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You can actually help your skin along the road to clarity through your diet. What you put in your body reflects how it looks on the outside, after all. To keep blemishes at bay, try incorporating the following foods into your diet. Your skin will be glowing and clear in no time.

1. Almonds
What we actually call fruit tree is packed with vitamin E, almonds can help you maintain healthy skin. While chowing down on these nuts can’t replace sunscreen, it’s worth noting that vitamin E may also protect the skin from damage caused by the sun.

2. Oily fish like salmon or tuna
Eating fish provides your body with biotin, a B vitamin that, among its many functions, produces fatty acids and metabolizes amino acids ( the building blocks of protein). A deficiency of biotin can cause, among other things, scaly skin which, clearly, no one wants.

3. Orange juice
Orange Juice provides fluids to keep you hydrated and Vitamin C, which works as an antioxidant to protect skin and other cells from damage caused by free radicals in the environment and in the body. Vitamin C also helps create collagen, the body’s main structural protein4. Chia seeds
Omega-3 fatty acids help maintain cell membranes by protecting the skin and providing it with moisture. Chia seeds and walnuts are rich in these fatty acids (great choices if you’re a vegetarian), as are wild bison and oily fish (great options if you’re a meat-eater).

5. Sweet potatoes
Eating a produce-rich diet provides your body with lots of water, keeping your skin and other cells adequately hydrated and loading up on colourful, deeply-colored fruits and vegetables especially those rich in vitamin A, like sweet potatoes, carrots, spinach — has been shown to enhance skin colour and appearance by increasing its yellowness and redness.

6. Sunflower seeds
These little seeds provide an excellent source of vitamin E and help protect the skin from damage caused by free radicals in the environment and in the body ( free radicals in excess can harm body cells, including skin cells).

7. Water
Yes, if you don’t know water adds to balance diet, a person that drinks enough water is bound to glow regardless of his/her skin colour. Drink lots of Water today and be fine.

The major problem I have with feminist is that they are confused and do not know exactly what they are fighting for anymore. Feminists need to pick a particular struggle, do they want to be equal or do they want to be the superior gender? Maybe when they decide what they actually want people especially in Africa ( then Nigeria )  will begin to accept and welcome the movement.

We have female leaders around the world now, which is a good sign for the movement. Very soon we could have the first female president of the greatest nation in the world, who knows? One secret is this is more political than social. That’s a topic for another day.

To the major reason am writing this, feminist need to know the consequences of having equal rights or of even be superior. When you seek equal rights or superior rights as the case may be, you need to know the negative side of it too. There are always two sides to a coin. I understand when women say they look up and all they see are men, but the fact is when you look down it is men you find there also. If a man commits a crime and is sentenced to life imprisonment a woman can commit that same crime and get a lighter sentence. Of recent I read of a fraud case and it involved a man and his wife and the wife was actually the major party the husband on the other hand was just a cover up. When the law caught up with them she got four years and he got seven.

A professor of criminal studies in her findings said men receive 63% longer sentences than women while one out of fifty American men is in prison.

Now to my Nigerian ladies carrying feminist on their heads like afro. Most of you don’t even know what it’s all about, because your favorite celebs are feminist doesn’t mean you have to be one. Some don’t even know what the struggle is about; probably it is those have seen or heard of though. I have only met one sane Nigerian lady that understands the movement. Feminism doesn’t mean you should develop hatred for men, it actually needs you to draw the men closer and not fight them. A lady once refused to enter the car until the guy comes down from the car to open the door for her.

That’s not what it is about my dear; if a guy does not open the door for you it doesn’t mean he disrespects you. Most Nigerian guys were not even built that way. Some ladies have developed hatred for guys to the extent of them becoming lesbians all in the name of feminism? You ladies are the sickest and most confused being on earth. To be honest this write up is because of you especially. You want to be the alpha FEmale in your relationship does not mean you should be commanding your guy. I know another lady that’s slaps her boyfriend anytime he tries to correct her, and the so called gentle guy walks away and when his cheek is healed runs back to her. You will not be so lucky with other guys trust me, not every guy is that patient.

It is actually sickening whenever I hear Nigerian ladies saying they cannot cook for their husbands. Common!!! Is that what this is about cooking for your husband? Taking his cloth to the dry cleaner? And be a mother especially? If that is what it is about then fuck feminism. Nigerian ladies are so annoying at times, feminism doesn’t mean you should be rude. One used to be my friend, she calls me names at times but the stupid guy that I was kept her around for too long. I would suggest something and she would be like are you stupid? You a fool and so on, dummy I would take it in and move on.

