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14 Dec 18
Diet_blog

A balanced diet matters for our health. But what does it actually mean to have a “balanced diet”?A balanced diet means that you are combining the right fats, proteins, carbohydrates, vitamins, minerals and fibre in order to obtain all of the nutrients you need for good health. By eating the correct combination, and not too […]

14 Dec 18
Կարեն Սարիբեկյան

Christmas is about spending time with family and friends. It’s about creating happy memories that will last a lifetime. Merry Christmas to you and your family! May the closeness of friends, the comfort of home, and the unity of our nation, renew your spirits this festive season. Merry Christmas to your family. ‘Tis the season to […]

14 Dec 18
Welcome to Nma Olebara's Blog

*NEWSPAPER REVIEWS FOR FRIDAY,, 14TH DECEMBER, 2018.* *PUNCH* Court nullifies APGAs Anambra South senatorial primary Abdusalami makes a case for fewer political parties Ezekwesili promises to reduce poverty if elected President INEC, PDP disagree over alleged 3,000 illegal polling units EFCC files 59 charges as Okupe fails to return N120m FG has politicised security, says […]

14 Dec 18
Leupeifrag1995 Blog

While writing your welcome speech, this is something that you need to keep in mind. While deciding on the constituent elements that make up your welcome speech, try to figure out what is the special message that you want people to carry back home. This is an important inclusion in any welcome speech. What Is […]

14 Dec 18
inside my overthinking mind

If you have not read about my fifth day in Hong Kong, read it here! Day 6 (Saturday, 24 November 2018) Mido Cafe (美都餐室) 63 Temple St, Jordan, Hong Kong If Day 5 was meant to be a relaxing day, then Day 6 was considerably less eventful than Day 5. Because of how efficient we […]

14 Dec 18
Kudi High On Life

Goa is the one place that is for every person, and each time I visit Goa I come back with a whole lot of new experiences.
In this blog post I list all the crazy things that happened with me last month in Goa!

