Blood Sugar Level

What blood glucose levels mean and what range is healthy.


Sugar can lead to high blood sugar and contributes to the development of diabetes. Getty Images

We all want to keep track of our health in every way we can -- you may weigh yourself daily, measure your waist-to-hip ratio, keep track of your blood pressure or monitor your resting heart rate. But how close of an eye do you keep on your blood sugar? 

People with diabetes are all too familiar with their blood sugar levels, but the rest of us might not even think about them. However, consistently high blood sugar levels can coexist with Type 2 diabetes and cause serious health conditions like kidney disease, nerve problems or stroke.
 
I hope I haven't scared you away, but when it comes to our health it's important to know exactly what's going on inside of our bodies. Without further ado, let's get into what blood sugar means, how to measure it and everything else you need to know. 

 What is blood sugar?
Blood sugar, or glucose, is your body's main energy source. We get glucose from the food we eat, and our blood carries it around to all the cells in the body to give them energy to function. Glucose mainly comes from the carbohydrates we eat, though our bodies can convert protein and fat into sugar too if needed.

Glucose from protein is typically stored in the liver and doesn't enter the bloodstream, so eating protein-rich foods won't raise your blood sugar too much. Fats slow down the digestion of carbohydrates, which causes a delayed rise in blood sugar. A high blood sugar can be an issue because it usually leads to sugar crashes, which are no fun -- symptoms include fatigue, headaches and the jitters. So, eat meals balanced with protein, fat and carbs to avoid this.
 
Blood sugar is closely related to insulin, a hormone secreted by the pancreas that helps your body use glucose that's in the carbohydrates you eat. Insulin helps regulate your blood sugar levels -- if you eat more sugar than you need in the moment, the hormone helps store the glucose in your liver until it's needed for energy.

You probably also know about blood sugar in the context of diabetes. Type 1 diabetes is a condition in which people are unable to make insulin, so they need to inject the hormone in order to keep their blood sugar levels stable. People with Type 2 diabetes, which usually occurs later in life, either don't secrete insulin or are resistant to it. 

 How do I measure blood sugar?
If you have diabetes, you probably already keep a watchful eye on your blood sugar through the use of a continuous glucose monitor (a CGM) or a blood sugar meter (which involves pricking your fingertip). Blood sugar measurement is also typically included in routine lab work for people without diabetes -- your physician will usually order a glycated hemoglobin (A1C) test, which measures your average blood sugar over the past two to three months.
Say your A1C test comes back with no sign of diabetes -- constantly measuring your blood sugar can still be helpful. For instance, some people experiment with using a CGM to see how their body responds to different types of food. However, it's good to note that this is a fairly cost-intensive way of figuring out your nutrition, and writing down a food diary that includes how you felt after each meal will also help you figure out what to eat. 

Check out these blood sugar monitors if you're looking for recommendations on how to keep track of your levels at home.

What should my blood sugar levels be?
Your blood sugar level changes depending on what you've eaten, whether you've exercisedand other factors (more on that later) but we have some general guidelines to determine what levels are healthy.

For generally healthy individuals (without diabetes) who haven't eaten for eight hours or more, a normal blood sugar level is between 70-99 mg/dL. When you've eaten in the past two hours, it should be no higher than 140 mg/dL. To refresh your chemistry knowledge, that unit is milligrams per deciliter (one tenth of a liter) and it's measuring the amount of glucose present in your blood.
Only a medical professional can diagnose diabetes or another issue with your blood sugar, so if you're concerned about your blood sugar levels, check with a doctor. 

How can I tell if my blood sugar is irregular?
Again, only a doctor can diagnose a problem with your blood sugar. But you may be wondering how to know if it's something you should get checked out. There can be two main issues with your blood sugar -- either it's consistently too high or too low. Even if you don't have diabetes, there are some signs that your blood sugar levels are not functioning normally.

Hypoglycemia is a condition in which your blood sugar is too low. Signs include an irregular heartbeat, fatigue, shakiness and tingling or numbness in your face. If you consistently feel this way when you get hungry or between meals, talk to your healthcare provider.
On the flipside, hyperglycemia happens when your blood sugar is too high, and can happen to nondiabetics. Symptoms include frequent urination, increased thirst and headache. If you think you're hyperglycemic and can't keep fluids or food down, call for emergency medical assistance.

