LIST OF NIGERIAN FOODS TO REVERSE AND TREAT DIABETICS

Are You Diabetic? The foods you eat will go a long way to help you to treat and reverse it. On this blog post, I will be talking about the type of food you should eat to help you reverse diabetics, especially as a Nigerian. The biggest problem with living with diabetics is selecting the type of food to eat. The following foods that can easily be found in Nigeria are good and helpful if you are living with diabetics.
List of foods to treat and reverse diabetics.

1. Whole grains:
Meals made from whole grain like rice, corn and other grain is good for you if you have or living with diabetics.  Avoid refined grains that are refined into white flours. White flour is not good for you because of its starchy nature. It is also very high in sugar molecules. Other whole grains that you can prepared your meals from are millet and farrown.

2. Beans and legumes:

Beans and legumes are very low in glucose. so they cannot cause your sugar level to go up even if you consume them always. They also provide the body with the needed fiber and protein and they are also very rich in vital vitamins. They are more delicious when you add with other meals before eating.

3. Vegetables:

There are starchy and non-starchy vegetables. The starchy vegetables are pumpkin, potatoes, and corn. If you want to reverse and treat your diabetics you must take these starchy vegetables with moderation. There are other non-starchy vegetables that you can eat a plate full without having your sugar level going up. Some of these non-starchy vegetables like mushroom, cucumber, and greens can be sourced cheaply in any market in Nigeria.

4. Fruits:

Like vegetables, there are fruits that also contain starch and if not consumed moderately, they can cause your sugar level to go up. I am talking about sweet fruits like melons, pineapples, shemmas and apples. You will enjoy them and they can help you reverse and treat your diabetics if you take them in moderation. They can also help provide the body with the needed nutrient for proper functioning.



5. Plantain: 
plantain is a good source of energy .but it contains very little starch in it. Eating plantain will reverse your diabetic because of its high vitamin and mineral content. It is high I vitamin c, b, a and some minerals like iron, magnesium, and phosphorous. Plantain is also very rich in fiber.

6. protein:
protein help repair warns out tissues in the body. For proper and quick heal of damage cells and tissues you protein to help reverse your diabetics. I will recommend  Plant proteins for you. I mean protein gotten from nuts and beans. Other sources of protein for people living with diabetics are seafood and poultry meat.

I will like to end this post by pleading with you to stay away from refined sugar and soft drinks if you want to reverse your diabetic. Sweeteners are also not healthy for you to consume

FOODS THAT YOU SHOULD AVOID IF YOU HAVE HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE

High blood pressure is deadly if not treated with the right kind of food and medication. Sometimes it is difficult to control hypertension with medications but if you avoid some certain food and also include some type of food in your diet, it will be easy to control it. Pre-hypertension [a condition when your BP is little high than normal] is treatable when you take the right medication and eat the right food that contains low-fat {good fat } like avocado pear, lean protein, whole grains, fruits, and vegetables. Blood pressure can be well managed and even treated if you take your medications and always check your food habit.

Foods you must avoid if you have high blood pressure
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1.Fast Foods: “As the saying goes, fast food fast dead”. If you have high blood pressure you must stay away from fast foods. The reasons are that these processed foods have high amount of salt that was added to it while processing it. The salt and sugar can increase your blood pressure.

2. Fats: fatty foods like red meat and fried foods can also increase your high blood pressure. To successfully treat your hypertension, you must avoid these bad fats and replace them in your diet with good fats [white meat or avocado pear]. Bad Fats causes plaques in the arteries making it difficult for blood to pass through the arteries and veins thus high blood pressure.

3. Canned foods: canned foods should be avoided if you have high blood pressure. The salt in preserving and making it taste is not good for your cardiovascular health. The added salt is the problem it increases your blood pressure. If you are taking your medications to treat high blood pressure and you are still consuming canned foods, you will not get the needed result health wise.

4. Coffee: coffee is sweet and likes it a lot and even as I write with my laptop right now, a cup of coffee is beside me. I take it always. But if you have hypertension, avoid it. I will advise you don’t take more than 2 times in a day. Coffee contains some compounds that can increase your blood pressure.

6. Alcohol: Alcohol intake can increase your blood pressure if you take too much of it. Avoid it if you are treating blood pressure. Other complications like kidney failure, diabetics, stroke and heart failure can be linked alcohol intake.

7. Bread: The high content of sodium in bread, make harmful to persons living with high blood pressure. If you consume bread once in a while like once or twice in a week, is not too bad but if you take it daily bases, it means you are taking into your system too much sodium that will cause an increase in your blood pressure.



