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Healthy Holiday Dining Tips

May 19, 2020 Category :Healthy Advocacy 0

New Year’s Day and Valentine’s Day are just around the corner. It is the time for gift giving, gatherings, reunions, games, romantic dates, and of course banquets of sweet drinks and scrumptious food one after the other. Indeed, what are New Year’s and Valentine’s without good food?

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PASOO Food Guide Pyramid

May 7, 2020 Category :Healthy Advocacy 0

The PASOO Food Guide Pyramid is the food pyramid guide developed by the Philippine Society for the Study of Overweight and Obesity (PASOO) especially for Filipinos. The food pyramid guide for Filipino Adults aged 20-93 years was developed by PASOO in collaboration with the Food and Nutrition Research Institute (FNRI), Department of Science and Technology (DOST) under the auspices of Dr. Sanirose Orbeta, VP of PASOO and Dr. Rodolfo F. Florentino, former FNRI Director.

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Benefits of Pandesal

April 30, 2020 Category :Healthy Advocacy 0

Pandesal is most common and the most popular bread in the Philippines. Its name is Spanish for “salt bread.” Unlike the typical loaf of bread, the pandesal dough is rolled and cut to smaller pieces before baking it. Today, it is the most common breakfast bread used by most Filipinos which they stuff with different spreads, sardines, butter, peanut butter, cheese, langonisa, eggs or anything that will suit their taste. Another common way Filipinos eat the pandesal is by dipping it on coffee. Thus, pandesal and coffee is the most common breakfast among Filipinos.

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Ponkan Health Benefits for Diabetics

April 22, 2020 Category :Healthy Advocacy| Healthy News 0

Diet is vital in managing the health of a diabetic patient. The recommended diet would often refer to a low-fat, high-fiber diet which essentially involved fresh fruits and vegetables. Based on this general diet recommendation, the eating of Ponkan is definitely advised to diabetic patients.

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Philippine Diabetes Statistics

April 21, 2020 Category :Healthy Advocacy 0

The incidence of diabetes is growing around the world. It is in the top ten leading causes of deaths. Filipinos are not an exemption to this incidence as more and more Filipinos are affected by the disease. In fact, the last 2008 survey was alarming enough to conclude that one out of every five Filipinos have diabetes. That means that around 20% of the population have diabetes and this has significantly increase from only 4% in 1998. Another cause for alarm is that Filipinos diagnosed with diabetes are getting younger. Children as young as 5-years old have been diagnosed with type 2 diabetes. With this trend, the Philippines is expected to belong on the top 10 countries with the most people with diabetes 15 years from now.

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Holloween Tips for Parents with Diabetic Kids

April 13, 2020 Category :Healthy Advocacy 0

Halloween brings not only thoughts of witches, ghosts, spirits and jack-o-lanterns but also of candies, chocolates, lots of gooey treats and parties! For parents with a diabetic child, Halloween could spell disaster as you worry about your child getting left out on all the fun that the season brings; wondering if your child could join in on the fun of trick-or-treating and other Halloween activities.

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Diabetes and Kidney link

April 5, 2020 Category :Diabetes Research| Healthy Advocacy 0

There is a direct link between diabetes and kidneys. Diabetes mellitus or the uncontrolled diabetes is the principal cause of kidney failure. In fact, majority of kidney transplant patients suffer some form of diabetes. Kidney is an essential body organ who main function is to remove waste and other toxic materials from the blood. In case of diabetics, the kidneys play the role eliminating excess sugar (glucose) in the blood. Sugar or glucose molecules are relatively larger than the waste molecules that the kidney usually filters.

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Truth about Ampalaya Supplement

April 4, 2020 Category :Healthy Advocacy| Healthy Recipes 0

Ampalaya Supplement is famous food supplement derived from ampalaya plant or the Momordica charantia plant or bitter gourd. This fruit is a rich source of vitamins and minerals and is known for its bitter taste. The bitter taste of ampalaya makes it difficult to eat to some people hence many people resort to taking the ampalaya supplement to enjoy the nutritious benefits of the fruit without the bitter taste.

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Camote and Diabetes

April 3, 2020 Category :Healthy Advocacy| Healthy Recipes 0

Camote or sweet potato is a root crop that is commonly used as a rice substitute in provinces commonly hit by typhoons and where planting rice is not so conducive. As a rice substitute, Camote is rich in carbohydrates, which is our principal source for energy. The leaves of Camote (i.e. camote tops) on the other hand, is also consumed as a leafy vegetable like Kangkong.

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Healthy Food in Jollibee

April 1, 2020 Category :Health Watch| Healthy Advocacy 0

Generally, the menu offered in Fast food chains contains excessive amount of calories, which if not properly burned will be stored as fat, which in the long run can cause weight gain and obesity. A typical burger and French fries has combined caloric content of 900 which is already half the amount of calorie intake a person needs in a day.

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