What factors affect blood sugar?
You can guess that carbohydrate intake and insulin production are at least partly responsible for your blood sugar levels. But the list is much longer -- almost every lifestyle choice you make can affect your blood sugar. Here's just a partial list.
Exercise can affect insulin sensitivity, leading to lower blood sugar for up to 48 hours.
Alcohol intake increases insulin production, causing low blood sugar.
Stress hormones like cortisol can raise blood sugar, because your body wants access to energy in order to escape what it perceives as a dangerous situation.
Medications, especially statins and diuretics, can raise blood sugar. Statins are used to treat cholesterol, and diuretics for high blood pressure.
Diet is a major player in blood sugar. Eating too many simple carbs at once can cause levels to skyrocket, while protein intake leads to a slower increase in blood sugar.
Dehydration raises blood sugar, because with less water in your body the glucose concentration will be higher.

Other surprising factors can affect your blood sugar, like a sunburn or gum disease, so if you're dealing with a blood sugar issue and can't figure out what's causing your spikes and dips, talk to a health care professional. 

The information contained in this article is for educational and informational purposes only and is not intended as health or medical advice. Always consult a physician or other qualified health provider regarding any questions you may have about a medical condition or health objectives.

If Your Body Suddenly Jerks While You Are Falling Asleep, This Is What it Means

Our bodies are very interesting things. They can actually inform us when something is not right. One of the things that our body does is twitching before you fall asleep. If this has been happening to you we want to tell you not to panic, you are not the only one. 

Sometimes, after a long day, you are in your bed and ready to sleep. However, there is a sudden interruption by twitching and this makes you wonder what could be wrong. Just continue reading.

The Hypnic Twitch Before Falling Asleep

According to scientists, this is known as the hypnic twitch and it resembles a feeling or falling thus making your bodytwitch. Some scientists believe that it might be the consumption of caffeine before bed or certain medications like Adderal and Ritalin. However, this also goes for people who are very exhausted and who finally go to sleep, but too fast. This is due to the fact that the brain cannot keep up with the sleep phases.

One hypothesis says that this happens because you are starting to dream but you are not fully asleep and this is a symptoms of both of these things fighting.

Another evolutionary hypothesis claims that this happens because this was the body’s way to wake up our ancestors before they fell out of the trees.

Namely, when your brain is confused, it will restart and you will wake up with a burst of chemicals. This is however not dangerous for your health, but it is still not a very good feeling. 

There are still also those opinions that twitches are connected to early onsets of Parkinson’s disease or Alzheimer’s, brain injury or nerve damage. But this is if it is too serious.






If you are really interested in this topic and you want to research you can check out the video below!

Meatball Farm Skewers

The best way to eat dinner? On a stick!





Ingredients:

1 lb minced pork
1/4 cup breadcrumbs
1 tsp onion powder
1 tsp chili flakes
1 tsp dried oregano
1 clove garlic, minced
1 tsp salt
3 1/2 oz firm mozzarella, cut into 18 cubes
1 ball pre-made pizza dough
Olive oil
Parmesan

Garlic butter"
1/4 cup butter
1 clove garlic, minced
Large pinch of salt flakes
2 tbsp parsley, very finely chopped

Marinara sauce, to serve

Steps

In a large mixing bowl, add the minced pork, onion powder, chili flakes, oregano, garlic and salt. Use your hands to mix it all together. Divide the mixture into 18 pieces. Working with one at a time, flatten it out into a disc in your hand. Put a piece of cheese in the middle, then close the pork mixture up into a ball around it. Repeat with the rest and cover with plastic wrap and chill for 30 minutes.
Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Lightly oil a large baking tray.

Roll the pizza dough out into a 10-inch circle. Use a pizza cutter to slice 1/2-inch strips across it. (You will need 6 long strips, so discard any short ones from the edges.)

