About Mint

Friday, 28 February 2014 0 comments

Mint can be a refreshing image comes to our mind and well known as mouth freshener. It is a cool herb belonging to family Lamiaceae. More than 20 species of mint including pineapple mint, ginger mint, Japanese mint, corn mint, spearmint, peppermint and horsemint, to name a few. Mint leaves are not only used for cooking, but it also can be used for medical purpose.

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Capsaicin from Chili Peppers

Monday, 24 February 2014 0 comments

There is a substance known as capsaicin which can be found mainly in chili peppers. It gives chili peppers the characteristic pungent flavor producing mild to intense spice when eaten. Many benefits of capsaicin had been reported in obesity, cardiovascular, gastrointestinal, cancers and dermatological. 

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Nutrition and Diet for Dengue Fever

Wednesday, 19 February 2014 0 comments

In Malaysia, dengue fever has become a main public concern when more than 12,000 Malaysian have been infected so far this year. Dengue infection is transmitted by Aedes aegypti and Aedes albopictus. Dengue is only spread through the bite of infected mosquito. The dengue can cause serious complication if it is not well controlled and treated. Dengue Hemorrhagic Fever is a potentially dead infection spread mainly by Aedes aegypti. The sign can be seen with the presence of collected blood under the skin in a very large bruised area.
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Tomato and Its Benefits

Monday, 17 February 2014 0 comments
Tomato is one of the most consumed vegetable in Malaysia. It is easily digestible with bright color to excite appetite. It is typically being consumed as salad in sandwiches. According to NutriWeb Malaysia, it is estimated that 1 medium tomato with 55g has 10.5kcal. Tomato contains large quantities of water in proportion to its weight which is almost 82%. When it is eaten, the water from tomato will be absorbed by the body.
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Polyunsaturated Fatty Acid (PUFA)

Monday, 3 February 2014 0 comments
There are two type of polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFA); omega-3 fats and omega-6 fats. These fats are essential fatty acids means that the body cannot produce them. PUFA has more than one double-bonded (unsaturated) carbon in the molecule. PUFA food are liquid at room temperature and when chilled. There are many examples of food high with PUFA such as corn oil, soy oil, regular safflower, sunflower oil, cottonseed oil and flaxseed oil. Many fish also contains PUFA including salmon, mackerel, herring and trout. 
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Monounsaturated Fatty Acids (MUFA)

Sunday, 2 February 2014 0 comments

Monounsaturated fatty acid (MUFA) is called as a ‘good fat’. MUFA has one double-bonded (unsaturated) carbon atom. Foods made up mostly of MUFA are liquid at room temperature and changed to solid when they are chilled. There are many examples of MUFA including vegetable oils such as olive oil, canola oil, sunflower oil, peanut oil, sesame oil, sunflower oil, avocado and nuts such as almonds and peanuts.
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