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One of the most popular beans from the family of Fabaceae that has many healthy benefits is locust beans. Locust bean is a kind of bean commonly used as a spice for soups and stews. These beans are usually grown in Africa.

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Besides beneficial as a spice for cooking, Locust beans is also useful for maintaining a healthy body. Locust beans is recognized both regionally and internationally

Locust bean is a perennial deciduous tree of the family Fabaceae. It is found in a wide range of environments in Africa and is primarily grown for its pods that contain both a sweet pulp and valuable seeds.

Fabaceae also known as Leguminosae, commonly known as the legume, pea, or bean family, are a large and economically important family of flowering plants. about Fabaceae family-shaidysworldIt includes trees, shrubs, and perennial or annual herbaceous plants, which are easily recognized by their fruit and their compound, stipulate leaves.

 

Before sharing Locust Beans Health Benefit, let me first share the nutrients that is found in it, which are listed below:

  • Lipids are a necessary part of a healthy diet and the functions of lipids within your body are many. Beyond the various roles they play in the proper functioning of the body organs, lipids act as a source of energy, aid in the absorption of fat-soluble vitamins, insulate your body and provide the essential fatty acids.

 

  • Carbohydrates are your body’s main source of energy: They help fuel your brain, kidneys, heart, muscles and central nervous system. For instance fiber is a carbohydrate that aids in digestion helps you feel full and keeps blood cholesterol levels in check.

 

  • Fat are essential to give your body energy and to support cell growth. They also help protect your organs and help keep your body warm. Fats help your body absorbs some nutrients and produce important hormones, too. So your body definitely needs fat.

 

  • Protein is an important building block of bones, muscles, cartilage, skin, and blood. Along with fat and carbohydrates, protein is a “macro-nutrient,” meaning that the body needs relatively large amounts of it.

 

  • Fiber is a type of carbohydrate that the body can’t digest. most carbohydrates are broken down into sugar molecules but fiber cannot be broken down into sugar molecules, and instead it passes through the body undigested. Fiber helps regulate the body’s use of sugars, helping to keep hunger and blood sugar in check.

 

Healthy Benefits of Locust Beans

Controlling blood sugar levels Our body does require sugar to produce energy. But the sugar in the blood must be kept stable. Therefore, if blood sugar exceeds the limit, will lead to diabetes. Maintaining a healthy diet such as not eating foods that are too sweet and also consuming locust beans is a way to control blood sugar levels

Controlling cholesterol  Stacking cholesterol can cause blockage of blood vessels,  The effect will bring some heart-related diseases. In fact, the heart is a vital organ that regulates the entire system in the body.

Gain weight Getting the ideal weight possible for some people is a very difficult thing. Especially for those who want to gain weight. Sometimes many who have eaten a lot of portions but the weight is not increased. If so, try to consume locust beans. Therefore, these nuts can help gain weight naturally.

As a medicine for diarrhea Locust beans contain a nutrient called tannin. This substance works for diarrhea medicine. This is a traditional way that anyone can do. Because locust beans are very easy to find and also its side effects almost nothing compared to chemical drugs.

Heals the wounds  As Internally effective as Locust beans, it can also be used as an external medicine. One of them is to treat wounds. Various wounds can be cured by using this herb. Just need to pound the beans and paste them on the wound.

Lower the fever When the fever is high, one should know how to handle it appropriately. In addition to taking febrifuge, can also use the traditional way that is by consuming locust beans.

Make vision better Consuming locust beans is also good for keeping eyesight. Especially for those who experience problems in the eyes such as minus eyes, cataracts, and so forth. Therefore, these nuts contain natural nutrients that can maintain eye health

Healthful digestion locust beans can also improve digestion. A healthy digestion will have an impact on the overall health of the body. Because the rest of the food and feces are thrown away through the feces easily. Consuming locust beans can also prevent constipation

Treating stroke Stroke is usually associated with cholesterol and high blood pressure. Therefore, should maintain health in order not to get a stroke. One of the safest and most convenient ways is to regularly consume locust beans to treat the stroke

Treating hypertension Hypertension is a high blood pressure experienced by a person. Patients with hypertension usually will experience a great headache. Even in severe conditions will cause the patient cannot wake up from his bed.

