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5 REASONS TO DRINK COCONUT WATER

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1. It prevents dehydration

Coconut water helps maintain the body’s fluid levels and its potassium content helps maintain water pressure within cells and blood. In developing countries where clean water is scarce, coconut water can be life-saving and save people suffering from diarrhea, dysentery, or cholera.

2. It fuels your brain and muscles

Due to its electrolyte content, coconut water improves nervous system functions and nerve transmission. It also helps prevent muscle spasms and cramps.

3. It fights aging

Coconut water contains a compound called cytokinin, which protects cells from aging and cancer.

4. It aids digestion

Improves digestion and metabolism through bioactive enzymes. It can also aid the absorption of food.

5. It supports immune function

Its Lauric acid content is anti-fungal, anti-bacterial and anti-viral. It boosts the immune system in fighting infection whilst helping to eradicate intestinal worms and candida.

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Posted by on April 30, 2013 in FRESH!, Health, Uncategorized

 

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7 Fruits That Help Prevent Cancer

Cancer is one of the world’s greatest health conditions that has threatened the well being of many, particularly women. It is so sad to note that many do not bother about finding preventive solution to this dreaded disease. Many instead wait to go for the curative.

But we think it pays to find better and more cost-effective ways of preventing rather than curing cancer.

We found a list of seven amazing fruits that can help in this preventive effort from Beforeitsnews.com, and thought it wise to republish it here.

Happy reading!

A diet rich in fruits and veggies can help protect against many cancers. People who eat at least four servings of fruits have a 50 percent lower risk of cancer than those who consume no more than two such servings each day. The following 7 fruits are particularly effective.

1. Avocado

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Contains Lutein (a carotenoid along with Vitamin E), Magnesium, and monounsaturated (healthy) fats. Avocado helps fight cancer of the mouth, breast, and prostate, and improves skin tone. It also improves absorption of nutrients in other foods.

2. Mango
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  Research found that women who eat more mango have a lower risk of breast cancer. Researchers conducted a study of polyphenols, focused on bio-active ingredients called tannins, which prevent and inhibit cancer progression. Tannic acid, which is found in mango, is a kind of polyphenol with a bitter taste. It was found that polyphenols can disrupt the cell division cycle. Grape seeds and teas also contain polyphenols.

3. Citrus
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Citrus fruits such as oranges, grapefruit, lemon, kumquat are rich in vitamin C. Vitamin C can help prevent the formation of nitrosamine which may occur after eating processed meat. Vitamin C is good for patients with gastric cancer, laryngeal cancer, breast cancer and lung cancer.
4. Hawthorn
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Hawthorn is commonly used as an appetizer to boost digestion and lower blood lipids. It inhibits cancer cell growth and is rich in vitamin C. It’s good for the digestive tract and female reproductive system cancers such as gastric cancer and breast cancer.

5. Jujube

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Rich in B-carotene, vitamin C and B vitamins, this fruit contains a group of triterpenoids, an anti-cancer active ingredient. Jujube may be eaten in porridge or simmered with astragalus.
6. Kiwi
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Kiwi is a powerhouse of vitamin C. It has 4-12 times more vitamin C than an orange, 3 times more than an apple and 60 times more than grapes.
7. Red Apples
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Researchers found that red fruits such as red apples and vegetables protected against breast cancer in rats. Vitamins in fruits and vegetables with red skin can effectively inhibit production of cancer-promoting proteins and suppress the response of tumors to female hormones, thus reducing the risk of breast cancer.

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Posted by on April 26, 2013 in Uncategorized

 

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HOW TEEN BRAINS TRANSITION TO MATURE THINKING

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A new study conducted by monitoring the brain waves of sleeping adolescents has found that remarkable changes occur in the brain as it prunes away neuronal connections and makes the major transition from childhood to adulthood.

“We’ve provided the first long-term, longitudinal description of developmental changes that take place in the brains of youngsters as they sleep,” said Irwin Feinberg, professor emeritus of psychiatry and behavioral sciences and director of the UC Davis Sleep Laboratory. “Our outcome confirms that the brain goes through a remarkable amount of reorganization during puberty that is necessary for complex thinking”

The research, published in the February 15 issue of American Journal of Physiology: Regulatory, Integrative and Comparative Physiology, also confirms that electroencephalogram, or EEG, is a powerful tool for tracking brain changes during different phases of life, and that it could potentially be used to help diagnose age-related mental illnesses. It is the final component in a three-part series of studies carried out over 10 years and involving more than 3,500 all-night EEG recordings. The data provide an overall picture of the brain’s electrical behavior during the first two decades of life.

Feinberg explained that scientists have generally assumed that a vast number of synapses are needed early in life to recover from injury and adapt to changing environments. These multiple connections, however, impair the efficient problem solving and logical thinking required later in life. His study is the first to show how this shift can be detected by measuring the brain’s electrical activity in the same children over the course of time.

Two earlier studies by Feinberg and his colleagues showed that EEG fluctuations during the deepest (delta or slow wave) phase of sleep, when the brain is most recuperative, consistently declined for 9- to 18-year-olds. The most rapid decline occurred between the ages of 12 and 16-1/2. This led the team to conclude that the streamlining of brain activity — or “neuronal pruning” — required for adult cognition occurs together with the timing of reproductive maturity.

Questions remained, though, about electrical activity patterns in the brains of younger children.

For the current study, Feinberg and his research team monitored 28 healthy, sleeping children between the ages of 6 and 10 for two nights every six months. The new findings show that synaptic density in the cerebral cortex reaches its peak at age 8 and then begins a slow decline. The recent findings also confirm that the period of greatest and most accelerated decline occurs between the ages of 12 and 16-1/2 years, at which point the drop markedly slows.

