Author: Staff Writer

10 Vegetables That Actually Aren’t That Good For You

Forget everything you think you know. BELL PEPPERS Nightshade vegetables, like peppers, potatoes, and eggplant, are known sources of inflammation, which can lead to some pretty serious complications down the line: heart disease, cancer, and diabetes, to name a few. Additionally, bell peppers contain solanine, an alkaloid that can get in the way of nerve function and result in twitching and convulsing. BROCCOLI These little trees aren’t too bad for you health-wise, but they can lead to increased bloating, which no one wants to deal with. Try one of these foods to fight bloating instead. BRUSSELS SPROUTS Just like...

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The Truth About The Pasta-Won’t-Make-You-Fat Study

Noodle lovers everywhere recently rejoiced over the news: According to science, pastawon’t make you fat! In a study of more than 23,000 Italians, researchers found that people who ate the most pasta tended to have lower BMIs and healthier waist circumferences compared to people who ate the least. The findings, published in the journal Nature, prove once and for all that pasta isn’t bad for your weight. Right? Well, not really. Because the study only looked at associations, it doesn’t actually prove anything. What’s more, there are some very important details that are worth talking about before you start...

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Seyi Shay Joins United Nations Campaign To Empower Women

Nigerian songstress Seyi Shay has joined artistes from around the world to collaborate on a remake of the Spice Girls’ Wannabe video done 20 years ago. They include Gigi Lamayne and Moneoa from South Africa, Bollywood actress Jacqueline Fernandez from Sri Lanka, M.O from the UK, Taylor Hatala from Canada and Larsen Thompson from the USA. The video called #WhatIReallyReallyWant will be viewed by world leaders in September 2016 during the Global Goals week telling them what girls and women really want in 2016. Directed by MJ Delaney, #WhatiReallyReallyWant focuses on women empowerment as a means of achieving the...

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Majek Fashek Insists Timi Dakolo Is Guilty

Nigerian reggae music icon Majek Fashek has insisted that singer Timi Dakolo committed copyright infringement for remaking his classic track ‘Send Down The Rain’. In a video sent to Entertainment News on Channels Television, Majek who is currently in London to complete works on his comeback album accused Dakolo of not getting proper permission from him or his management before embarking on the remake. Meanwhile, earlier in the year at an award ceremony, Majek Fashek happily performed the song alongside Timi Dakolo and guitarist Kunle Ayo. In a statement, Dakolo maintained that he would not want to join issues...

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VP Osinbajo Challenges Africa On Poverty, Inequality

Nigeria’s Vice President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo, has challenged African nations to urgently address the problems of poverty and inequality even as the global community focuses on its new Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The Vice President made the call on Saturday in a statement by his spokesman, Mr Laolu Akande, while speaking at a side event hosted by the President of Ghana, Mr John Mahama, on Africa and SDGs at the African Union meeting underway in Kigali, Rwanda. Osinbajo, who led the Nigerian delegation to the continent-wide meeting told the gathering of Presidents and several Heads of delegations that the...

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