Very many people are in love with banana. Its not only rich in potassium, but it is also very tasty fruit! scientifically called Musa banana can be eaten i various styles and forms; fried, raw, frozen etc. Among the many benefits of banana here are few shocking ones;
It Is A Source Of Energy
Right here, we know that banana is not only a very filling, it is also the king energy booster. Especially for professional athletes (even they can testify). Before a strenuous workout, two bananas is enough to pack energy punch and to sustain your blood sugar.
Can Cures And Protect Against Stomach Ulcer
Like it was indicated above, banana is a filling fruit; once eaten, it can sustain the belly for a long period of time. So, consumption of banana on a regular basis helps protect against stomach ulcers. Why?Because over time, bananas thicken the protective mucus barrier in the stomach, which prevents damage from hydrochloric acid. Banana is also known to contain protease inhibitors that help eliminate stomach bacteria which can cause stomach ulcers.
It Treats Hangover
Did you know that like water, banana has been known to get rid of the morning inconvenience that comes after that night groove? Well, it definately does. How you say? Simply blend a couple of bananas blended with ice, berries and coconut or cow’s milk. Now, that’s some yummy hangover remedy.
Banana Fights Cancer
A recent Japanese animal research proves that fully ripe bananas (with dark spots) produce a compound called TNF–a. Now, TNF–a is a cytokine that is believed to have the potential to increase white blood cell count. This, in return, helps enhance our immunity and combat cancerous cell changes
It Improves Digestion
We must know that fiber is very effective when it comes to aiding bowel movement. So it should come as no surprise when banana falls into that category. As banana is a great source of dietary fiber.
Healthcare Workers To Receive Coca-Cola-Funded PPEs From Nigerian Red Cross
Since the outbreak of the Coronavirus disease in Nigeria, our healthcare workers have continued to lead the charge against the disease. As the number of recorded COVID-19 cases in Nigeria began to increase, these healthcare workers rose to the challenge and fought tirelessly to protect the lives of Nigerians impacted by the disease.
Considering the risks these healthcare workers face, there is a crucial need for adequate protective equipment for these brave frontline workers.
Coca-Cola is excited that over 400,000 Personal Protective Equipment (PPEs) procured to support the intervention efforts of the Nigerian Government and other key stakeholders to fight the COVID 19 pandemic have arrived. We do believe that this will to provide succor to our healthcare workers on the frontlines
These PPEs comprise N95 respirators, surgical masks, examination gloves, face shields, medical gowns, no-touch thermometers, disposable aprons, heavy-duty rubber gloves, rubber boots, basic masks, disposable gloves, and hand sanitizers.
Since the first confirmed case of the disease in Nigeria reported in February, over 800 healthcare workers have contracted the disease. While Nigerians are encouraged to stay home where possible and practice social distancing, these healthcare workers are needed across the country in the continued fight against the disease.
This donation forms part of The Coca-Cola Foundation’s COVID-19 relief interventions in Nigeria. The Coca-Cola Foundation has provided $2.5m in grant to IFRC who seeks to directly impact the lives of 1.4 million people in Nigeria and across other countries in West and Central Africa under this partnership.
COVID-19: Cross River Govt Kicks Against Stigmatisation, Urges Residents To Get Tested
The Cross River Government has kicked against stigmatisation of people with COVID-19 in the state.
The Commissioner for Health, Dr. Betta Edu stated this on Monday while sensitizing the residents of Yakurr and Abi Local Government Areas of the state.
Dr. Edu while sensitizing the residents of the area pointed out that the disease is not a death sentence, rather residents should go for test to know their status.
She went on to emphasize the need for leaders within the communities to get involved in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic, ways to prevent the disease, and preventable deaths adding that testing centres have been established in both communities.
She also reiterated the need to strengthen the health system and promote health within the communities.
PTF: Despite Presenting Negative COVID-19 Results, 40 Percent Of Passengers On A Single Int’l Flight Tested Positive
The Federal Government has raised the alarm over COVID-19 test results being presented by international flights passenger.
Sani Aliyu, the national coordinator of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19, raised the alarm while appearing before a joint Senate committee on health and aviation.
Ibrahim Oloriegbe, chairman, Senate Committee on Health, at the meeting, had expressed concern about the protocols for international flight operations about COVID-19 test requirements.
Responding to the concern, Aliyu expressed that some international flight passengers who presented negative COVID-19 results tested positive for thereon arrival in Nigeria.
Aliyu said there was an instance in which 40 percent of passengers on a single flight tested positive for COVID-19, despite presenting negative COVID-19 results before boarding.
Speaking further, he justified the measure put in place for flight operations, while he also revealed that the validity period of test had been reduced to four days from the initial seven days to prevent repeat occurrences.
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