AVOCADO SHRIMP SALAD

Imagine trying to live a good and healthy life without eating healthy food???

“Let food be thy medicine, and medicine be thy food.”

Those are famours words from the ancient Greek physiccian Hipporates, often called the father of Western medicine.

Happy day! it is amazing how the true nature help us daily. If you have resolve to eat healthier, a salad is probably your go-to nutitious meal. Which help boost your immune system and stand firm, healthy, sronger and leave longer. Now, all you need to crave for is a bowl full of rich but fresh, and colourful salads to start your long journey.

Salads can be creative, balanced, healthy and tasty. A simple and fulfilling meal, easy to prepare, fresh and rich with nutrients. Salad can represent the beauty of nature also as the colours come together in the bowl.

Remember , salads keep best when the dressing is stored separately from the rest, Depending on how long you plan to keep it.

Imagine putting together your natural and colorful vegetables for a healthy salad! Yummy 😋

If you’ve resolved to eating healthier, a salad is probably your go-to nutritious meal. But it doesn’t take long to grow tired of the same old bowl of greens. You will totally fall in love with it try.

INGREDIENTS:

1 cup lettuce, chopped

1/4 cup Sweet Corn (optinal)

1/2 Avocado

6 oz Shrime

1/8 tbsp Salt

1 tbsp Olive oil

1/8 tbsp Ground black pepper

Tomato

1/4 Red onion hopped

1 tbsp Lime juice

1/2 Cucumber

1 tbsp grounded garlic

1 tbsp. white vinegar

INSTRUCTIONS:

Always remember to wash your ingredients with a clean water or under a runing water and vinegar or use salt to replace the vinegar

    Wash your shrimps in a clean water
    Plade them into a clean pot
    Add water and a slice of lime
    Put it on fire and allow it to boil for about 5 to 10 minutes
    Pour the shrimps into a colander after cooked and allow them cool down
    Peel the shrimps
    Chop the avocado into a cubic shape
    Slice the rest of your ingredients like the lettuce, tomato, onion, and cucumber to garnish your healthy salad.

Viola, YOUR ALMIGHTY AVOCADO SHRIMP SALAD IS READY TO-GO

REFERENCES:

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WRITEN BY: GIFTY BERENGERE CROWIS

Healthy food to eat before a morning lecture.

We being students,mostly we attend morning lectures on an empty stomach which is not good for our health. One would ask, what food would be perfect in the morning before lectures?

Here is the best food you can eat in the morning and also prepare it quickly before your lecture. Oats is here to solve your problems.

Why oats? Someone may ask. Oats because there are a lot of benefits we get from it. Oats are among the healthiest grains on earth.

They’re a gluten free whole grain and a great source of important vitamins, minerals, fiber and antioxidants.

Now come to think of vitamins, minerals and fiber, what does these micronutrients does to our body?

Benefits of a high-fiber diet

A high-fiber diet:

  • Normalizes bowel movements. Dietary fiber increases the weight and size of your stool and softens it. A bulky stool is easier to pass, decreasing your chance of constipation. If you have loose, watery stools, fiber may help to solidify the stool because it absorbs water and adds bulk to stool.
  • Helps maintain bowel health. A high-fiber diet may lower your risk of developing hemorrhoids and small pouches in your colon (diverticular disease). Studies have also found that a high-fiber diet likely lowers the risk of colorectal cancer. Some fiber is fermented in the colon. Researchers are looking at how this may play a role in preventing diseases of the colon.
  • Lowers cholesterol levels. Soluble fiber found in beans, oats, flaxseed and oat bran may help lower total blood cholesterol levels by lowering low-density lipoprotein, or “bad,” cholesterol levels. Studies also have shown that high-fiber foods may have other heart-health benefits, such as reducing blood pressure and inflammation.

By Hawawo Assan

Reference

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https://www.healthline.com

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COCONUT WATER

 Coconut water has become a very trendy beverage in recent days, coconut water is the juice found in the center of a young, green or yellow coconut.

It is tasty, refreshing and also happens to be good for our well-being. It has several important nutrients, including minerals good for our health. Some of the benefits of coconuts water are as follow.

