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Ginger ,Turmeric For Better Health 

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Ginger and turmeric are naturally similar  pepperish root plants that are highly medicinal.
The phytonutrients in them are not similar even though, both come from the same plant family. Ginger has gingerole and is more hotter on the taste buds than Turmeric which is milder.
The combination of both ginger and turmeric make a great medicinal treat capable of dealing many ailments from cold, cough, pains and weightloss
Recipes made with turmeric and ginger
Turmeric ginger tea for weight loss
Turmeric ginger tea can aid weight loss due to its metabolism-boosting and appetite-suppressing properties. To make it, steep sliced fresh ginger and turmeric in hot water, then strain.
Ginger’s thermogenic effect can increase calorie burning, while turmeric’s curcumin may help regulate fat metabolism and reduce inflammation and helps in losing weight faster. Drink this tea between meals to curb cravings and promote digestion. However, remember that weight loss is best achieved through a balanced diet and regular exercise, so use this tea as part of a healthy lifestyle.
Ginger turmeric milk for immunity
To prepare ginger turmeric milk for immunity, combine 1 cup of milk (dairy or plant-based) with a 1-inch piece of fresh ginger (grated) and 1/2 teaspoon of ground turmeric in a small saucepan. Heat the mixture over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until it comes to a gentle simmer. Allow it to simmer for about five minutes to infuse the flavors.
Strain the milk into a cup to remove the ginger pieces, then sweeten with honey or maple syrup to taste if desired. Ginger and turmeric are known for their immune-boosting properties, with ginger offering anti-inflammatory benefits and turmeric providing antioxidant support. Incorporating this soothing and nutritious drink into your daily routine can help strengthen your immune system and promote overall well-being.
Ginger turmeric soup
Combine chopped ginger, turmeric, garlic, and onion in a pot, sauté until fragrant. Add broth, diced vegetables (carrots, sweet potatoes), and simmer until tender. Blend until smooth, garnish with cilantro or coconut cream if desired.
Turmeric detox water for liver
Turmeric detox water is believed to support liver health due to the antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties of turmeric’s active compound, curcumin. To make it, simply add a teaspoon of turmeric powder to a pitcher of water, along with a squeeze of lemon juice for added detoxification benefits. Moreover, you can also include slices of fresh ginger or a pinch of black pepper to enhance absorption. Let it infuse overnight in the refrigerator and drink it throughout the day.
Ginger and Turmeric Smoothie for instant energy
Combine 1 banana, 1 cup of frozen mango chunks, 1 teaspoon of grated ginger, 1 teaspoon of turmeric powder, 1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon, and 1 cup of coconut water or almond milk in a blender. Blend until smooth and creamy. This vibrant smoothie is not only refreshing but also packed with antioxidants and anti-inflammatory properties, making it a great way to start your day or refuel after a workout.
Turmeric for cleansing blood
Turmeric has been traditionally believed to have cleansing properties for the blood in some cultures. Its active compound, curcumin, is credited with various health benefits, including antioxidant and anti-inflammatory effects. While scientific research on turmeric’s direct effects on blood cleansing is limited, some studies suggest it may support overall cardiovascular health by helping to regulate blood sugar levels, improve circulation, and reduce inflammation.
What happens when you consume excess ginger?
Consuming excessive ginger may lead to several potential side effects. While ginger is generally safe when consumed in moderation, consuming large amounts may cause digestive issues such as heartburn, stomach upset, and diarrhea due to its spicy nature and ability to stimulate gastric acid secretion. Additionally, ginger may interact with certain medications, particularly blood thinners, and may increase the risk of bleeding. Individuals with gallstones should also exercise caution, as ginger may exacerbate symptoms.

 

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Team Nigeria wrestlers off to pre-Olympics camp

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The Nigeria wrestling contingent left Madrid, Spain for Germany in what is their last camping before the Olympic Games in Paris, France.

The Wrestlers which participated in Spanish Grand Prix, a pre-Olympic tournament in Madrid, had Esther Kolawole 62kg and Ogunsanya Christianah 53kg record bronze for Team Nigeria respectively.

Ogunsanya defeated her USA counterpart Brianne Gonzales (10-0) to win Bronze medal while Kolawole won Swedish Johanna Lindborg by (8-0) for the Bronze Medal.

Multiple time world medalist Odunayo Adekuoroye lost (4-4) on technical grounds to Norwegian Othile Hole in the quarter final. Similarly, African champion Hannah Reuben lost her first bout to Tatiana R. her Colombia opponent (3-0).

Reacting to the performance of the team, the female head coach Akuh Purity assessed it was an opportunity for the wrestlers to warm-up ahead of the Paris Games.

“It was a good outing for our girls in the sense that it offered us opportunity to look at areas we needed to improve on,” Purity stated. “It also gave the wrestlers the avenue to wrestle competitively although not as if it were to be in Paris, but it was great and we have known areas we need to improve upon.”

Before the team’s departure for Germany,  the Nigeria Wrestling Federation President Daniel Igali, urged  the contingents led by the Secretary General, Mohammed H. Maigidansanma, to learn from all that transpired in Madrid for their technical advantage.

 

 

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Stakeholders unveil plans for athletics dev

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Stakeholders in the southwest have moved to set up a trust fund for athletics initiatives in the zone, in order to drive positive changes in the management of track and field talents and events.

This is part of a series of recommendations made during the inaugural two-day Southwest Athletics Conference which ended in Abeokuta, Ogun State last Friday.

The conference was attended by 55 delegates representing the six states in the region and supported by the Athletics Federation of Nigeria.

In a communiqué jointly signed by the chairman of the working committee, Olatunde Makanju, and the secretary of the communique drafting committee, Oluyomi Oluwasanmi, the conference highlighted seven blueprints towards revamping athletics in the region.

“Key recommendations from the conference include the formation of the Southwest Athletics Group that would be governed by a board comprising all the chairmen of the states association, with each chair taking annual turns leading the board.

“To enhance sports development, the conference called for the creation of a trust fund dedicated to supporting athletic programmes and initiatives in the
region.”

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Paris 2024: Falcons hold first training session

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Ahead of their participation in the women’s football event of the 2024 Paris Olympics Games, the Super Falcons held their first training session in their Seville camp on Sunday.

The Games will be held from July 26 to August 11 and Nigeria are returning to the women’s football event since they last featured in 2008.

The Super Falcons camp opened in Spanish City on Friday but didn’t hold any training sessions until Sunday due to the small number of players in camp.

Following reports that most of the players are yet to hit camp, perhaps the numbers are just swelling, as the video released by the Super Falcons Show on X showed a few players and officials strolling into the training ground.

In the video were captain Rasheedat Ajibade, goalkeeper Tochukwu Oluehi, Deborah Abiodun, Toni Payne and Rivers Angels keeper Morufat Ademola. Some other officials were spotted in the background.

Other players reported to be in camp are goalkeeper Chiamaka Nnadozie, Gift Monday, Chidinma Okeke, and Christy Ucheibe.

The team is expected to depart Spain for France on July 18 after their two-week training in Seville.

Super Falcons head coach Randy Waldrum last Wednesday named 18 players and four others as alternates for the women’s football event.

Changes are however expected to the squad in the coming days following an injury to midfielder Halimatu Ayinde.

Nine-time African champions Nigeria will tackle Brazil, Spain and Japan, in that order, at this year’s tournament.

Their first game, against Brazil, comes up at the Stade Bordeaux on July 25, before confrontations with Spain (July 28) and Japan (July 31).

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