Australia fires: Smoke turns New Zealand skies ‘eerie’ yellow

Smoke from huge bushfires in Australia is drifting as far as New Zealand, 2,000km (1,200 miles) away, leading to haze and a burnt smell in the air. Australia is grappling with a bushfire crisis fuelled by record-breaking temperatures and months of drought. The smoke first reached New Zealand’s South Island on 31 December, turning skies…

7 Amazing Health Benefits Of Olive Oil

By Akinwale  Akinyoade 02 January 2020.  Olive oil is a fat obtained from the fruit of the Olea europaea (olive tree), a traditional tree crop of the Mediterranean region. Whole olives are pressed to produce this distinctive oil. Although olive oil originally came from the Mediterranean, today it is used worldwide. There are many amazing…

Here’s Why You Should Eat African Walnut (asala) Regularly

African walnut supplies your health with amazing benefit [Kitchen Butterfly] African walnuts (Asala) is one of the oldest fruits that can supply your health with amazing benefits. African walnuts are round-shaped nuts with dark brown shells and whitish nuts encased within the shell that contains nutrients. The fact that walnuts are immensely rich in nutrition…

These Harmful Effect of Smoking Shisha might Make You Reconsider Taking it

Here’s how smoking shisha can impact your health negatively. Shisha pipes use tobacco sweetened with fruit or molasses sugar, which makes the smoke more aromatic than cigarette smoke. These sweetened fruits provide several flavors like apple, plum, coconut, mango, mint, strawberry and many more. However, most people smoke shisha to replace cigarettes because they think…

How Peas, Beans Improve Heart Health

By Adaku Onyenucheya 31 December 2019.  A recent review and meta-analysis focus on the role of legumes in heart health. Taking data from multiple studies and earlier analyses, the authors conclude that legumes might benefit heart health but that the evidence is not overwhelming. It is a no-brainer that nutrition plays a pivotal role in…

5 Reasons To Consider Using Moringa Plant

By Modupeoluwa Adekanye  27 December 2019. Moringa has been used for centuries due to its medicinal properties and health benefits. It also has antifungal, antiviral, antidepressant, and anti-inflammatory properties. Moringa is believed to have much importance, for health, beauty and much more. Below are some of the importance of Moringa: Protecting Hair and Skin Moringa…

Artificial Sweeteners Causing more Harm, Contributes to Type 2 Diabetes

By Adaku Onyenucheya 27 December 2019. The $2.2 billion artificial sweeteners industry, which seeks to help people lose weight, may be contributing to type 2 diabetes, according to researchers from the University of South Australia. A recently published review led by Professor Peter Clifton, of the University of South Australia, revealed that people who use…

7 Interesting Health Benefits of B Vitamins

BY Akinwale  Akinyoade 26 December 2019.  We are sure that you have heard it said several times that a good diet is tied to good health. When your body is properly nourished with the right nutrients, it is able to protect itself and also makes it easier for the treatment of many conditions. Getting the…

3 Health Benefits Of Chicken

By Modupeoluwa Adekanye 26 December 2019. Chicken is one of the most popular poultries all over the world. During festive seasons, chicken serves as a life-saver to many people. There are many varieties of chicken including free-range chicken, organic chicken, and conventional chicken, and the differences between them relate to how they are fed and…

How to manage colon cancer (2)

  Fibre reduces the conversion of primary bile acids into secondary bile acids, which are potential cancer promoters. It absorbs more bile acids and dilutes them within a larger stool mass, thus protecting against colon cancer. With fibre, the bile itself is more soluble and less likely to form gallstones. Similarly, fiber protects against pancreatitis…

Aspirin: Friend or Foe after Breast Cancer?

  Written by Maria Cohut, Ph.D. on December 24, 2019 – Fact checked by Paula Field New Many studies have suggested that women who take aspirin may have a lower risk of breast cancer. But how does this common anti-inflammatory affect the health outcomes of women who have already received treatment for the disease? Researchers…