Take one skewer and pierce it 1/2 inch from the end with a piece of dough. Skewer a meatball on next, then wind the dough around to skewer that next, followed by 2 more meatballs with the dough winding around them. Place on a wire rack set over a baking tray. Brush the dough with olive oil and finely grate a little Parmesan on top. Bake in the hot oven for 15 to 18 minutes, until the meatballs are cooked through.

While the skewers are cooking, heat the butter in a small saucepan. Once melted, stir in the garlic, salt and parsley. Heat up the marinara sauce and put it into a small dipping bowl.
When the skewers are cooked, take them out of the oven and brush generously with the garlic butter before serving alongside the marinara dip.

Cristiano Ronaldo buys Bugatti Centodieci Worth £8.5m

The five-time Ballon d’Or winner, who has scored 31 goals for Juventus in the league, splashed £8.5 million on the luxury car, according to Corriere della Sera. Cristiano Ronaldo buys Bugatti Centodieci

Cristiano Ronaldo has reportedly bought The Bugatti Centodieci to celebrate Juventus’ ninth consecutive league title.

Cristiano Ronaldo buys Bugatti Centodieci worth £8.5m

Cristiano Ronaldo buys Bugatti Centodieci worth £8.5m to become one of 10 owners of the rare supercar
Cristiano Ronaldo buys Bugatti Centodieci worth £8.5m

Cristiano Ronaldo buys Bugatti Centodieci worth £8.5m
Cristiano Ronaldo buys Bugatti Centodieci worth £8.5m
There are only 10 people with Bugatti Centodieci
Cristiano Ronaldo buys Bugatti Centodieci worth £8.5m to become one of 10 owners of the rare supercar
Cristiano Ronaldo buys Bugatti Centodieci worth £8.5m

REMINISCENCE TO AN ICON OF ART
Sculptural beauty meets iconic power

The Centodieci continues Bugatti’s successful 110-year course of exceptional design and performance, while reviving the memory of the brand’s recent history. With the Centodieci – Italian for 110 – Bugatti created a reinterpretation of the epochal EB110, which, when presented in 1991, was considered the fastest and most extraordinary supercar of its time. The EB110, built by Romano Artioli in Italy, was an important intermediate step for the refoundation of Bugatti in 1998 and for the return to the French roots in Molsheim.

Inspired by the historical model, the Centodieci pushes all boundaries of imagination with its breathtaking performance and pioneering design. Featuring a modern interpretation of the classic wedge shape and with the iconic W16 engine, the Centodieci transports the EB110 gracefully into a new millennium. The ten limited-edition vehicles are distinguished by their perfect elegance and sculptural beauty, making the Centodieci a true, tangible work of art.

Cristiano Ronaldo buys Bugatti Centodieci worth £8.5m

Cristiano Ronaldo buys Bugatti Centodieci worth £8.5m

The publication also said Ronaldo decided to splash the hefty amount on the expensive car to celebrate his club’s league title.

The supercar, one of only ten in the world, will be delivered to him by the end of the year with the vehicle described as officially purchased. With an 8 litre W16 engine and 1600 horsepower, the Centodieci can do 0-62mph in just 2.4 seconds – and reach a ridiculous top speed of 236 mph.

The expensive purchase comes days after it was revealed that the former Real Madrid striker had also bought a new £5.5m luxury yacht.

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Having More Than One Best Friend is Okay

Best friends. We’ve all had one, or two or even three. They come and go, and if we’re lucky we’ve had a best friend for a really long time. And as life goes, you come across an abundance of people, or maybe just a few, that all mean so much to you in their own way. But, is having more than one best friend okay? If you already have a best friend, but consider another friend your best friend as well, does it really count?



The answer, if not obvious already, is yes. And here’s why.

All Friendships Are Different

Each friendship develops differently and they each have their own special moments. It’s the differences in the friendships that make each and every one of them so important, because none is like the other. Some friendships start off immediately while others take time to progress. And some friendships have their own traditions while others tend to go with the flow, but in the end they all matter. The way they started and what makes them different is what leads you to consider that person as your best friend.

