Children and Obesity
There are a lot of worries that go along with having kids, something you learn quickly the first time you see your child careening down a steep hill on a skateboard with no helmet. As your life (and theirs) passes before your eyes, you may not have the wherewithal to be grateful your child is active (if reckless). However, more and more, obesity is becoming the most unsafe thing we can do to our children.
So, we’re fat, our kids are fat and we’ve got a big problem on our hands because obese kids usually become obese adults. These numbers may sound scary, but there is something you can do if you have a child who is overweight or obese. First, you need to educate yourself a little on the dangers of obesity for your child. Some of those dangers include:
The ‘Wonder’ Bitter Leaf
Bitter leaf (Vernoniaamygdalina) is a very homely plant which flourishes wherever it grows.
It is also known as Onugbu, among the Igbo, Shiwaka in Hausa, & Ewuro among the Yoruba, all in Nigeria.
Although this plant has been around for hundreds of years, only a few people know of its medicinal and healing properties.
Bitter leaf (Vernoniaamygdalina) as the name implies, is actually a bitter plant whose leaves, extracts, stems and barks are used for culinary, medicinal and curative purposes.
Vitamins in Bitter leaf includes; Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Vitamin E, Vit.B1 and Vit.B2.
Some of the health benefits of Bitter leaf (Vernoniaamygdalina)
It speeds up metabolism and therefore is great for weight loss.
Bitter leaf juice relieves fever and fever
Food and Nutrition
Why Should I Eat Fish?
Fish is among the healthiest foods you can eat. It's filled with good fats and protein, and has been shown to fight heart disease, boost brain health, and more.
Advantages of eating fishy foods
Regular consumption of fish can reduce the risk of various diseases and disorders. Selected research findings indicate the following:
Asthma - children who eat fish may be less likely to develop asthma.
Brain and eyes - fish rich in omega 3 fatty acids can contribute to the health of brain tissue and the retina (the light sensitive tissue lining the inner surface of the eye).
Cancer - the omega 3 fatty acids in fish may reduce the risk of many types of cancers by 30 to 50 per cent, especially of the oral cavity, oesophagus, colon, breast, ovar