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Which is more Healthy – Amala, Pounded yam, Garri or fufu.

Which  is more Healthy – Amala, Pounded yam, Garri, Wheat or  fufu.

Garri and fufu are  few of the most popular and local foods eaten by Nigerians. It’s important to know their health benefits and risks.

There are different  varieties like Amala, wheat, Garri, fufu, pounded yam etc.

Cassava is used in the production of most of them. Fufu or Akpu is white and it is prepared from cassava after allowing to ferment and later boiled for eating with soup etc

Garri

Garri is the most popular foodstuff in the whole of West Africa. It is eaten by almost every Nigerian
Gari is a fine or coarse flour of different texture made from cassava tubers. When prepared with boiled water it is called Eba. And the best soup that goes with Garri is ewedu or ogbono soup.

The nutritional value and health benefits of Garri are:
 It is rich in starch.

It also has very high fiber content

 Energy giving food.

Yellow Garri has more nutrients than white Garri, because it is fried with palm oil.

Health Risks

Diabetes sufferers should not take garri it has lot of sugar or reduce the quantity of garri intake.

It is also known to cause eye defects because of its high cyanide content.

Fufu
The nutritional value and health benefits of fufu are:

1. It is also very rich in carbohydrates and can supply the body a lot of energy.
2. It is very low in cholesterol.
3. It contains alot of potassium.

Health Risks

Just two wraps of fufu contains more than 600 calories.
It is one of the leading cause of belly fat, especially  eating late in nite because there is not enough time for the body to digest it before bedtime.

Wheat

Wheat is now the preferred swallow meal for many Nigerian families particularly in the urban centres. Sadly too, some rural dwellers have hooked onto the fad that wheat is a “healthy” food.

Nutritional Value

Wheat, like other grains, is rich in fiber and some other nutrients.

Health Risk

Wheat contains gluten – a protein that causes inflammation, a systemic process that has harmful effects across all the
organ systems in the body including the brain, heart, joints, eyes and digestive tract.

According to Dr. Mark Hyman, MD “wheat is a major contributor to obesity, diabetes, cancer, dementia, depression and many modern ills.”

Wheat,  is one of the most acid- forming foods.  Wheat and other acid-forming foods lower the body pH and deplete oxygen level in the cells and tissues, which is the primary cause of all diseases. In other words, if wheat causes low pH that triggers diseases, eating wheat and its products is akin to adding fuel to fire for people battling with one health challenge or the other.

Amala

Amala is gotten from yam peels. The peels are dried and thereafter grinded to flour.

Nutritional Value

Rich in iron and carborhydrate with less cholestrol unlike starch an garri.

Amala( Yam flour) is known for its low glycemic index i.e. it won’t cause rapid rise in blood glucose level of diabetes patients and so won’t cause aggravation of this condition.

Improves cardiovascular diseases –  fiber in Amala( Yam flour ) helps reduce low density lipo proteins.

High water content

Health Risk

The  sight don’t look appetising or inviting to some people. Amala is light, it’s got a higher water content than most of the other swallow foods. Which means less Cholestrol, less starch. It is a better choice compare to rest swallow food..

But there have been concern with preparation of Amala in some cases.

Some  claim amala is not processed hygienically because it’s from the back of yam that gets mixed accidentally with bird droppings during preparation.

Pounded Yam

Unlike Amala, the site is inviting and appetising and energy giving.

Nutritional 

When prepared with yam only,  full of carbohydarate.

Health Risk

It is  carbohydrate means its starchy. When it dissolves in body  system, it will turn to sugar and sugar will turn to fat. Thats how people  get bloated tummy after eating a lot.

It is basically just instant carbohydrates (carbs) and calories with no real nutrition. Eat plenty of this and see your waste line, your risk of diabetes increase and you life expectancy decrease!

 

 

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Posted by: | April 11, 2017

Posted on: 2017 April 11
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How to buy Amazing Gifts

 

HOW TO BUY AMAZING GIFTS

 

Gifting is so much more than just the physical exchange of items — it’s a way to communicate and to send a kind  message to the recipient of the gift. When you put some thought into it and choose a meaningful present, the gift can bring  happiness for a long time.

On the other hand, a poorly-chosen gift can send a message that’s downright insulting.There are   lot of views about   whether gift giving is an art, i do think it is because buying someone an amazing gift requires some creativity and perspective.

Some people do leave buying gift to the last minute, we all know how that usually ends up. By the time you realize you need to buy one, most probably the gift shops are closed or are closing.

