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The ultimate source of energy is _____.
The speed of wind is measured with a wind vane.
TRUE or FALSE
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A body at rest possess _____ energy.
The African Star Apple which is fondly called Cherry or Agbalumo or Udara (in Nigeria) is a seasonal fruit in Nigeria.
Apart from the fact that it's enjoyable when taken, it also contains important vitamins and minerals needed by the body for it's normal functioning.
Below are some benefits of the African Star Apple
Vitamin C serves the following functions in the human body:
Calcium does the followings in the human body:
Potassium does the followings in the body:
Note: Since the African Star Apple contains a high amount of potassium and calcium, they therefore carry out all the above listed functions in the body.
Antioxidants help to prevent, stop and delay damages to our body cells. As an anti-oxidant, the African Star Apple removes oxidizing agents from our body, protecting it from a certain highly reactive molecules called free radicals.
Free radicals, if not eliminated, can be damaging to our body cells. Through the process of free radicals elimination, the African star apple boost one's health.
The African star Apple is an excellent fruit for one with obesity or related weight issues. It contains a very low amount of fat and a high amount of dietary fibre.
Dietary fibre prevents and cure both constipation and pile, while improving satiety.
The African Star Apple is a very good source of iron.
Iron is important because:
Note: Iron is a micro-nutrient. It is required by humans in small amounts.
Please read on Micro-nutrients, their Sources, Functions and Defficiencies.
The leaves, fruit and seeds of the African Star Apple are very medicinal.
Drinking the liquid of the boiled leaf can prove useful in treating dysentery.
Ointments made from the seeds can be used to treat skin infections.
This fruit also works great for the heart. It lowers blood cholesterol and returns the level of blood glucose to normal.
It is particularly good for pregnant women because it enhances digestion and absorption of food. The embryo and foetus can therefore get enough nutrients to grow well.
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The eyebrow is an area of dense, delicate hair just above the eye.
Eyebrows perform two main functions:
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