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Did you know?

1. No African country names begin with the letters F, H, I, J, O, P, Q, V, W, X, or Y.

2. Africa is surrounded by water but by definition Africa is not an island because Africa is a continent.

3. African tech startups raise billions of dollars annually, seven African start-ups were included in the World Economic Forum 2021 cohort of 100 Technology Pioneers: 54gene, mPharma, Cambridge Industries, FlexFinTx, Kuda, Moringa School and Sokowatch.

Five Foods That Help With Outer Beauty

Five foods that help with outer beauty are seafood, avocadoes, legumes, whole grains, and pumpkin seeds also learn how to make every day honey serum.

A good head and a good heart are always a formidable combination. - Nelson Mandela

African beauty

Five Foods That Help With Outer Beauty

Seafood

Seafood is a highly consumed food in Africa and there is early evidence to support adequate intake of 8-12 ounces per week with a cognitive boost and mood enhancement due to the essential omega-3 fatty acids. Try adding more salmon, mackerel, sardines, and shellfish to your plate, or algal oil if you are vegan or vegetarian.


Avocado

This nutrient-packed fruit is filled with vitamin B6 and magnesium, a combo that may help with serotonin production in your brain. Adding avocado slices to omelets, salads, and even smoothies will also help you get more fiber and healthy fats in your diet.


Beans and Legumes

Chickpeas, lentils, beans, and legumes also provide antioxidants, vitamin B6, and magnesium. They are protein-rich powerhouses, so try them as a swap for red meat in saut├ęs and stir fry's.


Whole Grains

Prebiotics, meanwhile, fuel your body’s probiotics so they can survive and thrive. Find them in 100% whole grains like oats, barley, and bran, as well as various fruits, vegetables, and beans. Eating more of these foods helps serotonin receptors in your GI tract function properly and they've been linked to reducing the risk of chronic disease.


Pumpkin Seeds

An ounce of pumpkin seeds provides nearly 20% of your daily value of magnesium, plus potassium. Sprinkle these seeds and nuts, like walnuts, peanuts, pistachios, and cashews on your meals or snack on them plain for a nutrient boost.


All natural honey rose petal skin moisturizing facemask makes for smoother softer skin.

How to make every day honey African beauty serum.  
Warm 2 tablespoons honey. 
Add two drops of dew from a rose petal. 
Whip egg and mix with two drops of dew from a rose petal. 
Add egg mixture to honey and mix well. 
Apply evenly to your face (except eyelids), lips, and neck and leave on for 20 minutes. 
Rinse well with warm water and pat dry. 
Use twice a day in the morning and at night.

Together we build awareness that boost harmony, education, and success, below are more links to articles you will find thought provoking.

  1. African Country Names Your Saying Wrong
  2. What do Waist Beads Symbolize in Africa?
  3. About African Healers and Witchdoctors
  4. Hurricanes are Angry African Ancestors
  5. Highest Temperature and Lowest Temperature in Africa
  6. About African Night Running


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Africa is surrounded by water but is not an island, here are a few African Island facts.

Madagascar is the 4th large island in the world and is located in the Indian Ocean supporting a unique biology, about 90% of its plants and animals are found nowhere else on earth.

Composed of 155 islands, Seychelles is Africa's smallest country. By far the largest island is Mahe, home to about 90% of the population and the site of its capital city of Victoria.

Cabo Verde has a strategic location 310 miles or 500 km from the west coast of Africa near major north-south sea routes; important communications station; important sea and air refueling site.

Africa is surrounded by water but by definition Africa is not an island because Africa is a continent. Continents can not be considered islands because of their size and also by historic definition since many people who study geography define islands and continents as two different things.

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