Trying to find the perfect gift that expresses how much you care can be frustrating: nobody likes wandering around the mall on the day before the event, hoping desperately for inspiration.

 

Some guides below on how to buy Amazing Gift for the people you love.

 

i. DON’T HAVE TO BE  EXPENSIVE  GIFT – Some people think buying someone an expensive gift will blow their mind. Nothing wrong with expensive, but if no proper thought went it to it. It usually turns out to be an awkward gift or a show off of one’s financial standing.

 

ii. TIME IS IMPORTANT – Purchasing someone an amazing gift requires thinking time, some thought process. Plan ahead, take out time to think,  write  down a list  and eliminate some.

 

iii. CREATIVITY –  Thinking above the everyday  gift. Think of what the recipient will never dream of you giving them  using some imagination. Something that will be stuck in their mind for years to come, preferably an experience. Something that will bring smile to their faces whenever they think about the gift.

 

iv. DON’T BUY PEOPLE “”NEEDY GIFT”” – Example a mum or a dad seeing their child  school bag or shoe is worn out. Buying them a new one as a gift is not creative. An amazing gift can not be an item someone uses daily because more often that not. They might be thinking of buying the  particular item or already have it. e.g shirts, shoes,  pants etc

 

v.  AMAZING GIFTS  EXAMPLES –  Imagine giving your son or daughter, giving them a  gift  voucher  for Piano, horse riding, driving lesson, mountain climbing, parachute jump,  ticket to some where there will  never ordinarily visit.  You get the drift.

 

vi.  GIVE FREELY AS SHOW OF LOVE  AND CARE – If you are going to measure the gift or base it on people approval rating to you. It will be difficult to give them an amazing gift because you will  most likely restrain yourself rather than give freely  as a show of your Love and care  for others.

 

vii. UNDERSTAND PEOPLE’S PERSONALITY  – Some people view of amazing gift is something expensive or in vogue. Sometimes it  takes awhile for some people to  to realize you have given them something truly amazing.

 

viii. DONT BE JUDGEMENTAL – Don’t buy a fat person a gym membership ticket rather something inspiring.

This not critical, it but it is better to buy someone a gift that will inspire them e.g  buying a graduate  a book of young successful entrepreneurs will inspire  as oppose to  buying them an alarm clock.

 

In all, remember the main purpose of buying someone a gift is to show  how much you care about them.

 

You can browse our directory of Nigeria gift shops

 

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Posted by: | October 14, 2016

Posted on: 2016 October 14
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How Productive are you

Do you have big or small goals?

Have you achieved your goals you set out  this year, this month?  It is time to evaluate. How productive or effective you been at working towards your goal, lets find out together

Have you been using your Time, Energy  and Other resources effectively at pursuing your goals or dreams?

There are few parameters you can use  to rate your self  over a certain period of time to check if you have been  productive or not. Some are outline below.

 

i. How is your Work life balance

ii.   Are you consistent 

iii. Are you easily distracted

iv. Are you jack of all trade and master of none

v. Procrastinator

vi. Do you evaluate your working Techniques

vii. Use Productive Tools – Automate repetitive task

viii. Measure your daily or weekly output

ix. Are you  messy, mess creates stress

x.  Are you Bold, confidence. This gives  energy

xi. Scared to fail or make mistake

xii. Worry what others will say

xiii.  Do you map out a plan?

xiv. Do you rest a enough, rest gives you a clear mind

xv.  Identify your time stealers, what takes your time that are not productive.

xvi. Form good habits

xvii. Are you Focus

xviii. Healthy?sick mind cant be productive

xviv. Do you exercise, helps  you de – stress and keeps you active/energetic

 

The list will be updated again shortly.

 

 

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Posted by: | April 22, 2016

Posted on: 2016 April 22
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Samsung 7 versus Iphone 6

Comparing both phones to  highlight which phones have a better range of features.

 

Apple is coming to market with a new iPhone at the end of the year and that, undoubtably, will shake things up.

Samsung Galaxy S7: 5.1-inch Super AMOLED, 2,560 x 1,440, 577ppi

iPhone 6S: 4.7-inch IPS LCD, 1334 x 750, 326ppi, 3D Touch

The Samsung Galaxy S7’s display is very similar indeed to the S6’s. This means that once again it is radically sharper than the iPhone 6S’s screen, and once again displays deeper blacks thanks to its Super AMOLED tech.