All Friends Have Their Own Superpower

Believe it or not, friends have superpowers. It's not the kind of superpowers that you read in a comic or see in a movie, but it's more of the realistic kind of superpowers. The kind where they know exactly what to do when you are feeling sad or know what to say to encourage you when you are feeling doubtful. Having more than one best friend, you realize that each of them have their own superpower and not all are the same. And despite the differences in each of them though, you realize that their friendship along with their amazing superpowers are exactly what keeps you grounded.

Time Doesn’t Matter with Friendships

Friendships begin in all throughout our lives. You may have your high school best friend, but you may also have a college best friend. Just because you meet someone earlier or later than another doesn’t mean that their friendship doesn’t hold the same value. Yes, friendships take time to grow, but you will know if that new friend that you met a few months or so ago is your best friend. Not through how long you’ve known each other, but rather through the special moments that have tucked themselves deep inside your heart. A New York Times bestselling author called Dodinsky says, “There are friendships imprinted in our hearts that will never be diminished by time and distance.”

Despite the Different Friendships You Love Them All the Same

When you ask your parents who they love the most between you and your siblings and they respond with, “We love you all the same,” you might sigh and roll your eyes. But, when having more than one best friend, you begin to somewhat understand what they mean. Despite the different friendships, despite all the special moments shared within each friendship and despite the various superpowers your friends may have, you realize that you love them all the same. And that love is shown in their own special way.

But don’t forget, friendship is a two-way street. Make sure to show your best friends your own super powers and help them through their struggles. Let them know that they all mean a lot to you and show them that it's the differences that make them special.

Garlic Beef recipe

If you want an easy Asian dish that packs a punch…look no further than this Asian-Style Garlic Beef!




Recipe and Photo: Sunshine and Bones

Asian-Style Garlic Beef

If you want an easy Asian dish that packs a punch...look no further than this Asian-Style Garlic Beef!

Prep Time:25 minutes
Cook Time:15 minutes
Yield:6 servings

2 Tablespoons soy sauce
2 Tablespoons fresh lime juice
1-1/2 Tablespoons light brown sugar
1 Tablespoon fish sauce
5 cloves garlic, minced
3 Tablespoons peanut or canola oil
Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper
1-1/2 pounds beef tenderloin, cut into 3/4" pieces
1 medium yellow onion, sliced into 1/4" thick wedges
3 Tablespoons chopped salted peanuts, toasted
2 scallions, both green and white parts, thinly sliced


In a small bowl, combine the soy sauce, lime juice, sugar, and fish sauce; stir until the sugar dissolves. In another small bowl, stir the garlic, 1-1/2 teaspoons of the oil, and 1-1/2 teaspoons pepper.

Season the beef with salt and pepper. In a 12" nonstick skillet, heat 1-1/2 teaspoons oil over medium-high heat until shimmering hot. Swirl to coat the skillet. Add half of the beef in a single layer and cook, without stirring, until well browned, 1 to 2 minutes. Using tongs, turn the pieces over and brown on the other side, 1 to 2 minutes more. Transfer to a medium bowl. Add 1-1/2 teaspoons oil to the skillet and repeat with the remaining beef, adding to the bowl with the first batch when done.

Put the remaining 1-1/2 Tablespoons oil in the skillet and heat until shimmering hot. Add the onion and cook, stirring frequently, until it begins to soften, 2 to 3 minutes. Add the garlic, mixture and cook stirring constantly, until fragrant, about 30 seconds. Return the beef and any accumulated juices to the pan and stir to combine. Add the soy sauce mixture and cook, stirring constantly, until the beef and onions are coated and the sauce thickens slightly 2 to 3 minutes.
Serve sprinkled with peanuts and scallions.

 
Recipe and Photo: Sunshine and Bones

Top 10 Killer Bodyweight Chair Exercises To Challenge Your Home Workouts

Take your home workouts to the next level with just a chair! Similar to a bench in a traditional gym, you can use a chair in a variety of different ways to get an absolutely killer bodyweight chair workout. Whether it’s your arm, elbow, knee, or feet on the chair, your core has to absolutely rock solid and strong in order to perform bodyweight chair exercises. Let’s just say that chairs are not just for sitting on!