14 Dec 18
The Scottish Sun
IF you’ve got your office Christmas do tonight or a weekend of boozing ahead of you, then you’re probably already dreading the hangover. But you can do things before you even leave your house to reduce your chances of feeling rubbish in the morning. It’s easy to get carried away when you’ve got a big Christmas night out Obviously, not drinking your weight in alcohol is the most effective means of protection. What you eat during the day can have an impact on how well you metabolise all that booze. “Sadly there is no magic solution to avoiding a hangover the next day apart from the blindingly obvious one – don’t drink too much at the Christmas party!” Dr Sarah Jarvis told The Sun. But State Registered Dietitian Helen Bond says that eating certain foods beforehand might help to line the stomach better than others: But going to a Chrimbo party doesn’t have to mean you feeling awful the next day Yoghurt A pot of natural yoghurt, rich in bone-building calcium – a mineral that tends to be depleted when you drink alcohol. The live bacteria cultures will supply friendly bacteria to help take care of your “microbiome” and will help to counteract any next morning-after bowel problems caused by your heavy drinking session. Poached eggs on sourdough bread with wilted spinach Everything about this meal is good for preparing you for a big night out Sourdough bread has a low-glycaemic index carb, which means it will help counteract the sugar lows caused by too much drinking and will help you to stay more alert through the evening. As well as counting as one of your five-a-day and giving you valuable and hunger-busting protein, this breakfast provides folate and vitamin C, which boosts your immune system, and is often depleted by heavy drinking. Eggs also contain an amino acid called cysteine, which helps the body break down acetaldehyde, a toxic by-product of alcohol metabolism that contributes to the feelings associated with a hangover, including headaches and nausea. Spinach also provides beta-carotene, which gets converted into the body into vitamin A and is a vitamin depleted by too much alcohol. Baked beans sprinkled with ­Worcestershire sauce on wholemeal toast Baked beans are high in fibre and rich in protein and release their energy slowly, so will help keep mid-afternoon munchies at bay before you hit the Xmas party. Adding Worcestershire sauce helps because its natural acidity lowers the glycaemic index of the meal – naturally slows down digestion of the beans. This means you won’t feel the effects of ­alcohol so quickly and will be less inclined to have another drink quickly. This meal will also help prevent the natural fall in blood sugar ­levels caused by alcohol, which leads to many hangover symptoms such as nausea and headaches. A glass of milk Milk really does line the stomach There is some truth in this old wives tale – a glass of milk before you head outlines the stomach and prevents alcohol from irritating it. If you fancy something more substantial, try a microwave rice pudding pot, a bowl of cereal or warming porridge. Add a sprinkling of cinnamon, a sliced banana and some grated and you’ll be topping up on some immune-boosting vitamin C, and potassium – a mineral which helps balance fluid levels that can take a ­battering during drinking. A bowl of lentil or vegetable soup A bowl of vegetable soup is rich in fibre, which will help line your stomach Alcohol is a diuretic, so the body loses more fluid than it takes in. Soups have a high water content, which helps balance fluid levels that can take a ­hammering during drinking. Lentils, along with other pulses are rich in fibre and protein that are broken down slowly in the body to help you feel fuller for longer – and will help stop you feeling drunk so quickly. Pair it with a hunk of rye bread, which is a slower releasing starchy carb, giving steadier blood sugar levels than white or wholemeal – perfect for helping to slow down alcohol absorption. Large bagel filled with smoked salmon and low-fat cream cheese A salmon and cream cheese bagel can stop your blood sugar level from dropping or spiking Oily fish like salmon contains heart-healthy essential omega-3 fats and vitamin D – a vitamin lacking in many people diets at this time of the year, but the combo of protein and fat from the salmon and soft cheese help slow the rate of ­digestion, preventing blood sugar levels from dropping too slowly. And opt for wholemeal bagels, rather than plain varieties, and you’ll get an extra dose of gut-healthy fibre to help take care of your friendly gut bacteria – which can be knocked out of kilter after a night of heavy drinking. Wholegrain peanut butter on wholemeal toast This pre-Xmas party snack will provide a good balance of slow release carbohydrates and protein to help keep blood sugar levels stable through the evening and energy giving B vitamins including niacin, which helps reduce tiredness and fatigue, and is often depleted by a night of heavy drinking. But these foods