Popularly known as the fruit of the Angels, pawpaw is a fruit being enjoyed for its sweetness across the world. Its products for medicinal purposes is on the rise. And this is not limited to natural health practitioners alone, doctors as well as nurses encourage its use. And research is steadily showing that its delicious content is less important in comparison to its health benefits.
However, all parts of the pawpaw fruit; from its seeds, peels, to its leaves and many more are known and used for our health. With a lot of hidden benefits for skin, health and hair, coupled with its deliciousness, pawpaw now ranks as one of the most beneficial gifts nature has blessed us with.
As a matter of fact, it is reputed to carry the most health benefits of any fruit. Here are some of the health benefits of pawpaw
Pawpaw Lowers Cholesterol
Pawpaw is not only rich in fiber, vitamin C and antioxidants that prevent cholesterol buildup in the arteries, but with pawpaw, building up of the cholesterol in the arteries, is made impossible.
Pawpaw Helps Boosts Immunity
Amazingly, a single papaya gives more than 200% of your daily requirement of Vitamin C, which makes it a great agent for a stronger immune system. It is important to realize that your immune system is your first line of defense against various infections that can make you really sick.
Pawpaw Eases Menstrual Pain
Although this might sound a bit strange, it is true. Women who experience menstrual pain should help themselves to several servings of pawpaw. Why? There is an enzyme in pawpaw called papain. Papain helps in regulating and easing flow during menstrual periods.
Pawpaw Promotes Hair Growth
Apart from keeping the skin healthy, papayas are very effective for maintaining healthy hair. Vitamin A in them is utilized in the production of sebum, a compound that is crucial for keeping the hair smooth, shiny and moisturized.
The papain and chymopapain enzymes present in papayas reduce inflammation in different parts of the body.
It’s important to note that Papaya is classified as a harmful substance for pregnant women. Because there is a high concentration of latex in raw pawpaw which can cause uterine contractions and might lead to abortions.
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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