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Pancit and Diabetes

February 25, 2021 Category :Healthy Recipes 0

Pancit is a Filipino Noodle dish usually served during birthdays and special occasions to symbolize long life. Pancit was actually introduced by the Chinese and has since been adopted into local cuisine.

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Poha Nutritional Benefits

January 6, 2021 Category :Healthy Recipes 0

Flattened rice or poha, is a simply rice which is beaten or pounded into flat light dry flakes. Because it is basically rice, poha is a primary source of carbohydrates, our major source of energy, which makes it an ideal breakfast meal.

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Top Root Crops for Diabetics

January 3, 2021 Category :Healthy Recipes 0

Root Crops serve as an ideal substitute for rice for Filipino diabetics because it is a safe source of carbohydrates compared to rice which can spike blood sugar vessels. Sweet potato, cassava, taro and yam locally known as kamote, kamoteng kahoy, gabi, and ube, are some of the starchy root crops found to have low glycemic index (GI).

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Monggo Nutritional Benefits

December 29, 2020 Category :Health Watch| Healthy Recipes 0

Munggo or balatong, Mung beans is a popular vegetable food in the Philippines which is made into a viand or dessert. But more than its flavoursome and very satisfying taste, monggo beans is a powerhouse of nutrition. For one, it is a good source of Protein, Folate, Iron, Magnesium, Phosphorus and Copper, and a very good source of Dietary Fiber and Manganese. Perfect for cardio-vascular health, Munggo’s fiber and folate helps regulate blood sugar and cholesterol levels.

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Camote Tops for Diabetes

November 15, 2020 Category :Healthy Recipes 0

Camote Tops, sweet potato tops or Talbos ng Kamote a green leafy vegetable which is basically the leaves of the camote plant, which grows practically in any backyard in the Philippines. Camote is common across the country and is often used as an alternative to rice by locals who live in typhoon belt areas as well as indigenous natives in the mountains.

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Caesar Salad for Diabetics

November 10, 2020 Category :Healthy Recipes 0

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.

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Banana Saba for Diabetics

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

The Saba banana is a type of banana that originated the Philippines. While most bananas are eaten raw, the Saba banana is commonly cooked in different menus although it can also be eaten raw. The saba banana is usually used to make banana cue, boiled and added sugar syrup to make golden banana or simply fried. These banana food preparations are usually eaten as snack, merienda or desert. However, the banana can also be added in pochero and other native Filipino cuisines. The saba banana bud or puso ng saging is also cooked like a vegetable which is commonly included in sinigang and kare kare.

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Fern Paco Nutritional Value

November 1, 2020 Category :Healthy Recipes 0

One of the indigenous vegetables that many Filipinos love to eat is known as Paco or Pako. With a scientific name, “Athyrium esculentum”. Paco or Fern is usually eaten raw as a vegetable salad by simply adding the paco leaves and stems with salted egg (itlog na maalat or na pula), onion and tomatoes. Because paco is eaten raw, this makes the fern all the more nutritious as heating vegetables tend to exterminate some of its natural nutrients.

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Jambolan Guava Jelly

October 26, 2020 Category :Healthy Recipes 0

Jambolan guava jelly is simply a jelly made of jambolan or duhat and guava or bayabas. It is made by simply mixing juices of duhat (jambolan) and bayabas (guava) with sugar and boiling it in a shallow pan for at least two minutes until the concoction turns into jelly by continuously stirring the mixture with a wooden spoon. Once cooked, the jambolan guava jelly can then be placed in sterilized glasses for storage.

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Skyflakes for Diabetics

October 22, 2020 Category :Healthy Recipes 0

SkyFlakes is a type of cracker manufactured and distributed by Monde M.Y. San Corporation. Along with Fita crackers, these crackers have been enjoyed by a great many generations of thoroughly satisfied consumers. In the Philippines, Skyflakes crackers have been popular for people that are reducing. It is also is traditionally given to children who are sick and people with ulcers.

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