SUPERFOODS AND HOW THEY BOOST YOUR PRODUCTIVITY
Superfoods, the nutrient-rich foods that have been touted for their health benefits, have now been discovered to be productivity boosters as well.
THE IMPORTANCE OF DIET ON PRODUCTIVITY AND FOCUS: A GUIDE FOR BUSY PROFESSIONALS
As busy professionals, we often look for ways to increase our productivity and accomplish more during our workday. However, did you know that your diet plays a significant role in your ability to focus and stay productive? Studies have shown that there is a strong correlation between diet and cognitive function, with a diet high in processed foods and added sugars having a negative impact on focus and decision-making, while a diet rich in fruits, vegetables, and healthy fats improving cognitive function and increasing productivity.
FOOD AND GENES INITIATIVE SELECTED AS FINALIST OF THE FOOD SYSTEM SOLUTION CHALLENGE
The Food and genes Initiative, an organisation based in Nigeria with the aim of improving the wellbeing and lifestyle of Africans. One of the objectives of Food and Genes Initiative is to abridge malnutrition among communities in Nigeria by creating awareness on the importance of breastfeeding and infant nutrition, and carrying out community-based intervention centered on malnutrition. The name of this intervention is tagged Malnalife.
MALNUTRITION; A Pandemic on its own
World Health Organization (2016) refers to malnutrition as deficiencies, excesses, or imbalances in a person’s intake of energy and/or nutrients. The term malnutrition covers two (2) broad groups of conditions. One is ‘undernutrition’- which includes stunting (low height for age), wasting (low weight for height), underweight (low weight for age) and micronutrient deficiencies or insufficiencies (a lack of important vitamins and minerals).
CORONAVIRUSES: THE TRUTH AGAINST THE MYTHS
The outbreak of a new type of coronavirus in the city of Wuhan, capital of central Hubei province in china has raised a lot of public health concerns across the world. Government of different countries are trying to ensure their citizens are informed on what to do to prevent themselves and others around them. But how do we separate the facts from the myths? What do we know about coronavirus?
Samuel Ogunsola has more than 2 years experience in building an initiative (Food and Genes Initiative) that is focused on improving the lifestyle and feeding habits of Africans through awareness, research and technology. He successfully planned a drug abuse campaign (365 DAYS) in Nigeria that has impacted more than 50,000 youths both online and offline. The organization is a member of NCDAlliance and he currently led the organization to win the OpenGov Social Impacts Challenge organized by CivicHive and ECOVE in December, 2019.