In 2013, Red Palm Oil was declared the miracle discovery of the year by famous American TV show doctor, Dr. OZ.
Red palm oil is processed from the Palm Kernel fruit which is predominantly found in Africa and South East Asia.
According to the research it contains an ancient remedy that can fight the aging process, belly fat and combat heart diseases. It has 2 vital powerhouse chemicals that packs a disease fighting punch, making it one of the most powerful fruits on earth.
According to Bryce Wylde, an Alternative Medicine Expert, it contains powerhouse nutrient Carotene, which is a super powerful anti-oxidant found in orange/yellow pigmented fruits and vegetables such as carrots and tomatoes. But the kicker? Oil Palm contains more carotene than both fruits combined!
Another vital powerhouse nutrient found in red palm oil is tocotrienol – a chemical found in the vitamin E family and is necessary for proper brain and body function. It increases blood circulation in the brain and reduces incidents of dementia and Alzheimers. Red Palm oil plays a role in keeping arteries open by helping to unclog fat-clogged artery linings thus, keeping the heart healthy.
A combination of these two powerhouse chemicals /nutrients stops the aging process and protects all the body cells and tissues.
It has been found that, a single liter of red palm oil contains more anti-oxidants power than a about 5 liters of coconut oil, canola oil, almond oil and olive oil.
All these benefits can be earned by consuming just 2 spoon fulls of red palm oil a day.
Ghana is the latest country in Africa to confirm COVID-19 cases. This comes barely 24 hours after the President of the republic made an official speech regarding its preparedness towards battling the virus.
It is reported that the first two cases where detected in individuals returning from Turkey and Norway, thus, labelled as imported cases.
The morning after the news broke, all media houses have been up to speed in educating the public about essential habits to combat the pandemic.
With a good number of Ghanaians communicating in local languages, radio and TV stations have been up to task, disseminating information the local dialects to better equip the masses
The general demeanor of the county have been that of calmness and disappointment when the news broke.
The Harmattan season is a period between late November and early March. It is usually characterized by dry, dusty winds (known as North East Trade Winds) blowing over West Africa from the Sahara desert. In the Northern part of most countries in the Sub-Saharan region, it features extremely cold and chilly temperatures from early evenings to mid mornings.
Here are a few tips to easily navigate through the Harmattan season:
Moisturizer – Shea Butter. The importance of moisturizing cannot be understated during the Harmattan season. Dry, harsh winds tend to easily result in cracked foot and lips if not managed, and this is best done using raw unadulterated Shea Butter. Shea butter works better to lock in moisture compared to lip balms and other oils. The good news is, Shea Butter is a cheap commodity on the market, especially in Africa.
Nasal Decongestant. A good nasal decongestant will help clear colds as a result of pre-disposition to dust and pollen.
Nose Mask/Bandana. Carrying a nose mask or any form of nose protection item will help prevent the inhalation of dust and other particles in the atmosphere. It is a great way to seal-off dust and promote breathing clean air.
Staying away from White or plain colored clothes as much as possible is a good idea during the dusty Harmattan season. Dusty atmospheres cause visible stains and dust on plain colored clothes.
Since the declaration of 2019 as the Year of Return by Ghana’s president HE Nana Akuffo Addo, thousands have traveled to Ghana throughout the year, but more especially in December for the climax of events. An estimated 750,000 visas were issued compared to 75,000 in past years.
Having been officially tasked by the president to market Ghana and the Year of Return initiative globally, Bozoma Saint John, CMO of Endeavor have been instrumental in creating and driving conversations about the initiative, thus, its success.
Ghana welcomed among others, international stars such as Ms Tina Knowles, Rick Ross, Cardi B, Boris & Nicole Kodjoe, TI & Tiny, Samuel L. Jackson, Steve & Marjorie Harvey, Ludacris, Akon, etc.
Leading up to the close of December, several events marking the year of return and Christmas have been ongoing. It suffices to say there have been back-to-back events ranging from parties, educational trips, food fairs, art exhibitions, etc. It has been a colorful few weeks for us here in Ghana with virtually everyone clad in brightly colored African wax clothes to show their affiliation to the motherland.
We have greatly enjoyed welcoming and connecting with our brothers and sisters from the diaspora back to the motherland. We hope to see you back every year to celebrate with us.
Arts and crafts have been a huge part of the African culture for centuries. It is therefore quiet surprising to many to discover just how unenthusiastic Africans are about the purchase and use of African artifacts and handicrafts. We conducted a survey among random shoppers within one of the shopping malls in Accra, Ghana and unraveled one major intriguing response about this phenomenon.
Here are the three main responses we received, with the last one being the most fascinating:
Africans being uninterested in Made in African products. For some reason, in the past, Africans associated high quality to foreign goods and services and were most likely to choose those over locally manufactured goods. But this phenomenon has significantly improved over the last decade or more. Africans are beginning to appreciate locally manufactured goods based on quality, innovation and believe in their own. This is evident most especially in the patronage of African wax apparels, artisanal works such as wood works and organic home-grown foods.
Art is expensive! There is
also the obvious basic component of arts being ridiculously expensive, and most
Africans being low to middle income earners are more focused on providing basic
needs. As such, art pieces are considered luxuries and shunned by many. However,
in recent times, several very cheap replicas of art pieces exist to cater to
all demographics of people.
Artifacts are associated with shrines, deities and evil spirits. This response was by far the highest we received from over 70% of respondents. Even though artifacts have been a part of African cultures for centuries, it did not exist in homes as decor pieces, but rather within shrines, and was believed to be the abode of lesser gods and spirits. As such, most natives harbor some fear for similar looking artifacts, with the believe it could invite such spirits into their homes.