It cures fever, research has proven that fresh coconut water has what it takes to cure fever for all

persons, if fever patient takes in or drink coconut water, after sometimes the situation becomes down.

It gives blood, a study shows that coconut water also gives blood to all people both young and old. If a person needs blood, he or she can mix coconut water with milk and drink, this boast our blood more than some of the expensive blood tonic in the market.

It also support heart health, study shows that drinking coconut water helps reduce heart diseases.

As the coconut matures, some of the juice remains in liquid form while the rest develops into the solid flesh known as coconut meat. This fresh coconut meat also gives sperm for men who take it, the meat contains minerals especially manganese and copper which assist bone formation

Written by Prosper Prince Midedzi

Reference

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LEMONS🍋

When life gives you lemons … you’re in luck. Lemons are full of vitamins, minerals, phytonutrients and antioxidants. They are especially good sources of vitamin C.

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Health and wellness influencers have long been singing the praises of a warm cup of lemon water to ‘detoxify’ your liver and kick start weight loss.

Lemons are available throughout the year. They are an extremely versatile fruit. You can eat them in slices, sip healthy lemon water, make lemonade, garnish food with them, candy their peels, and use their juice and peels in cooking and more.

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BENEFITS OF LEMONS🍋

  • It is a great source of vitamin C
  • It helps prevent Kidney stones
  • It aids in weight loss
  • It gives your skin the perfect glow
  • It freshens your breath
  • It aids in digestion, just to mention a few.

But let’s be realistic here. We all know that too much of everything is bad. Therefore, too much intake of lemon water is harmful to the health of an individual.

Too much lemon intake can cause;

  • stomach ulcer
  • trigger the urge to vomit
  • cause nausea
  • decay the tooth enamel, just to mention few.

THE RIGHT WAY TO DRINK LEMON WATER

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  • To make the drink as healthy as possible, use organic lemons.
  • Drink lemon water quickly rather than sipping it.
  • If you want to sip, use a straw to minimize contact with your teeth.
  • Rinse your mouth after you’re done drinking.
  • Make sure to either brush your teeth before drinking the lemon water or 120 minutes after drinking to allow calcium in your saliva to re-mineralize your teeth.

HAVE IT YOUR WAY

Infuse more flavor or add a health boost to lemon water by adding slices of other fresh citrus fruits such as limes and oranges, or cucumber slices. You can also add raspberries and strawberries to your lemonade.

Having lemon ice cubes on hand is a great way to add lemon to your water fast. Same applies to the other fruit flavours you will to infuse into your lemonade.

Simply squeeze fresh lemon juice into ice cube trays and freeze. Drop a few cubes into a glass of cold or hot water as needed.

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DETOX

Detoxing is something your body does each and every day and your liver is a huge component in doing this. The liver has many important functions in the body, all of which are vital to functioning properly.

WHY DETOX?

The school of thought for detoxing is that the liver is responsible for that, so why do we need to detox?? Detoxing is like an energy booster that helps the liver in working better.

Well here’s what you need to know 😊

Fiber and probiotics help in digestion, and when we take more junk food we often supplement with more fibrous foods and probiotics(healthy bacteria such as Greek yogurt) to help our bodies with the digestion process so it can be running efficiently.

Your body of course will digest without these things, but in aiding in the digestive process, your body is better able to do its job.

The same holds true for detoxing. With all of the toxins your body is exposed to on a daily basis, your liver could use the help!

DAILY TOXINS

Toxins are flooding into our environment from all around us every single day. Car emissions, sprayed chemicals that make their way into our air, all enter into our bodies when we breathe.

We can also pick it up in our water, as it is subject to dumping, acid rain, and other leakage of unnatural chemicals that get flushed down the drain.

What a bummer !

The products used at home, like air refreshers and cleaning products all contain chemicals that are toxic.

Not forgetting hair and beauty products – face wash, body soap, shaving cream, make up, contact solution, nail polish remover, lotion, perfume, after shave, acne cream, night creme, shampoo, deodorant.

The production of health and beauty products is very loosely regulated with many controversial chemicals being used widely throughout the industry.

DID YOU KNOW? 💡

A 2005 study (conducted by the Environmental Working Group and the Red Cross) looked at the umbilical cords of newborns and it showed that the average infant is being born with over 200 industrial chemicals and unnatural compounds in their blood!!

