Friday, 29 July 2016


Image result for pics of african pearIt is popularly known as Ube among the Igbos in the south eastern part. Its Botanical name is Dacryodes edulis. It has an African origin precisely  the eastern part of Nigeria. The African pear is also prevalent in other parts of African countries and has different names. Like other fruits, African pear is noted to possess some health benefits which researchers believe that it;s chemical components.  African pear is believed to be anti-microbial, anti-inflammatory, anti-hypertensive, diuretic, and antispasmodics in nature. African pear is a fleshy luscious fruit that is rich in oils and minerals. It is particularly believed to high in calcium and can provide the daily requirement for calcium. Calcuim is a requirement for the development and maintenance of healthy bones and teeth. Reseachers also believed that eating African pear regularly may help to prevent some forms of cancer.




Thursday, 28 July 2016

How much do you know about SNAILS...

Image result for image of snailBiological name: Helix aspersa
Snail is known for its shell. They belong to a group of animals with a soft body called molluscs. The shell protects it's soft body. It withdraws back into the shell whenever it is disturbed. Snails is a good source of protien however some cultures forbids it. Snail has different names in different parts of the world. In Nigeria it is prepared as CONGO meat. It is of many species and has some health benefits attached to eating it. Such benefits are:

Snail contains selenium which are important minerals and nutrients to fight diseases such as cancer and heart disease. 
Snails contain other minerals such as magnesium which plays important role in the body, iron which helps our red blood cells transport oxygen to all parts of the body and phosphorus which is also vital to the growth and repair of tissues.

Drogba scores yet another one against Arsenal>>>

Image result for pics of drogba,s goal MLS against arsenalDidier Drogba was on the score sheet for MLS All Stars but was not enough to seal a draw as Chuba Akpom's late goal saw Arsenal emerge the winner. The  MLS All Stars's attack was led by the former Chelsea man who managed to squeeze the ball past Petr Cech, given his side the equalizer. Drogba has a record against the Wenger's side scoring sixteen times in sixteen match encounter. Arsenal had a brilliant start with Campbell opening the scoring after he was brought down in the penalty area. He gave the London side the lead before the former Chelsea man took advantage of the porous defense to level the game before the half hour of the game. However, Arsenal youngster Chuba Akpom gave the Gunners a late winner four minutes from time as he tapped home a a pass from Nacho Monreal. The final score was 2 - 1. The post 'Drogba scores yet again against Arsenal' appears first on

Thursday, 14 July 2016

Alfred Ihenkuronye: About two hundred people die annually from food poisionning>>>

       According to the World Health Organisation (WHO), food containing harmful bacteria, viruses, parasites or chemical substances is responsible for more than 200 diseases, ranging from diarrhoea to cancers.
Image result for picture of plate of food Increasingly, many Nigerian have said to have died from eating contaminated food. Alfred Ihenkuronye, a professor of Food Science and Technology stated recently that no fewer than 200,000 persons die annually in the country as a result of contaminated foods.
 According to him, there are various ways through which food can be contaminated, most of which have been traced to the preparation and handling of the food by the food vendors. These should be a source of concern because food poisoning can cause a serious damage and in most cases lead to death.

According toWorld Health Organization , "New threats to food safety are constantly emerging. Changes in food production, distribution and consumption; changes to the environment; new and emerging pathogens; antimicrobial resistance - all pose challenges to national food safety systems".

However, WHO offers five practical guides to food vendors and consumers for handling and preparation: Keep clean, separate raw and cooked food, cook food thoroughly, keep food at safe temperatures, and use safe water and raw materials. What the authorities must now do is a campaign to sensitise the public about these measures.


chipelez blog is back with lots of health information

Quite a long time!!chipelez blog is back again to feed you with health information and tips that will help you stay in total control of your health. Remember a sound health is vital to your struggle to get acquire