 

In conclusion Locust beans contain many nutrients that are needed by the body. Consuming healthy benefits of locust beans can lead to increased stomach gas. But, these symptoms will disappear and do not cause effects that are too harmful to the body.

 

 

 

The teeth are the hardest substances in the human body. Besides being essential for chewing, the teeth play an important role in speech. As important as the teeth is to the mouth and body as a whole, there has been increasing worry over the health of the teeth. One of the major concerns of the teeth is the colour.

People with the yellow teeth constantly seek ways and methods to whiten the teeth but before this can be decided we have to know why they get yellow in the first place.

There are several factors that play a part, including genetics, what kind of food and drink you consume, and how well you practice oral hygiene.

A tooth is made up of 4 tissues;

Enamel: The hardest, white outer part of the tooth. Enamel is mostly made of calcium phosphate, a rock-hard mineral.

Dentin: A layer underlying the enamel. Dentin is made of living cells, which secrete a hard mineral substance.

Pulp: The softer, living inner structure of teeth. Blood vessels and nerves run through the pulp of the teeth.

Cementum: A layer of connective tissue that binds the roots of the teeth firmly to the gums and jawbone.

The enamel and dentin is what play the biggest role in colour. Certain food and drinks will directly stain the enamel, yes, but over time the two biggest culprits are the nasty food and drink that actually break down the enamel, and weakening enamel as we age. As the enamel breaks down, it reveals the yellow dentin underneath.

Below are 3 natural remedy for a yellow teeth. These remedies will focus on whitening teeth that have already lost some white enamel.

1. Baking Soda and Lemon Juice Paste

Baking Soda, (Sodium bicarbonate) is mildly abrasive; gently scrubbing away surface stains to return teeth to a whiter shade. It’s also very alkaline so I would think if you have a very acidic mouth or eat a lot of acidic food, it could help balance out the Ph, which would be useful as acid breaks down enamel-this is strictly speculation on my part.

What you need

Teaspoonsful of baking soda
Lemon juice or water to form a paste
A toothbrush/ Cotton wool
How it works

Mix several teaspoons of baking soda with enough fresh lemon juice (or water) to make a paste. Wipe your teeth and any extra saliva off of them with a paper towel. Put a good amount of paste onto your toothbrush and apply. Leave the paste on for 1 minute, then rinse, so as to avoid the acid effecting enamel. If you are using just water you can leave it on for up to 3 minutes.

2. Strawberry, Salt and Baking Soda Scrub

Strawberries are high in Vitamin C, which can help break-down plaque that is causing your teeth to look yellow. It also has an enzyme called malic acid, which may help to remove surface stains. The salt acts as an abrasive portion of the paste, physically scrubbing away stain-causing gunk, and the baking soda is an extra touch that you can choose to leave out if you’d prefer (I just like to add it to anything involving my teeth.)

What you need

1-3 large strawberries
A pinch of salt
1/2 teaspoon of baking soda
How it works

Mash the berries into a pulp, and add a pinch of sea salt and ½ teaspoon of baking soda, if you’re using it. Wipe any extra saliva off your teeth with a paper towel, and then apply a generous portion of the mixture to a toothbrush and apply. Let the mixture sit for 5 minutes, then rinse. Do this nightly.

3. Coconut Oil Rinse

I know  It doesn’t sound like the most pleasant thing to do, but it actually does work if you don’t mind the taste, and  it make a difference in the color of your teeth. The lauric acid in coconut oil can rid your teeth of bacteria found in plaque that can make them yellow. It is also supposed to promote gum health, and help keep your breath fresh.