won’t help if you’re intending to spend ten hours boozing. What about when you’re at the party? We’ve said it before, don’t drink your weight in booze. The NHS recommends we drink no more than 14 units of alcohol per week – that’s six pints of beer or six medium glasses of wine. Anything more than that is considered alcohol misuse. But, let’s be honest, sometimes that’s hard to stick to at the Christmas party. So here’s what you should do… Don’t pre-drink Dr Jarvis warns: “Whatever you do, don’t pre-load! Christmas party day may feel like it starts from the moment you wake up, but you’ll regret it the morning after. Don’t pre-drink or you’ll end up like this by 10pm “Alternate alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks. This reduces the amount of alcohol you drink but also helps keep you hydrated. Alcohol is a diuretic – it makes you wee more – and dehydration contributes to hangovers. “Keep track of your drinking – use the Drinkaware app to help – and ideally stop when you reach 4 units. The Chief Medical Officer recommends both men and women should avoid drinking more than 14 units a week, spread over several days and with at least a couple of alcohol-free days in a week.” But drinking on empty stomach speeds up the rate at which you absorb alcohol into your bloodstream, making you feel more drunk and leaving you more prone to a hangover. So you really do want to make sure that you get your nutrition right beforehand. Go for lighter drinks “Stick to the white stuff. Dark drinks (wine, port, whisky, cognac) are high in congeners – a toxin which contributes to the colour and flavour of some drinks. Congeners contribute to hangovers,” Dr Jarvis said. “Dilute your drinks – spritzers or shandy can still make you feel you’re part of the party. “If you’re in a pub, avoid getting involved in rounds – you’re more likely to say yes when someone offers.” Oh, and whatever you do, don’t bother heading to the gym. [article-rail-topic title=”MORE ON HEALTH” term_id=”13286″ posts_number=”12″ /] We revealed earlier this week that exercising on a hangover is at best a total waste of time and at worst, quite dangerous. So if you do ignore our advice and go hard, then just rest the next day. If you can’t have a sofa day just before Christmas, when can you? We pay for your stories! Do you have a story for The Sun Online news team? Email us at tips@the-sun.co.uk or call 0207 782 4368. You can WhatsApp us on 07810 791 502. We pay for videos too. Click here to upload yours
14 Dec 18
The Irish Sun
IF you’ve got your office Christmas do tonight or a weekend of boozing ahead of you, then you’re probably already dreading the hangover. But you can do things before you even leave your house to reduce your chances of feeling rubbish in the morning. It’s easy to get carried away when you’ve got a big Christmas night out Obviously, not drinking your weight in alcohol is the most effective means of protection. What you eat during the day can have an impact on how well you metabolise all that booze. “Sadly there is no magic solution to avoiding a hangover the next day apart from the blindingly obvious one – don’t drink too much at the Christmas party!” Dr Sarah Jarvis told The Sun. But State Registered Dietitian Helen Bond says that eating certain foods beforehand might help to line the stomach better than others: But going to a Chrimbo party doesn’t have to mean you feeling awful the next day Yoghurt A pot of natural yoghurt, rich in bone-building calcium – a mineral that tends to be depleted when you drink alcohol. The live bacteria cultures will supply friendly bacteria to help take care of your “microbiome” and will help to counteract any next morning-after bowel problems caused by your heavy drinking session. Poached eggs on sourdough bread with wilted spinach Everything about this meal is good for preparing you for a big night out Sourdough bread has a low-glycaemic index carb, which means it will help counteract the sugar lows caused by too much drinking and will help you to stay more alert through the evening. As well as counting as one of your five-a-day and giving you valuable and hunger-busting protein, this breakfast provides folate and vitamin C, which boosts your immune system, and is often depleted by heavy drinking. Eggs also contain an amino acid called cysteine, which helps the body break down acetaldehyde, a toxic by-product of alcohol metabolism that contributes to the feelings associated with a hangover, including headaches and nausea. Spinach also provides beta-carotene, which gets converted into the body into vitamin A and is a vitamin depleted by too much alcohol. Baked beans sprinkled with ­Worcestershire sauce on wholemeal toast Baked beans are high in fibre and rich in protein and release their energy slowly, so will help keep mid-afternoon munchies at bay before you hit the Xmas party. Adding Worcestershire sauce helps because its natural acidity lowers the glycaemic index of the meal – naturally slows down digestion of the beans. This