I just wished sometimes I was the violent type and smack her teeth off her stinking mouth. Am not saying more I am beginning to write with anger. My point is feminist get your struggle straightened out as most post-feminist believe the aim or goal has been reached. Thanks.

My dear Asiwaju

I am compelled to write this open letter to you because of the state of affairs of the Yoruba nation. Firstly, I wish to acknowledge that fate has put you in a prime position to determine to a large extent the direction that the Yoruba people will go. The indisputable truth is that one may quarrel with your politics but your sagacity is never in doubt.

Even those who don’t see eye to eye with you agree that you are imbued with unusual native intelligence, uncommon people skills and unrivaled foresight. You, more than any other person, has been the game changer since the advent of democracy in 1999. It is for these reasons that I have chosen to direct this letter to you.

My singular purpose is to tug at the strings of your heart. I am not writing to appeal to partisan considerations but to see, if per chance, I can pour out my heart to you in a manner of speaking. God has blessed you even beyond your wildest imagination. You have installed Senators and Governors. You have removed Governors and even a President. You have also installed a President. There is nothing you have wished for or desired that you didn’t get. Fortune has smiled on you. Goodwill follows you everywhere you go. You have done very well- more than most men ever will.

However, there is one area that is begging for your urgent attention. This area may well define you and all you have ever achieved. This matter, in my opinion, is the only difference between you and the late sage, Chief Obafemi Awolowo. Let me restate for the purpose of emphasis that this is the area in which the late sage and Leader of the Yorubas stand head and shoulders above you. It is the reason his name has been a constant denominator in our regional and national politics. It is the reason politicians, friends and foes invoke his name for political advantage and personal glory. It is also the reason why we can’t stop talking about him almost thirty years after his death. What will anyone say about you thirty years after you have transited?

Asiwaju Sir, you may be wondering what I’m talking about? It is the issue of legacy. According to Peter Strople, ‘Legacy is not leaving something for people, it is leaving something in people’. Legacy is building something that outlives you. Legacy is greater than currency. In the words of Leonard Sweet, ‘ What you do is your history. What you set in motion is your legacy’. You can’t live forever, Sir. No one can. But you can create something that will. Enough of speaking in parables- I shall now speak plainly.

When destiny brought you on the scene, we were enamoured because you championed the case for true federalism. It was your belief then that the Yoruba nation will fare better under a restructured arrangement than under the type of unitary government we run while pretending by calling it a federal government. Everyone knows that there is nothing federal about our government at all. If truth must be told, the Yoruba nation has fared very badly since the advent of our new democracy. And this is not about holding power at the centre.

Let me bring this home: someone passed a comment recently that he would want Biafra to become a reality because he knows the Igbo nation will survive. That comment led me to deeper introspection as I wondered if the Yorubas can truly survive. Let me cite my first example. From Oyo to Osun, Ogun to Ondo, Ekiti to Kwara and Lagos, hardly will one see any serious industry or manufacturing concern owned by a Yoruba person. I am not talking about portfolio businesses or one-man business concerns.

Most industries in Oyo State are owned by the Lebanese. The native business and industry gurus who dominated the landscape- Nathaniel Idowu, Amos Adegoke, Lekan Salami, Alao Arisekola, Adeola Odutola, Jimoh Odutola, Chief Theophilus Adediran Oni and others- are all gone with no credible replacements. I’m sure you remember the tyre factory of the Odutolas and how Jimoh Odutola was even asked by the Governments of Kenya and Ghana to set up a similar factory in their countries. Chief Theophilus Adediran # Oni , popularly called T.A # Oni & Sons started the first indigenous construction company in Nigeria. He willed his residence- Goodwill House, to the Oyo/Western state government, to be used as a Paediatric Hospital, which is now known as T.A Oni Memorial Children Hospital at Ring Road in Ibadan. This sprawling family Estate and residence was cited on a 15acre piece of land, 65 rooms, with modern conveniences, Olympic Swimming Pool and stable for Horses, etc.

