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How to avoid giving out gases after taking beans

Posted on May 25, 2015 at 12:30 AM Comments comments (0)
Avoiding gas discharge after eating beans. Many people complain of giving out gases when they take beans with gari popularly know as Gob3 in our local akan language. I must admit, such a feeling is not fun to deal with especially in a society where flatulence in public constitute a form of social deviance. Well, so what causes this gases to be formed in the first place and how do we avoid it? First and foremost, the gases come from the outer covering of the beans, this outer covering is t... Read Full Post »

GO BACK TO OUR FIRST LOVE - AFRICAN FOODS

Posted on November 15, 2014 at 1:25 AM Comments comments (0)

TRADITIONAL AFRICAN FOODS, A STEP FORWARD IN THE MANAGEMENT OF LIFE STYLE DISEASES.

Growing up, Mum used to complain about how poverty has been an obstacle to providing us the best meals. To her, the protein was never enough, and if the jollof rice did not come with lots of oil, then it was not delicious or in other words, healthy enough- No disrespect here Mum.

Decades down the line and reading dietetics, I have really come to realize that indeed we were eating some of the best m...

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HEALTHY EATING GUIDELINES FOR GHANAIANS

Posted on November 13, 2014 at 10:40 PM Comments comments (0)

Dietary guidelines for healthy living for Ghanaians

1.Eat a variety of foods; For example when taking fruits, try to eat from different sources, lets say in the morning within 10 am to 10;30 am you ate, two fingers of banana, you might want to swicth to a slice of water melon in the afternoon within 2;30 to 3;30 pm. You might as well want to get yourself some apple and orange for the next day. This is to ensure that your body get all the neccessary micronutrients and antioxidants that i...

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SIZE ZERO

Posted on November 13, 2014 at 10:30 PM Comments comments (0)

THE WEIGHT LOSS; WEIGHT GAIN FACTOR

Some years ago the preferred body size was size zero (0),                      

it was such a great thing, the style for artist, many strived to gain such body sizes. The truth remains that dietitians do not advise their clients to gain size zero regardless of health status. I am yet to come across any health conditions tha...

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GOVERNMENT MUST BAN THE INTAKE OF SALT

Posted on November 3, 2014 at 8:40 AM Comments comments (0)

The relationship between high salt intake and diabetes has long since been established, People who take in more salt, and take in more sodium as a results. And wherever sodium goes, water goes.

High sodium in the blood will cause water to move from the extracellular space into the blood stream, putting pressure on the blood vessels. At the same time, it increases the volume of blood present in the body, since water is a component of blood. The increased blood volume means therefore that...

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HYPERTENSION

Posted on December 3, 2013 at 4:55 AM Comments comments (0)

 

Your blood pressure is determined by the rate of blood flow, the volume of blood that is moving around your body, and how efficient your blood vessels work. Hypertension runs in families and blacks or Africans are prone to this condition. Obesity, stress, cigarette smoking are a few of the predisposing factors to hypertension. Today the most common management of this condition is through the use anti-hypertensive drugs, a moderate to high sodium restriction diet, and weight reduc...

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LOW PROTEIN DIET

Posted on December 3, 2013 at 4:50 AM Comments comments (0)

 

Protein is a nutrient needed by the body for normal growth, wound healing and the ability to fight infections. People with severe kidney or liver disease must often limit the amount of protein they eat because their bodies cannot use protein properly. Dangerous waste products can build up in the blood from eating too much protein.

For the healthy person, 60 grams of proteins are needed a day to achieve and maintain good health. This of course would depend on the weight and ...

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DIABETES

Posted on December 3, 2013 at 4:50 AM Comments comments (0)

 

DIABETES

The food we eat is digested, and one of the end product of digestion is glucose. Glucose is usually obtained from carbohydrate foods, but can also be obtained from other foods. Fats and proteins can also be converted to glucose when it becomes necessary. In the fasting state, the blood glucose level should be within a recommended range and any level above or below is not desirable. One is said to be diabetic when his/her fasting blood glucose is above the recommend...

