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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.

 

 

 

Sleeping is probably that one naturally occurring bodily function which is loved, envied and even abused by a lot of us. A few hours of sleep are pretty important when it comes to almost everything. It helps us relax, is vital for our moods, keeps our immune system in-sync and so on.

The list of benefits seems obvious, but scientists have always been intrigued to know how it REALLY helps us (because that’s what they do). Be it sleeplessness or inability to fall asleep at time, the damage is instant. But a good night sleep or even a good nap can aid you in a lot of ways.

Here are some health benefits of a good night’s sleep according to science:

1. Increased Brain Power

Increased Brain PowerThe first at foremost organ that gets affected by both irregular and just sleep patterns is the brain. After a long day, your brain needs time to recover and how does this happen? through sleep. While the brain never completely stops working, the activity levels during your slumber decrease. And If your brain doesn’t get that break, it will pretty much fry up.

According to a study conducted on zebra fish, irregular sleep patterns had visible impact on their brains and daily functioning. Since these zebra fish larvae are transparent, the scientists could see their brains while they were sleeping and were sleep-deprived.

The study concluded that without the required synapse reduction, the brain would not have the ability to continuously take in and store new information, which means that sleeping is vital for more brain power.

2. Improved Memory and Learning Abilities

Improved MemorySince the much necessary affair between the brain and sleep is being discussed, another important part where sleep acts like a hero is the memory department. A refreshed brain is bound to be more quick in picking up and processing information. Another surprising benefit, which has been discovered recently is that during sleep, your memories and “practice” skills are further strengthened.

According to scientists, if you want to learn something new, practice it a few times and sleep on it. During your sleep, your brain will consolidate all that information, thus giving you more adaptability over it. Hence, if you have always wanted to be a tennis player, chances are you will perform better at it after due practice and sleeping.

3. Better Emotional Responses

Better Emotional ResponsesIf your co-workers seems to be throwing in a random temper tantrum, be sure to ask them if they slept well because sleep and mood swings go hand in hand. Poor quality and lesser quantity of sleep both cause feelings of anger, depression, anxiety and general restlessness to erupt.

University of Pennsylvania researchers found that subjects who were limited to only 4.5 hours of sleep a night for one week, reported feeling more stressed, angry, sad, and mentally exhausted. When the subjects resumed normal 7-hour sleep pattern, they reported a dramatic improvement in their moods.

Apparently with lack of sleep, our brain can not maintain the in-build neutrality sense and our cognitive processing declines, which causes us to act differently. So if you are experiencing some random outbursts, be sure to sleep on it first.

4. Improved Physical Health

Improved Physical HealthWith the heart and mind of the way, let’s talk about physical body. There is no big science in knowing that good sleep yields a positive effect on the body. Poor sleep affects your brain, your moods and obviously your physical well being. In many researches, health conditions like high blood pressure, obesity and cardiovascular diseases have been linked to poor sleep.

Scientists believe that in the pyramid of health, exercise and nutrition have a rightful partner, and that is sleep. For instance, several studies have shown that people who reported sleeping fewer than five hours per night were at a increased risk of having or developing type 2 diabetes. On the positive end, studies have also found that improved sleep can positively influence blood sugar control and reduce the effects of type 2 diabetes. In short, your sweet sleep can give your body the break it needs and combat with health issues too.

5. Getting Muscles is Easier

This one is for the guys who work hard to get those muscles popping. Let’s put it this way- if you don’t sleep, you won’t build any muscle. This is because when you sleep, your body goes into recovery mode. This causes all the tears in the muscles to repair and heal the damage done. The sores you feel are the indication of damage done to the muscle(which heals overtime).

Secondly, as you sleep on, your body releases growth hormone which causes growth (of course). This is why you see babies sleep for 12-18 hours for they are growing . There’s a reason why all the fitness experts recommend getting proper sleep and 5 days of workout, and now you know why.

6. Helps in Maintaining Weight

Just like your growth, the adequate rest plays an important role in regulating metabolism and related hormones. The scientific reason behind this apparent weight gain that occurs when one is sleep deprived is the presence of excess Ghrelin.

