Tuesday, 20 August 2013

HEALTHY LIVING: Health Wonders of Pineapple

I love pineapple because it is sweet and it has a yummy taste. And
not only that, it has a lot of health benefits that are listed below-
» Rich in Vitamins and Minerals
Pineapple is rich in vitamins and minerals such as calcium, potassium,
fiber and vitamin C content. In addition, Pineapple has low fat and
Cholesterol levels.

» Strengthen Bones
Pineapple contains high manganese content, that can help us to
increase bone's health and strengthen our bones. A Pineapple can give
you 75% manganese for bones.

» Good for Teeth
Manganese also can strengthen our teeth, and help us to get more healthy teeth.

» Prevent Macular Degeneration (progressive disease of the retina of the eyes)
Pineapple contains lots of beta carotene which is good for the eyes
and vision. Studies show that eating three or more servings of
pineapple a day can lower the chances of getting macular degeneration
associated with age, leading cause of vision loss in older people.

» Help Arthritis
Bromelain (a substance) in pineapple is also regarded as an effective
anti-inflammatory. Regular consumption of at least one-half cup of
fresh pineapple daily can relieve joint pain as recognised in
osteoarthritis. Bromelain also reduce inflammation and swelling.

» Relieves Coughs and Colds
The advantages of pineapple when you have a cold or cough are the same
as the benefits of orange juice, but there is an additional benefit of
pineapple. Bromelain found in pineapple, has been found to help
suppress coughs and loosen mucus.

» Helps Digestive System
High fiber content as the other advantages of Pineapple for health can
help us to prevent constipation and prevent some digestive disorder
such as Colonic Cancer.

» Relieve Respiratory Tracts from Inflammation
Bromelain has been shown to be useful for upper respiratory tract
infections such as sinusitis and bronchitis. Bromelain helps reduce
nasal inflammation and break up mucus in the nose, sinus and
respiratory areas.

» Reduces the Risk of Blood Clots and Heart Disease
Pineapple can help reduce the risk of blood clots, thereby also
preventing the occurrence of heart problems.

Thanks for stopping by.

Sunday, 18 August 2013

FASHION TREND: Velvet

Happy Sunday Guys! Hope you are enjoying your weekend? Velvet material is in vogue now and it is gorgeous. Velvet is a soft fabric that has a smooth, dense pile and a plain underside , such as silk, rayon. They can be sown into wrapper, long skirts, gown or even blouse. I must say they are very stylish because you can add sequins or lace to your velvet material. Moreover, you may wear a head tie/head gear (gele) to complete your attire. Check out celebrities and fashionistas rocking their velvet material at different occasions.

Velvet material can be worn to
weddings, traditional occasions, Sunday church services.

More so, you could be creative by combining different colour of velvet
material with a different colour of lace/sequins/print and a different
colour of head gear. However, when colour blocking always remember to
use the colour wheel to combine colours.



Thanks for stopping by and have a
great week ahead.

Tuesday, 13 August 2013

HEALTHY LIVING: What do you know about Hepatitis?

What do you know about Hepatitis?
» Hepatitis is the inflammation of the liver. It can have a number of
different causes, including infection (viruses, bacteria, fungi and
parasites), drugs and chemicals.

» One common form of hepatitis is caused by drinking too much alcohol
over a long period of time and is referred to as 'alcoholic
hepatitis'.

» Viruses are the most common cause of hepatitis due to infection.
There are a number of different viruses that cause hepatitis
(hepatitis A, B, C, D and E viruses)

» Hepatitis A virus spreads by the fecal-oral route and infections
often occur in conditions of poor sanitation and overcrowding.

» The signs and symptoms of Hepatitis A include:
-Fatigue
-Fever
-Abdominal pain
-Nausea
-Appetite loss
-Jaundice, a yellowing of the skin or whites of the eyes
-Bile is removed from bloodstream and excreted in urine, giving it a
dark amber colour
-Clay-coloured faeces

» Hepatitis A can be prevented by vaccination, good hygiene and sanitation.

» There is no specific treatment for Hepatitis A. Sufferers are
advised to rest, avoid fatty foods and alcohol (these may be poorly
tolerated for some additional months during the recovery phase and
cause minor relapses), eat a well-balanced diet, and stay hydrated
(drink a lot of water).

Sunday, 7 July 2013

BEAUTY PAGEANT: Miss Nigeria 2013 Winner Is 23-year-old Ezinne Anyaoha Akudo

Miss Nigeria 2013 winner is Ezinne Anyaoha Akudo, a Law graduate from Abia State University.

23-year-old Ezinne Anyaoha Akudo beat 20 other contestants to emerge
the Miss Nigeria 2013 at the contest that held
yesterday (6th July, 2013) at Intercontinental hotel,
Lagos.

She went home with N3million, a
brand new car, and a fully paid trip to California.

The excited Miss Nigeria 2013, said
"I am so excited to have won. There
were many other pretty girls who
contested but I won. I want to thank
God for this victory."

The last successful edition of Miss
Nigeria beauty contest was held in year
2011 with Feyijimi Sodipo as the
winner.

Congrats to her!

Friday, 21 June 2013

BEAUTY TIP: Hot Red Lipstick

Red lips can be alluring, timelessly hot and fashion forward, but the right shade can also add some pep and sex appeal to your work wardrobe. Here are some black celebrities, brides, models and fashionistas rocking different shades of red lipsticks.

To keep the lipstick in place, dab a little cream concealer on your
lips before applying the red lipstick to keep it from smearing.

Red lipstick spells allure, glamour, sophistication and oozes sex
appeal. A makeup must-have that is simultaneously a trend and yet a
classic, red is on the lips of women of all ages and skin tones.

Each woman rocks the red lips with ease, yet each is wearing a
different formula and shade that works for them.

When red lips are done right—meticulous application, seamless blending
of lip liner and lip colour in a flattering hue for your skin tone and
undertone—you've got glam gold. Whether you have champagne and caviar
cash or beer budget bucks, there is a red lipstick for you.

Red lipstick options span the colour wheel—vampy vermillion, classic
crimson, sassy scarlet, banging burgundy—so let your lips speak
volumes with the perfect red. Many black women are left in a quandary
about which red is best, and some still think their lips are a little
on the "voluptuous" side to wear red lipstick. Don't believe the
"less-is-more hype"!

Article Source: Madame Noire

There are a lot of red lipsticks out there that you could try your
hands on. Ladies can you wear a red lipstick or do you think it is too
fierce? If you missed the post on 'Rock a Tangerine/Orange Lipstick or Lipgloss' click here to view it.

Have a lovely weekend.