Child obesity in the Philippines is a silent plague. Many children are suffering from obesity especially among middle class families. This can be attributed to many reasons. First off, the problem of obesity in the Philippines is veiled by the prevalence of malnourished children in impoverished rural areas. Because of this, there a perceived wrong conception that malnourishment is the bigger problem than obesity.
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One for every 25 Filipino adult is diabetic. Diabetes is a disease that many Filipinos suffer but is not given much attention. The rise of diabetes among Filipinos can be attributed to our food culture and lack of sense of urgency on the issue. For the former, rice is the staple food in the Philippines and eating pork has been part of our diet. Secondly, with the advent of many different processed foods from sodas, imported canned goods, chocolates and fast food, Filipinos have found a new way to indulge themselves to food. For the latter, most Filipino diabetics are not alarmed of the disease. Many Filipinos simply consider diabetes as a problem that goes with age.
A vegan diet does not treat diabetes but it will definitely help in managing the disease and prevent its complications from occurring. A key to managing diabetes is proper diet and the vegan diet is ideal to help diabetics in controlling weight, avoid diabetes-associated complications and even help make the body to become more responsive to insulin.
Also known as malabar, vine spinach, arogbati, dundul and grana, alugbati is a common vegetable that can be found practically everywhere in the Philippines. This medicinal herb is so common that it sprouts like a weed almost practically everywhere across the country.
Caesar salad is a type of vegetable salad which is primarily made of romaine lettuce and croutons and is dressed with parmesan cheese, lemon juice, olive oil, boiled egg, Worcestershire sauce, garlic, and black pepper. Some people add wine of vinegar. In the Philippines, it is also commonly added with mayonnaise. The salad is usually prepared as a side dish and has become very popular because of it is healthy. The creation of Caesar salad is commonly attributed to a famous Italian chef and restaurant owner in the US, Caesar Cardini, from where the name of the salad was accordingly derived.
Claw foot or claw toes is a medical condition where your toes or hand bend into a claw-like position. This is recognizable when the bottom half of your toe points up while the top half bends down. Because the toes are not properly position, a person with claw foot is vulnerable to corns or calluses as the toes often rub against your shoes.
For diabetics, rice should be limited because it is a source of carbohydrates which is broken down into sugar that can spike up one’s sugar level. The limitation to eat rice is required precisely because of the need to trim down saturated fats. Diabetic patients therefore can actually eat rice but should be limited in serving size.
Diabetes is a deadly disease that can affect bone in different ways especially if the diabetes remains unmanaged because of the following complications obesity, high sugar levels, nerve damage, higher concentrations of glycation, reduced absorption of calcium and vitamin D among others. This can lead to different bone problems which would often increase a patient’s risk of fractures. Following are some of most common diabetic bone problems.
Having a Spa is one of the modern ways for couple to have a romantic date especially because of the demanding works of modern society that entails both couple to work whether at home or at the office. A spa is a perfect date because it provides couples a romantic time to relax in the company of their most loved one. However not all spa is made for couples. It is important for a couple therefore to plan ahead where to have a couple spa in order to truly enjoy a romantic time together while enjoying the relaxing and energizing benefits of having a spa. Following are some of the top couple spa in the Philippines.
Vivere Hotel in Alabang is a towering 31-storey five star deluxe hotel located at the south of Metro Manila. It features 200 elegant rooms and suites which echo the indigenous natural beauty and provides business facilities and recreational amenities for both business and leisure travelers. Vivere Hotel has various choices of guest rooms to cater the different tastes and class of luxury people from Deluxe Room, Executive Suite, Business Suite, Premiere Suite, Imperial Suite, Regal Suite and Royal Suite. It also has a penthouse club, Penthouse Deluxe, Prime Executive, Premiere Penthouse, Grand Premiere, Penthouse Imperial, Penthouse Regal, Regency Suite, Vivere Grand and Presidential Suit.