What you need

A tablespoon of coconut oil
How it works

In the morning, before you brush your teeth, take a tablespoonful of coconut oil. Push, swish, and “pull” the oil through and around your teeth for 10-15 minutes, then spit it out, rinse with water, and brush your teeth

Feeling sluggish? Ditching these bad habits that drain your energy will help. Lack of sleep isn’t the only thing sapping your energy. Little things you do (and don’t do) can exhaust you both mentally and physically, which can make getting through your day a chore. Here, experts reveal common bad habits that can make you feel tired, plus simple lifestyle tweaks that will put the pep back in your step.
1. You skip exercise when you’re tired.
Skipping your workout to save energy actually works against you. In a University of Georgia study, sedentary but otherwise healthy adults who began exercising lightly three days a week for as little as 20 minutes at a time, reported feeling less fatigued and more energized after six weeks. Regular exercise boosts strength and endurance, helps make your cardiovascular system run more efficiently, and delivers oxygen and nutrients to your tissues. So next time you’re tempted to crash on the couch, at least go for a brisk walk—you won’t regret it.

2. You don’t drink enough water.
Being even slightly dehydrated—as little as 2% of normal fluid loss—takes a toll on energy levels, says Amy Goodson, RD, a dietitian for Texas Health Ben Hogan Sports Medicine. Dehydration causes a reduction in blood volume, explains Goodson, which makes the blood thicker. This requires your heart to pump less efficiently, reducing the speed at which oxygen and nutrients reach your muscles and organs. To calculate your normal fluid needs, take your weight in pounds, divide in half and drink that number of ounces of fluid a day, Goodson recommends.

3. You’re not consuming enough iron.
An iron deficiency can leave you feeling sluggish, irritable, weak, and unable to focus. “It makes you tired because less oxygen travels to the muscles and cells,” says Goodson. Boost your iron intake to reduce your risk of anemia: load up on lean beef, kidney beans, tofu, eggs (including the yolk), dark green leafy vegetables, nuts, and peanut butter, and pair them with foods high in vitamin C (vitamin C improves iron absorption when eaten together), suggests Goodson. Note: an iron deficiency may be due to an underlying health problem, so if you’re experiencing these symptoms of iron deficiency, you should visit your doc.
4. You’re a perfectionist.
Striving to be perfect—which, let’s face it, is impossible—makes you work much harder and longer than necessary, says Irene S. Levine, PhD, professor of psychiatry at the New York University School of Medicine.
“You set goals that are so unrealistic that they are difficult or impossible to achieve, and in the end, there is no sense of self-satisfaction.” Levine recommends setting a time limit for yourself on your projects, and taking care to obey it. In time, you’ll realize that the extra time you were taking wasn’t actually improving your work.

5. You make mountains out of molehills.
If you assume that you’re about to get fired when your boss calls you into an unexpected meeting, or you’re too afraid to ride your bike because you worry you’ll get into an accident, then you’re guilty of “catastrophizing,” or expecting that the worst-case scenario will always occur. This anxiety can paralyze you and make you mentally exhausted, says Levine. When you catch yourself having these thoughts, take a deep breath and ask yourself how likely it is that the worst really will happen. Getting outdoors, meditating, exercising, or sharing your concerns with a friend may help you better cope and become more realistic.

6. You skip breakfast.
The food you eat fuels your body, and when you sleep, your body continues using what you consumed at dinner the night before to keep your blood pumping and oxygen flowing. So, when you wake up in the morning, you need to refuel with breakfast. Skip it, and you’ll feel sluggish. “Eating breakfast is like starting a fire in your body by kickstarting your metabolism,” Goodson says. Goodson recommends a breakfast that includes whole grains, lean protein, and healthy fat. Good examples include oatmeal with protein powder and a dab of peanut butter; a smoothie made with fruit, protein powder, low-fat milk, and almond butter; or eggs with two slices of whole-wheat toast and low-fat Greek yogurt.

7. You live on junk food.
Foods loaded with sugar and simple carbs (like the ones you’ll find in a box or at the drive-thru window) rank high on the glycemic index (GI), an indicator of how rapidly carbohydrates increase blood sugar. Constant blood sugar spikes followed by sharp drops cause fatigue over the course of the day, says Goodson. Keep blood sugar steady by having a lean protein along with a whole grain at every meal, says Goodson. Good choices include chicken (baked, not fried) and brown rice, salmon and sweet potato, or salad with chicken and fruit.