Ghrelin is the hormone which makes us want to eat. When one is sleep deprived, the hormones level fluctuate, due to affected performance of the brain, which causes Ghrelin to go up. As a result, we tend to eat more when we are tired. Plus, the more you stay awake the more energy you need. So basically the next time you stay up all night, understand that your body is not craving “food” but sleep.

7. A Longer and Better Life

A Longer and Better LifeScientifically, every segment of the human population has their own range of healthy sleeping hours. For instance, in case of babies, 12-18 hours of sleep is needed by their bodies, in case of teenagers 8-9 hours and so on. While these are the normal and needed hours of rest, anything above and below this is dangerous and can lead to premature death.

A lengthy study conducted over a period of 25 years, in the UK revealed these astonishing facts. According to the observations made, those who slept for less than 6 hours were 12 percent more at a higher risk of experiencing premature death. Similarly, for people sleeping more than 8-9 hours, the number was found to be 30 percent. Researchers also claimed that people who changed their sleeping time, by reducing it to five hours to less were 1.7 times more likely to die due to unknown causes.

8. Beauty Sleep is for Real

Beauty Sleep is for RealIt’s true, the more soundly you sleep, the more beautiful you will be. This is because of the body’s ability to heal while its on rest mode. Just like other parts of the body, as you sleep on your skin tends to heal itself too. The skin undergoes many changes including producing more collagen, which means less wrinkles and more repair. The blood-flow causes the face to appear more fresh while busting the dark circles away.

And it is not just the skin, if you get yourself the rightful rest that you deserve, you will actually note how your hair changes overnight too! Hair loss, breakage, damage and growth all get affected by lack of sleep, which is worsened by the addition of cortisol (the hormonal word for STRESS). When you sleep, the cortisol levels decrease, the blood flow goes up and your hair get the nutrients it needs to repair and grow.

With all the in-depth benefits of sleep jotted down, it’s time to get yourself to relax and snooze off. Although many people suffer from sleeplessness, but mostly its because of our own behaviors (and smartphones). Time to give up the blue light and get some good Zzz’s.

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Early use of drugs increases a person’s chances of developing addiction.
Remember, drugs change brains and this can lead to addiction and other serious problems. So, preventing early use of drugs may go a long way in reducing these risks. If we can prevent young people from experimenting with drugs, we can prevent drug addiction.
Risk of drug abuse increases greatly during times of transition. For an adult, a divorce or loss of a job may lead to drug abuse; for a teenager, risky times include moving or changing schools.
In early adolescence, when children advance from elementary through middle school, they face new and challenging social and academic situations. Often during this period, children are exposed to abusable substances such as cigarettes and alcohol for the first time. When they enter high school, teens may encounter greater availability of drugs, drug use by older teens, and social activities where drugs are used.
The yearly increase in population of youths who abuse drugs has become a major problem to the society and even to the productivity of the Nigerian economy. Major accidents, Murders, Robberies, Suicides etc. are common problems drug and alcohol use have caused in our society. Over 90% of young people in Nigeria and the world in general experiment with drugs and related substances first in College/University first. This is a really troubling situation that should be looked into.
The Government is too busy looking for the barons and chasing peddlers that they have completely forgotten about the drug users themselves. In recent times, the youth ‘high’ is gotten from several synthetically made compounds that are available on campuses by hoodlums while the abuse of several supposedly prescribed drugs such as promethazine, tramadol and codeine is becoming so rampant among students wjich is steadily increasing at an alarming rate.
Awareness and sensitization programs like the Power Ball Tournament which is an inter-university football tournament advocating for the prevention of drug abuse in campuses urging young people to involve in sports rather than sitting and getting high to tackle depression or other social and educational issues they are facing.
We implore the government and other concerned agencies as well as private companies to take advantage of programs like the Power Ball Tournament to create the much needed awareness to curtail this vice from its root – campuses.

Of all days of the week, Monday is one day we cant get rid off no matter how we try, Our Mondays should always be welcomed with great enthusiasm, enormous hope and a tank full of energy to have a blessed week. As we all know Monday is the start of the new week and it has always been the unspoken enemy of people who totally enjoyed their weekends.

