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What Foods Can Help Igbo boys and girls Improve their Brain Power?

What Foods Can Help Igbo boys and girls Improve their Brain Power?

Traditionally, Igbos know certain foods help improve the brain power and function of children. Experienced nutritionist in Awka Anambra state, Ngozi Egbuonu says: "The child's brain is a very 'hungry' organ. It's the first of the body's organ to absorb nutrients from the food we eat. So, if we give the body junk foods" she…

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Find out what Food Can Spice Up your Sex Life

Find out what Food Can Spice Up your Sex Life

Spicing up your sex life may be as simple as taking a nibble of certain foods. this could seem ridiculous but inevitably true. 7 Simple foods for Flirting and Seduction Chilli Pepper: This food spice gets the heart pumping faster increasing the flow of blood to the genitals. Dark Chocolate: This is a great aphrodisiac that…

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FOOD: Preparing Snail and Green Plantain Pottage the Igbo Style

FOOD: Preparing Snail and Green Plantain Pottage the Igbo Style

Ingredients: 4-6 large snails 2-3 Medium sized green plantains (you want green plantain that’s not soft or too green) 1/2 a teaspoon of Garlic 1 bulb of onion 2 large tomatoes 1 medium Scotch Bonnet pepper 4 table spoons of oil 2 cubes of Knorr/Maggi 1 pinch of thyme Methods: For the Snails: Cut snails in…

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Foods Igbo Women Should Never Keep in the Fridge

Foods Igbo Women Should Never Keep in the Fridge

Where should Igbo women store bread, potatoes, honey etc? Should they store tomatoes in fridge or counter-top? While there may not be a definitely right or wrong way or, a general consensus on how to preserve certain foods among the over 800 Igbo communities in the South-East, some foods NEVER NEVER NEVER belong in the…

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FOOD: Preparing Egusi Soup the Igbo Style

FOOD: Preparing Egusi Soup the Igbo Style

Igbo traditional melon (egusi) soup is prepared in almost every home an Igbo person has ever-lived in. Egusi soup has a distinct taste and has been proven to be high in good fats which provide essential fatty acids needed for healthy brain function, skin, nails and hair. Ask any Igbo woman about Egusi soup, and she'll…

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FOOD: Preparing Ugu Soup the Igbo Style

FOOD: Preparing Ugu Soup the Igbo Style

Igbo Food - Ugu Soup Ingredients: Ugu (pumpkin) vegetables Water leaf Okporoko (Stock Fish) Crayfish Pepper Palm oil Fresh meat Dried Fish Kanda a.k. a Kpomo (Cow skin) Okpeyin Soup seasonings... Method: Boil your meat and okporoko in a pot with meat seasonings like thyme, onions, etc When the meat and okporoko becomes well cooked,…

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FOOD: Preparing Onugbu and Ogbono Soup

FOOD: Preparing Onugbu and Ogbono Soup

Igbo Food - Onugbu and Ogbono soup. RECIPE: 15ml of palm oil 3 milk cups of Ogbono 20g of Onugbu (Bitter leaf) 2 boiled stockfish (okporoko) 1 okpeyin (oil bean) crayfish pepper sliced onions 2 smoked fishes boiled beef maggi cubes salt METHOD: Pour the palm oil and sliced onions in a pot and heat…

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Health Benefits of African pear called UBE by the Igbos

Health Benefits of African pear called UBE by the Igbos

Health Benefits of African pear (UBE) Studies revealed that UBE, the buttery African pear is loaded with essential ingredients for warding off diseases. It is uniquely different in appearance, shape and size from the common pear. Ube as it is locally called among the Igbos in the south-east of Nigeria, or African pear is botanically…

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Eating Groundnut Prevents Hemophilia – Nutritionist

Eating Groundnut Prevents Hemophilia – Nutritionist

Mr Philip Amiengheme, the President, Advocacy for the Prevention and Treatment of Non-Communicable Disease Initiative, an NGO, on Thursday advised people to consume groundnut to prevent hemophilia, a bleeding disorder. Amiengheme, who is also a nutritionist, gave the advise in an interview in Abuja. He said people with hemophilia condition experienced prolonged bleeding or oozing…

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15 Health Benefits Of Avocado Pear (Ube Oyibo)

15 Health Benefits Of Avocado Pear (Ube Oyibo)

Many of us do not have to be “sold” on the benefits of avocados—their silky texture and versatile flavor make them hard not to love. But when studies show that avocado-eaters are healthier overall than their counterparts, we feel justified in our love-affair with the green fruit. And the research may even convince some non-avocado-eaters…

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