8. You have trouble saying ‘no’
People-pleasing often comes at the expense of your own energy and happiness. To make matters worse, it can make you resentful and angry over time. So whether it’s your kid’s coach asking you to bake cookies for her soccer team or your boss seeing if you can work on a Saturday, you don’t have to say yes. Train yourself to say ‘no’ out loud, suggests Susan Albers, a licensed clinical psychologist with Cleveland Clinic and author of Eat.Q.: Unlock the Weight-Loss Power of Emotional Intelligence.
“Try it alone in your car,” she says. “Hearing yourself say the word aloud makes it easier to say it when the next opportunity calls for it.”

9. You have a messy office.
A cluttered desk mentally exhausts you by restricting your ability to focus and limits your brain’s ability to process information, according to a Princeton University study. “At the end of each day, make sure your work and personal items are organized and put away,” suggests Lombardo. “It will help you have a positive start to your day the next morning.” If your office needs major reorganizing, avoid becoming totally overwhelmed by taking it one step at a time: start by tidying what you can see, then move through your desk and cabinets drawer by drawer.

10. You work through vacation
Checking your email when you should be relaxing by the pool puts you at risk of burnout, says Lombardo. Unplugging and allowing yourself to truly unwind allows your mind and body to rejuvenate and return to the office stronger. “When you truly take breaks, you will be more creative, productive, and effective when you return,” says Lombardo.

Here are five reasons every man should sleep naked. For men only, ladies over look, lol.

1. You’ll sleep better
Shedding your threads before tucking in will help you snooze more soundly, says Men’s Health sleep advisor, W. Christopher Winter, M.D. Your body temperature declines as you doze and climbs before you wake up, but clothing can interfere with this natural fluctuation, Dr. Winter says. The extra insulation can make you too hot as your temperature drops, leading to tossing and turning and waking up sweaty in the middle of the night. Nix the PJs and allow your body temperature to ebb and flow uninterrupted, Dr. Winter says.

Hiccups are characterized by a gulping sound with a sudden closure of the glottis, but did you know hiccups could be a sign of something more serious than a slight disturbance?
Hiccups can be induced by anxiety and stress, eating too fast or eating too much oily food or when air is swallowed with food, but all these are usually unserious and they could probably only induce short term hiccups.

When hair, sebum and skin cells form a block and bacteria get to this, we get eruptions called pimples. Some pores and oil glands get clogged and result in pimples. The recurrence of pimples is called acne; Hormonal changes are another major cause. 
A pimple may occur  in your face, scalp, tongue, cystic, lips,
head or arms. 

 Eating chocolates or fried stuff will not make too much of a difference, but healthy eating – 3 servings a day of fruits and vegetables will help. We need to drink a lot of water, have meals with whole grains and greens to avoid constipation.

Some Don’ts:

 *Wash your hands frequently and try not to touch your face too often. 

*Keep your hair from falling on the face or forehead.

*Avoid the use of make-up; try to let the pores breathe. 

*Don’t squeeze or pinch the pimples as the membrane gets ruptured and causes the sebum and bacteria to spread. 

*Don’t wash your face more than twice because the more we wash, the sebaceous glands become more active and produce more sebum.

Remedies:
 
*Instead of soap, use powder made from dried orange peels or use a paste of fresh orange or lemon peels.


*Apply fresh Aloe Vera gel on the pimples, it will soothe and heal the
pimples.


*Apple cider is an extremely powerful cure to clear the pimple scars as well as pimples. Mix ½ teaspoon in a cup of water. Apply gently on the entire affected area with cotton wool and leave overnight.

*Garlic is an excellent cure for acne – A freshly sliced pod can be gently applied on the pimple or a juice of garlic can be used, and left on for at least ½ hour. Although this stinks it is a pretty effective method.

*A blend of honey and limejuice can prove to help with constant usage.

*Change your pillow cover every day so that the infection has no way of getting back to you.

*Gently apply some ice on your face after a warm water bath so that the pores close.

NOTE; These remedies can be used for pimples and acne on the face, neck and shoulders.
 Women do get pimples with their menstrual cycles, which fade away on their own. Sometimes people inherit this dreaded ailment, which means it could be genetical.