“It’s Monday. I’m Happy. I’m Blessed. God is going to do amazing things this week in your life and in mine, IJN”

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President Muhammadu Buhari wants to intervene in The Gambia to prevent a breakdown of law and order which will lead to a humanitarian crisis. The Gambia has a population of 1.8 million people, while Kaduna has a population of 6 million people of which over 2 million of those are in Southern Kaduna. 

Till date, the only person who has died in The Gambia is President elect Barrow’s son, Habibu Barrow, who was bitten by a dog. But in Southern Kaduna, hundreds of people have bitten the dust. 
If in truth President Buhari really wants to prevent a humanitarian crisis, the place he should be visiting and intervening in is Southern Kaduna before The Gambia.
And the penchant of the President to delegate pressing domestic problems to his subordinates while personally addressing foreign challenges of lower priority is on the increase.
I have chosen to empathize with the Buhari administration over the deaths of Internally Displaced Persons and international aid workers at the Rann IDP camp in Borno state by a bomb mistakenly dropped on the camp by a Nigerian Air Force Jet, but for the life of me I cannot understand why the President, who heavily criticized former President Jonathan’s handling of the Boko Haram crisis, elected to delegate his Chief of Staff, Abba Kyari, and some ministers to visit the victims and survivors of the Rann disaster to offer condolences and supposed support.
And to the Borno state governor who cheekily said there was progress because in his words there was no “blame game” as would have happened in the previous administration of Jonathan, I would just say, wake up and smell the coffee. I can see no excuse for this faux pas except the Borno state Governor is sarcastically trying to call out the Buhari government for its over indulgence in blaming previous administrations.
If it was possible, the Buhari administration would have taken out a registered trade mark on the phrase ‘blame game’. Never in the history of Nigeria, and perhaps contemporary Africa, has an administration invested so much of its focus and time on blame gaming as the Buhari government. So Governor Shettima would have to pull more fallacious words out of his mischievous magical hat of illusions to be able to pin such a false accusation on the Jonathan Government.
It may be necessary to remind Governor Shettima that the Jonathan he so likes to blame visited Borno more than once as President during the height of the Boko Haram insurgency. Has President Buhari even bothered to drop by? That is how much the President thinks of him!
But in all this, we still must give God the glory that the mistake by the air force did not occur while Oby Ezekwesili and Lai Mohammed were combing Sambisa forest in search of the missing Chibok girls. 
And let me speak directly to the President. President Muhammadu Buhari, as Commander-in-Chief of the armed forces, don’t you think you owe it as a duty to be in Rann at this very moment to personally comfort victims and survivors of the unfortunate mistaken bombing by our Armed Forces? 
This is more so when some of the dead include qualified doctors who left their countries, homes and profitable businesses to volunteer through Doctors Without Borders and the Red Cross. 
If those foreigners could leave their countries to go to Rann, sir, you can leave Aso Rock to go there. This bombing is not your fault, but if you fail to visit Rann where lives have been lost, you will send a very wrong message particularly as you just visited The Gambia where no lives have been lost accidentally or deliberately due to Yahya Jammeh’s actions.
Why President Buhari Ran(n) to Gambia and ran away from Rann would continue to be a mystery for a while. But the truth still remains that you do not focus on putting out the fire in your neighbor’s tiny hut when your own massive estate is on fire.
In Nigeria’s history no President has engaged in foreign travels like President Muhammadu Buhari yet never before has foreign investment dried up in Nigeria as it is today.
So bad has the situation degenerated to that Reuters, in a piece by Paul Carsten and his colleagues published on January 18, 2017 detailed how President Buhari’s globetrotting efforts to secure foreign loans have hit a brick wall.
The article cited failure to present a coherent economic recovery program as the reason why foreign donors are wary of trusting the Buhari administration with their hard earned money.
In fact, the article posited that the government of President Muhammadu Buhari has been forced to work with a “consultancy” to patch together a policy document that it hopes would be acceptable to foreign lenders.
Now, Nigerians can understand why I questioned the wisdom in the appointment of a polytechnic graduate by President Muhammadu Buhari as Nigeria’s finance minister at a time when we should be putting our best foot forward. The finance minister, Kemi Adeosun, attended the University of East London. The problem is not that this university is one of the worst universities in the United Kingdom today. The issue is that the ‘university’ was actually a polytechnic at the time Kemi Adeosun attended it and was only upgraded to university status in 1992! If you Google this university, you will find that it’s graduates are one of the least likely to get a job on the strength of their degree of any university in the United Kingdom. 