means you won’t feel the effects of ­alcohol so quickly and will be less inclined to have another drink quickly. This meal will also help prevent the natural fall in blood sugar ­levels caused by alcohol, which leads to many hangover symptoms such as nausea and headaches. A glass of milk Milk really does line the stomach There is some truth in this old wives tale – a glass of milk before you head outlines the stomach and prevents alcohol from irritating it. If you fancy something more substantial, try a microwave rice pudding pot, a bowl of cereal or warming porridge. Add a sprinkling of cinnamon, a sliced banana and some grated and you’ll be topping up on some immune-boosting vitamin C, and potassium – a mineral which helps balance fluid levels that can take a ­battering during drinking. A bowl of lentil or vegetable soup A bowl of vegetable soup is rich in fibre, which will help line your stomach Alcohol is a diuretic, so the body loses more fluid than it takes in. Soups have a high water content, which helps balance fluid levels that can take a ­hammering during drinking. Lentils, along with other pulses are rich in fibre and protein that are broken down slowly in the body to help you feel fuller for longer – and will help stop you feeling drunk so quickly. Pair it with a hunk of rye bread, which is a slower releasing starchy carb, giving steadier blood sugar levels than white or wholemeal – perfect for helping to slow down alcohol absorption. Large bagel filled with smoked salmon and low-fat cream cheese A salmon and cream cheese bagel can stop your blood sugar level from dropping or spiking Oily fish like salmon contains heart-healthy essential omega-3 fats and vitamin D – a vitamin lacking in many people diets at this time of the year, but the combo of protein and fat from the salmon and soft cheese help slow the rate of ­digestion, preventing blood sugar levels from dropping too slowly. And opt for wholemeal bagels, rather than plain varieties, and you’ll get an extra dose of gut-healthy fibre to help take care of your friendly gut bacteria – which can be knocked out of kilter after a night of heavy drinking. Wholegrain peanut butter on wholemeal toast This pre-Xmas party snack will provide a good balance of slow release carbohydrates and protein to help keep blood sugar levels stable through the evening and energy giving B vitamins including niacin, which helps reduce tiredness and fatigue, and is often depleted by a night of heavy drinking. But these foods won’t help if you’re intending to spend ten hours boozing. What about when you’re at the party? We’ve said it before, don’t drink your weight in booze. The NHS recommends we drink no more than 14 units of alcohol per week – that’s six pints of beer or six medium glasses of wine. Anything more than that is considered alcohol misuse. But, let’s be honest, sometimes that’s hard to stick to at the Christmas party. So here’s what you should do… Don’t pre-drink Dr Jarvis warns: “Whatever you do, don’t pre-load! Christmas party day may feel like it starts from the moment you wake up, but you’ll regret it the morning after. Don’t pre-drink or you’ll end up like this by 10pm “Alternate alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks. This reduces the amount of alcohol you drink but also helps keep you hydrated. Alcohol is a diuretic – it makes you wee more – and dehydration contributes to hangovers. “Keep track of your drinking – use the Drinkaware app to help – and ideally stop when you reach 4 units. The Chief Medical Officer recommends both men and women should avoid drinking more than 14 units a week, spread over several days and with at least a couple of alcohol-free days in a week.” But drinking on empty stomach speeds up the rate at which you absorb alcohol into your bloodstream, making you feel more drunk and leaving you more prone to a hangover. So you really do want to make sure that you get your nutrition right beforehand. Go for lighter drinks “Stick to the white stuff. Dark drinks (wine, port, whisky, cognac) are high in congeners – a toxin which contributes to the colour and flavour of some drinks. Congeners contribute to hangovers,” Dr Jarvis said. “Dilute your drinks – spritzers or shandy can still make you feel you’re part of the party. “If you’re in a pub, avoid getting involved in rounds – you’re more likely to say yes when someone offers.” Oh, and whatever you do, don’t bother heading to the gym. [article-rail-topic title=”MORE ON HEALTH” term_id=”13286″ posts_number=”12″ /] We revealed earlier this week that exercising on a hangover is at best a total waste of time and at worst, quite dangerous. So if you do ignore our advice and go hard, then just rest the next day. If you can’t have a sofa day just before Christmas, when can you? We pay for your stories! Do you have a story for The Sun Online news team? Email us at tips@the-sun.co.uk or call 0207 782 4368. You can WhatsApp us on 07810 791 502. We pay for videos too. Click here to upload yours
14 Dec 18
Foodvilla

