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Do Air Purifiers like the winix wac9500 Work?
Before we discuss if you should get an air purifier for your home, it’s best if we first tackle the question about if air purifiers really work or not.
This is mainly due to poor ventilation, chemicals contained in household cleaners, mold spores, bacteria and allergens that get tracked inside.

The way in which a air purifier works is by stripping the air of these bad airborne contaminants.

The majority of air purifiers work in one of two ways:

Using a HEPA filter, which sucks in particles and traps them so they cannot float back into the air
Using an Ionic generator, which emits negatively charged ions into the air that latch on to toxins and cause them to fall from the air
Air purifiers that are fitted with a HEPA filter are able to capture 99.97% of particles that are as small as .3 microns. This includes most allergens, many bacteria and some viruses.

An air purifier that uses an Ionic generator works in a different way to purify the air. What this type of product does is causes bad particles to fall on to the floor, which then have to be vacuumed up. Some products include an electrostatic collection plate to collect these toxins, but it isn’t always 100% effective.

Regardless of the type of air purifier you buy, both are work to cleanse the air around you. By removing harmful particles from the air, these contaminants don’t have the opportunity to get inside your lungs as you breathe. The less bad particles you inhale, the healthier you stay.

But, Do I Need an Air Purifier?
Now that you know how well air purifiers work, should you really get one for your home?

The answer to this question depends on a few things. For some people, an air purifier is a great device that helps promote better health. For others, the benefits are not as noticeable.

The information below should help you figure out which category you fall into and if you should invest in getting an air purifying device.

Yes, if:

You’re like the other 50 million Americans that suffer from allergies or have asthma (according to the ACAAI). You’ll notice outstanding relief in your breathing when using this device.
You or someone in your home gets sick easily or is prone to infections. This device will trap harmful airborne toxins that cause sickness.
You want to ensure that your body stays free from airborne toxins. You want to be as healthy as possible while inside your home.
No, if:

None of those situations above sound like you. Most likely won’t notice a big change in your health, since you’re not affected by allergens and other contaminants like most other people.
Hopefully this information has helped you realize if are air purifiers worth it or not for your own situation. If you’re still not convinced, take a look at the other free guides on this website to learn more about this technology.

Another thing worth mentioning is the fact that many people think air purifiers are expensive to own and operate, however, that’s simply not the case. There are many low cost options that are excellent at cleaning the air.


  1. Please i need this ube lots of it cus of pregnancy cravings, it’s all I can think of. I live in Canada. Pls how can I get it?????

  2. Lady, you rock. I can actually feel the taste buds at the back of my mouth tingling with that semi-sour taste one gets from eating übe. Personally, I can skip the corn and just focus on the übe, exclusively-leaves more room. Gotta skip December and come home in May now. Grief!!

  3. You sounded almost wicked in your description of the process of eating Ube….. “sinking teeth into it…” But you got it. You can’t enjoy the combination as much as I do, with corn, as I have no alternative. I go as far as buying quantity corn and Ube to store in deep freezer for quick reference any time I crave them.

  4. I love eating corn so much, i can eat up to 6 corns at a time. my question is ,can i gain weight from eating roasted corn

  5. Very appreciative of finally finding these wonderful descriptions of my favorite fruit, ube. Been unable to describe it to any one else without the pictures and especially since I hungered and dreamt of ube during my fifteen years after leaving nativeland. Little wonder I now devour as much of it as I can find whenever I return home periodically.

  6. I love love Ube! This is one of my favorite African fruit . In Cameroon, we call this sumptous fruit plums and is often eaten with roasted plantains, bread, and any starchy food. Too bad it is not grown in the United States! love your blog and your storytelling…… brings alot of childhood memories backhome.

  7. I would pay a $ 1000.00 just to eat this right now !!! In cameroon, we call them plums aka bush butter. Interesting to know it is called ube in Nigeria- Will add this name to my repetoire for this delicacy. I like eating this fruit with roasted plantains.

  8. Sitting here in another part of the world (Regina, Canada) looking at your pictures of Ube and nostalgia sets in. I do miss naija food. Thanks the lovely post.

  9. i love your blog your blog so much, from the construction of your text to the clarity of your pictures i can help but say you are wonderful and this is a very lovely initiative, though am an IT professional but I have very strong interest in cooking, Was just looking around for recipes and I stumbled upon your Blog……..like we say out here in Nigeria ” Your re too much” God bless you

  10. What a fun post to read–and I’ve learned something new to boot. Your description of ube has my mouth watering–the pictures don’t hurt either.

  11. Thank you for such an engaging, informative–and delicious–post! I loved learning about Ube and your fun ways of pairing and enjoying corn. I hope to try Ube personally some day.

  12. OMG Ozoz I so envy you right now!!!!! arrrrrgghhhhhhh. This post brings back so many beautiful memories. You see when i was in primary school, my mother bought us Corn (Oka), Pear (Ube), and Coconut (Aki-Oyibo) almost everyday during corn season. I looked forward to eating corn after school… infact at some point, this combo replaced my lunch!!

    Lovely pictures and description… You even captured the newspaper corn is almost always wrapped in!!! My envy has instantly become a need to hug you…..

  13. Oz,

    Thanks for reminding me about all the things I miss from home (sigh)! I haven’t ate Ube in almost 10 years, but this brings back great memories of the rainy season back in Nigeria. Oh well, I will be home soon.
    Thanks for your blog and the great job you are doing.

  14. Oh my friend, I cannot wait to visit you in Nigeria one day!!! I will love just walking beside you and seeing all your normal, everyday things with absolute delight and enthusiasm. I’ve never heard of Ube before, and would love to try it. 🙂 The roasted corn looks absolutely amazing, and I never would’ve thought of eating it with coconut. Delicious. 🙂

  15. It’s corn season here also, but alas, no African pears or Ube. They sound so interesting and if they are, indeed, like avocados I would love them! What an informative post! It’s always neat to see what others around the world are eating!

  16. I am in love with the first 3 photographs. Stunning oz! How do u take photos in the dark? Also so interesting to learn about Nigerian street vegetables.
    Simple and satisfying. Xxx

  17. I have never heard of ube before, when I first read it I thought it was the purple sweet potato they use in desserts in the Philippines. I love learning of new things, which happens quite often here! 😀 I can’t believe the kids didn’t fall for the “it tastes like ice cream” bit! 😉

  18. Beautiful pictures! And very interesting post..I had never heard of ubes! What a pretty litle thing, I would love to try them one day.

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