I guess the guidance and counseling department of the University of East London should by now have found a fix for this problem-if you cannot find U.K. employment with your UEL degree, just relocate to Nigeria. Chances are you would be made a cabinet minister!
The funniest thing is that when President Buhari ran against then President Olusegun Obasanjo in 2003 one of his prominent campaign posters had the promise and I quote “what we will not do-spend 110 days in a year globetrotting”. As I write this and as you read it, President Muhammadu Buhari has globe-trotted all the way to London. In fact, by his first anniversary as President on May 29, 2016, President Buhari had made 30 foreign trips with very little by way of returns to the country from them. So much for his promises. Would the President be man enough to apologize to former President Obasanjo who was the subject of his particular criticism in 2003? Your guess is as good as mine!
So my advise to the President is that he should spend less time blaming past administrations especially as he is now more guilty than them of the things he accused them of.
I give this advise because I am aware that each time President Muhammadu Buhari blames previous administrations, what foreign and domestic investors see is a leader who loves the perks and privilege of his office but hates the responsibility attached to it. They see a ruler who likes to bask in the glory of his predecessors achievements like the Abuja-Kaduna rail and the Treasury Single Account, yet refuses to give them any credit. And they will not invest their money in a country whose leader focuses on blaming instead of leading. Blame is the cause of the Naira losing value not falling oil price. An economy can survive a price crash but it cannot survive a crash in leadership.
Now, on to other matters. Two weeks ago I commended the President for fulfilling at least one of his campaign promises. By this I meant the promise to pay ₦5,000 to the poorest Nigerians. Again I commend the President. However, since I gave my commendation I have gotten some feedback.
It would seem that many Nigerians are not impressed by the ₦5,000 handout from the APC led Federal Government because they are already on their own fulfilling President Buhari’s campaign promise of one meal per day because food is too costly and kerosene to cook it is too expensive! 
If you are still talking of gas then you must be a super elite because the price of gas has skyrocketed beyond belief! From a price of ₦1,800 for a 12.5kg cylinder of liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) under former President Jonathan the price is now ₦4,200 under President Buhari and rising.
Under former President Jonathan, Nigeria had many fast rising political, business music and acting stars but under President Buhari the only thing that is fast rising is the price of food, electric, gas, petrol, kerosene and dollars! What a fast rising government!
And it seems Nigerians also misunderstood the President’s promise to make ₦1 equal to $1. It was perhaps a typo. The printer probably forgot three zeros. He may have meant make ₦1000 equal to $1!
And the President’s promise to be fair to all Nigerians is now sounding hollow although the fault is not entirely his. State governments have their own fair share in the blame although one could argue that they took their cue from the President’s body language especially after his famous ‘97% versus 5%’ speech at the United States Institute for Peace in July of 2015.
Today (Wednesday 18th of January, 2017), the police brought Joachim, the man who named his dog Buhari, to court for prosecution. This is the same police that has not yet prosecuted any of the killers of hundreds of Southern Kaduna people. This is the same police that last week released the suspected killers of Mrs. Elisha, the RCCG pastor killed in Kubwa. We are not even talking of the suspected beheaders of evangelist Bridget Agbahime who were acquitted in Kano two months ago. As I always say, welcome to the new and improved Nigeria under President Muhammadu Buhari!
In the new and improved Nigeria, you are more likely to be prosecuted if you misname a dog and if you steal or kill cattle than if you kill or behead a Christian Evangelist or pastor.
This is even as a Governor admits to paying self admitted foreign killers of Nigerian citizens with tax payer funds to induce them not to kill again. Again I say, welcome to the new and improved Nigeria under President Muhammadu Buhari!
Omokri is the founder of the Mind of Christ Christian Center in California, author of Shunpiking: No Shortcuts to God and Why Jesus Wept and the host of Transformation with Reno Omokri

Urine test is a very common test that can be performed in many health-care settings, including doctors’ offices, urgent-care facilities, laboratories, and hospitals.

