Stomach Upset: 7 Foods That May Cause It

Health & Food: Foods that may upset your stomach
Do you often encounter stomach upset? What foods upset your stomach? What foods can cause stomach pain? In this blog post, I will share some foods to avoid with upset stomach.
But before we move further, lets tall about why our stomach get upset when we eat. An upset stomach is characterized by swelling of the stomach lining and intestines. This upset is sometimes caused by a virus, parasite, or bacteria. Eating too much food can also lead to stomach pains. So, what not to eat when you are prone to an upset stomach?
Some persons are capable of eating several junk foods that is available in this world, but their stomach will remain totally fine. Other people can have a taste of one scoop of ice cream and feel a severe pain for the rest of the day.
If you’re easily likely to experience stomach aches, you know how unsatisfying it can be to unintentionally eat something that causes your tummy to turn, and you’ll want to do anything at all…

Why Pregnant Women And Nursing Mothers Should Avoid Drinking Zobo

Zobo drink is one popular beverage loved by many Nigerians. This local drink is produced from dried Roselle or sorrel leaves (Hibiscus Sabdariffa). This bright red drink is taken by many, both for every day and as a refreshment drink in parties. This drink has many advantages because it is easily available, affordable, enjoyable, tasty, and refreshing and it also has a lot of health benefits.
What Zobo Drink Is Made From?
As stated earlier, Zobo drink is made from Roselle which is also called hibiscus, red tea, or sour tea. The botanical name is Hibiscus sabdariffa, the herb from which the red flower used in preparing zobo drink is gotten. The edible parts used to make “juice” or tea (actually, an infusion) look like reddish dried-up buds. Roselle is not a flower nor fruit, but calyces. It’s the calyx, the red, fleshy covering enclosing the flower’s seed pod, which is used for flavouring, cooking and food colouring. The calyx is loaded with high content of calcium, niacin, riboflavin, i…

5 STDs You Can Contract Even If You Wear Condoms

Do you know that there are sexual transmitted diseases you can get even when you use condoms? Yes, there are chances of getting STDs with condoms. 
Do you know the STDs that condoms do not protect? How effective are condoms against STDs? Many people ask questions like this because they want to know if they can get STD while using a condom.
Protection methods like wearing condoms are good at preventing sexually transmitted diseases by blocking the exchange of genital fluids. They are effective in preventing STDs like hepatitis B, Hepatitis C, HIV, syphilis, chlamydia, and gonorrhea.
The disadvantage of this barrier method is that condoms do not entirely prevent transmission of all STDs because some STDs can be transmitted from skin to skin contact.
In essence, it is advisable to go for regular medical checkups, especially if you have multiple lovemaking partners.
Below are 5 STDs You Can Get While Wearing A Condom:

1. Genital Herpes
Genital herpes is a common viral STD marked by genital sores…

Flash Fiction: Papa Is A Beast (Domestic Violence)

Short Story: Papa Is A Beast (Domestic Violence) Written By Akintobi Jimoh
Mama closed late because she'd to finish the customer's braids. Before we could leave her Beauty shop where I retire after closing from school, it had rained heavily. We had to wait a few hours before we eventually got a bike home. Commercial bikes were the only available transportation back home.  
I wore a short and singlet. We didn't come with our sweaters. My younger sister was shivering on the bike. The road was wet and free of cars. As we approached the middle of the major road, a car was been pushed by three men on the roadside. All of sudden, the bike man lost control, the bike skidded, and we rammed into the car been pushed.
In a matter of seconds, we were on the ground which was a tarred road. Bruises appeared on our bodies immediately. I noticed my Mama trying to hide hers while she checked our injuries. It was evident that she had more injuries because she sat behind and her body covered ou…

Smelling Your Partner's Fart Will Make You Live Longer - New Research

New Research Claims Smelling Your Partner's Fart Will Prolong Your Life
According to a new scientific research, smelling your partner’s farts may aid your longevity. This study was carried out by a research team at the University of Exeter, who discovered it is nice for you to inhale your partner’s smelly farts as the gases in them can help fight some certain diseases.
The study which was published in the journal Medicinal Chemistry Communications, analysed the impact of the gas hydrogen sulfide which humans produce in small amounts.
Although, it was found to be noxious in large doses, researchers discovered that cellular exposure to small amounts of the gas can prevent mitochondrial damage which has many health implications. 
One of the researchers, Dr. Mark Wood, said: "Although hydrogen sulfide is well known as a pungent, foul-smelling gas in rotten eggs and flatulence, it is naturally produced in the body and could in fact be a healthcare hero. Surprisingly the gas in farts c…