ON THE BRIGHT SIDE ☺️ HERE ARE

10 FOODS FOR DETOX & LIVER SUPPORT

Broccoli

Cauliflower

Beetroot

Spinach

Turmeric

Garlic

Green Tea

Dandelion

Oats

Asparagus

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3 DETOX SMOOTHIE RECIPES 😊 EASY AND HEALTHY

3 EASY DETOX WATER RECIPES

Detoxing should be a lifestyle, your health is your wealth 😉.
“Let go of toxic control, in order to regain healthy control”

– Kayla Rose Kotecki

Cheers 🥂 to a healthier controlled life 😊

BY AMA ADONTENG

REFERENCE

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MAINTAINING HEALTHY LIVING

Healthy living is what everyone wish, but however, maintaining healthy living requires some essential things that ought to be done.

 First of all, good sleep, this because in our busy schedules and hectic routines, people often think sleep is a luxury, it is good to know that sleep is not and will never be a luxury, it is a necessity. Good sleep is essential for good health. Sleep deprivation can have negative effect on one’s well-being, because good health is linked to having sufficient sleep. Sleep is one of the most important things our body needs in order to function effectively, is not about how long or number of hours you sleep in daytime or at night but how well you sleep. Sleep rejuvenates the body and also removes tiredness.

Moreover, exercising, this is one of the most important ways of maintaining healthy living, because exercise keeps the body in good form and also empowers the immune system of the body to fight and get rid of disease.

There are many forms of exercise, one can choose which one could suit him or her. For instance whereas one choose to jog, another would love to take a long walk whiles someone else would want to do sports.

Some easy exercise are squats, push-ups, sit ups, crab walking and many more. We all need good exercise for the development and well-being of our body.

      Written by Prosper Prince Midedzi

Reference;

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Banana Mango Smoothie

“Let food be thy medicine, and medicine be thy food.”

Those are famous words from the ancient Greek physician Hippocrates, often called the father of Western medicine.

Sometimes,all you need in life is some smooth,delicious and healthy smoothie to cool your temper when the temperature seems to be high. Banana and mango fruit have the highest vitamin C, brings a natural and refreshing taste when mixed.

INGREDIENTS

The smoothie is prepared with pure fruit and no filler.

1 large frozen banana

1 cup of mango

1 teaspoon of honey

1cup of water

1/2 teaspoon of Vanilla extract

EASY STEPS:

Step1:WASH YOUR HANDS

Step 2:WASH THE FRUITS

Wash the fruits under running water.

Step 3:PEEL AND SLICE FRUITS

Peel the banana and mango and slice them into smaller sizes.

Step 4:POUR ALL INGREDIENTS INTO THE BLENDER

Fill the Nutribullet cup, add milk, ice cubes to the max line and blend.

Whisk Affair

Step 5: Serve

Pour to desired taste and enjoy your smoothie.

HERE IS A VIDEO OF BANANA MANGO SMOOTIE RECIPE

NUTRITIONAL BENEFITS OF MANGO & BANANA

MANGO

  • Mangoes help in maintaining cholestrol level.
  • It helps in cleansing skin.
  • For healthy eyes.
  • Help in regulating diabetes
  • Help in alkalising your body

BANANA

  • Bananas are one of the best fruit sources of vitamin B6
  • VitaminB6 from bananas is easily absorbed by your body and a medium-sized banana can provide about a quarter of your daily vitamin B6 needds.
  • Bananas are respectable sources of vitamin C.
  • Manganese in bananas is good for your skin.
  • Bananas give you energy-minus the fats and cholesterol.
  • Bananas can aid digestion and help beat gastrointestinal issues.
  • Potassium in bananas is good for your heart health and blood pressure.

BY GIFTY BERENGERE CROWIS

REFERENCE

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THE BLOOD TYPE DIET

Have you ever thought about blood group diet? Well, blood group diet is a type of diet that is based on the blood group of a person.

Apparently, there are particular foods that people within a particular blood group should consume as is suggested by a naturopath. The naturopath, D’Adamo, claims that a blood group diet can help a person lead a healthy life.