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GASTROESOPHAGEAL REFLUX DISEASE (GERD)

Posted on October 21, 2013 at 6:25 AM Comments comments (0)

The esophagus is the tube that carries food and water from the throat to the stomach. However, it is not just a simple tube. The lower esophagus has a specialized muscle around it that usually stays tightly closed, opening only to allow food and liquid into the stomach. It acts to prevent the reflux of the stomach acid into the esophagus. Occasionally reflux of gastric contents is not an entirely uncommon event in healthy persons.

However persons with chronic esophageal reflux have this...

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WEIGHT LOSS THE HEALTHY WAY

Posted on October 21, 2013 at 6:20 AM Comments comments (0)

Gaining weight is easy for some people; however, losing it is not easy. That is not to say it cannot be done. It can be done with focus, determination and self-belief.

There are so many factors that contribute to weight gain; however, the commonest is taking in more energy (In the form of food) than we burn. Apart from nutrients, food provides satiety and energy. The energy is required by the body for all its activities even when you rest or sleep.

The energy taken in should balan...

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LOW CHOLESTEROL DIET

Posted on October 21, 2013 at 6:10 AM Comments comments (0)

Cholesterol;

Fat is a major source of energy for the body. However, it is not the body’s only source of energy. Too much fat in a diet can be harmful. It is equally bad for the circulatory system, because it raises blood cholesterol levels that can contribute to heart attack or stroke. This diet is designed to reduce fat and blood cholesterol levels. The goal of this diet plan are;

a. Decrease total dietary fat, especially saturated and trans fat, also kn...

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BREAST MILK BECOMING CONTAMINATED

Posted on October 4, 2013 at 5:35 AM Comments comments (0)

Breast milk, which is deemed the most hygienic and nutritious food for babies, is becoming contaminated from chemicals found in e-waste and plastics.

 

A research by the Water Research Institute (WRI) of the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) has revealed that the harmful chemicals found in plastics, electricity transformers, paints, capacitors and from bad disposal of electronic waste ...

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NATURES MILK

Posted on October 3, 2013 at 2:35 AM Comments comments (0)

DIETARY IMPORTANCE OF COCONUT

COCONUT WATER 

Coconut water (Cocus nucifera), Fresh, Nutrition Value per 100 g (Source: USDA National Nutrient data base) Nutrient Nutrient Value 1.Energy 19 Kcal 2. Carbohydrates 3.71 g 3. Protein 0.72 g 4. Total Fat 0.20 g 5. Cholesterol 0 mg 6. Dietary Fiber 1.1 g • Vitamins present in coconut water • Folates 3 µg • Niacin 0.080 mg &...

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DANGERS AND BENEFIT OF BEETROOT

Posted on September 30, 2013 at 3:25 AM Comments comments (0)

DANGERS AND BENEFIT OF BEETROOT

 

Beetroot is a dark red vegetable with an acquired taste which has been getting a lot of coverage in the news. It has been linked with better stamina, improved blood flow and lower blood pressure.

But what's the truth about beetroot?


 

BEET ROOT FACTS

The website lovebeetroot.co.uk says the vegetable became pop...

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THE HISTORY OF DIETETICS IN GHANA

Posted on May 25, 2013 at 4:35 AM Comments comments (0)

HISTORY AND GROWTH OF DIETETICS IN GHANA

 

 What is Dietetics?

 Who are Dieticians?

 History of Dietetics in Ghana

 Growth of Dietetics in Ghana

 

 

 

W...

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HEALTHY EATING GUIDELINES FOR GHANAIANS

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Dietary guidelines for healthy living for Ghanaians

1.Eat a variety of foods; For example when taking fruits, try to eat from different sources, lets say in the morning within 10 am to 10;30 am you ate, two fingers of banana, you might want to swicth to a slice of water melon in the afternoon within 2;30 to 3;30 pm. You might as well want to get yourself some apple and orange for the next day. This is to ensure that your body get all the neccessary micronutrients and antioxidants that i...

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