Urine test is very simple but can provide many useful information about various diseases and conditions. Some physicians refer to urinalysis as “a poor man’s kidney biopsy” because of the plethora of information that can be obtained about the health of the kidney or other internal diseases by this simple test.
A urine test that can reveal how healthy your meals are has been developed by UK scientists. They think it could be used to improve nutritional advice or in weight loss because people are notoriously bad at recording their own eating habits.functions of urine test -shaidysworldThe test, detailed in the Lancet Diabetes and Endocrinology, detects chemicals made as food is processed by the body.
The research team believe it could be widely available within two years.

The urine samples are analyzed to determine the structure of the chemicals floating around in it using a technique called a proton nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy.

This gives clues to both recent meals and long term dietary habits.
Gut health

The results of your body processing fruit, vegetables, fish and different types of meat leave a distinct signature in the urine.

Clues to the state of the body’s metabolism and gut health can also be detected by investigating the chemicals in it.

The test was developed by a collaboration between Imperial College London, Newcastle University and Aberystwyth University.

Dr Isabel Garcia-Perez, one of the researchers at Imperial, said: “This will eventually provide a tool for personalised dietary monitoring to help maintain a healthy lifestyle.

“We’re not at the stage yet where the test can tell us a person ate 15 chips yesterday and two sausages, but it’s on the way.”

In trials, around 60% of people either under or over report what they are eating.

Prof Gary Frost, another scientist at Imperial, said this could be the first independent test of what people munch on at home.

He told the BBC News website: “You can really tell whether someone’s been following a healthy diet or not.

“The bigger you are the more likely you are to under-report what you eat.

“People find it difficult to open up to what types of foods they eat at home, which is a major problem.”

The researchers believe the test results could help combat people’s obesity or risk of diseases such as type 2 diabetes.

Prof Frost said: “If someone is very big and their profile says they’re eating lots of energy dense foods like meat, then you can try to change that profile and then test them again later.

“It remains to be seen, but people might respond better to that and there is a desperate need for tools to help people change their diet.”

He says doing the test on large numbers of people would build up a picture of what the nation was really eating, which could be used to design better public health campaigns.

The scientists were able to spot the difference between healthy and unhealthy diets after tests on 19 people who spent days eating a carefully controlled set of meals.

Four diets of varying degrees of healthiness were given to the patients and their urine was sampled morning, noon and night.

Dr Des Walsh, from the UK Medical Research Council, commented: “Though this research is still in its early stages, it’s grappling with essential methods in food and diet studies where advances are really needed.

“Measuring what we eat and drink more accurately will widen the benefits of nutrition research, developing better evidence-based interventions to improve an individual’s health and reduce obesity.”

 Cucumber is one of the most cultivated vegetable in the world and also known to be one of the best foods for your body’s overall health,  Cucumbers belong to the same plant family as squash, pumpkin, and watermelon.

Watermelon and Cucumbers are made up of mostly (95 percent) water, which means eating them on a hot summer day can help you stay hydrated. Plus,cucumbers can help you to avoid nutrient deficiencies with vitamin K, B vitamins, copper, potassium, vitamin C, and manganese. cucumbers contain unique polyphenols and other compounds that may help reduce your risk of chronic diseases and much, much more.

Why You Should Eat Cucumber Everyday

  1. Cucumber Support Heart Health – Heart is the muscle that pumps blood received from veins into arteries throughout the body. its the organ lying slightly to the left of the midline of the chest. The heart serves as a pump controlling the blood flow in two circuits, the pulmonary and the systemic.

