Jaggery: A Substitute for Refined Sugar You Should Try

Sometime last year in one of my WhatsApp chat groups, we were discussing healthy living and the refined sugar issue came up.

By this time I, like many others, had been coming up with different ways around it: using brown sugar, switching to honey, squeezing lime and lemon for tea, and even taking our cereals without any sweeteners whatsoever.

In the course of our discussion, a lady mentioned jaggery, made from sugar cane too (and less commonly, date palm and coconut sap). None of us had ever heard of it, but since she runs a healthy living support business, we all listened. Continue reading.

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Are You Helping or Hurting Your Heart?

The heart is the body’s most important organ. When the heart stops… it’s over.

An extremely hard worker, the heart pumps about 23, 000 liters of blood around the body, and beats an estimated 100, 000 times each day- no breaks or vacations!

As such, we should be doing everything in our power to help our hearts do their job, instead of making it more difficult with poor habits and lifestyles.

Here are a few things you should know about your heart.

Career of the Week – Natachi Peace Ugbajah, Specialist Baker/ Nutritionist

Natachi Peace, who studied for a diploma in Computer Education at the University of Nigeria Nsukka before moving on to the University of East London where she studied Human Resource Management, returned to Nigeria in 2013 to concentrate on her passion turned business: helping people lose weight and live healthy lifestyles. Having taken courses in Personal Health & Fitness, Leadership Skills in Business, Human Nutrition, and Global Health Initiative: Diabetes Awareness, for which she received diplomas, Natachi Peace is now building a thriving career as a specialist baker and nutritionist. I interviewed her HERE.

 

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