating unripe plantain.

1. It enriches the heart.

Unripe plantain contains some amount of serotonin which dilates the arteries, improves blood flow and reduces homocystine (a condition that causes coronary artery disease and stroke).

It richness in potassium makes it heart friendly by preventing heart attack and hypertension through controlling heart rate and blood pressure in our body and cell. Also, it fibre content is great for reducing cholesterols level which reduce the risk of developing any heart diseases.

2. It can treat anemia and neuritis.

It presence of vitamin B6 can help in curing neuritis (inflammation of the nerve), and anemia: a medical condition where someone is having low red blood cells in the blood, which causes weakness.

With inclusive into meal plan and consumption, it can cure anemia and neuritis and serves as preventive measure.

3.It’s a great meal for weight lossand healthy eating.

It’s relatively low in car…

The implications of eating late at night.

Image
A dietician in Garki Hospital, Abuja, Grace Abasirim, has warned that late night feeding can lead to overweight and increase in blood sugar level.

Ms. Abasirim told the public on Thursday in Abuja that late night food would result in accumulation of calories and nutrients in the system, if not digested by the body system.

According to her, there are health implications in eating late at night because we have what is called daily expected recommendation allowance you are expected to get from your food daily.

“If you exceed the expected calories from your food per day, the excess nutrients can lead to overweight or obesity.

“People who eat late at night usually suffer indigestion because the energy one gets from the food cannot be used up.

“The moment your body is at rest, it slow down digestion processes, as a result you wake up feeling heavy,” she said.

Ms. Abasirim advised diabetic patients to take their meal before nightfall to avoid suffering from “hyperglycemia’’.

She said that h…