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31 Jul 2019
After a curious initial hesitation, Nigeria recently became the 53rd country on the African continent that signed the protocol establishing the Africa Continental Free Trade Area (ACFTA).
27 Jun 2019
You don’t have to be a nutritionist to know that your favourite red velvet cake or cinnamon glazed doughnut is packed with sugar. It is also common knowledge that most of the soft drinks we consume daily are made with a lot of sugar. In fact, a single bottle of soft drink has 12 teaspoons of sugar, which is twice the recommended daily limit of sugar intake which is 6 teaspoons; and that is just one bottle! Many Nigerians have at least an average of 2 to 3 bottles a day.
19 Jun 2019
The Chairman of Dangote Sugar Refinery Plc, Aliko Dangote has warned that Nigeria is losing over 300,000 metric tonnes of local sugar demand to smuggling on yearly basis.    This figure is huge, as smuggling continues to adversely affect the nation’s sugar industry, he said on the sidelines of the 13th yearly general meeting of…
23 May 2019
In recent times there have been claims and counter claims on the health effects of skipping and having breakfast. New evidence published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology showed skipping breakfast was significantly associated with an increased risk of death from heart disease. However, others studies have shown that intermittent fasting effectively…
20 May 2019
Consuming fruit juices is just as bad for your health and likely to lead to an early death as drinking cola or lemonade, research suggests. A new study found an increased risk of dying early from any cause for people who consumed a lot of sugary drinks. United States (US) researchers compared, for the first…
15 May 2019
Need another reason to monitor your intake of ultra-processed foods? Cutting down on your amounts could help you live-longer. In an observational study published online February 11, 2019, by JAMA Internal Medicine, almost 45,000 adults ages 45 and older completed several dietary assessments over a two-year period. On average, ultra-processed foods made up about 15…
8 May 2019
Stakeholders in the food processing sector and development agencies are exploring new measures to improve local processing of fortified foods in Nigeria and the sub-Saharan African region, through bouillon cubes.   According to them, there is a need to deploy new strategies to drive the implementation of policies and build capacities of industrial firms to…
6 Sep 2018
Sugar includes all simple carbohydrates, monosaccharides and disaccharides which come naturally in food as well as the one added to food during processing. The simple sugar contained in whole fruit, and fruit juices, is mostly in form of fructose but also include glucose and sucrose. The sugar in 100% fruit juice always comes with the…
31 Aug 2018
Studies have revealed that people who miss breakfast, which is the most important meal of the day, have better blood-sugar levels if they choose to snack on almond nuts mid-morning. According to the studies, almonds may compensate for skipping breakfast as well as improve insulin resistance in the body, just as research suggests it contains…
21 Mar 2018
Diabetes could be caused by a chemical in sugar - turning the condition on its head, according to new research. If true, scientists say high blood glucose levels would be an affect - rather than the cause - of the disease. Experiments on flies found found large amounts of the metabolite MG (methylglyoxal) led to…
11 Jan 2018
Cravings are a very common phenomenon and sugar cravings are among the most common especially with women. If they are not properly managed, they could lead to over-consumption of calories. Here are some alternatives that are both sweet and nutritious. Date Fruits Date Fruits are dried fruits from the date palm tree and they are a…
24 Dec 2017
If your blood sugar stays over 240, it is too high. Usually, high blood sugar occurs slowly, when an individual does not have enough insulin in the body. It can also happen if you miss taking your diabetes medicine or eat too much without enough physical exercise. Sometimes, medications taken for other health problems may…

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