While demonstrated with a bench, all the following 10 exercises can easily be performed on a chair. But before trying these bodyweight chair exercises at home – safety first!

Flip your chair over and tighten all the screws and nuts.
The last thing we want to happen is for your chair to collapse during your workout! Once everything is tightened, flip your chair back over and place your chair in the middle of open space in your home. Place a yoga matt in front of your chair, or just ensure that you have proper flooring that is not slippery in front of you. Make sure there is enough space around your chair to move. Some of these exercises require you to lie on your back with your feet on the chair, so you at least need that much space in front of the chair to exercise.  

SINGLE-ARM SCAPULA PUSH UP ON ELEVATED SURFACE


This is a very advanced version of your traditional scapular push up, a foundational exercise to serratus anterior strengthening. The key with this one is to allow your scapula to sag then push the scapula away from you pushing your chest away from the floor. Avoid moving at the elbows as you perform this exercise. Make sure the motion is coming from your shoulder blade. If this is too hard, we recommend staring with two hands or even learning to protract and retract your scapula with the exercises in the article below!

strengthen your wings bodyweight chair exercise


DECLINE PUSH UP


Once you’ve mastered the scapular push up, try incorporating that into a normal push up! The goal is full scapular protraction at the top of the push-up. To make things even harder, but both of your feet on a chair behind you for decline push-ups! Not only are you pushing more of your body weight, but the shoulder angle on a decline push up will target the pecs more than the triceps.

COPENHAGEN SIDE PLANK WITH LEG DRIVERS


This is a very advanced version of your classic Copenhagen side plank.  To build up your strength and tolerance to this variation, check out the regressed version below! A 2019 study by Harry et al found that just adding one variation of Copenhagen planks decreased the risk of injury by 41% in a group of semi-professional soccer players.

INCLINE ADDUCTOR SIDE PLANK


Unlike a traditional side plank that primarily targets the hip abductors, this variation targets the hip adductors. You accomplish this by first getting into a normal side plank position with your top foot in front of your bottom foot and your elbow on the chair. Engage your adductors and push your top foot hard into the ground. Then take your bottom foot off the ground so just your top leg is holding your body up in the air. The adductors are oftentimes a neglected muscle group when it comes to lower extremity training because let’s be honest, it’s not as sexy and fun as training muscles like the glutes or quadriceps! If you have groin or adductor discomfort, give the article below a read!

groin pain rehab bodyweight chair exercise

SINGLE-LEG ELEVATED PSOAS MARCHES


Psoas marches should be a staple in any hip flexor Rehab. Rarely in exercises do we actually try to target the hip flexors with strengthening exercises. Typically psoas marches are done standing to work against gravity and with a mini band around the toes to provide additional resistance. This is a more advanced variation because we must use our core and opposite side hip extensors and abductors to stabilize while using our hip flexors to lift our knee to our chest. However, because we are working across gravity in a supine position without any additional resistance, it may be a good place to start for someone who is in relatively good shape, but just experienced a hip flexor strain.

SINGLE-LEG HIP THRUST


The hip hinge is one of the fundamental movement patterns. Both hip thrusts and bridges are the same hip hinge pattern, the only difference is putting either your foot or you back on the chair! In both variations, using bodyweight is many times enough. But if you want to make each exercise even harder, try the single-leg version of each. Placing your foot on top of the chair increases the knee flexion demand of the exercise, which makes it a great way to hit the hamstrings.

SINGLE-LEG ELEVATED BRIDGE


In the hip thrust, put the bottom of your shoulder blades on the chair behind you. Brace your core, and thrust your hips upward. The key is tucking your trail with a posterior pelvic tilt at the top.


SIDELYING EXTRA RANGE HIP ABDUCTION


Popularized by booty fanatics across the world, the sidelying hip abduction is a great exercise to target the gluteus medius and the lateral hip as a whole. For an at-home setup, you’ll want to position yourself on top of two chairs. Your elbow should be on one chair and your knee should be on the other. Raising yourself on chairs allows you to go into a greater range of motion at your hip, maximizing the hypertrophic stimulus!

