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Health Benefits of Fresh Lumpia

March 22, 2013 Category :Healthy Recipes 0

Lumpia in general are Chinese pastries comparable to popiah which involves placing different ingredients in a roll or wrapper, that is either served fresh or fried. In the Philipines, Lumpiyang sariwa or fresh spring rolls essentially a mix of different minced vegetables that is wrapped in the lumpia roll.

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Health Benefits of Eating Tikoy

March 20, 2013 Category :Healthy Recipes 0

Tikoy, also known as Nian gao is the traditional pudding cake that is a delicacy that is served during the Chinese New. This pudding cake is also commonly given by Chinese in the belief that people giving the said pudding cake will receive fortune for the coming year. Tikoy is essentially made of glutinous rice flour, wheat starch, sugar, salt and water. It is made by combing all these ingredients and steaming it. Tikoy is traditionally eaten as is or by frying it.

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Diabetes Sugar Lumps under Skin

March 19, 2013 Category :Diabetes Facts 0

The sugar lumps the develop under skin common among diabetic patients is actually termed as lipohypertrophy, a condition characterized by is lump in the skin which is actually a fatty tissue. This fatty lumps usually develops at or around the skin site where insulin is usually injected by the diabetic patient. The diabetes lump is essentially caused by injecting insulin repeatedly into the same area of the skin. The injection of insulin in the same area caused the body to react by accumulating extra fat in the area.

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Saluyot for Diabetes

March 17, 2013 Category :Diabetes Facts 0

Also known as Jute or Corchorus capsularis, Saluyot is a common leafy vegetable in the Philippines that thrives practically anywhere in the country. This vegetable plant is especially abundant in tropical wet forest regions like the Philippines. Saluyot is like a weed that requires little to no nurturing, and grows in no particular season.

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Healthy Snacks for Diabetes

March 15, 2013 Category :Healthy Advocacy| Healthy Recipes 0

Diet is central in the management of diabetes. Hence, it is important for diabetic patients to know what to eat and in what amounts in order to regulate and manage the disease, which if not properly monitored can lead to very serious problems and consequence. This means that when the stomach of a diabetic patient starts to rumble, one can simply munch on anything to address the hunger. Instead, one need to take a snack that can satisfy your stomach without blustering your blood sugar levels. So what exactly can a diabetic eat when his tummy goes mad.

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Benefits of Paco Leaves

March 13, 2013 Category :Diabetes Research 0

Paco or Pako is one of the fern vegetables that Filipinos love to eat. This vegetable which has a scientific name of Athyrium esculentum, is usually eaten as salad or as a side dish to a main viand. Aside from its distinctive taste, paco is very well known to be healthy among Filipinos. However, people are not really aware of what is the nutritional value or benefits of this vegetable. Here under are some of the nutritional benefits of Paco leaves.

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Pocari Sweat Safe for Pregnancy?

March 12, 2013 Category :General Wellness 0

Pocari Sweat is a sports or energy drink from Japan since 1980 and is manufactured by Otsuka Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd. This drink markets itself as an “ion supply drink” which contains electrolyte minerals such as Magnesium carbonate, Sodium chloride and sodium citrate, Potassium chloride and Calcium lactate, which essentially accounts for its unique aftertaste and flavor. Pocari Sweat claims that it is a better alternative to drinking water especially during perspiration while working out because it help replenish these aforementioned electrolytes which are not available in ordinary water and is therefore more effective in preventing dehydration. Pocari Sweat normally comes in bottles and cans. However, there is also a power version which needs to be mixed with water.

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Trig Lipid Profile

March 10, 2013 Category :Health Watch 0

Trig or TG refers to Triglycerides which is a common component of a lipid profile medical exam to assess the risk of developing heart disease. Trig lipid profile essentially is a measure of the amount of triglycerides in the blood. A Triglyceride is a type of fat normally found in the adipose tissue. Some triglycerides however circulate the blood carried by lipoproteins. Trig is not used nor converted to energy due to sedentary activities are converted immediately to fat, which can get in the way in blood circulation. This is why the amount of triglycerides in the blood is calculated because it basically pertains to amount of potential fat that can get in stored in the blood vessels and tissues that directly results to hypertension and the development of cardiovascular disease (CVD). Aside from the lack of exercise, obesity, cigarette smoking, excessive beer drinking, age and medical conditions such kidney problems and diabetes, adds to the risk of getting high TG reading.

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Top 10 Soft Drinks in the Philippines

March 8, 2013 Category :Health Watch 0

The soft drinks industry in the Philippines is one of the most highly competitive industries in the country. Being in a tropical country, the demand for soft drinks is high because it is one of the most common means to quench thirst or to seek cold drink moment under the summer heat.

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Squid Good for Diabetes?

March 6, 2013 Category :Healthy Recipes 0

A squid is an 8-armed mob that looks like an octopus but with an elongated head, and is a popular sea food delicacy across the world. When talking about sea food, the squid is one of the things that immediately comes to mind.

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