 How Cucumber helps Your Heart

Cucumbers contain potassium, which  is necessary for the heart, kidneys, and other organs to work normally, Low potassium is associated with a risk of high blood pressure, heart disease, stroke, arthritis, cancer, digestive disorders, and infertility. A proper balance of potassium both inside and outside your cells is crucial for your body to function properly.

As an electrolyte, potassium is a positive charged ion that must maintain a certain concentration (about 30 times higher inside than outside your cells) in order to carry out its functions, which includes interacting with sodium to help control nerve impulse transmission, muscle contraction, and heart function.

2. Reduce Your Risk of Cancer – Cancer is an abnormal growth of cells. There are more than 100 types of cancer, including breast cancer, skin cancer, lung cancer, colon cancer, prostate cancer, and lymphoma. Symptoms vary depending on the type. Cancer treatment may include chemotherapy, radiation, and/or surgery.

How Cucumber Help Prevent Cancer

Cucumbers contain polyphenols called lignans (pinoresinol, lariciresinol, and secoisolariciresinol), which may help to lower your risk of breast, uterine, ovarian, and prostate cancers.3 They also contain phytonutrients called cucurbitacins, which also have anti-cancer properties.

“Scientists have already determined that several different signaling pathways (for example, the JAK-STAT and MAPK pathways) required for cancer cell development and survival can be blocked by activity of cucurbitacins.”

 

3. Manage Stress – Stress is a body’s method of reacting to a challenge. a reaction to a stimulus that disturbs our physical or mental equilibrium,  According to the stressful event, the body’s way to respond to stress is by sympathetic nervous system activation which results in the fight-or-flight response.
Stress keeps us active and alert. But long-term, or “chronic stress,” can have detrimental effects on health. You may not be able to control the stressors in your world, but you can alter your reaction to them.

How Cucumber Help Control Stress

Cucumbers contain multiple B vitamins, including vitamin B1, vitamin B5, and vitamin B7 (biotin). B vitamins are known to help ease feelings of anxiety and buffer some of the damaging effects of stress.

 

4. Fight Inflammation – Inflammation is a process by which the body’s white blood cells and substances they produce protect us from infection with foreign organisms, such as bacteria and viruses.
Symptoms of inflammation include: Redness, Joint pain, Joint stiffness and Loss of joint function.

-How Cucumber Help Fight Inflammation

Cucumbers may help to “cool” the inflammatory response in your body, and animal studies suggest that cucumber extract helps reduce unwanted inflammation, in part by inhibiting the activity of pro-inflammatory enzymes (including cyclo-oxygenase 2, or COX-2).5

 

5. Protect Your Brain – Brain is an organ that serves as the center of the nervous system in all vertebrate and most invertebrate animals. human brain is the command center for the human nervous system. It receives input from the sensory organs and sends output to the muscles.

How Cucumber Help Protect Your Brain

Cucumbers contain an anti-inflammatory flavonol called fisetin that appears to play an important role in brain health. In addition to improving your memory and protecting your nerve cells from age-related decline,1 fisetin has been found to prevent progressive memory and learning impairments in mice with Alzheimer’s disease.

 

6. Support Your Digestive System – Digestive system is a group of organs working together to convert food into energy and basic nutrients to feed the entire body. Your digestive system is uniquely designed to turn the food you eat into nutrients, which the body uses for energy, growth and cell repair.

How Cucumber help Speed Up Digestion

Cucumbers are rich in two of the most basic elements needed for healthy digestion: water and fiber. Adding cucumbers to your juice or salad can help you meet the ideal of amount of fiber your body needs — 50 grams per 1,000 calories consumed. If you struggle with acid reflux, you should know that drinking water can help suppress acute symptoms of acid reflux by temporarily raising stomach pH; it’s possible that water-rich cucumbers may have a similar effect.

Cucumber skins contain insoluble fiber, which helps add bulk to your stool. This helps food to move through your digestive tract more quickly for healthy elimination.

