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Healthy ginger tea

Treat yourself to a cup of piping hot ginger tea, a healthy drink that’s great for digestion. Why go out and buy old tea bags when you can easily make your own homemade ginger tea at home using fresh ginger? 

Ingredients:

•4-6 thin slices raw ginger (or more!)

•1 1/2 - 2 cups water

•juice from 1/2 lime, or to taste

•1-2 tbsp honey or agave nectar, or to taste

Preparation: 

Peel the ginger and slice thinly to maximize the surface area. This will help you make a very flavorful ginger tea.

Boil the ginger in water for at least 10 minutes. For a stronger and tangier tea, allow to boil for 20 minutes or more, and use more slices of ginger. You really can’t over do it, so feel free to add as much ginger and simmer it for as long as you want.

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Unripe banana meal

A serving of soft unripe banana meal 

This meal can be prepared for the whole family with other sources of protein but when cooking for these little ones, crayfish alone is just ok. Cooked without pepper for now.

Ingredients

•Unripe banana, you need a grater to grate this banana but I think a blender can equally be used

•Crayfish

•Onion

•Seasoning cube

•Salt

•Hot leaf or mint leaves

•Palm oil

•Water.

How to prepare

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Why do black Americans live shorter lives than white Americans?

•One study found white people seem to sleep more than black people

•The difference was 6.7 hours compared with 5.9 hours for black people

•This, some researchers claim, is behind the health gap in America

•But these studies comes with some major caveats, experts warn 

On average, black Americans die at a significantly younger age than white Americans.

Although the health gap has been narrowing, the difference remains clear. In 2009, for instance, the average life expectancy of black men was just 71, compared to 76 for white men.

Researchers are unsure about why this happens, but a number of controversial studies seem to suggest that sleep patterns may have a part to play.

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Is your skin older than you?

In a country where so much is happening concerning endless Economic reforms and ziggy-zaggy leadership issues/tussles, most Nigerians are caught up  in a web of struggle to survive.  Too much hustling! . Hustling? Oh yea, there is so much hustling in this country that most people cannot even remember what good living is all about anymore.  After the day’s hustling , they go home without the neccessary basic facilities to help them relax not to talk of good food. Good food to most Nigerians  is a great luxury if you ask me. How do you explain a situation where you get home late at night from a day’s job, tired, hungry,and same time being confronted with total black- out, no water? Visualize this ugly situation and think of how someone can really maintain a healthy body Image. 

 Somehow, Nigerians have developed very thick skin to the lack of neccessary /basic things of life that can make the  lives of the average Nigerians a little bit comfortable and enjoyable. Such fraustrating lifestyle practically turns most Nigerians into shadows of themselves and the last thing on their mind is achieving a good, decent as well as happy life.  The question now for such Nigerians is –how do such people who find themselves in this economic rut  step out with their heads up and not being embarrased by their ugly skin?

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Enjoy a spicy weekend with agidi jollof

This is a traditional Nigerian recipe made from corn flour (corn starch) cooked with tomatoes, chillies, soft bones and seasonings until thick then spooned onto plantain leaves and allowed to cool and harden before serving. It is flavoured with typical Jollof rice ingredients. It can be easily obtained from streets vendors who typically serve this hot for you to bring home and finish the preparation yourself. 

Ingredients

6 tbsp (4 medium wraps) raw, fermented, cornflour (corn starch)

150g soft bones (connective tissue)

4 medium tomatoes

3 hot chillies

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