People like Chief Bode Akindele started companies like Standard Breweries and Dr Pepper Soft drink factory at Alomaja in Ibadan. Broking House built by the late Femi Johnson, an insurance magnate, still stands glittering in the mid-day sun as an epitome to a rich history that Ibadan has. The most serious and only notable Yoruba entrepreneur we have now is Michael Adenuga. I say this quite consciously because most of the other names are oil and gas barons. Most of what stood as testaments of industry in Oyo State are gone- Exide Batteries, Leyland Autos and many others. In its place are shopping malls and road side markets but no nation develops through buying and selling alone- especially when you’re not actually producing what you’re selling. Hypermarkets and supermarkets have taken over because of the need to feed our insatiable consumer-appetite and foreign tastes. In one instance, an ancient landmark in the form of a hotel was demolished to pave way for a mall. That is how low we have sunk. If our past is better than our present- if we always look back with nostalgia frequently, then there is a problem.

The case of other states is not different. Osun’s case is pathetic. Ditto for Ondo and Ekiti. Ogun State can boast of some factories at Sango-Otta and Agbara axis but most of them are not owned by the Yorubas. There is no significant pharmaceutical company owned by any Yoruba except for Bond Chemicals in Awe, Oyo State- and its wallet share is very insignificant. For Lagos State, more than 70% of the manufacturing concerns and major industries in the State are owned by the Igbos. If the Igbos were to stop paying tax in Lagos State, the IGR of Lagos State will reduce by over 60%. In contrast, Sir, go to the South East and look at the manufacturing concerns in Onitsha, Aba and Nnewi. Please don’t forget those were areas ravaged by civil war a mere forty something years ago. The Igbos have certainly made tremendous progress but the Yoruba nation has regressed. I wish to state that this letter is not meant to whip up primordial considerations or ethnic sentiments but just to put things in proper perspective.

Asiwaju, I will like to also talk about the state of education in the Yoruba nation. Our education has gone to the dogs. We have a bunch of mis-educated and ill-educated young men and women roaming the streets. Ibadan, for instance, had the first University in Nigeria and the first set of research centres in Nigeria ( The Forestry Research Institute, the Cocoa Research Institute (CRIN), The Nigerian Cereal Research Institute Moor Plantation (NCRI), the NIHORT (Nigerian Institute of Horticultural Research), the NISER (Nigerian Institute of Social and Economic Research), IAR&T (Institute of Agriculture, Research and Training), amongst several others).

Ibadan was the bastion of scholarship with people like Wole Soyinka, JP Clark, D.O Fagunwa and Amos Tutuola as residents. In the May/June 2015 West African Senior Secondary Certificate Examination, Abia came tops. Anambra came 2nd while Edo was 3rd. Lagos placed 6th while Osun and Oyo was 29th and 26th. Ekiti was 11th, Ondo State was 13th and Ogun State was 19th. In 2013 WASSCE, only Lagos and Ogun States were the Yoruba States above the national average. If we do an analysis of how Lagos placed 6th in 2015, you will discover that it was substantially because of other nationalities resident in Lagos. For proof, please look no further than the winners of the Spelling Bee competition which has produced One-Day Governors in Lagos State. Since inception in 2001, other nationalities have won the competition six times (Ebuka Anisiobi in 2001, Ovuwhore Etiti in 2002, Abundance Ikechukwu in 2006, Daniel Osunbor in 2008, Akpakpan Iniodu Jones in 2011 and Lilian Ogbuefi in 2012). Sir, there is something seriously wrong about our state of education. From the vintage times of Obafemi Awolowo who initiated ‘free education’, we have regressed into a most parlous state.

Let me talk about roads, housing and infrastructure . The first dualized road in Nigeria, the Queen Elizabeth road from Mokola to Agodi in Ibadan was formally commissioned by Queen Elizabeth in 1956. The first Housing Estate in Nigeria is Bodija Housing Estate (also in Ibadan) which was built in 1958. The state of roads in the Yoruba nation has become pathetic. Our hinterland are still largely rural. Even some state capitals like Osogbo and Ado-Ekiti are big villages when you compare them to towns in the South East. How many new estates have been built over the last decade? Even Ajoda New Town lies in ruins.

We have abandoned the farm settlement strategy of the Western Region and only pay lip service to agriculture. Instead of feeding others like we once did, others now feed us. We plant no tomatoes, no pepper and the basic food that we require. The Indians have bought the large expanse of water body that we have in Onigambari village.
The water body in Oke Ogun of Oyo State can provide enough fish to feed the whole of the South West. From being a major cocoa exporter many years ago, one can point to just a few vestiges of factories that still deal with Cocoa in the Yoruba nation. 80% of Cocoa processing industries in the South West have been shut down. The Chinese have taken over the cashew belt at Ogbomoso in Oyo State. They have even edged out the indigenes as brokers. They now come to the cashew belt to buy from the local farmers, sell on the spot to other Chinese exporters who now process the cashew nuts and import them back into Nigeria at a premium. Sir, there are only 7 major cashew processing plants in Nigeria and you can check out the ownership. The glory has departed from the Yoruba nation.

