As an expectant mother, you should understand that it is no longer the usual that must go into your stomach as the growth of your unborn child is determine by whatever you put into your system.

In recent times, many pregnant women have faced birth related issues due to poor choice of diet during pregnancy. To avoid this, you must decide to quit certain unhealthy foods for pregnant women.

Find below a list of the top four foods to avoid.

1. Alcohol

Research has proven that mothers who are alcoholic have a greater risk of still birth and miscarriages. In fact after delivery, more percentage of women who indulge in alcohol during pregnancy bring forth children with Fetal Alcohol Syndrome which manifest in the form of facial deformities and some level of retardation in reasoning as the child grows up.

2. Sea foods

Some certain sea foods are found to contain high level of mercury. High dosage of mercury causes certain developmental conditions. The older the sea foods, the higher the concentration of mercury in them. While sea foods contain a level of mercury, there are some that can be occasionally consumed. They include shrimps, salmon and catfish.

3. Semi cooked egg

Eggs are loaded with adequate amount of nutrient and protein which can be said to help in the growth and development of mother and child even during pregnancy. Semi cooked eggs can cause salmonella poisoning due to the bacterium salmonella. If you are to eat egg, ensure it is properly cooked above 100°C within the normal time frame to avoid the existence of poultry kinds of bacteria.

4. Papaya

While ripe pawpaw can be of great use for pregnant women, there is need for every pregnant women to avoid the consumption of both unripe and semi ripe. These kinds of papaya contain pepsin in its sap that could contract the womb and cause miscarriages in certain women especially those who have history with still birth and miscarriages.



Lemons are vitamin C rich in citrus fruits that enhances your beauty, by rejuvenating skin from within bringing a glow to your face. One of the major health benefits of drinking lemon water is that it paves way for losing weight faster, thus acting a a great weight loss remedy.


Lemon water flushes out body toxins and is extremely beneficial for the body.

Warm lemon water serves as the perfect good morning drink , as it aids the digestive system and makes the process of eliminating the waste product from the body easier. It’s so simple and the benefits are just too good to ignore.

Boosts your immune system

Lemona are high in Vitamin C and potassium. Vitamin C is great for fighting cols and potassium stimulates brain and nerve function and helps control blood pressure.

Balances pH

Lemons are an incredible alkaline food, they are acidic on their own, but inside our bodies they are alkaline and a great wat to ensure that your pH balance is accurate. As your wellness warriors know, alkaline body is really key to good health.

Aids digestion

The warm water serves to stimulate the gastrointestinal tract and peristalsis- the waves of muscle contradictions within the intestine wall that keeps things moving.

Acts as a gentle, natural diuretic

Lemons juice helps flush out unwanted materials because lemons increase the rate of urination in the body. Toxins are, therefore, released as a faster rate which helps keep your urinary tract healthy.

Helps with weight loss

Lemons are high in pectin fiber, which helps fight hunger cravings; it also has been shown that people who maintain a more alkaline diet lose weight faster.

Clears skin and keeps skin beautiful

The Vitamin C helps to decrease wrinkles and blemishes. Lemon water purges toxins from the blood which helps keep skin clear as well.

Freshens breadth

Besides fresher breadth, lemons have been known to help relieve tooth pain and gingivitis. Remember not to brush your teeth just after drinking your lemon water. It is best to brush your teeth first, and then drink your lemon water.

Adopting just this one practice of drinking a cup of warm water with lemon in the morning for a month can radically alter the experience of your day.


The Lagos State Chapter, Nutrition Society of
Nigeria (NSN) has told Nigerians to boost their
immunity, they would need to eat more fruits
and vegetables in their diets.
The Chairperson of the society, Dr Abimbola Ajayi
said this at the World Breastfeeding Week and
inauguration of the Lagos State chapter on
Ajayi revealed that the virus attacks the immune
system, which defends the human body from virus
She said: “Since there is no known cure presently for the
disease, the goal of nutrition care therefore, is to protect
and boost the immunity among other care provided for
affected persons.
“People must ensure that they take foods that are high
antioxidants, majorly foods rich in vitamins and minerals
in their daily meals.
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“Take yellow fruits, red fruits and vegetables to boost
immunity and fight Ebola Virus in the country,’’ she said.
The National President of the Society, Prof.
Ngozi Nnam was also at the event and said: “We
need the support of governments, relations, families and
the community to promote exclusivebreast feeding to
achieve high breastfeeding rate.
“Breast milk is the ideal food for newborns and infants
and we need to raise awareness on the importance of
right nutrition in the first 1,000 days of life.’
According to the latest figures from the World
Health Organization (WHO), 1,350 people are now
believed to have died from the Ebola virus, which
has been raging in the region since March.
The WHO said it was concerned that families were
hiding infected loved ones in the belief they will
be more comfortable dying at home.

Top Five Meals To Help You Burn Belly Fat.

  • You have that dinner you need to attend where
    you have already picked out your well fitted
    dinner gown but there goes the struggle of
    holding your stomach inside to achieve your
    hour glass figure. Apart from the discomfort you
    face, it is also not very appalling to the eyes.
    Most times, even after all the sit-ups at the gym
    all week, you are wondering why you still have
    that bulge. The food you eat contributes a great
    deal to this. Below are five foods that can
    actually help you work your way to a really flat
    Oatmeal: Any type of food that contains whole
    wheat fibre is definitely a plus. Another great
    fact is that it prevent heart diseases. This will
    only be effective by avoiding full cream milk and
    white sugar with your oats. Instead, spice it up
    with some bananas, berries, brown sugar or
    honey as a supplement for sugar.It tastes just as
    good. Fruits and Vegetables
    Fruits and Vegetables: The power of our fruits
    and vegetables should never be underestimated.
    There is no doubt that we hated those times when
    our parents would force us to eat our vegetables
    like our lives depended on it. Well, they were
    right. Fruits and vegetables contain fibre,
    potassium and vitamin c which maintains blood
    pressure and helps reduce cholesterol.
    Dark chocolates: According to a new study from
    the Department of Neuroscience, Division of
    Human Nutrition at the University of Tor Vergata
    in Rome, a study has revealed that dark
    chocolates can reduce the risk of heart diseases
    and can also reduce belly fat in the space of a
    week. This is definitely a plus to mark all that
    body fat out of your system.
    Almonds: This has been classified as one of the
    healthiest foods and definitely a criteria for
    weight loss. In addition, it also helps the nervous
    system and helps the brain function properly.
    You definitely want to stick to this.
    Green Tea: Green tea happens to be one of the
    healthiest beverages and contains antioxidant
    that fights toxins in the body. It also has some
    amounts of minerals which are helpful.
    Yogurt: Yogurt which is rich in protein contains
    amino acids which help burn fat. It is advised
    that Greek yogurt should be taken in this case
    rather than the processed ones that contain
    fattening milk.
    Also, to achieve the perfect results, stay away
    from foods like white bread, yam, garri etc. Try
    any of this five foods and you will be glad you