2 week ago ‘SWB’ posted ”Top 10 Fruits To Glow Your Skin” today we want you to start your Day by knowing more functions of A Banana in the Body.

 

 

Bananas contain three natural sugars – sucrose, fructose and glucose combined with fiber. A banana gives an instant, sustained and substantial boost of energy. Research has proven that just two bananas provide enough energy for a strenuous 90-minute workout. That is why banana is the number one fruit for the world’s leading athletes. But energy isn’t the only way a banana can help us keep fit. It can also help overcome or prevent a substantial number of illnesses and conditions, making it a must to add to our daily diet.

·         Depression: According to a recent survey undertaken by MIND amongst people suffering from depression, many felt much better after eating a banana. This is because bananas contain tryptophan, a type of protein that the body converts into serotonin, known to make you relax, improve your mood and generally make you feel happier.

·         Blood Pressure: This unique tropical fruit is extremely high in potassium yet low in salt, making it perfect to beat blood pressure. So much so, the US Food and Drug Administration has just allowed the banana industry to make official claims for the fruit’s ability to reduce the risk of blood pressure and stroke.
·         Brain Power: It helps students boost thier learning ability, by eating bananas at breakfast, break, and lunch, Research has shown that the potassium-packed fruit can assist learning by making pupils more alert.
·         Constipation: High in fiber, including bananas in the diet can help restore normal bowel action, helping to overcome the problem without resorting to laxatives.
·         Hangovers: One of the quickest ways of curing a hangover is to make a banana milkshake, sweetened with honey. The banana calms the stomach and, with the help of the honey, builds up depleted blood sugar levels, while the milk soothes and re-hydrates your system.
·         Heartburn: Bananas have a natural antacid effect in the body, so if you suffer from heartburn, try eating a banana for soothing relief.
·         Morning Sickness: Snacking on bananas between meals helps to keep blood sugar levels up and avoid morning sickness.
·         Mosquito bites: Before reaching for the insect bite cream, try rubbing the affected area with the inside of a banana skin. Many people find it amazingly successful at reducing swelling and irritation.
·         Nerves: Bananas are high in B vitamins that help calm the nervous system.
·         Ulcers: The banana is used as the dietary food against intestinal disorders because of its soft texture and smoothness. It is the only raw fruit that can be eaten without distress in over-chronicler cases. It also neutralizes over-acidity and reduces irritation by coating the lining of the stomach.
·          Temperature control: Many other cultures see bananas as a “cooling” fruit that can lower both the physical and emotional temperature of expectant mothers. most pregnant women eat bananas to ensure their baby is born with a cool temperature.
·          Smoking &Tobacco Use: Bananas can also help people trying to give up smoking. The B6, B12 they contain, as well as the potassium and magnesium found in them, help the body recover from the effects of nicotine withdrawal.
·         Stress: Potassium is a vital mineral, which helps normalize the heartbeat, sends oxygen to the brain and regulates your body’s water balance When we are stressed, our metabolic rate rises, thereby reducing our potassium levels. These can be rebalanced with the help of a high-potassium banana snack.
·          Strokes: According to research in The New England Journal of Medicine, eating bananas as part of a regular diet can cut the risk of death by strokes by as much as 40%!
·         Warts: Those keen on natural alternatives swear that if you want to kill off a wart, take a piece of banana skin and place it on the wart, with the yellow side out. Carefully hold the skin in place with a plaster or surgical tape!
·         Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD): Bananas can help SAD sufferers because they contain the natural mood enhancer tryptophan.  

Banana is really a natural remedy for many illness. it has four times the protein, twice the carbohydrate, three times the phosphorus, five times the vitamin A and iron, and twice the other vitamins and minerals. It is also rich in potassium and is one of the best value foods around So maybe its time to change that well-known phrase so that we say, “A banana a day keeps sickness and Doctors away!”
NOTE;  Never, put your banana in the refrigerator!!!
 

Functions of Kiwi, Pineapple, Apple, Papaya, Avocado, Plum, Lemon, Pomegranate and  Strawberries coming up soon……