Apart from Asejire, Ede, Ikere Gorge and Oyan dams built ages ago, where are the new dams to cater for increased population and water capacity for the Yoruba nation? How have we improved on what our heroes past left us? Maybe apart from certain areas in Lagos State, others can’t even supply their citizens with pipe-borne water.

Our youth which we used to take pride in are largely a mass of unemployed and unemployable people. Have you noticed the abundance of street urchins, area boys, touts and ‘agberos’ that we now have all across the Yoruba nation? Have you noticed the swell in the ranks of NURTW (I mean no disrespect to an otherwise noble union)? Have you noticed the increase in the number of Yoruba beggars? There was a time that it was taboo for a Yoruba man to beg- but no more. The spirit of apprenticeship is dead. There was a time that people who learn vocational skills celebrate what we referred to as ‘freedom’. While that is largely moribund now in the Yoruba nation, the Igbos still practice it with great success.

The only thing we can boldly say the Yoruba nation controls is the information machinery- the press. We own largely the newspapers- the Nation, Punch, Nigerian Tribune, TV Continental and a few others. It is because of our control of this information machinery that we have rewritten the narrative in the country with the misguided self-belief that things are normal and we are making progress. A look beyond the surface will prove that this is so untrue.

We are largely divided. For the first time in the history of the Yoruba nation, religion is about to divide us further- and it is starting from Osun State. You are married to a Christian. My own father-in-law is an Alhaji. That is how we have peacefully do-existed but the fabrics are about to be torn to shreds because of poor management of issues.

Afenifere has been reduced to a shadow of itself. OPC that once defended Yoruba interests has gone into oblivion. Yoruba elders have been vilified in the name of politics and partisanship. It is no longer news to see teenagers throwing stones at their elders because of their political indoctrination. Even under the late sage, Chief Obafemi Awolowo, the Yorubas never belonged to just a single party- yet our unity was without blemish. Now, our values have gone down the drain.

Asiwaju, I believe I have said enough. The task is Herculean but I believe Providence has brought you here for such a time like this. It is time for the Yoruba nation to clean up its acts. What do we really want? How can we quickly right the wrongs? The Yoruba nation is in a state of arrested development. The Yoruba nation is gasping for breath and crying for help. Will you rise up to the occasion? I am aware you understand that all politics is local and charity begins at home. Our fathers gave us a proverb: ‘Bi o’ode o dun, bi igbe ni’gboro ri’. I know there are no quick fixes but I also know that if there is anyone who has the capacity to do something about our current situation, that person is you. This should be the legacy you should think of. Your legacy is our future.

Yours Very Sincerely,
By Bayo Adeyinka

Migraines—searing headaches that feel like a hammer to the inside of the skull—can strike anyone, but they predominantly affect women, who are up to four times more likely than men to get them. What causes them, and why they impact women more, remains unclear, but a pair of new studies adds urgency to the need to find better methods of treatment.

One new study published Tuesday in the journal The BMJ found that women who get migraines are also more likely to develop heart conditions like heart attacks and strokes, and are also slightly more likely to die from them compared to women who do not regularly get migraines.

The researchers looked at data of 115,51 women between the ages of 25 to 42 who were part of the Nurses’ Health Study II.

The women were then followed for 22 years, and the researchers looked for whether they experienced heart complications. About 15% of the women in the study reported having migraines, and these women were 50% more likely to have a serious heart event compared to women without migraines. Based on the results, the researchers argue migraines should be considered as a risk factor for heart disease.

– Times.com

If you have had an extremely busy and long day, and you are finally free to eat at about 11pm, maybe, of course, it makes sense that you would want to gulp down a heavy meal to assuage the persisting hunger no matter how late in the day it is. Eating late at night is not a complete no-no as it is important to eat when you are hungry; you just have to be smart about it.

Contrary to popular belief, eating late at night does not necessarily make you add weight nor does it have any negative health implications. Eating the wrong foods with the wrong number of calories is what brings on all the extra weight and most times disrupts your sleep.