A diet that is designed depending on the blood group has several benefits. It can help a person lose weight, gain more energy and stay free from diseases. This type of diet also facilitates digestion. Here is all you need to know about blood group diet.

Blood group diet notably, there are four types of blood groups which include O, A, B and AB. For each type of this diet, D’Adamo recommends that the diet should comprise of the following;

Could eating a diet based on your blood type — O, A, B, or AB — help you trim down and get healthier? That’s the idea behind the Blood Type Diet, created by naturopath Peter J. D’Adamo. D’Adamo claims that the foods you eat react chemically with your blood type. If you follow a diet designed for your blood type, your body will digest food more efficiently. You’ll lose weight, have more energy, and help prevent diseases that depends on your blood type. Here’s what D’Adamo recommends for each type:

A video of blood groups and what to by: Dr.Peter .J.D’Adamon.

Type O blood: A high-protein diet heavy on lean meat, poultry, fish, and vegetables, and light on grains, beans, and dairy. D’Adamo also recommends various supplements to help with tummy troubles and other issues he says people with type O tend to have.

Type A blood: A meat-free diet based on fruits and vegetables, beans and legumes, and whole grains — ideally, organic and fresh, because D’Adamo says people with type A blood have a sensitive immune system.

Type B blood: Avoid corn, wheat, buckwheat, lentils, tomatoes, peanuts, and sesame seeds. Chicken is also problematic, D’Adamo says. He encourages eating green vegetables, eggs, certain meats, and low-fat dairy.

Type AB blood: Foods to focus on include tofu, seafood, dairy, and green vegetables. He says people with type AB blood tend to have lowstomach acid. Avoid caffeine, alcohol, and smoked or cured meats.

Level of Effort: if you don’t already know your blood type, you’ll need to find that out. The results will determine exactly what you need to do.

The Blood Type Diet recommends exercises based on your blood type. For instance, it suggests yoga or tai chi for type As, and vigorous aerobic exercises like jogging or biking for up to an hour a day for type Os.

Because the diet dictates that you eat very specific types of food based on your blood type, it doesn’t allow much for personal tastes.

There are even recommendations about the types of spices and condiments you can use.

If you’re looking for a diet that’s gluten-free, you should know that this diet doesn’t ban gluten. You may be able to make choices that are gluten-free, if you read food labels carefully.

What Else You Should KnowCost: D’Adamo recommends a lot of specialty and organic foods (such as soy milk and carob chip cookies), which can be pricey. Vitamin and herbal supplements are also part of the diet.

Does It Work?One study found that adults eating the type A diet showed improved health markers, but this occurred in everyone, not just those with type A blood type.

In 2013, a major review concluded that no evidence exists to support benefits of blood type diets.It’s likely that you would lose weight, though, because the diet can be very restrictive.Is It Good for Certain Conditions?

The Blood Type Diet makes recommendations based solely on your blood type. So, if you have a chronic condition (say, diabetes), you may be told to eat high protein, while another person withdiabetes may have to avoid dairy or chicken. This may conflict with your diabetes treatmentplan.

Also, everyone should aim for 150 minutes of aerobic exercise per week and at least 2 days ofstrength training per week.

By; Nana Adwoa Fremponmaa Dame.

REFERENCES

Text; https://www.webmd.com/diet/a-z/blood-type-diet

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CHILLED MANNEY WITH A TOUCH OF CLOVES

Do you want something chilled to cool your hotness? Something chilled that will also give you more energy and brighten your day to continue your activities? Then chilled manney with a touch of cloves will be your saviour.

I know most of you may have taken mango smoothie. Have you tried it with a bit of cloves in it? If yes, then you are lucky to have tried it. If no, then you can join the lucky ones by trying it.

The name manney is a the combination of two of the ingredients used, mango and honey. It is easy to make and does not cost much. These are the ingredients-

  • Mango
  • Honey
  • milk
  • cloves
  • Ginger

Wash all the ingredients thoroughly and peel the mango. Use a frozen mango instead to get the chilled feeling.

Put the ingredients into a blender with the quantity of your choice.

Add a little water to avoid making it too thick.