Best Cure for Obesity


Obesity is an excess of body fat. Today all over the world obesity is the raining disease. And it goes with different kind of diseases and health complications like cancer, hypertension, diabetes, heart diseases, sleeping disorder and many more  diseases that i will not have enough spaces to mention here on this page.  In fact obesity can shorten your life span. I also want to say that where you have the excess fat in the body is very important to your health. If you have it around your waist line, you are more likely to have obesity related health issues than some persons that have the excess fat in there legs, hands or belly.  I want to reveal to you that there is cure for obesity. But before then how do you know if  you are obese.    
To know that you are obese is sometimes difficult. You might have huge body mass and yet you are not having obesity. To know if you are having obesity you have to calculate your body mass index(BMI).   
Your body mass index is said to be correct  if it is base on your hight and your weight.
If your BMI is below 18 you are under weight. If it is between 18 and 25 it said to be healthy.  if it is between 25 and 29 you are over weight. You are said to be obese if it is between 30 and 39 . Morbidly obesity is when it is above 40. To get this calculation you must multiply your weight in pounds by 703 and divide the answer by your height in inches. You then divide the answer again in inches  to arrive at the right answer. 
Before you known the cure for obesity you need to know what causes it. There are different causes of obesity. Genetic factor, lifestyle, diseases and even pregnancy can cause obesity. 
Best cure for obesity. I will always recommend the natural ways because they don't come with complications.
1 Reducing the amount of calories you consume: If you reduce the amount of fats, carbohydrate and protein you consume daily, gradually you weight will come down. It is not easy but with determination it is possible. Gradually Change your diet to vegetables and fruits. And if you must consume fats let it be polyunsaturated and  monounsaturated fats ( fats in avocado pear).
2 exercise:  Intensive exercise is not advisable . Start it gradually and then take it to the next level. You can even start by climbing the stair case  up and down or taking a walk every day for say 30 mins. every day. The best cure for obesity is exercising but you have to be determine to go through it.  And  before you engage in any intensive exercise, please see your doctor or health care provider for advise.
3 Surgery:  surgery might be consider if all attempt  to lose weight fails or if the obesity is cause by some know medical conditions. There are different type of surgery in curing obesity. 
1 Gastroplasty, it can also be call stomach stapling.
2, laparoscopic
3 Gastric bypass. 
You can cure obesity with surgery and it is good but i will advise you get an expert in that field to help you with the surgery because complications from these surgery can be fatal sometimes

Sickle cell anemia; 3 type of foods that will keep you healthy.


Sickle cell anemia is an inherited disease that causes your body to produce red blood cells that are sickle in shape. These red blood cells carry little or no oxygen. Since it is the responsibility of the red blood cells to  transport oxygen through out the body and the person with sickle cell disorder has red blood cells that is sickle and has little or no oxygen then there will be health challenges   in the body. Health challenges  like  anemia, because of the low red blood cells. 
Crisis, because of low oxygen in these red blood cells and the sickle shape of the cells make it difficult for these cells to pass through the blood vessels. Issues with  Low immunity.
Now that you know what the problem is, what are  you going to do. Very simple help your body produce more healthy red blood cell and also help the circulative system supply the oxygen the body needs to function. And to do this is not hard. 
I have always been advising those living with this condition that you are the best doctor to yourself. If you take good care of your body, your body will take good care of you.  And God have use nature to provide  us all that we need to take care of our self.
3 foods that can help you stay healthy even as you are living with sickle cell anemia. 

Omega 3: This food is found mostly in fishes and walnut. It is also in supplement form. You can buy it from herb shops any where in the world. It helps the body as oxidants and also help to tinny the blood making it possible for it to pass through the blood vessels. It can help the body remove the bad cholesterol from the body making it possible for the blood vessels to perform its function of transporting oxygen through out the body without any blockage. 
Omega3 acid oil can also help a person with sickle cell anemia in the following ways 
1, inflammation , omega 3 acid is anti- inflammatory food. Because of its anti-inflammatory nature it can help reduce, prevent and relive painful crisis.   
2, it can also help a person living with sickle cell  anemia, because of its ability to repair the endothelial cells in the blood vessels.  Especially in the endothelial cells in the vita organs in the body. This will make it easy for the blood vessels to supply blood and oxygen to the body. 

