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7 leftovers that can poison your family if reheated




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It is a common practice among many people to reheat your leftover foods in an attempt to be enjoyed at a later time.

This can be somewhat safe and acceptable for many foods, but there are some specific food items that you need to avoid reheating as they may pose as a poison for you and your family.

Different foods have different nutritional value, but the ones that turn into a potential health risk when reheated must be avoided no matter how great the nutritional value they carry.

Here are seven food items that you must consider rethink before reheating.


Another useful vegetable item that is rich in nitrate contains and is a smart choice for anyone not to reheat this food. Although there are not many high harmful effects of reheating beets, it is still better not to do so and eat it cold.

These foods are incredibly delicious and healthy for you and should be included in your diet menu on a regular basis. However, make sure they do not pay regular visit to the microwave since these healthy foods can easily turn toxic and irritate you with a lot of health problems.

2. Chicken

If you reheat chicken after a day or two and eat it, it can become very toxic for your health. This is because all the protein composition changes when a cold chicken is heated for the second time after being kept in the fridge for a certain time.

This will cause digestive problems and acidity issues that would not make your feel comfortable. For this reason, it is better to eat your chicken cold or perhaps heat it carefully under low temperature and adding some healthy ingredients with it.

3. Potato

Potatoes have an incredible amount of healthy nutritional values that lets you make a great diet plan by having it on a regular basis. However, if reheated, the potatoes lose all their nutritional values and to be worse it becomes toxic that can cause health problems in various ways being a danger for your system.

4. Mushrooms

Mushrooms are one of the most well-known foods that are not advised to be reheated and should be eaten and finished right after preparation. Even if you want to eat them later, make sure you eat them cold whereas a matter of fact they stay as delicious as they were right after preparation, at least at most cases.

Mushroom’s protein contents and its composition will change after sitting. Reheating mushrooms can cause serious health problems including bad digestive issues.

5. Spinach

Spinach is another nutritious vegetable item that is dangerous to be reheated. It has a healthy amount of nitrates that turn into nitrites when reheated which is highly toxic. This is carcinogenetic to the body. It is always the best idea to eat Spinach right after preparation and not keep it as a leftover in the fridge.

6. Eggs

This is a high-risk food that is better not to be eaten again since it becomes toxic after it gets heated at a certain high temperature. However, if you have a meal that you are reheating that contains egg as one of the many ingredients, it is absolutely fine. All you need to do is to refrain from reheating boiled eggs or scrambled eggs.

7. Celery

This is a vegetable item that is mostly used for soups and does contain many good nutritional values. However, when you are reheating soup, make sure you take out celery since the nitrate contents of celery can be a problem for your health if it goes under heating for the second time.

Generally, any good nutritional vegetable item that comes around the family of Celery or carrots can into toxic substances if put into the microwave on a continuous basis.




You are lazy if you manage pain with painkillers – Doctor





The doctor has advised that we avoid using painkillers to save us from lots of risks

Health expert, Doctor Muftawu Mohammed, has asserted that it is wrong to manage body pains, whether internal or external, with pain killers.

According to him, managing pain with painkillers is simply a lazy man’s approach and not recommended. He said this during an interview with Nana Yaw Odame on the Men’s Lounge show which is aired on eTV Ghana.

He noted that pain management is something that requires the intervention of lots of experts who can employ the right methods to relieve the pain. “In healing, we have something called suppression or palliation and that is what painkillers do”, he said.

Detailing on some of the right methods of managing pain which are specifically done by experts, he made mention of massages like ayurvedic massage, bolus massage, which is the general body massage that enhances blood circulation and relaxes the nerves to improve its functionality, dry cupping, which is done by putting a cup on the skin and forming a suction to relieve pain and improve circulation of blood, among others.

Doctor Muftawu advised people to avoid managing pain with painkillers because treating pain without painkillers is the best approach.


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Man’s vanished penis returns, yet to start functioning



Man’s vanished penis returns, yet to start functioning

Man Penis1The man has been asked to abstain from sex for a while [File photo]

• The penis of a 52-year-old farmer vanished at a funeral ground

• It has however returned but yet to function

• The man with the returned penis has been asked to abstain from sex for a while

A 52-year-old farmer in the Krachi East Municipality of the Oti Region has had his penis returned after it mysteriously vanished, JoyNews has reported.

The returned manhood is, however, yet to start functioning.

Narrating the incident, the younger brother of the farmer Issifu Yeliwa said they were at the funeral when a stranger came to them and complained of hunger.

In their bid to serve the stranger some food, he suddenly touched his senior brother’s manhood and shortly after that, the manhood vanished.

Speaking to Adom News, the brother of the farmer who is also a fetish priest said the penis has now returned.

“It has returned but I can’t tell if it will function as it used to or not,” he said laughing.

According to him, although the vanished penis has returned after search and traditional performance he has been given some days to abstain from sex to enable the progress of work.

“He has not been permitted to have sexual intercourse at the moment,” but was optimistic that after the numbers of days given, the penis might start working again as never before.

The suspect at the time, who was identified as Adams Kwasi, was taken to the police station for investigations when all efforts to bring back the manhood failed.

However, the Krachi East Municipality Police commander, DSP Aboagye, said the police hierarchy does not deal with spiritual matters but rescued the suspect from being assaulted.


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2,143 test positive for HIV





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The USAID Strengthening the Care Continuum Project in collaboration with the Ghana Health Service (GHS) has, between October 2020 and March 2021 tested almost 30,000 people for Human Immune Virus (HIV) with 2,143 individuals testing positive.

The USAID Strengthening the Care Continuum Project is designed to improve the capacity of the government of Ghana and its partners to provide quality, comprehensive HIV services for people living with HIV.

The Counsellor for Public Affairs at the US Embassy in Ghana, Virginia Eliot who disclosed this noted that out of the number who tested positive for HIV, 1,988 of them have been initiated on treatment.

She was speaking via zoom technology during the 2021 media workshop and anti-stigma campaign on HIV/AIDS organized by the US President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR).

The programme was aimed at equipping journalists to effectively report on HIV/AIDS issues.

“Here in Ghana, we have made great progress in the fight to achieve epidemic control by 2030”, she added.

Dr Henry Nagai, the Chief of Party of USAID Strengthening the Care Continuum project called on Journalists to use their media to encourage people, particularly the youth, to voluntarily test for HIV.

According to Dr Henry Naggai, the media is a powerful tool that can be used to minimize, if not erase the myth surrounding HIV.

“People still see those living with HIV as outcasts, but journalists are in the position to tell the story better that though there is no cure for HIV, there is treatment for patients to live for years,” he said.

Dr. Naggai disclosed that enough resources have been channelled into HIV advocacy in the regions and anybody could walk into any health facility to test”.

He noted that, due to the stigma that people living with HIV go through, it is difficult for most of them to socialize and get involved in any community activity.

He therefore challenged the media to help people in the community to accommodate people living with the virus since it is not a communicable disease

Mrs Dzid Kwame, Media Specialist for the PEPFAR project would demonstrate effective strategies to achieve 95-95-95 epidemic control at the national level.

“It means 95 per cent of people living with HIV will know their status, 95 percent of people diagnosed with HIV infection will receive a sustained antiretroviral therapy and 95 percent of people receiving antiretroviral therapy will have viral suspension”, he explained.


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