Is Chocolate Good or Bad For Your Teeth? There’s some good amount of controversy out there whether chocolate is bad for your teeth or not. Or, in fact, whether it is actually good. Study indicates that dark chocolate has a good amount of antioxidants that inhibit the proliferation of a certain bacteria that causes tooth decay. This bacterium produces acids that affect the enamel in our teeth. The antioxidants in chocolate counter the effects of this acid production. On the other hand, there is the question and concern about chocolate’s sugar levels. But there is one more ingredient in chocolate that also needs to be mentioned, which is cocoa butter. Before we discuss sugar, let’s see what our sources say about cocoa butter. What we’ve been able to research is that cocoa butter has a c
Asthma: How Lifestyle, Environment Trigger Attacks Certain foods, allergens, dust and other irritants are the biggest triggers of asthma attacks according to health experts. These triggers lead to breathlessness, wheezing, chest tightness and night time or early morning coughing which are the main signs of asthma, a disease that affects the lungs. In asthma, the airways, which are tubes that carry air into and out of the lungs, are inflamed. The inflammation makes the airways to narrow, causing less air to flow into the lungs, triggering asthma symptoms like breathlessness, coughing, wheezing and others. Asthma affects people of all ages, but it most often starts during childhood. The disease affects about 300 million people worldwide, causing an estimated 250,000 deaths annually. In th...
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How Herbs Can Be Used to Stem the Effects of Stress by Morgan Nwanguma Some group of herbs have been known to handle stress by elevating the body’s ability to cope with the day to day bombardments thereby making it possible for it to adapt to these pressures so that untold destruction is not wreaked on the body’s immune system. This group of herbs are known as adaptogens; they are nature’s miracle anti-stress and fatigue fighters. These herbs practically take care of your stress levels by fortifying your body and equipping it to deal with the impact of stressors. Experts say that stress is a state of mental or emotional strain or suspense; stress also comes along with it a breakdown of your immune system and so you really need to fortify your immunity. According to Don Colber
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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: Low self-este
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