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Part of living a good life is being in good health; spirit, soul, and body. While you are putting the right clothes, the best weaves and the most exotic perfumes on that body, you have to take care of what is going on inside. If you want to be here to enjoy your hard work and you want to stay as long as you can to be there for those you love then you have to be healthy. One of the important bits about staying healthy is preventing the really dangerous diseases.

Ginger on a plate

Growing up I never really liked Ginger, I am not really sure why. It could be because it was in virtually everything I ate back then.

Up till about 2 years ago, I was still against ginger being close to me; but recently, I enjoyed one of the amazing benefits of ginger (a story for another day) and since then I have not looked back. So, I decided to share with you some of the benefits of ginger, hoping you will start inculcating it in your lifestyle. Enjoy!

Health Benefits

Lady using measuring tape

It is a New Year again and I know quite a number of us have listed ‘Weight loss’ as part of our 2017 resolutions. I was interested in weight loss when I was desperate to lose my post baby bod and even now after losing it I still keep a close eye on the happening trends in weight loss in case I ever need to lose weight.

Like a lot of people, I’m overwhelmed with the number of options out there and I always have to do a whole lot of research once I hear of another weight loss trend.

healthy snack

Do we have anyone with the notion that snacking debars weight management progress in the house today? Whoops! I guess it’s time for a rethink.

Weight loss isn’t about deprivation, you know. If you ask me, healthy snacking should be as mandatory as breakfast. You know why? When done right (in moderation with healthy choices), snacking isn’t “bad” as assumed. In fact, snacks give your body the fuel it needs in-between meals. Snacks help meet most of your nutritional needs. They also help curb hunger, so you don’t overeat at mealtimes.

Health benefits1.Banana contains nutrients that reduce blood sugar levels2.It is useful for weight loss as it helps reduce appetite by slowly emptying the stomach3.Banana is essential for heart health as it is a source of Potassium and Magnesium4.It also contains powerful antioxidants like Dopamine and Catechin which scientists have linked to reducing the risk of heart disease and degenerative diseases.5.Unripe bananas may help improve insulin sensitivity6.Eating bananas may reduce the possibility of kidney disease7.Bananas may help reduce muscle cramps caused by exercise8.It gives instant

Eggplant nutrition

Let's talk about a not so popular vegetable today - Eggplants!

These tear-drop shaped, purple glossy vegetables belonging to the nightshade family (tomatoes, potatoes, bell peppers), are so unique in taste and texture. Also known as aubergines in areas where they're a lot more popular and of course primarily eaten, eggplants are nutritionally dense and have various health benefits to offer.

Eggplant