Are you visiting or currently living in Nigeria and you have the habit of eating late at night? Rather than just opting for the nearest, tastiest-looking Nigerian food, take a look at a list of 5 Nigerian foods to avoid late at night.

1. Ewa Agoyin
A meal made of beans paired with a spicy sauce made with Palm oil and dried crushed chilies, Ewa agoyin is very tasty but a horrible option for late-night snacking or eating.Not only can it trigger heartburn, as well as upset your stomach, it can totally sabotage a day of good eating and actually keep you from going to sleep.

2. Pepper soup
A favorite Nigerian meal usually served with rice or yam as a side, pepper soup seems to be the perfect meal for times you are hungry at night as it is perceived as a light meal, but you may actually want to step away from it when you are craving something to eat late at night. The pepper soup contains certain spices and peppers that may upset your stomach and chemicals that can also stimulate your senses, making it hard to fall asleep.

3. Amala and Ewedu
A food famous in the western region of the country, Amala and Ewedu is almost a staple on the menu of most Nigerian restaurants. While the soup is made with vegetable and spices, Amala is made with yam powder. They both form an appetizing combo, however, can be unfavorable to your stomach when consumed late in the night. Although the meal digests very easily, compared to other yam-based meals, it is urine inducing and can bring a lot of interruptions and discomfort to your sleep

4. Agege Bread
This would be easy to buy off of the streets if you getting back late and you know you would not have the energy to cook or microwave any major meal when you get home because it would be too late already. While Agege bread would be satisfying when eaten with tea, mayonnaise or butter late in the night, it contains a lot of carbohydrate and sugar that spikes up your blood sugar levels, causing your energy levels to spike and plummet, disrupting your sleep in the process. There is also a chance that you will likely wake up starving a few hours later or in the morning due to the overproduction of insulin the sugar triggers.

5. Fries (yam, potatoes, akara)
If you have had dinner by 7 pm and you are still awake by 12pm and you are hungry, you may want to indulge in light finger food. The go to would be fried yam, plantain , potatoes or even akara. While this food may seem like a light meal, they actually are not. They are greasy heavy foods! They weigh on your stomach and take a while to digest, leaving you feeling tired and sluggish in the morning. Also, they do more harm to your sleep than good. You may have to deal with stomach pains, cramps, abdominal bloating, heartburn, and acid reflux, resulting in poor sleep quality.

Many have written that Muhammad Ali transcended sport. To me he did so much more. He went beyond as only a truly authentic leader can. He transcended race, national boundaries, religious distinctions and bigotry.

Ali said so many things but one of my favorite must be ” I hated every moment of training but I told myself, suffer now and live the rest of your life a champion ”

For me, Ali “passed-on” four great leadership principles through his extraordinary well-lived life:

1. Simply refuse to be afraid
The essence of Ali was his courageous character. Like most great leaders, he knew that courage is not the absence of fear, but that courage is facing our fear and then doing what is really important. He simply refused to be afraid and being that way, he gave other people courage. In Ali’s words “ He who is not courageous enough to take risks will accomplish nothing in life.”

2. Be Innovative when faced with new challenges
When we face competition bigger and stronger than us, what do we do? Compete in the same way we always do? Run away from the fierceness of the fight? Ali knew better. His only option with George Foreman was to take a path never before considered with such a devastating, powerful adversary. Let Foreman punch you until you wear him down. Then when he is sapped of strength, knock him out. It was a totally crazy strategy, but possibly the only one that could bring victory. Ali took that path, despite the screaming protests of his beloved trainer, Angelo Dundee, and the shocked, skeptical pundits in attendance. Ali took the path of true leadership, going beyond what had always worked and instead trusted his instincts to navigate to the new and the different. This fight probably one of the best fight ever

3. Always be of service
Ali once said “ Service to others is the rent you pay for your room here on earth.” Managers secure success while leaders see service as their true measure of significance. Ali served the world. He was an ambassador to our global family. From his mid-east hostage negotiations to Civil Rights reforms and generous philanthropy, he served us all. Ali summed it up this way: “To be able to give away riches is mandatory if you wish to possess them. This is the only way that you will be truly rich.” Ali fought in the ring for the first half of his life; he fought for the world in the second half.

