Lychee

Saturday, 23 May 2015 0 comments


Lychee (Litchi chinensis) is a wonderful sweet fruit. The delicious plus sweet taste is suitable to make juice, ice cream and desserts. The fruit was originated from South China but today, it can be found in most countries but the price is quite expensive. Nowadays, there are many lychee products that had formed into cordial. It is too much sugar and causes lychee to less nutritious. It is better to get lychee fruit and make your own juice.
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Yakult as A Probiotic

Saturday, 16 May 2015 4 comments


One bottle of Yakult contains of 6.5 billion cells of good bacteria. These bacteria had been discovered by Dr Shirota and this very genius scientist named the bacteria as Lactobacillus casei Shirota. These bacteria have scientifically proven to reach our gut alive. By the way, I’m not promoting Yakult. I would like to discuss about good and bad bacteria in our intestines. 
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Nutrition for Elderly

Tuesday, 12 May 2015 0 comments


The population has grown modestly with people over 60 years old. This shows that the population ages are increasing and people seek for healthy lifestyle. Most study defines elderly as more than 60 years old. Their physiologies are not similar to the younger age. Elderly might suffer with the different production or amount of hormones and changes in body compositions.
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Functional Foods (Metabolic Syndrome)

Tuesday, 24 March 2015 0 comments


Nowadays, obesity is a major public health problem, not only in Malaysia, but worldwide. Even more alarming is the increasing numbers of childhood obesity. The presence of obesity is highly associated with metabolic syndrome. When seeing any health care providers, they will focus more and more on macronutrients including carbohydrate, protein and fat intake as dietary management in preventing complications of metabolic syndrome. However, there are some functional foods that have ability to fight against metabolic syndrome (obesity, diabetes, hypertension and dyslipidemia) and cardiovascular disease.

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Warfarin and Vitamin K

Friday, 20 March 2015 0 comments


Warfarin is a small anticoagulant drug that is used to reduce the formation of blood clots. Most commonly, it is vitally used to prevent heart attacks, strokes or any blood clots in arteries or veins. Warfarin is a vitamin K antagonist. It inhibits the actions of clotting factors II, VII, IX and X in blood. This causes depletion of vitamin K functions and slows down the rate of blood clotting. 
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Skipping breakfast is harmful

Friday, 23 January 2015 0 comments


Breakfast skipping occurs regularly among workers in Malaysia. The reasons could be busy and have no time to prepare breakfast. There are many definitions for ‘breakfast skipping’. It includes; 1) skip breakfast at least one time per week 2) skip breakfast at least six times per week 3) rarely or never eat breakfast, or eat breakfast less or 2 days per week 4) usually skip breakfast, or never or almost never eat breakfast 5) no breakfast on the day of the survey, dietary recall or food record 6) not eating a morning meal at home.
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Twelve Steps for Heart Healthy Eating

Tuesday, 13 January 2015 0 comments


Even you are on medications, following heart healthy eating pattern help to further reduce the risk of heart diseases. Medication is not everything. What you have to do is have fun and enjoy your healthy meals. 
 
1. Never miss three important meals; breakfast, lunch and dinner. 

2. Olive oil, canola oil, peanut oil and avocado can reduce LDL cholesterol level.

3. Add cereals to your breakfast drink and have some whole oatmeal before you start your day.

4. Choose low fat milk or low fat milk products everyday.

5. Say no to chips, high fat crackers and ice cream.

6. Rarely include deep fried food and butter in your meal. Avoid cream and sour cream.




7. Drink plenty of water everyday and avoid the intake of alcohol.

8. Fish and soy products are recommended to be eaten everyday.

9. Have variety of fruits and vegetable everyday. Make them into special snacks or salads.

10. If possible, prepare meals at home and no fast food anymore.

11. Use less sugar and less salt when preparing meals.

12. When buying food products, read the labels carefully. Choose foods with low sodium, saturated fat, trans-fat, and sugar.
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