Ingredients: 4 bread slice 2 tbsp butter A Pinch of nutmeg 1 bowl grated coconut ½ bowl jaggery ½ tbsp cardamom powder Steps: Heat a pan, add the grated coconut and jaggery. Stir for about five minutes. Add the nutmeg and cardamom powder. Cook for another five minutes and keep aside. Spared some butter on […]

14 Dec 18
The Sun
IF you’ve got your office Christmas do tonight or a weekend of boozing ahead of you, then you’re probably already dreading the hangover. But you can do things before you even leave your house to reduce your chances of feeling rubbish in the morning. It’s easy to get carried away when you’ve got a big Christmas night out Obviously, not drinking your weight in alcohol is the most effective means of protection. What you eat during the day can have an impact on how well you metabolise all that booze. “Sadly there is no magic solution to avoiding a hangover the next day apart from the blindingly obvious one – don’t drink too much at the Christmas party!” Dr Sarah Jarvis told The Sun. But State Registered Dietitian Helen Bond says that eating certain foods beforehand might help to line the stomach better than others: But going to a Chrimbo party doesn’t have to mean you feeling awful the next day Yoghurt A pot of natural yoghurt, rich in bone-building calcium – a mineral that tends to be depleted when you drink alcohol. The live bacteria cultures will supply friendly bacteria to help take care of your “microbiome” and will help to counteract any next morning-after bowel problems caused by your heavy drinking session. Poached eggs on sourdough bread with wilted spinach Everything about this meal is good for preparing you for a big night out Sourdough bread has a low-glycaemic index carb, which means it will help counteract the sugar lows caused by too much drinking and will help you to stay more alert through the evening. As well as counting as one of your five-a-day and giving you valuable and hunger-busting protein, this breakfast provides folate and vitamin C, which boosts your immune system, and is often depleted by heavy drinking. Eggs also contain an amino acid called cysteine, which helps the body break down acetaldehyde, a toxic by-product of alcohol metabolism that contributes to the feelings associated with a hangover, including headaches and nausea. Spinach also provides beta-carotene, which gets converted into the body into vitamin A and is a vitamin depleted by too much alcohol. Baked beans sprinkled with ­Worcestershire sauce on wholemeal toast Baked beans are high in fibre and rich in protein and release their energy slowly, so will help keep mid-afternoon munchies at bay before you hit the Xmas party. Adding Worcestershire sauce helps because its natural acidity lowers the glycaemic index of the meal – naturally slows down digestion of the beans. This means you won’t feel the effects of ­alcohol so quickly and will be less inclined to have another drink quickly. This meal will also help prevent the natural fall in blood sugar ­levels caused by alcohol, which leads to many hangover symptoms such as nausea and headaches. A glass of milk Milk really does line the stomach There is some truth in this old wives tale – a glass of milk before you head outlines the stomach and prevents alcohol from irritating it. If you fancy something more substantial, try a microwave rice pudding pot, a bowl of cereal or warming porridge. Add a sprinkling of cinnamon, a sliced banana and some grated and you’ll be topping up on some immune-boosting vitamin C, and potassium – a mineral which helps balance fluid levels that can take a ­battering during drinking. A bowl of lentil or vegetable soup A bowl of vegetable soup is rich in fibre, which will help line your stomach Alcohol is a diuretic, so the body loses more fluid than it takes in. Soups have a high water content, which helps balance fluid levels that can take a ­hammering during drinking. Lentils, along with other pulses are rich in fibre and protein that are broken down slowly in the body to help you feel fuller for longer – and will help stop you feeling drunk so quickly. Pair it with a hunk of rye bread, which is a slower releasing starchy carb, giving steadier blood sugar levels than white or wholemeal – perfect for helping to slow down alcohol absorption. Large bagel filled with smoked salmon and low-fat cream cheese A salmon and cream cheese bagel can stop your blood sugar level from dropping or spiking Oily fish like salmon contains heart-healthy essential omega-3 fats and vitamin D – a vitamin lacking in many people diets at this time of the year, but the combo of protein and fat from the salmon and soft cheese help slow the rate of ­digestion, preventing blood sugar levels from dropping too slowly. And opt for wholemeal bagels, rather than plain varieties, and you’ll get an extra dose of gut-healthy fibre to help take care of your friendly gut bacteria – which can be knocked out of kilter after a night of heavy drinking. Wholegrain peanut butter on wholemeal toast This pre-Xmas party snack will provide a good balance of slow release carbohydrates and protein to help keep blood sugar levels stable through the evening and energy giving B vitamins including niacin, which helps reduce tiredness and fatigue, and is often depleted by a night of heavy drinking. But these foods won’t help if you’re intending to spend ten hours boozing. What about when you’re at the party? We’ve said it before, don’t drink your weight in booze. The NHS recommends we drink no more than 14 units of alcohol per week – that’s six pints of beer or six medium glasses of wine. Anything more than that is considered alcohol misuse. But, let’s be honest, sometimes that’s hard to stick to at the Christmas party. So here’s what you should do… Don’t pre-drink Dr Jarvis warns: “Whatever you do, don’t pre-load! Christmas party day may feel like it starts from the moment you wake up, but you’ll regret it the morning after. Don’t pre-drink or you’ll end up like this by 10pm “Alternate alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks. This reduces the amount of alcohol you drink but also helps keep you hydrated. Alcohol is a diuretic – it makes you wee more – and dehydration contributes to hangovers. “Keep track of your drinking – use the Drinkaware app to help – and ideally stop when you reach 4 units. The Chief Medical Officer recommends both men and women should avoid drinking more than 14 units a week, spread over several days and with at least a couple of alcohol-free days in a week.” But drinking on empty stomach speeds up the rate at which you absorb alcohol into your bloodstream, making you feel more drunk and leaving you more prone to a hangover. So you really do want to make sure that you get your nutrition right beforehand. Go for lighter drinks “Stick to the white stuff. Dark drinks (wine, port, whisky, cognac) are high in congeners – a toxin which contributes to the colour and flavour of some drinks. Congeners contribute to hangovers,” Dr Jarvis said. “Dilute your drinks – spritzers or shandy can still make you feel you’re part of the party. “If you’re in a pub, avoid getting involved in rounds – you’re more likely to say yes when someone offers.” Oh, and whatever you do, don’t bother heading to the gym. [article-rail-topic title=”MORE ON HEALTH” term_id=”13286″ posts_number=”12″ /] We revealed earlier this week that exercising on a hangover is at best a total waste of time and at worst, quite dangerous. So if you do ignore our advice and go hard, then just rest the next day. If you can’t have a sofa day just before Christmas, when can you? We pay for your stories! Do you have a story for The Sun Online news team? Email us at tips@the-sun.co.uk or call 0207 782 4368. You can WhatsApp us on 07810 791 502. We pay for videos too. Click here to upload yours
14 Dec 18
Lucy's Last Post