4. Love
In the end, the true measure of our success will not merely be in our accomplishments, but in the big difference we make in the lives of other people. Managers leave accomplishments; leaders leave people transformed through love and character. Ali said, “I wish that everyone would just love one another as much as they love me.”
Ali fought for us all with his love, service, character, and his unrelenting desire to fight for the principles of peace, equality, freedom, and self-determination. Ali fought for us all. This is what made him an authentic, purpose-driven leader.

Written by a candid admirer of greatness.

– Joseph Abalokwu

Certainly, one of the major things that can promote the health of mother and child during pregnancy is good food.
As an expectant mother, you should understand that it is no longer the usual that must go into your stomach as the growth of your unborn child is determine by whatever you put into your system. In recent times, many pregnant women have faced birth related issues due to poor choice of diet during pregnancy.

To avoid this, you must decide to quit certain unhealthy foods for pregnant women. Find below a list of the top four foods to avoid.

1.ALCOHOL:
Many women in recent times are a lover of alcohol. Gone are those days when alcohol was majorly consumed by men. These day during pregnancy some women have refuse to desist from its consumption. Research has proven that mothers who are alcoholic have a greater risk of still birth and miscarriages. In fact after delivery, more percentage of women who indulge in alcohol during pregnancy bring forth children with Fetal Alcohol Syndrome which manifest inthe form of facial deformities and some level of retardation in reasoning as the child grows up.

2.PAPAYA:
While ripe pawpaw can be of great use for pregnant women, there is need for every pregnant women to avoid the consumption of both unripe and semi ripe. These kinds of papaya contain pepsin in its sap that could contract the womb and cause miscarriages in certain women especially those who have history with still birth and miscarriages.

3. UNCOOKED OR SEMI COOKED EGG:
Eggs are loaded with adequate amount of nutrient and protein which can be said to help in the growth and development of mother and child even during pregnancy. But it has been noticed that most women still adhere to their previous eating habits. Some of them are lovers of uncooked and semi cooked eggs which can cause salmonella poisoning due to the bacterium salmonella.
If you are to eat egg, ensure the egg is stored the  recommended way and is properly cooked above 100°C within the normal time frame to avoid the existence of poultry kinds of bacteria.

4.SEA FOODS:
Some certain sea foods are found to contain high level of mercury. High dosage of mercury havebeen found tocause certain developmental conditions. The older the sea foods, the higher the concentration of mercury in them. While sea foods contain a level of mercury, there are some that can be occasionally consumed. They include shrimps, salmon and catfish.
Those that should be avoided include tile fish, sword fish king mackerel and sharks.

The need for proper nutrition will help individuals within this age bracket look and feel their best. The consumption of a healthy diet definitely increases ones life expectancy by reducing the risk for diabetes, high blood pressure, obesity among other diseases.

The importance of proper weight control is also critical for 40 years old and above since most diseases are associated with weight gain. It is also of note to consume these foods that will be highlighted below moderately and at recommended daily intake.

1.Fortified Skimmed Milk:
On the day of your 40th birthday, you are probably feeling as young as ever but the truth is things within your system are beginning to take a new shape and you must respond appropriately. Most people as young adults indulge in whole milk which are loaded with fats and these people continue unknowingly over the age of 40. It is impossible to exclude fat from any healthy diet combination but you must begin to reduce them from hidden sources.
Consume skimmed milk (Milk that fat had been removed  from)as a way of reducing your daily fat intake. I indicated “fortified” because during removal of fats, some essential nutrients must have been lost; so there is need for those nutrients to included via fortification.

2. Garlic And Ginger:
For me, the combination of these natural food additives is critical for an improved immune system more than any other food for any age group. I remembered when my mum was battling with increased blood pressure, after a proper menu had been prepared for her, I was quick to inform her to include both garlic and ginger into her soups and stews.
In fact, she swallows some diced garlic at night as prescribe by me. Now, she is free from the situation. Subsequent tests revealed normal blood pressure. Asides this, these foods are both loaded with antibacterial compounds.

3. Fruits And Green Vegetables:
We can not over-emphasise the need to include this category of foods into anyone’s diet. For those in their 40s, it is essential to say that not all fruits and vegetables will be appropriate to be included into their diet. At 40 years, a lot of people are unknowingly diabetic. Advising such an individual to consume pineapple which has a high glycemic index may be counterproductive.
People in this age should consume green vegetables, cucumber, garden eggs, carrots and other fruits and veggies with known low glycemic index. It is advisable to speak with your doctor to know your health status and dietician to plan a menu for you

4. Calcium Rich Foods
Osteoporosis is a serious condition that begins to set in majorly at age 40. This is usually due to the low bone density. A healthy bone can help against bone related conditons. Foods rich in calcium include spinach, soybeans, dairy products like milk and yoghurt (be cautious about the dairy products). Including only calcium rich foods might not solve the problem.
Getting enoughvitamin Dis very critical as the body needs vitamin D to absorb calcium for proper body function. Not getting enough of these leads to fragile bones which is usually worsen by weight gain causing arthritis. Supplementation is also available but do not result to self help. Ensure you speak with a certified professional.

