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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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Leche Flan with Splenda for Diabetics

March 31, 2020 Category :Healthy Recipes 0

Leche flan, also known as dulce de leche, is a traditional Filipino custard dessert with a coating of soft caramel on top served warm or cold. Whereas the Filipino recipe included a condensed milk and egg yolks molded in a pan coated with caramel, other variations of the flan in other countries featured the use of coconut or the use of cinnamon stick to add flavor to the flan. An important ingredient to the flan which provides sweet flavor is the sugary brown caramel glaze that adds depth of sweetness to the treat. The caramel glaze is made by simmering & stirring sugar with water.

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Cakes for Diabetics

March 30, 2020 Category :Healthy Recipes 0

One of the biggest problems of diabetic patients that can affect their well being is the dietary restrictions that are imposed on them especially in eating sweets. Diabetic patients are refrained from eating sweets because the sugar contained in those sweets can directly increase their blood sugar levels which they body cannot regulate. Fortunately, there are cake recipes that are good for diabetics.

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High Fiber Filipino Foods

March 27, 2020 Category :Healthy Advocacy| Healthy Recipes 0

Practically many people are familiar that a healthy diet meal would often involved high fiber foods. This is essentially because fiber is good for digestion. Foods high in fiber are low in fats and calories which if not burned up by the body causes weight gain and obesity. Fibrous foods moreover, takes time for our bodies to digest which keeps us full longer and reduces our predilection to eat. On the other hand, insoluble fiber foods which are not processed in our digestive tract serves as stool binder that helps in our excretion of waste.

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Roasted Vegetables in Whole Wheat Bread

March 26, 2020 Category :Healthy Recipes 0

Consider that vvegetables release their innermost flavors when slightly cooked, Chef Junjun shares this recipe of roasted vegetables partnered with whole wheat bread. He explains that the term “roasted” may trick you at the onset since it may imply a taxing effort, but, he says “you can just put it in the pan grill just to release the water from the vegetables.”

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Philippine Fruits for Diabetics

March 14, 2020 Category :Health Watch| Healthy Recipes 0

Practically all fruits may be permitted in a diabetic diet. What a caregiver or nurse must take in consideration is the amount of carbohydrates in the service size of the fruit because different fruits contain different carbohydrates.

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Tuna Sandwich Spread

March 8, 2020 Category :Healthy Recipes 0

“A very healthy snack.  And something that is different from the usual,” describes Chef Junjun as he shares the recipe of this tuna sandwich spread.  Also, he advises that in preparing tuna (for any kind of meal), it is best to “saute it with onion and garlic so that its real taste will come out”.

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Seasoned Mixed Nuts

March 7, 2020 Category :Healthy Recipes 0

His personal favorite – Chef Junjun says this snack is “very easy to make and is non-comparable to anything one can buy outside” due to its spiciness and unique flavor from the curry.  But, what makes this snack a beauty is that, “it is good for anyone who is on any kind of a diet,” he adds.

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Light and Easy Snacks Made Healthy

March 6, 2020 Category :Healthy Recipes 0

Always on the go? Fast food is a big no.

While meals from fast food chains may offer convenience, and cost savings, still, they are not good for one’s health, particularly, for those with diabetes. Thus, Chef Junjun came up with four light snack recipes that are healthy and easy-to-prepare giving people with diabetes a chance not to settle for anything less.

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