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Friday, March 06, 2015

Genevieve Nnaji Buys $4 Million House In Ghana

It seems the big bucks are still rolling in for the Nigerian actress Genevieve Nnaji as she just allegedly purchased a $4 Million House In Achimota area of Nigeria’s neighboring country, Ghana. According to City People magazine on February 23, 2015, the 35 year old actress who was referred as the ‘Julia Roberts’ of Nigeria by American media mogul Oprah Winfrey, is the new owner of a mansion in Accra, Ghana which cost $4M.
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Ten facts about coconut

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1 All fats are not created equal
Coconut oil contains short term medium-chain saturated fatty acids (MCFAs), which is a "healthy" form saturated fat compared to trans fat. Trans fatty acid consumption is linked with heart problems, depression and increased cholesterol levels. What does consuming MCFA fats in coconut oil mean for your body? Our body metabolises these fats in the liver, immediately coverting this into energy (fuel for the brain and muscle function) rather than it being stored as fat.

2 Controls weight
 On 2009 study looked at the weight loss link between women's consumption of coconut oil and found that it reduces abdominal obesity. Researchers discovered coconut oil is easy to digest and also protects the body from insulin resistance. To try coconut oil for weight loss start by adding one teaspoon to your diet and gradually work your way up to four teaspoons per day.

 3 Eases digestion
 If you suffer from poor digestion or tummy bloating try adding coconut oil to your diet. Coconut oil has been found to benefit digestive disorders including irritable bowel syndrome and microbial related tummy bugs. Fatty acids in coconut oil contain anti microbial properties, which have a soothing affect on bacteria, candida, or parasites that cause poor digestion.

4 Manage type 2 diabetes
 recent study by the Garvan Institute of Medical Research found that coconut oil protects against insulin resistance, reducing the risk of type 2 diabetes . MCFA fats are small enough to be absorbed into the cells where they're quickly converted to energy. It is this process that not only reduces the amount of fat we pack into storage, but improves insulin sensitivity.

 5 Supports immunity
 Coconut oil is made up of healthy fats lauric acid, caprylic acid and capric acid which contain antifungal, antibacterial, antiviral prosperities to boost the immune system. Lauric acid contains the highest concentration of MCFA fatty acids, approximately 75 per cent. The body turn this fat into monolaurin which is claimed to help heal viruses such as herpes, influenza, cytomegalovirus, helicobacter pylori and candida.

 6 Boost metabolism
 A study reported in the Journal of Nutrition found that coconut oil boosts metabolism. Researchers found that participants who consumed two tablespoons of coconut oil per day burned more kilojoules than those who consumed less. A speedy metabolism helps boost the body's immune system and keep weight off.

 7 slowly fine lines
 Coconut is not just for your cooking – it's a wonderfully hydrating treat for skin too. It keeps the skin's connective tissues strong, which prevents sagging and wrinkles. Apply coconut oil directly to your skin to soften the appearance of fine lines or use it daily on your face and body for a healthy glow. Be sure you use virgin coconut oil with no additives

. 8 Cooks in high temperatures Because coconut oil is a medium-chain saturated fatty acid, it gives it a higher smoking temperature than most polyunsaturated or monounsaturated oils. If you're preparing recipes that require high temperatures you should consider coconut oil for this type of cooking. Unlike olive oil which will oxidise at high temperatures, creating free radicals

. 9 Stops sugar cravings Instead of reaching for the lollie jar for an afternoon sweet hit, try eating a teaspoon of virgin coconut oil to beat sugar cravings. This is because good quality fat is more satiating than carbs, so if you cut down on sugar you will feel less 'ravenous'. Most of us do not realize but constant hunger is a major clue that your body is not being fed correctly. With the proper amounts of fats and protein, you can fuel your energy reserves properly, and come off the sugar roller coaster that many of us are on.

10 Coconut oil is simple to cook with Try this recipe for a nutritious high protein, gluten and dairy free coconut treat. 1 teaspoon of Niugini Organics Coconut Oil (available from health food stores) 1 cup of almonds or walnuts 1 cup of organic dates 3-4 tablespoons of raw cocoa powder Shredded coconut (check it contains no preservatives) Place all ingredients in a food processor. Roll into small bite size balls and roll into shredded coconut. Place in the refrigerator for 15 minutes to set.
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Diabetes meal plan recipes

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It's not always easy to follow your diabetes meal plan day after day, but these delicious recipes may help. Appetizer recipes Apples with dip Artichoke dip Avocado dip Baba ghanoush Chickpea hummus Chipotle spiced shrimp Cranberry spritzer Crispy potato skins Eggplant with toasted spices Fresh fruit kebabs Fresh spring rolls with shrimp Fresh tomato crostini Fruit salsa 'n' sweet chips Ginger-marinated grilled portobello mushrooms Grilled pineapple Hummus Marinated portobello mushrooms with provolone Pickled asparagus Pizza margherita Shrimp marinated in lime juice and Dijon mustard Smoked trout spread Southwestern potato skins Sweet and spicy snack mix Tomato basil bruschetta White bean dip Whole-wheat pretzel Beverage recipes Almond date shake Blackberry iced tea with cinnamon and ginger Cranberry spritzer Fresh fruit smoothie Green smoothie Hurricane punch Iced latte Island chiller Minty-lime ice tea Morning mojito Nonalcoholic margarita Orange dream Orange juice smoothie Strawberry banana milkshake Sweet ginger tisane Watermelon-cranberry agua fresca
Bread recipes Almond and apricot biscotti Apple corn muffins Best honey whole-wheat bread Buckwheat pancakes Carrot and spice quick bread Cinnamon rolls Creamy polenta with roasted red pepper coulis Irish brown bread Muesli breakfast bars Popovers Pumpkin-hazelnut tea cake Raspberry chocolate scones Rhubarb pecan muffins Southwestern cornmeal muffins Spiced carrot raisin bread Three-grain raspberry muffins Whole-grain banana bread Whole-grain pancakes Whole-wheat soda bread
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Yoruba nollywood actress, Eniola Badmus acquires new Honda Pilot

Outspoken Yoruba actress, Eniola Badmus who is popularly known as “Gbogbo Bigz Girl” has decided to do a ‘new’ thing in her life. The actress who became quite famous for her role in the Blockbuster Yoruba Movie, Jenifa by Funke Akindele shared her ‘new’ story with her fans on IG. She shared a photo of a white brand new 2015 Honda Pilot on her IG page with an interesting caption:
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Effect of drinking too much of water

No Drinking to much of water can be bad to health. is said to help us prevent kidney damage, lose weight and increase concentration levels. But experts now warn that drinking eight glasses of water a day is not good for you after all – and could be harmful. They say that scientific claims behind long- standing government guidelines are worse than ‘nonsense’. The NHS – along with leading doctors and nutritionists – advises the public to drink about 1.2 litres (or two-and-a-half pints) of water per day.

 However, a report describes the danger of dehydration as a ‘myth’ and says there is no evidence behind claims that water prevents multiple health problems. Glasgow-based GP Margaret McCartney says the NHS Choices website’s advice that people should drink six to eight glasses a day is ‘not only nonsense, but thoroughly debunked nonsense’. She adds that the benefits of the drink are often exaggerated by ‘organisations with vested interests’ such as bottled water brands. Writing in the British Medical Journal, Dr McCartney also points out that research shows drinking when not thirsty can impair concentration, rather than boost it, and separate evidence suggests that chemicals used for disinfection found in bottled water could be bad for your health.
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