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For a lot of people, the first thing that comes to mind is “hot”. Yes, some peppers are hot, but some are sweet too. In fact, there are some species of pepper that are not hot but are majorly known for their sweetness. Pepper is used in almost all households as spices for cooking. They are not just low in calories, they are loaded with good nutrition. Peppers are excellent sources of vitamins A and C, potassium, folic acid, and fiber. They come in different sizes too. Growing up, I could remember that any pepper that has any other color aside from red, especially green color, would be considered unripe. Maybe even now, in some African countries, people still have that notion. Please, note that pepper comes in different colors ranging from green, orange, yellow, and red. There are some species that are particularly green and being green does not connote being unripe. An example…

Vegetables are parts of plants that are consumed by humans or other animals as food. Vegetables can be eaten either raw or cooked. Vegetables play an imperative role in human nutrition, They are low in fat and carbohydrates, but high in vitamins, minerals, and dietary fiber. Many at times, vegetables are not treated individually, but in conjunction with fruits, and that is basically because they both produce plants. In this forum too, they will both be analyzed under the same canopy. According to the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, no single fruit or vegetable provides all the nutrients you need to be healthy. This implies that to be healthy, one must eat varieties of fruits and vegetables daily. Most recommended by most nutritionists is the people should consume five or more portions a day. Studies have shown that a diet rich in vegetables and fruits can improve blood…

Healthy eating simply means eating a variety of good foods that supply the body with nutrients that you need to maintain your health, feel good, and have energy. These notable nutrients needed to maintain good health include protein, carbohydrates, fat, water, vitamins, and minerals. There are one thousand and one reasons for not eating healthy, and of course, a major and common reason is cost. It is an undeniable fact that healthy eating costs more than not eating healthy, but the only mistake most people make is not asking “by how much?”. It could be surprising to you, just as it was to me when I first realized it too, that the difference between healthy eating and not eating healthy is only $1.50 (570 Naira) per person per day, according to the Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH). For up to about 70% of people living in America, for instance,…