Drink milk! It would give you strong bones and protect them against diseases. Drink milk, It would keep your teeth healthy and strong. These were basically the benefits of milk we were taught as kids, which without any doubt is true. However, have you ever thought about the benefits to your body beyond these?



Can you swim?

I can’t. I wish I could but I can’t and I have always been happy to blame my race.

Have you heard about the stereotype that black people are the worst swimmers? That was the perfect excuse for me not to attempt to swim. However, that stereotype just got shattered at the Rio Olympics so that excuse is gone.

I was still wondering why black people, especially black women, aren’t so keen on swimming then it came to me, same reason we are worried when we are out while it rains, our HAIR!

One significant way of staying alert and on top of your game with your breast health, is to know the normal look and feel of your breast. This way, you will notice any change or know what to look out for.

Child birth scares some women for different reasons. I am particularly concerned with the state of the vagina after that. I worry that it may lose its tone, I mean a little human just passed through there. Childbirth is just one of the conditions that may weaken the pelvic muscles and reduce vaginal tone. Other factors include; age, obesity, straining during bowel movements and having a hysterectomy i.e. when the womb is removed. You can tell the pelvic muscles are weakened when a person experiences urinary incontinence.

’No man is an island’. I have heard that phrase so many times in my lifetime. ‘A problem shared is a problem half solved’.  That is another very popular saying. What those two phrases mean is that it is better to have people around you. It is very easy to say human beings are terrible but in the words of 2Baba “I know you cannot trust nobody but you have to trust someone”.

Abundantly blessed with vegetation, Nigeria has an enormous array of agricultural produce, and top on this list of food produce are leafy greens. Amazingly rich in vitamins and antioxidants, these healthy fresh vegetables form the basis of most Nigerian soups and quite many dishes.

Having a fair knowledge of the nourishing power of these greens will to a large extent help you adequately harness them. Without much ado, let's have a look at some of the most popular green vegetables that grace the table in most Nigerian homes.