Blend

Your smoothie is ready! You can put it into the fridge for some minutes if your mango was not frozen. You can take this my manney smoothie as breakfast. It is heavy and satisfying. It is for both kids and adults.

Enjoy!!!!!

By Abena Agyeiwaa Appiah

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GINGER

Apart from using ginger as a spice to season your meat and fish, what are some of the uses of ginger you know?

Ginger has a very long history of use in various forms of traditional/alternative medicine. It has been used to help digestion, reduce nausea and help fight the flu and common cold. Ginger can be used fresh, dried, powdered, or as an oil. It is sometimes added to processed foods.

Raw ginger or ginger with sugar helps fight cough, cold and flu. Adding the sugar really reduces the hotness when chewing it and you also enjoy the sweetness of the sugar.

 It is a very common ingredient in recipes in many homes worldwide. Most women use ginger when cooking. You can add ginger to other natural spices like onion and garlic to steam your meats and fish. The ginger gives the food a different kind of taste and flavor.

Most people take lime or lemon juice with warm water every morning to loose weight. Adding ginger juice and honey to it makes it three times faster and more healthier, Try it!

 To the women out there who having menstrual pains , you should try ginger tea. Ginger powder or juice remarkably reduces menstrual pains. Take two small slices of ginger anytime you have cramps and see the results.

Ginger tea helps the muscles to relax, which reduces cramps associated with periods. Ginger water also help decrease some types of pain like  migraine pain. It heals faster than taking painkillers. It also helps in healing fresh surgery wounds and heart problems.

Ginger can also be added to any other fruit to make your smoothies and juice. It gives the juice a hot and different taste.

Ginger is commonly noted for cooking but can be used for treatment of the hair. You can add ginger juice to moisturize your hair and i bet you will see a difference.You can use it to change your dyed hair back to normal with the help other hair products.

By-Abena Agyeiwaa Appiah

Reference

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Apple, Beetroot & Carrot Smoothie

It’s as easy as A, B, C

It is called the A, B, C smoothie wanna know why? Because of the ingredients, apple, beetroot and carrot. Apple brings a refreshing taste, beetroot gives it an earthy, rich, naturally sweet flavor and carrots add that richness in vitamins that are good for your immune system.

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Below are simple steps on how to prepare your A,B,C smoothie.

INGREDIENTS

This smoothie is prepared with pure fruit.

    1 medium beetroot(about 10 oz.)
    1 medium carrot (about 2.5 oz)
    1 medium red or green apple (about 8 oz.)
    1 tbsp. honey
    1 cup water
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EASY PEASY STEPS:

Step 1: WASH YOUR HANDS

First things first, wash your hands with soap and water, clean hands are safe hands ☺️.

Step 2: WASH THE VEGGIES

Wash the apple, beet, and carrot well, especially the beetroot and carrot to make sure there are no dirt particles.

Step 3: PEAL AND CHOP

  • Peel the beet and carrot. Peel the apple if you prefer.
  • Chop the apple, beet, and carrot into smallish pieces which ensures a smooth texture when you blend.
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Step 5: BLEND

Place all of the ingredients into your blender and blend on high for 1 to 3minutes, depending on the power of your blender.

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Step 6: HAVE IT YOUR WAY ☺️

  • You can add 1/4 cup of water to your smoothie if it’s too thick.
  • If you prefer your smoothie cold blend with ice cubes .
  • You can add milk or yoghurt to make it tastier.

Step 7: SERVE IMMEDIATELY

The smoothie is best enjoyed immediately. It doesn’t keep well in the refrigerator because the fruits and veggies tend to separate.

HERE IS A VIDEO OF YOUR A,B,C SMOOTHIE ☺️

NUTRITIONAL BENEFITS OF APPLE, BEET ROOT & CARROT .

APPLE

Apples are a good source of fiber and vitamin C. They also contain polyphenols, which have numerous health benefits. To get the most out of apples, leave the skin on — it contains half of the fiber and many of the polyphenols.

Eating apples is linked to a lower risk of type 2 diabetes. This is possibly due to their polyphenol antioxidant content.

Did you know? The type of fiber in apples feeds good bacteria and may be the reason they protect against obesity, heart disease, and type 2 diabetes.

