Health Articles

6 Wonderful Health Benefits of Scent Leaf

Did you know there are some amazing health benefits of scent leaf derivable when added to your cooking? Scent leaf, botanically known as Ocimum gratissimum, is an aromatic herb that has been introduced extensively across tropical and subtropical regions of the world. It is native to Nigeria, Ghana, Cameroon, Madagascar, Southern Asia, and the Bismarck Archipelago. The plant is normally a perennial homegrown shrub, although it can be found in the wild, and is used mainly as a spice for cooking delicacies due to it’s aromatic taste. Scent leaves, also…

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Why Do I Have Puffy Eyes and Dark Circles?

Many people wonder why they have puffy eyes and dark circles around their eyes. There are several reasons that may be responsible for that and I will highlight them in this article for you. But first, let’s try to define what puffy eyes and dark circles are. Puffy eyes simply means swollen lower and upper eyelids; while dark circles are brown or blackdiscolorations of the eyelid. What Causes Puffy Eyes and Dark Circles? Puffy eyes and dark circles occur for many reasons. Some of the probable reasons why you have…

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Lifestyle Suitable For Patients With High Blood Pressure

Hypertension, also called high blood pressure, is a persistent rise in your blood pressure. Hypertension can quietly damage your body for years before symptoms develop. Uncontrolled high blood pressure can lead to disability, poor quality of life, fatal heart attack or stroke. But treatment and lifestyle changes can control your blood pressure to reduce the risk of life threatening complications. Lifestyle Suitable For Patients With High Blood Pressure Hypertension is not a death sentence. There is a lifestyle suitable for patients with high blood pressure. So if you have been…

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Best Diet For Stroke Patients

If you or someone you love has had a stroke, a speedy recovery and avoiding a second stroke should become the top priorities. Proper nourishment with the best diet for stroke patients can help with both of these goals. Proper diet helps by aiding recuperation and by reducing several stroke risk factors influenced by food choices, including obesity, high cholesterol and high blood pressure. Stroke survivors often deal with obstacles which makes meal times challenging. These can include diminished appetite, difficulties with swallowing and muscle weakness or dulled sensation in…

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Preparing For Delivery – Checklist for expectant mothers

Preparing for delivery and a baby can be quite demanding on both parents. Things get more interesting in the final months of pregnancy towards delivery. In those moments, both parents keep hearing voices in their heads ‘’our baby is coming soon, what more is left for us to get?’’ In addition, every mother desires to have a safe delivery of a healthy baby and wants to get through the delivery period without any difficulties. But for this to happen, expectant parents must take into consideration proper preparation during the time…

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DIABETIC FOOT: causes and how to prevent it

Before any further discussion on diabetic foot, it is highly recommended that all diabetic patients take good care of themselves by maintaining an adequate control of their glucose level. This can be achieved by keeping to a strict diabetic diet and prescribed medications. When glucose levels in these patients get completely out of control, many types of complications begin to surface, of which diabetic foot is one. We have written another article that can increase your insight in understanding diabetes. One of the most frequent health issues individuals with severe…

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Best Foods to Eat Before Going to Bed

They type of food you eat and the time when you eat them can impact on the quality of your sleep when you go to bed at night. Your job is to ensure that you have the healthiest and best foods to eat before going to bed. It is incredibly important for your overall health that you get good sleep every night. Getting good sleep can help reduce your risk of developing certain chronic illnesses, keep your brain and digestion healthy, and boost your immune system. Generally, it is recommend…

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Why Hypertension is Such a Big Deal

Hypertension, also called high blood pressure, is the persistent rise of your blood pressure above 140/90mmHg after subsequent blood pressure check. You are said to have hypertension when blood that travels around your body moves through the blood vessel with more force. If your blood pressure is high, it can rupture and destroy the walls of the blood vessel over time. Hypertension can lead to serious complications and even death if left unattended to. That is why some people refer to hypertension as ”silent killer” because it does not give…

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Health Benefits of Cassava Flakes (Garri or Eba)

There are numerous health benefits supplied by cassava flakes (Garri or Eba). Beyond giving energy to the body, there are some other important nutrients it contains that surprisingly adds benefits to health and lifestyle which many people may never have come across. This article seeks to point out some of them. Cassava flakes, also known as Garri or Eba, is one of the most popular foods consumed in almost every part of Nigeria and African subregion. It can be consumed soaked in cold water with milk, groundnut, biscuits or other…

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10 Ways To Maintain A Healthy Body

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), health is defined as a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease and infirmity. There is this saying that health is ”wealth”, so your health should be your major priority. Hence, it is very important that you try your best to maintain a healthy body full of life. Maintaining a healthy body is your responsibility. Although there are some risk factors for some diseases that are beyond your control like what you inherited from your…

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