For those that don’t know, AMOLED screens display deeper and richer blacks by electrically charging each individual pixel when generating colours, letting them create blacks simply by turning off the relevant pixels.

 
GALAXY S7 VS IPHONE 6S: PERFORMANCE
Samsung Galaxy S7: Exynos 8890 octa-core/Snapdragon 820 quad-core CPU, Adreno 530/Mali-T880 MP12 GPU, 4GB RAM

iPhone 6S: Apple A9 64-bit dual-core CPU, 2GB RAM

The Galaxy S7 is powered by Samsung’s own Exynos 8890 processor in most territories, including here in the UK. Our US cousins get the more general, off-the-shelf (but still highly capable) Snapdragon 820.

Whichever chip you get, it will offer radically better performance than the Galaxy S6. Samsung claims that both will offer 30% better performance than the Galaxy S6’s Exynos 7420 64-bit octa-core CPU. The phone’s also got a memory upgrade, with Samsung having loaded the Galaxy S7 with a staggering 4GB of RAM.

 

GALAXY S7 VS IPHONE 6S: CAMERA

Samsung Galaxy S7: 12-megapixel, phase detection, Dual Pixels, OIS, f/1.7 lens, 1/2.6″ sensor, 1.4 µm pixel, 4K video, 5-megapixel front camera

iPhone 6S: 12-megapixel rear camera, f/2.2 aperture, dual LED flash, 4K video recording, 5-megapixel front camera

The iPhone 6S is no slow poke when it comes to snapping photos. The phone’s automatic mode is one of the best we’ve seen on a smartphone and makes it quicker and easier to take great photos without having to get bogged down in complex settings.

It’s only drawback is its lack of optical image stabilisation (OIS), a factor that, combined with its lower f/2.2 aperture meant it struggled to compete with the Galaxy S6 in low light.

The Galaxy S7 widens the gulf in that respect, employing a number of techniques to help boost its low light performance.

For starters Samsung’s loaded the Galaxy S7 with a new 12-megapixel sensor – actually less than its predecessor – that’s been designed to capture bigger pixels, and as a consequence more light.

 

GALAXY S7 VS IPHONE 6S: STORAGE

Samsung Galaxy S7: 32GB, microSD

iPhone 6S: 16GB / 64GB / 128GB

Samsung’s only loaded the Galaxy S7 with 32GB of internal storage. By comparison the iPhone 6S is currently available with 16GB, 64GB or 128GB of internal space.

So, a win to the iPhone, right? Not quite.

While the additional options are nice, and we wish Samsung had followed suit and offered more, the entry-level Apple offering is pretty much hopeless. 16GB is completely inadequate for a modern flagship phone.

Galaxy S7 allows you to bolster its fixed storage with a microSD slot

 

SAMSUNG GALAXY S7 VS IPHONE 6S: DESIGN

Samsung Galaxy S7: 7.9mm thick, 152g, metal alloy, glass front and back, IP68 certified, Black/Gold

iPhone 6S: 7.1mm thick, 143g, Series 7000 anodised aluminium back, Space Gray/Silver/Gold/Rose Gold
The Galaxy S6 was the prettiest phone Samsung’s ever made by quite some margin. It ditched the horrid plastic backs seen on past Galaxy phones, replacing them with a wonderfully luxurious mix of glass and metal. The design made the Galaxy S6 look and feel premium.

 

SAMSUNG GALAXY S7 VS IPHONE 6S: PRICING
Samsung Galaxy S7: Averagely same

iPhone 6S: Averagely same

 

Let us know what you think

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Posted by: | April 13, 2016

Posted on: 2016 April 13
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UNCLE KAY CHOSE ‘KUNU’ OVER BREAST MILK. NOW, HE REGRETS IT!!!

An Adventure of Uncle Kay (Part One)

It was in Makurdi immediately after my service year. I was foodstuff seller; buying from the North and selling in Lagos and Ibadan. On one of my trips, I decided to buy from Lafia and environs because a friend who lived and worked in Makurdi advised I could get good quality grains at competitive prices in that region.

So, off to Makurdi I went. Aside from being on business, I also wanted to stay there for a few days. For a southerner Makurdi was terribly hot for me. As a result, my friend got me entertained with the local drink – Kunu. He buys every morning and put in the freezer before leaving for work. Within two days, I fell passionately in love with Kunu. The four litre keg that we bought the last two days became grossly inadequate for me.

 

By the third day, my friend decided to contract the supplier to bring whatever quantity I ask for daily. This went on for another three days. I soon became friendly with the 30-something year old woman seller.

