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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