FRUITS BEFORE FOOD; FAD or RIGHT?

Do you know that good food acts as a protective medicine to our body and health?

Most diseases we have today can be avoided by eating healthy and organic food. Food gives the necessary energy the body needs to function properly, to think efficiently, to move, to rebuild and maintain our body balance.

According to Tolani Olaoye – Fasehun, a specialist on diets and a registered dietitian, hints on some myths that have been going on and we overlook them or take them without asking the right questions to know why things are the way they are in our environments should be questioned and reversed. She gives useful details on how to eat your meal, and what to do to stay healthy.

From her facebook page Nutrition gist, she gives some introduction to myths that should be reversed as seen below;

“To Eat is one thing,
But to Eat Intelligently is an Art”

“Ever heard it said, “It’s wrong to eat Watermelon seeds? How untrue and sincerely wrong such statement is…

I once read a story about a couple; they had a huge quarrel over a part of fish cut. The wife believes fish head should be cut off while the husband loves it intact and uncut. She was brought up to see her mother cut it off and interpreted it as not suitable enough for food. Their home was on the verge of a divorce because of this minor dispute until the wife’s mother was called into the matter. ‘The size of the pot I used to cook in the past was too small to contain the full length of the fish so I cut its head off!’

See, the lady held on to the misinformed belief that fish head was bad and should not be eaten, she never tried to inquire why but followed the ‘fish head cutting regimen’ dogmatically!
The fact is she could have lost her home to this false belief…

How many of us are like the lady in the above tale? How many of us hold on to notions, fads, and fallacies about food without properly inquiring if they are true or not?
The assumption is the lowest form of knowledge. Also, in asking for the truth, in any information getting, it is good to note that ‘who said is more important than what is said’

It is not just o.k. to ask alone; it is expedient that you ask from the right authorities. Not everything you see on-line is right; you should ensure to know if the speaker or writer is an authority in that field before you began to live out what is said.

Don’t forget that Fads and Fallacies are wrong practices or mistaken ideas that are very popular and followed by many people for a time with so much exaggerated zeal. Are you following one of such food fads presently?
Let’s check one of such;

MYTH #1 FRUITS SHOULD BE EATEN ON EMPTY STOMACH

Let’s think through this, can fruits be eaten at any time or its best before food as some belief?
This belief that fruit should be before food is hinged on the notion that fruits eaten with food cause fermentation of the undigested meal in the stomach.”

What’s ur personal take on this notion?

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Ehuru-Benefits

Benefits of Ehuru Seed

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Do you know that a little seed can be so powerful as to help in Natural weight loss and other benefits?
The Ehuru seed is known in different African languages as Awerewa, Ehiri, Airama, Calabash nutmeg, Ariwo, Lubushi, Ghana seed, Jamaican nutmeg, etc. It is a seed which originates from countries like Ghana, Nigeria, Kenya, Cameroun, and some others.
Benefits of Ehuru Seed
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Ehuru has been found by researchers to have loads of health benefits such as weight loss, blood pressure control, Kidney infections treatment, relief from headaches, helps with insomnia (insomnia – the inability to sleep).
it also

  • Increases Libido
  • Reduces Cholesterol
  • Removes Phlegms
  • cures headaches and cold
  • can be used as an insect repellent

Ehuru is rich in Calcium, Iron, Potassium, Vitamin-c, Folic acid, and many other anti-oxidants.
How to Use it
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  1. Break off the shell
  2. Grind the seed to powder form
  3. Use as a spice in soup, stew, cakes, and desserts.

Some particular soups with the spice are Ogbono Soup, Gbanga stew/soup, Abacha (African Salad), Ise Ewu etc.
It can be chewed, but first, you  have to roast it (do not burn it)
Note:

  1. If you decide to chew One seed, ensure that you are at home because you will visit the restroom a lot.
  2. Just like you do not add too much salt to your food, you do not add too much of this spice so that it does not overpower the taste of your food.

For more information click on the link Ehuru Seeds or send us an email at service@ogalady.com

Meat pie – the Nigerian way

Meatpie is a prominent snack in Nigeria, it is made with healthy ingredients as we will see below. It is very delicious. It is often eaten at home, as fast food in eateries/ outlets and at parties or gatherings (celebrations, festivals, conferences, conventions, etc). It is featured in every kind of occasion and goes well with any drink.

Let’s dive into the ingredients needed for the preparation, you will require

  • Flour
  • Butter
  • Minced meat (vegetarians can do without meat)
  • Carrot
  • Potatoes
  • Egg
  • Pinch of salt
  • Baking powder
  • Onions
  • Seasoning cubes
  • Vegetable oil
  • Garlic
  • Ginger
  • Curry
  • Thyme

Process

1. knead the dough with your hand or a kneading machine combining the flour, butter, baking powder, and pinch of salt.

2. Prepare the filling and allow to cool down

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3. Make the dough flat, using a roller, and portion according to the required size. Add the filling inside and close up.

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4. Pre-heat the oven at 180 degrees Celsius, put the meat pie in the oven and bake for 20 – 35 mins.

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The finished product looks like this, crunchy and tasty!

Note: We offer free services and you can book for your tasty meat pies by sending an email to booking@ogalady.com

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Good posture the absolute Confident booster

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Have you ever wondered how your posture affects your reasoning and health on a general note?
A healthy man or woman is a wealthy man or woman. You will not understand this until you find you are sick. Taking your health seriously makes your life more enjoyable.
Bad posture can be associated with medical disorders for example joint stiffness, back issues, tiredness etc. Good posture on the other hand assists your body and bones to be in their right order and function correctly.
Oftentimes, we find ourselves hunched over a screen. Sitting up straight and standing up straight can help with confidence boosting and help one think properly. The advantages of standing up straight or sitting up right are enormous, for one benefit, it makes you feel better about yourself and you send out a positive message which most times is non-verbal.
Body language communicates to others around you. This can influence the response you get from others. To the extent that you can get a date based on your body language. Non-verbal expressions like a wink can get your attention whether you know it or not.
In summary, the way you position yourself affects how you think and feel about yourself, which extends to how others will feel and think about you.
To start with, get yourself a posture corrector which can be worn as an under wear and start practicing sitting upright and standing up right to boost that confidence in you.
You can also contact me for more questions and clarification at service@ogalady.com, and stay tuned for simple self development tips.
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