5. Fish
Well, this is not to say that you cannot consume meats again but fish should be your primary source of protein. The need to obtain omega 3 fatty acid for proper cell functioning at this age cannot be over emphasized. Scaly seas fish and crabs are found to be quite healthy.
I do advice some of my patients who had crossed this age line to reduce deep fat fried foods. The strength of their bodies to process or digest foods had reduced. It is best to enjoy your fish without frying. Fresh fish pepper soup is acceptable.

If you do have brothers, sisters, friends or even colleagues at work who are close to the age of 40 or 40 years and above, you will be doing them a whole lot if you share this article with them.
Indeed Life Begins at 40…….Stay Healthy

Do you suspect that your partner is cheating? If so, how do you find out if your suspicions are warranted? Simply asking someone is seldom effective. After all, the very act of cheating suggests that you may be dealing with someone who’s dishonest. If they’re willing to cheat, they’re also most likely going to lie about it.

So let’s look at 4 effective ways to catch a partner who’s cheating on you.

1. Check the phone.
Frequent calls or texts are one of the most obvious signs of cheating. If you have a chance to scroll through text messages and photos, you might find all the evidence you need within seconds. On the other hand, if your partner is diligent about not leaving the phone around, this may also be a sign of cheating Partner. A good time to check the phone is when it’s being charged. Of course, if your partner is careful, he may be hiding a second phone.

2. Change your routine.
One way to catch your cheating partner in the act is by coming home at an unexpected time. You might also show up at his or her place of work unannounced. Keep in mind, however, that it can be shocking to actually catch your partner with someone.

3.Be a social media spy.
One of the simplest ways to find evidence is to check the person’s Facebook/Instagram activity. Ideally, you should log onto the person’s actual account. Cheaters, however, are usually careful about hiding their passwords. You can often find clues, however, by doing some social media snooping from your own account. You may not be able to access private messages, but you can see if someone new is suddenly liking or commenting on everything your partner does. If so, check this person’s profile. If your partner is careless, you may even find photos of the two of them together.

4. Check online reviews.
If your partner likes to review restaurants, movies or other businesses listed on sites, you may be able to find clues of cheating. If you see reviews of places you’ve never been together, this may be where he or she is going with someone else.

With this said and done, what is the idea of staying in a committed relationship with someone you can’t trust. If you have doubt of his fidelity then you need to let him/her go before it gets to marriage.

Every day, our experiences affect them. Sunshine or rain clouds, our favorite song on the radio or an angry email at work—all of these can affect our mood, change the way we feel and influence the way we think.

The problems come when we allow those feelings to dictate how we deal with others.

Why? Because emotions can cause us to react differently in a certain moment than we would normally. If we’re feeling especially happy, we might agree to do something we wouldn’t otherwise. If we’re feeling very down or upset, we might unintentionally take those feelings out on someone.
Emotional intelligence, also known as EI or EQ (for emotional intelligence quotient), describes a person’s ability to recognize emotions, to understand their powerful effect, and to use that information to guide thinking and behavior.

When we speak about getting our emotions “under control,” we are usually thinking about controlling our response to emotions. This isn’t easy—but it can be done with practice.

So how can emotional intelligence help your relationships in everyday life?

One incredibly useful skill is that of seeing the big picture.
In essence, seeing the big picture involves stepping back in an emotionally charged moment, and thinking about the consequences of our actions—both short and long-term.

Here’s how it works: If you receive an email that bothers you, step away before you reply. If a friend or family member does something frustrating, pause before you react.

Then, ask yourself questions like:
• How will my response affect my relationship with this person?
• Will I regret saying or doing this tomorrow? How about next week? Or next year?

Your relationships are like bridges between you and everyone else. Every day, you’re faced with moments that are charged with emotion. When you take a moment to see the big picture and adjust accordingly, you add another brick to strengthen and reinforce the bridge—instead of allowing those moments to slowly wear the bridge down, until it falls apart.