Wholly Good Whole-Grain Breakfast

June 25, 2018 Category :Diabetes Research 0

A new US study says eating whole-grain breakfast cereal reduces the risk of heart failure. “The significant health benefits of whole-grain cereal are not just for kids but also for adults. A whole-grain, high-fiber breakfast may lower blood pressure and bad cholesterol and prevent heart attacks,” said the study’s main author Dr. Luc Djousse of the Harvard Medical School in Boston .

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Busting Stress the Ballerina Way

June 24, 2018 Category :Stress Busters 0

Hip-hop, street dance, jazz…  All of these could help you sweat the stress out.  But here, we say ballet could top all that.

Swan Lake.  Don Quixote.  The Nutcracker.  These are just three of the classical ballet performances that Filipino audiences have come to love.  Watching ballet has always had a calming effect, and audiences who have seen these ballet performances have walked out of the theater more relaxed. » Continue Reading

The Glycemic Index

June 23, 2018 Category :Diabetes Research 0

Carbohydrates present in bread and other bakery products, rice, root crops, cereals, fruits and vegetables contributes to 70 percent of the total dietary intake among Filipinos (2003 FNRI-DOST National Nutrition Survey). Carbohydrate foods may be classified as “available” or “unavailable”. Available carbohydrates are the easily digested food, e.g.white bread and rice, while the unavailable carbohydrates are the slowly digested food, e.g. high fiber foods like kamote and mongo. » Continue Reading

A Prima Ballerina’s Secret to Success

June 22, 2018 Category :People and Places 0

Get to know Lisa MacujaElizalde and how ballet has influenced her life.

Becoming a good ballerina entails a flexible body, a lithe and agile frame, and the passion for ballet. Furthermore, ballet requires strong and healthy bones to withstand the constant jumps, turns and twists that ballet dancers do. Ballet dancers have a greater risk of getting bone fractures as ballet involves a lot of bending and twisting of the body. Lisa Macuja-Elizalde, the country’s prima ballerina, is no stranger to bone fractures, having danced ballet for almost her entire life. » Continue Reading

Bone Health and Diabetes

June 21, 2018 Category :Diabetes Facts 0

We see children bounce around, hop and skip all the time. When we were younger, we could basically do anything we wanted — no pain in the joints and bones yet.We could easily do sports, bend forwards and backwards and not feel a single thing.

But as we get older, we become slower, and we realize that bending to get a coin on the floor now takes so much effort. All the fun and physical activities we used to do have become a little more difficult. As we age, we become more careful, scared of the fact that we might break our hips or arms with careless movement. That’s when we realize that we should have taken care of our bodies, especially our bones, when we were younger. Bone problems are usually associated with age, but little do people know that diabetes could also affect bone health. » Continue Reading

Guilt Free Choco Fudge Brownies

June 20, 2018 Category :Healthy Recipes 0

All the decadent goodness with none of the guilt.  The batter may be a bit difficult to handle when adding Splenda but the eggs will help smoothen it out in the end.

Yield: 24 portions

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Lemon Bars

June 19, 2018 Category :Healthy Recipes 0

Lemon bars are always a delicious treat. Here is a different version with an easy graham cracker base and an even easier tart lemon topping. You can opt to use calamansi juice instead, but reduce to proportions to adjust for its flavors.

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Chocolate Lava Cake

June 18, 2018 Category :Healthy Recipes 0

I have always been a fan of molten chocolate cakes and wondered why I have never seen a sugar-free version.  Well, chocoholics should fret no more as this version proves that we can enjoy it in all its sugar-free goodness.  Make sure to bake it just before serving to get that runny center.

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Apple Crispies

June 17, 2018 Category :Healthy Recipes 0

Apples are always a delight for baking and everyone’s favorite would always be apple pies. In this version, we do away with the pie crust and replace it with a healthier granola topping. You can also use it as a base instead of a topping for a different variation.
Yield: 8 to 10 portions

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Baker’s Treat

June 16, 2018 Category :Healthy Recipes 0

Baking used to be forbidden for most people with diabetes since sugar is a necessary ingredient in baking.  Thankfully, with the introduction of alternative sweeteners, and the right modifications, diabetics and figure-conscious people can now enjoy a whole new world of baked items. » Continue Reading