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What are the Health Benefits of Corn Pap (Ogi or Akamu)?

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Do You Know The Health Benefits of Corn Pap (Ogi or Akamu)?
Corn pap, commonly known locally as Akamu, Ogi or Eko, is a fermented cereal pudding widely consumed in Nigeria, and it is made from maize. Traditionally, the grain is soaked in water for up to three days before wet-milling and sieving to remove husks. The filtered cereal is then allowed to ferment for up to three days until sour. Subsequently, it is boiled into a pap or cooked to make a creamy pudding.
Produced from maize, Corn pap is a nutritious meal which is a good source of carbohydrate, B vitamins (pantothenic acid – B5, niacin – B3, riboflavin and thiamine – B1), folic acid, vitamins A and C, potassium, chromium, selenium, zinc, phosphorous, magnesium and many others.
Its consumption is very important to everyone including nursing mothers and babies. People who are ailing from an illness are always advised to drink corn pap because of its smoothness and the energy it gives to the body.
Below are 6 health benefits of Pap (…

Health: Turning on the AC Immediately You Enter Your Hot Car Is Dangerous

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Do You Turn On Your AC Immediately You Get Into Your Car And Start The Engine?

Do you perceive the smell of heated plastics when you enter a parked car with hot temperature? Do you know this smell is dangerous to your health? What do you know about the toxicity of parked motor vehicle indoor air?
Do you always turn on your air conditioner immediately you enter you parked car which had become hot after a period of time? Do you even know if your car is killing you with Benzene?
There are many different things that we humans do that gradually endanger our lives. Some of these things are due to unawareness or plain ignorance. There are many best safe practices tip and information all over the internet that we need to equip ourselves, friends and family members with. It is never too late to make a vital change that could positively help our health improve. A lot of people have died of cancerous diseases all around the world. Some of the exposures to cancers emanates from cars.

What To Do When…

Dog Bites: All You Need To Know About Rabies

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Have you ever been beaten by a dog or has any member of your family or friends go through the painful incident with a mad dog? One of the diseases that can be contracted after a dog bite is rabies. And people are always asking, “Can rabies kill a human?” What is rabies?Rabies is a deadly disease transmitted from animals to humans, and it is caused by a virus. There are two clinical indicators of rabies – frantic and paralytic. Frantic rabies is the most common form of human rabies.
Early symptoms of rabies can include fever and tingling at the site of exposure. These symptoms are followed by one or more of the following symptoms: uncontrolled excitement, confusion, violent movements, fear of water, an inability to move parts of the body, and loss of consciousness.
Once symptoms appear, the outcome is closely always death.
The time period between contracting the disease and the start of symptoms is usually one to three months, however, this time period can differ from less than one week to…

Coconut Water: 6 Incredible Health Benefits We Can Derive From It

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Are you aware that coconut water is beneficial to the human body?
Do you know the many benefits of coconut water? What are the benefits of drinking coconut water?
What are the benefits of coconut water to the skin? Have you heard of the use of coconut water for weight loss? This blog post aims to enlighten our blog readers more on the subject matter.
Coconut water is delicious, refreshing, contains many nutrients and has many amazing health benefits.
Below are 6 health benefits of coconut water:
1. Aids Digestion
Coconut water is a natural source of relief for digestive distresses like indigestion and acid reflux. Due to its high concentration of fiber and how light it is on the stomach, it helps prevent indigestion and reduces the occurrence of acid reflux.

2. Rehydrates the Body
If you need to quench your thirst quickly, coconut water is the go-to solution because of its electrolyte composition. It helps to re-hydrate the body in the occurrence of dehydration and fluid loss through diarr…

Man Got Blind In One Eye After An Intense Lovemaking

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Man went blind in one eye due to intense climax

Have you ever had an unusual health issue happen to you after a romp with your lover? Are there any known aftereffects of a strenuous sexual activity? 
Well, a new research revealed a man had to visit the hospital after going blind in one eye following a “vigorous” sex session. 
A report published in the British Medical Journal revealed that the 29-year-old man went to an emergency eye clinic after suffering partial sight loss in his left eye the morning after a strenuous romp.
Researchers mentioned that he is likely to have burst a blood vessel in his eye during an intense orgasm.
It is assumed he was performing a Valsalva manoeuvre, which happens when a person tenses their abdominal muscles and holds their breath, forcing air against a closed windpipe and putting pressure on the chest.
This action can lead to a burst of blood vessels, doctors said. 
The report revealed that initially doctors were confused by the cause of the man’s injury and …

4 Reasons You May Want To Avoid Swimming In Public Pools

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Do you enjoy swimming? And for many of you who can’t afford a personal pool in your homes, do you know enough about public pool dangers?
Have you ever had these questions come to your mind, "Are public pools clean? Are public swimming pools hygienic?"
Are you thinking about taking a dip in a public pool to cool off? Well, you may want to have a rethink. Many public pools are saddled with various germs - and, if not treated properly, can pose a major health risk.
These questions will come to your mind, “What are hazards in a swimming pool? Are there any potential hazards in a public swimming pool? Are there chlorinated swimming pools health risks?"

Before heading to the swimming pool next time, find out what could be prowling in the water, and learn how to protect yourself and your family from unwanted hazards.
Below are 4 Reasons You May Want to Quit Swimming in Public Pools:

1. 1 in 5 adults urinates in the poo
Though, it may seem like a habit most people would discontinue af…

Stomach Upset: 7 Foods That May Cause It

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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

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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

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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)

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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

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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

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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

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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.
See also: Kitchen tips you should know today
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 …

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