14. Nat King Cole was right Chestnuts roasting on an open fire [you sang that, didn’t you?] really did signify Christmas for us. One of the advantages of living in an old house was that we had a real coal fire in the living room. I loved watching the chestnuts pop open as they sat […]

14 Dec 18
News Archives Uk

At the beginning of the first episode of the BBC's new version of Les Misérables, one character goes to the other and says: & # 39; I wonder if you know how I suffer. & # 39; Well, honey. My thoughts exactly. Keep it or hate it, the indisputable fact about this classic is that, […]

14 Dec 18
Fictionista

Eyes open as I stretch. My face is imprinted with sofa lines matching my suit. Shoes sticky, tie soiled. Mini shredder bin next to the sofa is loaded with paper and a sickly spew. Standing brings on vertigo, so I sit down near a blanket speckled with what resembles the stuff in the bin. My […]

14 Dec 18
Mocha Divas

Hey, Mocha Diva! Christmas is less than 2 weeks away! Say what, say what! I thought when Daylight Savings Time ended, I was supposed to gain an hour? It seems like time sped up instead. It doesn’t help that I have been out of commission due to illness. I’m back! Seriously, it’s amazing what some […]

14 Dec 18
Bruce's Blog

EU ruling on gene-edited foods is holding us back Gene-edited food has the potential to feed the world’s hungry, but may be blocked in the European Union BY MARK WILDING DECEMBER 12, 2018 Professor Nigel Halford from non-profit Rothamstead Research is working to gene edit wheat to eradicate carcinogenic chemicals when cooked For nearly 15 years, Professor Nigel […]