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CARROT

Carrots are a great source of many plant compounds, especially carotenoids, such as beta carotene and lutein.

Eating carrots is linked to a reduced risk of cancer and heart disease, as well as improved eye health. Additionally, this vegetable may be a valuable component of an effective weight loss diet.

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BEETROOT

Beets are good sources of vitamins and minerals, such as folate, manganese, potassium, iron, and vitamin C.

The carbs in beetroots are mainly simple sugars, such as glucose and fructose. Beets are high in fiber but also have FODMAPs, which can cause digestive problems in some people.

Beetroots are high in several beneficial plant compounds, especially betanin (beetroot red), vulgaxanthin, and inorganic nitrates. In particular, inorganic nitrates are associated with reduced blood pressure.

Incase you didn’t know ☺️

Beetroots can lower blood pressure, which may lead to reduced risk of heart disease and other ailments. This root veggie can also improve oxygen use, stamina, and exercise performance.

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BY AMA ADONTENG

REFERENCE

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JUICING

Do you want to boost your immune system, loose weight or revitalise your body? Then juicing may be the best for you.

WHAT IS JUICING?

Juicing is the process of extracting juice from fruits and vegetables.

A fruit is a sweet and fleshy product of a tree that contains seed and can be eaten as food. Examples of fruits are banana, apples, just to mention a few.

A vegetable is a plant or a part of a plant used as food. Examples of vegetables are cabbage, lettuce, just to mention a few.

When fruits and vegetables are juiced, indigestible fibre is removed. Indigestible fibre are fruit and vegetable fibres that are difficult to digest.

Fruits and vegetable juices are good sources of traditional nutrients such as vitamin A, vitamin C and vitamin E, just to mention a few.

Citrus fruits such as grapefruit and orange provide healthy portions of vitamin C.

Carrot juice contain large quantities of vitamin A in the form of Beta Carotene. Beta Carotene is an organic, strongly coloured red-orange pigment abundant in some plants and fruits. It is a precursor of Vitamin A. Carrot juices also protects the skin from harsh weather conditions. It also makes the skin look beautiful and keeps it healthy.

Let us note that, not only carrot juices gives the skin a beautiful look. Other juices such as apple juices and lemon juices also contribute to a beautiful and a healthy skin.

Fruit and Vegetable juices also serves as a detoxifying agent for the body. Juices are generally alkaline in nature. They draw out acids in the body and the toxins are released via the elimination channel of the body, that is, through the sweat gland and the lungs.

Fruits and vegetable juices also boosts the immune system.

Below is a video of how some juices are made.

Fruits and vegetables can be made into smoothies too. A smoothie is a thick blended beverage with shake like consistency, normally pureed in a blender containing fruits and or vegetables as well as an added liquid such as fruit juice or vegetable juice, milk or even yogurt.

Unlike fruit or vegetable juice which are generally light,smoothies are thick. Smoothies come in types and categories , some are: fruit smoothies,green smoothies ,healthy smoothies, weight loss smoothies ,dessert smoothies.

Below is a video of how some smoothies are prepared

They also provide one more substance that is essential for good health-Water.

Water is absolutely essential for good health. The human body is made up of about 60-65% of water. Its quite unfortunate that a lot of people do not consume a lot of water. Some fear they’ll have to visit the washroom too often.

Many of the unhealthy fluids we drink such as soft drinks, alcoholic beverages and artificially flavoured drinks each contain substances that require more water for your body to flush them out.

Fruit and vegetable juices are free of these unneeded substances and are full of pure and clean water.

They can prevent a wide range of ailments such cardiovascular diseases, cancer and various inflammatory diseases.

So instead of drinking all these unhealthy drinks, get yourself some fresh healthy juice.

By – Nana Adwoa Fremponmaa Dame

REFERENCES

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http://perfectsmoothie.com/what-is-a-smoothie

Video Credit : Smoothies – Tasty (YouTube)

Juice Recipes – Living Plantfully (YouTube)

H2O is life 💧💧💧

Did you know that if you drink water on an empty stomach first thing in the morning, you can get rid of several diseases? Water they say is something that can cure all your problems.

About 60% of the body is made up of water, and around 71% of the planets surface is covered by water. Most of us don’t take in much water as required by health authorities.