“Discovering that such extensive neuronal remodeling occurs within this 4-1/2 year time-frame during late adolescence and the early teen years confirms our view that the sleep EEG indexes a crucial aspect of the timing of brain development,” said Feinberg.

The latest study also confirms that EEG sleep analysis is a powerful approach for evaluating adolescent brain maturation, according to Feinberg. Besides being a relatively simple, accessible technology for measuring the brain’s electrical activity, it is more accurate than more cumbersome and expensive options.

“Structural MRI, for instance, has not been able to identify the adolescent accelerations and decelerations that are easily and reliably captured by sleep EEG,” said Feinberg. “We hope our data can aid the search for the unknown genetic and hormonal biomarkers that drive those fluctuations. Our data also provide a baseline for seeking errors in brain development that signify the onset of diseases such as schizophrenia, which typically first become apparent during adolescence. Once these underlying processes have been identified, it may become possible to influence adolescent brain changes in ways that promote normal development and correct emerging abnormalities.”

Feinberg’s study, which was funded by the U.S. Public Health Service (grant R01MH062521), was co-authored by Ian Campbell, a project scientist with the UC Davis Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences.

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Posted by on March 29, 2013 in 18+, Uncategorized

 

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THREE UNIVERSITY GIRL BEHEADED AND THROWN OUT OF A RANGE ROVER BY SUGAR DADDY [PHOTO]

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One of the girl is fair in complexion with UNILAG identity card (Yetunde Ajao) inside her hand bag. The second girl is an OOUITE student (Oyindamola Esan) also fair in
complexion and kind of tall. The last girl is short, plumpy and dark [as seen in the photo above]. Anyone who knows them should kindly notify their friends or family members. I hear it’s a gory sight. What can I say…. Please people should stop this evil acts!
And for the “Runs girls” thumbs up… You might be the next!

 
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Posted by on March 25, 2013 in Uncategorized

 

Mikel Obi Set To Wed Model And Delta Girl Sandra Okagbue

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Word out is that footballer Mikel Obi, is set to tie the knot traditionally with his model girlfriend of years this Sunday. Read what City People reports below:

“The two love birds who have been dating for almost 3 years now have decided to seal the relationship. Their introduction comes up next Sunday March 31 at Sandra’s family home in Onitsha. This development will definitely not come as a surprise to most of their friends. This is because their romance has grown stronger by the day that Sandra has been a live-in-lover of the Chelsea midfielder in his UK home.
They met about three years ago during one of Mikel’s visit to Nigeria and they’ve been together ever since. According to family sources, Mikel is so in love with Sandra that he has invested millions to settle her family, most especially the family’s residence located at Ajao Estate, which had Mikel’s financial blessing
Sandra Okagbue won Miss Delta Soap beauty pageant in 2010 and she’s the daughter of the late Obi of Onitsha, Obi Ofala Okagbue
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Sandra is also reported to have dated the MD of orange drugs before she met Mikel Obi.
Nigerian footballers and beautiful women though…lol!

 
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Posted by on March 25, 2013 in Uncategorized

 

Wizkid to return to former music label, EME

ImageIf everything goes according to plan, Wizkid will soon be returning to his former music label, EME Music Group, this is according to a reliable industry source. The source revealed to me exclusively that Wizkid and EME bosses have been going back and forth for the last couple of weeks through their lawyers trying to agree on new terms of them working together again.

“Wizkid leaving EME was just his way of pushing the bosses at the label to take him seriously and increase his earning percentage. When he joined EME he wasn’t a star but then he became a mega star and was making a lot of money for the label and they still didn’t increase his earning percentage so he took a walk. Now they are working on a new contract that will favour Wizkid.” The source said

I hear in the new contract being drafted, EME will not take a dime from Wizkid’s international deals. When they start working together again. 🙂

 
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Posted by on March 25, 2013 in Uncategorized

 

Improving women’s libido

Lack of sex drive is common in women, but quite rare in men. An astonishing 43 per cent of females lack sex drive. Fortunately, this is only temporary, as some will get over it by themselves, and a lot more can be helped by nutrition.Image

• Vegetables: Some vegetables contain hormones and minerals that can increase sex drive. Hot chilies increase blood circulation to female sexual organs, making them more sensitive. Asparagus contains Vitamin E, which helps the body produce hormones like oestrogen and progesterone. It is also a good source of foliate, which is necessary for histamine production — a necessity for reaching orgasm.

• Fruits: Bananas contain an enzyme called bromelain that increases libido. They are also a good source of potassium and B vitamins, which help convert carbohydrates into energy used for stamina. Avocados also increase energy with folic acid. Figs increase libido with amino acids. Watermelon contains the phytonutrient citrulline, which increases the body’s levels of nitric oxide. This relaxes blood vessels and increases blood circulation, decreasing the amount of time it takes to get aroused.Image

•Eggs contain Vitamins B6 and B5, which work to balance hormones and reduce stress.

•Honey provides the body with energy, fuel and B vitamins, such as boron, that help the body to use oestrogen for arousal.

•Dark chocolates contain phenylethylamine, which provides the body with antioxidants and produces relaxing and positive feelings.Image

•Get yourself a pack of An effect natural supplement, the could pose a quick or gradual improvement depending on the choice you pick.

Products like, OstrinQ10 is a combination of natural anti-oxidants, multivitamin & aphrodisiac for both men and women would help restore your sex life, drive, increase libido, boast stability & strength and also help correct sexual/erectile dysfunctions.
Ostrin is one of the leading aphrodisiac for both men and women that I know of without any side effect.

Act wisely before he look elsewhere for an alternative!

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Posted by on March 25, 2013 in Uncategorized

 
 
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