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The first few minutes at the office can be the most stressful because there’s a level of anxiety about what you may face: A sudden onslaught of urgent emails; last-minute crises or meetings; a call to stop by the boss’s office; a cranky coworker, and so on. It takes greater self-awareness, a positive mindset, and self-training each morning to counter what feels like negative gravity pulling you down as you face overwhelming demands. Successful people tend to thrive on routine and habits.
Creating consistent habits is largely what makes them successful and a key time for habit-forming practices is at the start of the day.”
Here are 13 things the most successful people do in the first 10 minutes of their workday:
1. They reflect
Achieving your best results requires you to reflect on where you’ve been, where you are, and where you’re going. Successful people build in quiet time and solitude to do this first thing. They ask themselves: ‘What did I accomplish toward my goals so far this week — or last week?’ ‘What is the status of my current project?’ ‘What do I need to accomplish today in light of this?’”
2. They get comfortable
Successful people take a minute at the beginning of the workday to make sure their chair is adjusted properly and the items they frequently access — keyboard, phone, computer mouse — are all in comfortable reach. Ensure that you have proper lighting, your day will go well if you have an ergonomic environment that’s functional.”
3. They organize their workspace area
Not being able to find things is a huge office time waster. So while you may pride yourself on jumping into the fray with no down time, clutter will catch up to you. Facing a clean or cleaner slate on your desk and desktop will better clear your mind for the day’s tasks.
4. They stretch, stand, and walk
Successful people make sure to stretch and get their circulation going before they get into a sedentary sitting position. Consider walking or standing in the first few minutes of your workday. This can give you a feeling of greater control, too, as you tackle the day’s agenda — much as speakers establish authority by standing before their audience.”
5. They review their to-do list and prioritize
Get yourself current on priorities and tasks. Go beyond just making a list, and challenge yourself to create a realistic hierarchy for your projects. It’s vital to put the most important tasks first. Though the least desirable but critical projects are easy to put off first thing in the morning, your energy is strongest then, so that’s the ideal time to confront the most difficult assignments.
6. They visualize success
By envisioning the positive outcomes of various projects at hand, you can work backward and determine the necessary steps to get your desired results. This helps them remember the need to stick to the plan and focus on the things that are truly important and not simply urgent. Mentally running through the day “can also help you see where potential challenges may lie with how you’ve scheduled your day, so you can make the necessary adjustments,” Kerr says.
7. They adjust and map out their day
Successful people review their calendars to assess if anything needs changing or rearranging with how their day is planned and to see if there’s any preparatory work that might need scheduling in before a call or meeting.
8. They anticipate distractions
We all face some of the same distractions at the start of the day, and recognizing them is the first step to mitigating them. These may include low-priority calls, unnecessary optional meetings, chatty coworkers, new incoming emails or texts, social media, or other low-priority notifications — all of which challenge you to focus on your day’s plan.”
9. They say “no”
Successful business professionals know how to mitigate distractions to maximize their first few minutes at their office. They can diplomatically and politely say ‘no’ to colleagues by offering to engage at a later time. If your boss needs you, that is clearly an exception. However, if you have crucial calls to make or meetings to attend, give your boss the heads-up. Being a people pleaser isn’t good for anyone, Generally, no one ends up being pleased, as you can’t do your best work with conflicting priorities.”
10. They block out negativity
Successful people don’t dwell on any challenging events that occurred the previous night or on the morning commute, or other frivolous thoughts. “Compartmentalize by putting them in a separate ‘box’ as you start your week,” Taylor says.
11. They take a temperature read of their staff/coworkers
Strong managers take a moment in the morning to talk briefly with their staff to ensure they seem engaged and motivated. “At a glance, these savvy professionals can often get a cursory reading of the energy level and job satisfaction of their staff,” Taylor says. “If things seem awry, they are best tackled later on in the day.”
12. They smile and laugh
Many successful people I know have a routine of starting their morning with a simple chuckle — whether it’s from a ‘joke of the day’ email they subscribe to, or some tradition they’ve created to give themselves a chance to laugh each morning. Starting their day with a smile has become a must-do for them as a simple way to check their attitude and start with the right frame of mind.
13. They take a moment to be grateful
A great way that successful people start their day is to identify something they’re grateful for, and it may be personal or business-related,” Taylor notes. “It’s motivational and reminds them to put small things in perspective.