Liquid Chlorophyll: this wonder liquid  is rich in magnesium, copper, iron, protein, potassium, sodium, calcium, vitamin E, lithium, phosphorus, zinc and other nutrients that are also very important to the body.
Chlorophyll helps the body to produce more quality red blood cells and thus improve the circulation of oxygen all over the body. 
It contain a little amount of iron but it is not enough to worry over as a person living with sickle cell. Unlike blood, magnesium has replace iron in chlorophyll. Like omega 3 acid liquid chlorophyll also contain anti-oxidant and anti-inflammatory properties that help the person living with sickle cell anemia fight painful crisis. It can also be in supplement form. 

Avocado pear:  Avocado pear contain all the properties the other two foods contain. Which means it can also help the person living with sickle cell anemia  just like the other two foods.  http://yourhealthandmy.blogspot.com.ng/2016/11/health-benefits-of-avocado-pear_30.html?m=1  The iron content in avocado pear is not a problem for you at all if you are living with sickle cell anemia. An average avocado pear contains about 0.6  milligrams and you need to have consume over 8 milligrams for men and over 18 milligrams a day for women  before you are said to have over load your system with iron.
I want to end this article by telling you that living with sickle cell is not the end of your life. You can live healthy and archive whatever you want in life. Don't let stigma stop you. All i am saying is that you can have sickle cell and sickle cell not having you.   

Sickle cell anemia: How to Increase your hemoglobin


The genesis of all the complications and crisis associated with sickle cell

anemia 

   is low hemoglobin. hemoglobin is a protein that is presence in red blood cell that helps the body transfer all the oxygen it needs to function. People living with sickle cell have less red blood cells ; meaning they also have less hemoglobin. The next question is how can persons  living with sickle cell disorder increase their hemoglobin? 
 One of the first things that patients with sickle cell want to know is how they can increase  their hemoglobin.

Here are some natural ways to increase your red blood cells and hemoglobin count.

Green Vegetables: Green vegetables are loaded with folate, which helps the body to produce red blood cells. And they are also loaded with different vitamins and minerals that help the body produce red blood cell and hemoglobin. Apart from helping the body produce red blood cell they are also beneficial to the body. Why i always recommend green vegetables is that they are very low in iron which is not too good for people living with sickle cells.Complications arising from Iron over load can be sometime fetal. 

 Chlorophyll, the liquid form:  whatever you have  in dark green vegetable is also in liquid chlorophyll i it will be good if you take it every day. I add it to my natural home made fruit juice. It is hemoglobin itself it possess all the molecular in hemoglobin. It is like taking into your system the rough hemoglobin. If you are the type that don't like eating green vegetables, you can go for   Liquid chlorophyll. 

Almond Milk: Almond milk help to increase hemoglobin and also help the body creat new blood cells. it help some vita organs in the body to function well. Organs like the heart, brain, liver and even the nerves. This is the kind of milk that i will recommend for you as a person living with sickle cell disorder because of its no fat nature unlike cow milk or other animal milk that have high fat. 

Vitamin B-12: if you are living with sickle cell and you want to live a healthy life and increase your hemoglobin count, you must add vitamin B-12 to you diets or you must eat foods that contain vitamin-12. Foods like beef, eggs and liver.I prefer the supplement form because it contain no iron. Vitamin B-12 blend well with folate in the body to produce new red blood cells. 

Sickle cell anemia : Unique Ways of Keeping yourself Hydrated


Keeping yourself  hydrated is the best medicine you can give to yourself as a person living with sickle cell disorder. It works wonders. It helps the body get enough oxygen to function. Apart from water there are other unique ways of keeping your body hydrated. Some persons living with sickle cell disorder,  hydrate themselves with soda, sugar loaded juice and highly concentrated sugary drinks. The truth is that you are not hydrating yourself but you are dehydrating yourself and that is why you still suffer criss fall sick often because the high sugar content in these  drinks helps lower the immune system.  On this article follow me and let me show you how best to hydrate yourself.                    