On the fourth day of her retainership, she came to deliver Kunu as arranged. Only that on this day, she decided to deliver more than Kunu. Unlike the previous days when she would stand by the door, this day, she came into the living room as the door was not locked. I was in the shower, but rushed out (in towels) to know who the intruder was. Lo and behold, it was my supplier. Infact, she was already moving towards the direction of the bathroom where the noise was coming from!!!

To cut the long story short…(you can guess the rest of what happened)!

Okay Okay – you don’t want to guess. Okay I will tell you….

Unlike the previous days, she insisted on collecting her keg. So I implored her to wait for me to finish my bath and she agreed. I soon got dressed in shorts and t-shirt. I went into the kitchen to empty the keg of ‘kunu’ into containers. She offered to help and I obliged.

As she bent down to pour the drink, her wrapper opened and behold, she was wearing no bra! We looked at each other and there was no iota of embarrassment in her. (I was embarrassed – I was an Altar boy for most of my youth you know).

Then, I assured myself its okay to take it further. I grabbed hold of one of her boobs and put it in my mouth. I sucked like a ravenous pig. To my shock, horror and amazement, milk flowed into my mouth! I was aghast!

I had no experience of such, neither have I ever heard that its okay for an adult to suck breast. I immediately split it out.

To my embarrassment, she asked “what’s wrong?”

I replied “there is milk coming out!”

And she said “Don’t you like it”? “Have you never had it before?”

I said “NO” vehemently.

Then I asked “are you a nursing mother?”

“Yes” looking at me as if I was an embarrassment.

My mind went into a panic. I was afraid. All the passion welling up in me dissipated immediately.

You see, running around with another man’s wife wasn’t my idea of a trip to Benue. I have heard somewhere in the past that ‘Agatu’ (the general name we Yorubas call people from that region) are hard men who more than most do not play with their wives.

Noticing my jittery state, lady Kunu supplier said “What kind of a village man are you? You’re the first man I know who refused breast milk. But I thought Lagos men are exposed to such things?”

Fast forward to today in 2016, Uncle Kay is a 50-something year old man who now deeply regrets missing out on such opportunity. He now says, he would grab such opportunity with both hands if it were to be offered.

What do you think? Do you think Uncle Kay was a good man? What do you think is responsible for his change of views?

Credit: VIFA

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Posted by: | April 6, 2016

Posted on: 2016 April 6
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The Mistake of the African Nation

The Mistake of the African Nation

 

You’ve got to read this Excerpts from an interview with a Jewish leader about Blacks.
INTERVIEWER:
Why are blacks so behind Economically?
JEWISH LEADER:
The only thing blacks understand is Consumption. Blacks don’t understand the importance of creating and building wealth.
The fundamental rule is to keep your money within your racial group. We the Jews build Jewish business, hire Jewish, buy Jewish and spend Jewish. There is nothing wrong with that but it is a basic rule blacks cannot comprehend and follow; “He kills his fellow blacks daily instead of wanting to see his fellow black do succeed” 93% of blacks killed in America are by other blacks.
Their leaders steal from their people and send the money back to their colonial master from whom they borrow the same money from.
Every successful black want to spend his money in the country of his colonial masters. They go on holiday abroad, buy houses abroad, school abroad, go for medical treatment abroad etc instead of spending this money in their own country to benefit their people.
Statistics show that the Jew’s money exchanges hands 18 times before leaving his community while for blacks it is probably a maximum of once or even zero.
Only 6% of black money goes back into their community. This is why Jews are at the top and blacks are at the bottom of every ladder of society.
Instead of buying Louis Vuitton, Hermes, expensive cars, shoes, houses, dresses etc, blacks could industralize Africa, build banks and get rid of colonial institutions by putting them out of business.
INTERVIEWER:
What is your thought on failure of blacks after 150yrs?
JEWISH LEADER:
Well, nothing is ever the blackman’s fault. His compulsive habit of killing his own, compulsive material consumption. His inability to build businesses or preserve wealth are usually somebody else’s fault.
INTERVIEWER:
So what can blacks do to liberate themselves
JEWISH LEADER: Blacks must take responsibility. Blacks must unite. And vehemently fight corrupt leaders who run down their country and run to IMF as though IMF is Father Christmas.

Pls. forward this until it goes round the continent of Africa & particularly to our parasitic leaders.
We all need to learn our lessons quick and build our Nation.

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Posted by: | January 28, 2016

Posted on: 2016 January 28
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