HEALTH:6 benefits of Drinking Water

1. Drinking Water Helps Maintain the Balance of Body Fluids. Your body is composed of about 60% water. The functions of these bodily fluids include digestion, absorption, circulation, creation of saliva, transportation of nutrients, and maintenance of body temperature. "Through the posterior pituitary gland, your brain communicates with your kidneys and tells it how much water to excrete as urine or hold onto for reserves," says Guest, who is also an adjunct professor of medicine at Stanford University. When you're low on fluids, the brain triggers the body's thirst mechanism. And unless you are taking medications that make you thirsty, Guest says, you should listen to those cues and get yourself a drink of water, juice, milk, coffee -- anything but alcohol. "Alcohol interferes with the brain and kidney communication and causes excess excretion of fluids which can then lead to dehydration," he says. 2. Water Can Help Control Calories. For years, dieters have...

HEALTH: Disadvantages of chewing gum

For ages, chewing gum represented popular pastime that was used all over the world. From the prehistoric men and women who chewed lumps of tree resin for enjoyment, Ancient Greeks who used tree resin to clean their teeth and freshen their breath, Maya Indians who used gummed chicle, and Europeans and American settlers who used hardened tree sap and beeswax. Sadly, even though use of chewing gum can undoubtedly have many positive effects, it can also endanger us. Here are some of the most common chewing gum side effects and disadvantages: Tooth Decay Sugared gums can with heavy use cause tooth decay, gum disease and cavities. This happens because sugar coats the teeth, and can slowly cause damaging of tooth enamel if they are not immediately brushed. To reduce harmful effects of sugared gums, seek out gum brands that use smaller quantities of sugar. Artificial Sweetener Allergies Almost all popular sugar brands use artificial...

Aregbesola is not planning to Islamise Osun State – Deputy

The Deputy Governor of Osun State Titilayo Laoye-Tomori has debunked speculations that her principal Rauf Aregbesola is on a mission to Islamise the state. Tomori said the perception stoked by the debate on the right of female Muslim students in state public schools to wear Hijab to their various classes was a "misconception." The Deputy Governor who spoke on TVC's flagship breakfast show, Your View, disclosed that the crisis did not start during Aregbesola's administration. "In 2003, there was a major crisis that went on to 2004 and the government came up with a guideline for all public schools in the state," she said. She added that : "In the guideline which is still in operation till today, it was stated that students in Muslim faith-based schools could use Hijab but not in Christian faith-based schools, just to resolve the crisis. "We came in, in November 2010, this had happened in 2004, six years before we...

World Cup qualifiers: Nigeria remain in Pot Two

FIFA has returned Nigeria to Pot 2, ahead of the African World Cup qualifiers draw on Friday. The world football governing body, confirmed the u-turn on Wednesday night, after deciding to cancel a “special” ranking, which saw the Super Eagles demoted to Pot 3 and placed Egypt in Pot 1. FIFA also announced the procedure for the draw ceremony. “The teams in Pot 4 will be drawn first. The team drawn first from Pot 4 will be placed in Group A, and its exact position in the group will be determined by a ball drawn from a second pot that will contain four balls with the position numbers 1-4,” it stated. “The team drawn second from Pot 4 will be placed in Group B, and its position in the group will also be determined by a ball drawn from the second pot. The team drawn third will be placed in Group C, and its...

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