Cockroach Milk: New Research Says It Is The Perfect Protein You Need

Would you add a little cockroach milk in your cookies? Do you know that the insect milk is full of protein? According to CNN, a new research published in July in the journal International Union of Crystallography indicates that insect milk may someday be transformed into a food supplement worthy of human consumption.  
Scientists have discovered that the Pacific Beetle Cockroach feeds its bug babies a formula which is remarkably rich in protein, fat and sugar.
Though for now, do not expect to find it next to the regular milk in the dairy section of your local store.
"Any liquid harvested from a cockroach is not true milk. At least not as we think of it," said Becky Facer, director of school and educator programs at Fernbank Museum of Natural History in Atlanta.
Most people would agree. After all, the insect liquid takes the form of protein crystals in the guts of baby cockroaches.
"The protein crystals are milk for the cockroach infant. It is important for its growth and de…

5 Foods You Should Not Wash Before Cooking

Do you know there are some foods you should never wash before cooking?
Do you know that some people wash pasta, noodles, and spaghetti before boiling?
There are also some fresh foods we should not wash because the health risk they pose to our body after touching our hands during washing is bad. See the below for the five foods we should avoid washing before cooking:
1. Fresh Eggs

Naturally, a unique substance is often on eggs to help protect them from contamination by bacteria. Water is reported to destroy this protection, so you should avoid washing eggs before boiling.
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2. Fresh Chicken

The bacteria on fresh chicken are very dangerous to our health. Salmonella is one of such health risk to our body. Many people often believe that washing chicken before cooking helps to solve this problem, but in fact, it does the opposite. When you wash chicken, the water you use helps the bacteria spread to your hands and the kitchen sink.
If you start cook the …

26 First Aid Kit Items All Drivers Should Have In Their Cars

Do you have a first aid kit in your car? If you don’t, then read this post and make sure you get it ASAP.
What should be in a car emergency kit? What is the best first aid kit for car? All this you learn in this post.
We all know there are many eventualities that can occur when driving in car. You could be on a long way during an interstate travel, and an emergency incident occur in the middle of nowhere – a first aid kit should be your go-to savior before you can drive to the nearest clinic or hospital to get proper aid.
A First Aid Kit or Bag contains items required for administering emergency treatment to an injured person before comprehensive medical care arrives or is available.

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A vehicle is expected to have a first aid box. It has even been mandated in some countries that all drivers have a first aid kit in their cars.  Some of the items you are expected to have in the box includes: 26 Car first aid kit requirements:
1. P…

New Study Shows Kinds Of Children Likely To Seek Divorce In Marriage As Adults 

Health News: Are adult children of divorced parents likely to seek divorce themselves in their own marriage than those who are from two-parent homes? Is this psychological or in the genes? Read about this below in a newly published report. 
A study carried out by researchers at Virginia Commonwealth University and Lund University in Sweden has shown that children of divorced parents are more likely to seek a divorce when compared to those who grew up in two-parent households.
According to the research, this increased tendency is not caused by psychological factors, but genetics. This means that genetics influence the tendency to seek for divorce. 

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In the study published in the 2017 journal of Psychological Science, the researchers analysed Swedish population registries and found that people who were adopted resembled their biological but not adoptive parents and siblings in their histories of divorce.
In the study report, Jessica Salvatore, …

Acne: Home Remedy To Get Rid Of Pimples In 3 Days

A pimple, which is also known as Acne, zit or spot, is a type of skin condition and one of the many results of excess oil getting trapped in the pores – according to Wikipedia. These pimples can be a pain when it appears on your face, and you may always feel triggered to pick, puncture, pop, or press the spots. And when you pop it, it leaves an irritating black spot on your face.

What is the cause of Acne?
Pimples are most likely to occur around puberty, but they can also occur at any age. The factors that can trigger an existing case of acne are hormones. This hormone is known as Androgens, and it increases in boys and girls during puberty and causes the sebaceous glands to enlarge and make more sebum. Also, hormonal changes related to pregnancy and the use of oral contraceptives also can affect sebum production.
What is inside of a pimple?
When you pop the pimple's outer skin, the pus oozes out. If the bacteria in that pus splatter and spread to other pores, it can lead to more pim…

MonkeyPox Outbreak: Important Things You Need To Know

Deadly Disease, Monkeypox Hits Nigeria Health News: A new disease named monkeypox has surfaced in Bayelsa, South East of Nigeria, West Africa. The minister of health in Nigeria has warned Nigerians to avoid consuming bush meats and rodents, it has become imperative to sensitize the public about the infectious disease called monkeypox.
Monkeypox is a rare viral zoonosis (a virus transmitted to humans from animals) with symptoms in humans similar to those seen in the past in smallpox patients, although less severe. Smallpox was eradicated in 1980. However, monkeypox still occurs sporadically in some parts of Africa.
How Monkeypox is transmitted
Transmission of monkeypox virus occurs when a person comes into contact with the virus from an animal, human, or materials contaminated with the virus. The virus enters the body through broken skin (even if not visible), respiratory tract, or the mucous membranes (eyes, nose, or mouth). 
Animal-to-human transmission may occur by bite or scratch, bushm…

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