SINGLE-LEG CHAIR SQUATS


It doesn’t get much simpler than single-leg chair squats! Lower yourself into a sitting position on the chair behind you as slowly as you can. Once you come to a full seated position, explode off the chair using the same one leg. Once you get comfortable with the chair squat, try removing the chair and perform a true single-leg squat.

DIPS


Dips on a chair are a great use of body weight to target the triceps. However, there are concerns that the shoulder extension and internal rotation of the shoulder joint can push the head of the humerus forward, possibly leading to anterior instability or even subluxation. While these claims are definitely valid, the role of the rotator cuff is to stabilize the head of the humerus within the glenoid fossa of the scapula, preventing this anterior translation – even at the extreme ranges of motion. Thus, in order to properly perform this exercise, ensure that you have:
  • Adequate shoulder extension and internal rotation ROM
  • Strong scapular stabilizers and rotator cuff muscles
  • No history of anterior shoulder instability or “shoulder dislocations”
There is a huge misconception in the fitness and rehab worlds. Far too often, we label exercises as a good exercise or bad exercise for all athletes, like dips. If interested in learning more about traditionally labeled “bad exercises”, read below.

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Nutrition In Human Beings

Nutrients are the substances in food that maintain the body and make it work. Most of what one eats is made up of carbohydrates, proteins, and fats. Nutrients needed in smaller amounts, but still vital, are vitamins and minerals. Also on the list are fibre and water. Our diet should comprise a mix of foods that supply all necessary nutrients in the right amounts. Such a diet is called a balanced diet. Let’s have a glimpse of nutrition in human beings.



Nutrition in Human Beings

Following are the major nutrients required by the human body:
Carbohydrates

Complex carbohydrates, particularly starch, are found in foods such as pasta, bread, rice potatoes, and cereals. During digestion, starch is broken down to the simple sugar glucose, the body’s main source of energy.

Vitamins and Minerals

Vitamins and Minerals are required in minute amounts and are essential for maintaining strong immune system, build strong bones and muscles and also promotes normal growth and development. Most vitamins come from fresh fruit and vegetables, with some also found in fish, meat, dairy, and eggs. Minerals, such as calcium and iron, also help the body perform optimally. The best sources are vegetables, dairy, meat, and some fish.

Fats

Dairy food, meat, seeds, and nuts all supply fats, as do vegetable oils. Fat is digested into fatty acids, which are used as an energy source and to make cell membranes. Or they are rebuilt into fat that, under the skin, insulates the body and helps to keep us warm.

Proteins

Rich sources of proteins are fish, lean meat, poultry, and beans. Once digested, proteins supply the body with amino acids. These building blocks are reassembled by cells into different proteins used for construction such as enzymes, and a myriad of other roles.

Water

Around 50 – 70 per cent of our body is made of water. Therefore this amount should always be maintained in the body. Water is the only medium through which all essential nutrients, vitamins, minerals and other wastes in the body are transported. Water also plays a vital role in regulating the body’s temperature.

Digestion in Human Beings

Digestion is a vital process in humans which provides energy by breaking down the large food molecules into easily absorbable molecules to produce energy for various life process. The complete process of digestion happens through a stepwise process which is common to all living organisms. The complete process of digestion in Human digestive system is described below:
Ingestion: It is the process of us ingesting the food by actually eating it. In the mouth the food material is subject to cutting, tearing, chewing, and a little bit of pre-digestion using the salivary juice and finally swallowing.
Digestion: It is the breakdown of the ingested food into microscopic and finally molecular fragments. Most of the digestion happens in the stomach and a small part of it also occurs in the small intestine.
Absorption: This is a critical stage where nutrients are taken up from digestive organs and distributed to the body’s tissues. This process is where food ingested is converted to actual energy to be used by our bodies.
Excretion: This is the final process where waste material is excreted from our bodies.

For more information on nutrition in human beings, keep visiting BYJU’S website or download BYJU’S app for further reference.

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the important nutrients required by the human body?

The important nutrients required by the human body are:
Carbohydrates
Fats
Dietary fibres
Vitamins
Proteins
Minerals
Water

Why is nutrition important?