Water : if you are having issues with sickle cell,  water is your life. Drink as much as you can. When you are eating, playing even at bed time let water be your companion and you will be amaze how healthy you will be. It helps widen the arteries to enable the blood to flow through with easy. It helps flush the arteries of all dead cells. As you know the sickled red blood cells don't live long unlike the normal red blood cells that live up to 120 days as a result there will be much dead cells loaded in the circulative system.  http://yourhealthandmy.blogspot.com.ng/2016/09/sickle-cell-anemia-and-yellow-eyes.html?m=1 With the intake of much water, there will be free flow of oxygen in the body and helps the liver to fight jaundice also helps the bone marrow produce more red blood cells thus helping the body fight infections. 
Please if you must drink it must be clean water and it should not be cold or chill. Cold or chill water harden the arteries making it hard for the arteries to circulate blood to other parts of the body.  The best meter for you to measure if you have drank enough is when you notice you now visit the rest room frequently.     
Tea : Apart from water, herbal teas can also help hydrate the body. Some times you get bore with water or you might not have appetite for water. Then you can replace the water with tea. And not soft drinks like soda. Herbal tea is another unique way of hydrating yourself. Even as you replace water with tea, avoid the teas that have too much caffeine in them. That is why i will advice you take green tea, black tea and lemon balm tea.  These  herbal teas have little or no caffeine in them. And also avoid chocolate tea. They do more harm than good.

Apple Cider Vinegar Water: instead of you to pop up soda and other sugar loaded drinks why not try apple cider  vinegar water. The taste might not be as sweet as soda but it is good and can help hydrate your body. Especially when there is cold and flu. To prepped your apple cider vinegar water, just add one teaspoon of apple cider to some water and you have your drink. 

Coconut water: this is my best bet and i love it more than any other drink.  Coconut water is one of the best ways to hydrate yourself if you are living with sickle cell disorder.  http://yourhealthandmy.blogspot.com.ng/2016/02/sickle-cell-coconut-water-best-drink.html?m=1 Coconut water is loaded with some minerals, essential vitamins like vitamin B and C and electrolytes this  element is also found in blood it gives coconut water the ability to hydrate the body faster than any other drink. 
If you hydrate yourself well everyday and take your minerals like vitamin b complex and folic acid and eat your fruits and vegetable always you will not have criss.

Tips for Losing Weight After Pregnancy



losing weight after pregnancy is possible and easy  if only you are determine and you are equip with the right information. On this blog post i will equip you with some information you need to shed that extra weight after pregnancy. When you are pregnant there are pounds that is recommend by your doctor. But some women end up adding up some extra pounds. If you fall into this categories, please fallow me on this article to help you lose that extra weight you got during pregnancy.

Here are some tips to help you lose weight after pregnancy.

1  Eat good food with nutrients.
To lose that extra weight after pregnancy, you need to eat right. 
I mean foods that have a lot of nutrients in them. If you can  remember it was the desire to eat anything that come your way while you were pregnant that brought the extra weight. So to lose the extra weight now you need to eat right.
Eat food that are rich in nutrients that your body needs but low in fats. Foods like fish that is rich in omega 3 but low in bad fats. Foods rich in calcium like milk and yogurt is also good for you. Other foods you need to eat right are lean meat, chicken and beans which are good source of protein. Foods rich in fiber is also good for you as a new mum that want to shed extra weight.   

2 Breastfeeding your baby is another tip for loosing weight after pregnancy. 
Breastfeeding can help you lose some weight. It can help you return to your pre- pregnancy stage if you breastfeed exclusively. To archive your desire goal of loosing weight, do not hide under breastfeeding to eat more than you need. Just feed your baby with the breast milk and hydrate yourself always and let your body do the magic.

3 Drinking plenty of water can also help you lose weight after pregnancy 
 Your body need water to perform the metabolizing that will help your body lose that extra weight. Water can also make you fill up and the desire to eat will reduce.   Don't replace water with those sugar loaded juice.

4 Aerobic exercises is another way to lose weight after pregnancy. 
It is a fact that be discipline with your diet can help you lose weight after pregnancy. You need to also add to your plan to lose weight, exercises to help your body burn those extra fats and to also make you strong and healthy.
Exercises also helps the new mum fight the stress that goes with having a new baby in the house. It also helps if she is having issues with sleeping and other negative emotional issues  that goes with been a new mum.  You don't need to pay any gym fee before you get your desire result. A walk with your baby in your hand for thirty minutes a day or just jogging for ten minutes a day is okay for you as a new mum.     

5 Get some good  sleep always 
There is a hormone called cortisol that the body releases if the body is tired due to lack of sleep can cause your body to gain and retain the extra weight gained during pregnancy. 
Getting 7 or 8 hours a day sleep as a new mum is not possible because the baby will always need your attention. So the way out is to sleep when the baby is also sleeping . You can also get help from a relation or a nanny to help you take care of things in the house or even the baby as you sleep. If you find it impossible to lose that extra weight after pregnancy please see your doctor or health care provider for help.

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