100% fruit juice: Healthy way to revitalise after fasting
This series will be reviewing emerging lifestyles vis-a-vis common eating habits as well as essential but often ignored or completely misunderstood measures we could adopt to remain healthy. I will start this discussion, which I intend to make as interactive as possible, with my thoughts on fasting (an exercise that has become a major practice…
Parboiling method reduces inorganic arsenic, increases calcium content of rice
Contamination of rice with arsenic is a major problem in some regions of the world with high rice consumption. Now, researchers reporting in the ACS journal Environmental Science & Technology have found a way to reduce inorganic arsenic in rice by modifying processing methods at traditional, small-scale parboiling plants in Bangladesh. The new method has…
‘Why more Nigerians may die of diet-related diseases’
Nigeria ranks 42nd out of 195 countries with the highest rate of diet-related deaths, with low intake of whole grains being the leading dietary risk factor for mortality and disease in Nigeria, United States (US), India, Brazil, Pakistan, Russia, Egypt, Germany, Iran, and Turkey.