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Natural Nigerian Bride – Osemhen

Natural Nigerian Hair Bride Osemhen

A few years ago, a girl with fluffy hair passed me by in ShopRite. I approached her and for the first time outside a meet up, told someone I did not know that I had a blog called Natural Nigerian and that I would like to take her picture to share on my Facebook Page. She obliged.

I still have the photo but for some reason never put it up. Anyway, imagine my pleasant surprise when I ran into her again and she even became a customer and started meet ups (all by herself!).

Anyhoo, long story short, she got married recently and I determined that I was definitely going to do a post on her and her fantastic hair. ​ Enjoy! Warning - there are lots of pictures in this post. 

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Honey – How Can I tell it is Authentic? And other questions answered

Last year, out of frustration that I know that a lot of us have faced when buying honey, I wrote this post. Luckily for me it was read by a beekeeper (whose sister saw the article and sent him a link)

This bee-keeper who was obviously knowledgeable and passionate about bee keeping answered a lot of questions in that post and of course that got my interest. Several emails back and forth, he has answered a few questions that readers like yourself submitted. 

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NN DIY Friday: Easy, Three Ingredient Dark Chocolate

Make your own dark chocolates Natural Nigerian

Who loves chocolate? Yeah, that's what I thought. Almost everyone does.

​However, for those of us trying to pursue a healthy lifestyle, we find that we can't indulge guilt - free because of the ingredients in a chocolate bar. The ingredient list below is for a bar that is quite popular in Nigeria. Not terrible but definitely not  a healthy bar. 

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The hidden health dangers of the Nigerian Fuel Scarcity

The fact that there is a Fuel Scarcity in Nigeria is no longer news. It has endured from one administration to another. While I would like to believe that we will soon be rid of the queues, their persistence weakens hope everyday.

Beyond losing man-hours to spending long periods of time in these unending queues, there are other costs that we do not see.

Our health as a nation suffers every time there is a queue. Every. Time.

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So, where have you been NN?

After almost a month of not blogging, this would be a fair question. I do wish I was at a place like in the picture but nah! I was very much around. However,  I had a bit of a setback. You see, my Macbook stopped powering on and I had to send it to the US to get fixed. 

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Natural Nigerian™ Chia Seeds

These wonder seeds were first grown in Mexico and are one of nature’s richest antioxidants.

They are high in so many natural nutrients such as alpha lineic acid, a type of omega -3 fatty acids, calcium for healthy bones, Magnesium, Manganese, phosphorus and protein. They also contain a decent amount of Zinc, Vitamin B3 (Niacin), Potassium, Vitamin A, Vitamin B1 (Thiamine), Vitamin B2 and Folate.

They contain high dietary fiber thus, awesome for digestion and regular bowel movement and teeth health. They are good for lowering cholesterol so can serve as good egg replacer in your diet, for diabetics, as it can help prevent blood sugar spikes and can halt the onset of diabetes.

Chia seeds have been known to help prevent hypertension, maintain healthy body weight as they can help curb hunger and suppress appetite, which can also lead to weight loss. They can also help reduce belly fat, are important for energy metabolism and aid part of DNA synthesis.

It is gluten free and can be digested whole without grinding.

It can be added to smoothies, eaten raw ( 1 table spoon/day), soaked in water or even in baking or as toppings.

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