Sometimes, we only drink water when we are thirsty or after eating a meal which shouldn’t be.

According to health authorities, as humans, we have to take in at least 8 ounces of water(about 2 liters) which is equivalent to about or half a gallon. Read more

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Here are some benefits of drinking water.

We will be emphasizing on five benefits.

    It delivers oxygen throughout the blood
    It boosts skin health and beauty
    It helps maintain blood pressure
    The digestive system depends on it
    It regulates body temperature

Read More Here

By Hawawo Assan

REFERENCE

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Vegetable Beef Sauce

Vegetable Beef Sauce is a delicious cuisine that is stress free and easy to prepare. This recipe can be eaten on it’s own or eaten as sauce or stew with rice (plain, fried and jollof rice), yam, cocoyam or even potato.

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Vegetable Beef Sauce (Photo Credit – Sisi Jemimah)

Below is a recipe on how to prepare beef sauce to serve the family or a personal treat.

INGREDIENTS

  • 400g of Beef
  • 10 tbsp of Frytol Oil
  • 2 medium sized Onions
  • 2 medium sized Carrots
  • 2 medium sized Green Bell Pepper
  • 1 small root of Ginger
  • 6 cloves of Garlic
  • A handful of Green Pepper
  • 2 tbsp of Cayenne Pepper (optional)
  • 1 tbsp of Corn starch
  • Salt
  • Seasoning of your choice

INSTRUCTIONS & PREPARATION

1. Wash your hands with soap and water to ensure its clean.

2. Wash your beef to get rid of most of the blood from it.

3. Cut the beef into tiny pieces (Make sure to cut against the grain).

Set aside in a bowl.

4. Prep the veggies for the marinade. Blend the green pepper, onion, ginger and garlic, add add salt to taste.

5. Pour the blended mix onto the meat.

Mix it careful to make sure that every diced cut beef is quoted with the mix.

6. Cover the bowl with a plastic wrap and set it aside to marinate for about 30 minutes.

So that the beef will absorb the juices from the mixture.

7. While the beef is marinating, prep your veggies (onion, carrot, green bell pepper) for the sauce. (Wash your veggies with salt water)

8. Get a pan (preferably non stick)

Place it on the stove over low heat.

Add 3 tbsp of frytol cooking oil

Add your prepped veggies starting with the hard ones like the carrots then after about 30 seconds, add the rest to it.

Add 2tbsp of cayenne pepper, salt and seasoning of your choice to taste(To give the vegetables a sweet taste).

Stir-fry for 1-2 minutes. (To prevent the veggies from being over cooked and losing its nutrients)

9. Pour the stir-fried vegetables out of the pan onto a clean plate.

Add 2 tbsp of Frytol cooking oil , put it on high heat and then pour the marinated beef into.

Stir to prevent the beef from getting burnt or sticking to the pan.

10. After stir-frying for 7 minutes, mix 1tbsp of cornstarch with 5 tbsp of water then add it to the beef to make the sauce thicken up and give it a caramelized look. (This can take up to 5 minutes).

11. Add the stir-fried vegetables to the cooked beef sauce.

Turn down the heat to the lowest setting

Stir and then simmer for 2 minutes.

12. Now, your tasty vegetable beef sauce is ready to be eaten.

This incredible mix of crunchy vegetables and succulent meat pairs well with everything. Enjoy it with kenkey, rice, yam, plantain, jollof or even banku.

Follow this recipe to experience and enjoy this delicious and very healthy vegetable beef sauce.

Bon Apetit.

Below is a simple video showing you how to prepare vegetable beef sauce.

Video Credit – Sweet Adjeley

YouTube – Sweet Adjeley

NUTRITIONAL BENEFITS OF BEEF
Half of the fats found in beef are monounsaturated similar to the same heart healthy fats found in olive oil. It is a large source of L-Carnitine which aids in fat metabolism.

Did you know that beef provides Glutathione? This ‘Master Antioxidant’ has a score of health benefits with research linking to it. Some of which are reducing the risk of chronic diseases, anti-ageing benefits, strengthening the immune system and increasing longevity, among others.

Remember to always eat healthy.

By – Jane Sackey

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