Nutrition is important for a healthy lifestyle. A healthy diet can help to reduce the risk of diseases and improves overall health. It also strengthens the bones and muscles and improves memory.
What do you understand by a balanced diet?

A balanced diet is a diet that contains all the vital nutrients required by a human body. The important nutrients present in a balanced diet include carbohydrates, fats, vitamins, minerals, proteins, and fibre.
What happens if the nutrient intake is poor?

Poor nutrition leads to stress and tiredness and lowers our efficiency. It can increase the risk of several diseases and health problems such as obesity, high blood pressure and anaemia.

What are the nutrients?

Nutrients are the compounds present in food that are essential to health and life and provide energy to carry out daily activities. They act as the building blocks of the body and help to carry out chemical processes. The important nutrients are carbohydrates, lipids, vitamins, minerals, etc.

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Satanic Church opened In South Africa

The Satanic church in South Africa was officially registered in February 2020, its founded by Riaan Swiegelaar and Adri Norton.

Satanic Church opened In South Africa 

Here is what you need to know about the Satanic Church in South Africa, includes the leaders, how to join, sacrifices, and what they believe in.




The Satanic church in South Africa was officially registered in February 2020, it was founded by Riaan Swiegelaar and Adri Norton.

Random Facts about the Satanic Church In South Africa

Here is what you need to know about the Satanic Church in South Africa, includes the leaders, how to join, sacrifices and what they believe in.

Satanic Church was founded by Riaan Swiegelaar and Adri Norton. Co-founder Riaan Swiegelaar was a Sangoma and a Pentecostal Christian Church Pastor before forming the Satanic Church.

In contrast with what many South Africans think about the church, its shocking that the church doesn’t believe in Satan.

“We do not believe in Satan nor practice any devil-worshiping or sacrifices. The church promotes being true to oneself, unconditional self-love, accepting one’s sinful nature as well as educating the public on various rituals for self-empowerment, co-founder Adri Norton said.

Compared to traditional healing, Satanism doesn’t believe and practice animal sacrifice

“You do not practice animal sacrifice, as you respect life in Satanism. To take life would be anti-satanic. We believe in true love and purity,” Riaan Swiegelaar said in an interview
The relationship of Satanic Church and Witchcraft

Despite some differences in their practices, the Satanic Church in Soutth Africa co-founder Swiegelaar confessed is love and admiration for witchcraft.

Speaking on their official Satanic Church in South Africa, Riaan revealed that he loves witchcraft.

“I choose to be honest about whom I am. I practice the occult, I love witchcraft and I definitely believe in myself more than any external deity or spirit.”

The Satanic church leader Riaan Swiegelaar cleared air on several misconceptions

We do not worship the “Devil”, but simply revere Satan as an Archetype for our true nature, we do not practice, nor condone animal, and/or human sacrifice. Our members love people we are exist to preach love, we do not curse people. The church distances itself from evil magicians invoking spirits to make money. Above all we are not anti-God, anti-Allah or anti-Buddha, we look to work together with other religions to preach the gospel of love.

South Africa Satanic Church Address, Contact Details, Facebook

Address: Century Drive, Century City, Cape Town, 7530, South Africa

Email: info@satanicsa.org

Phone number: +27 82 844 6588

The South Africa Satanic Church is on Facebook and to date have more than 1500 followers on the application. Their Facebook handle @ SA Satanic Church
Satanic Church Opening and Closing Time
Monday 9am–6pm
Tuesday 9am–6pm
Wednesday 9am–6pm
Thursday 9am–6pm
Friday 9am–6pm
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed

Love Making At Work Caught On CCTV

According to the management of the identified restaurant (name withheld), the two are undergoing disciplinary procedures after the footage was pulled out by the loss control department of Restaurant Workers Caught On CCTV Having S_ex At Work


Restaurant workers caught on CCTV camera having s_ex at work.

The two married co-workers sneak in the passage to the stock room to have a good time.
According to the management of the identified restaurant (name withheld), the two are undergoing disciplinary procedures after the footage was pulled out by the loss control department.
The restaurant manager revealed that it is against company policy and general health protocol to have intercourse within the premises.