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How to Reduce Fat Intake

Not all fats are bad. There are three basic classifications of fats: monounsaturated, polyunsaturated and saturated. Among these, what you should be most concerned about are the saturated fats. Excessive intake of saturated fats may clog our arteries and raise our blood cholesterol levels, thus increasing the risk of developing chronic diseases such as heart […]

Heart-friendly Aphrodisiacs

The quest for aphrodisiacs has perpetually been the obsession of man. For thousands of years, certain foods were considered to have elements that stimulate sexual craving and enhance sexual performance. Coined after Aphrodite, the goddess of love and beauty, aphrodisiacs have been the focus of many ancient writings, particularly in Rome, China, Egypt and India. […]

Ballroom Dancing: Get Into The Groove!

Here’s a low-down on one of the best stress-busters for the young and old: Ballroom Dancing! We asked world dance sport champion Ednah Ledesma, who recently bagged gold with dance partner John Co in Latin dancing in the Blackpool Dance Festival in London – the equivalent of the Olympics in ballroom dancing competitions – to […]

Mabolo Fruit for Diabetics

More popularly known as velvet apple and Butter fruit and locally known as mabolo, the Diospyros blancoi fruit grows from a medium size tree normally called kamagong that reaches a high of 20 meteres and with leaves described as leathery, oblong shape and large. The fruit on the other hand is a round fleshy reddish […]

Healthy Holiday Dining Tips

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?

Food Labels 101

Read your way to better health with these 5 tips. You don’t have to be a chemist or a nutritionist to be a savvy health conscious (and wallet-conscious!) consumer. It just takes a little patience and some good ol’ common sense.

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Heart-Friendly Habits

Diabetes and heart disease can, unfortunately, go hand in hand. Coronary artery disease, atherosclerosis or the narrowing of arteries, and high blood pressure are among the heart conditions that persons with diabetes need to watch out for. Poor circulation of blood to the legs and feet is also a major concern. Related terms:habits of sambongheart […]

How Bad is The Bad Cholesterol

The numbers project a not-so-good picture. People with diabetes are at 3-4 times higher risk of suffering cardiac death and stroke compared to non-diabetics. Their risk of developing morbidity and mortality from coronary heart disease (CHD) is the same as that of a patient with a history of heart attack or established coronary condition. Related […]

Psyching Up On Weight Loss

Ours is a figure-conscious world. We see models sashaying down a ramp wearing clothes that show off their flat tummies and flabfree arms, and we turn green with envy. The message—”Lean is in, skinny is beautiful”—is trumpeted everywhere, in billboards, on TV, and in print ads that feature celebrity endorsers flaunting their perfect, to-die-for bodes. […]

Low Carbohydrate or Low Fat?

Woe is the obese individual. Not only is he surrounded with deliciously unhealthy and delectably fattening food, he is also, ironically, bombarded with fad diet programs, back-breaking exercise machines, and costly weight loss medications. The lightest on the pocket but most mind-twisting would probably be diet management. Zone? Atkins? South Beach? Confused? Well, so am […]