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Fiber Rich Foods in the Philippines

Whenever diet is talked about, fiber or dietary fiber is almost always included in the diet plan. What exactly is fiber? Fiber or roughage is a nutrient which is primarily functions for the proper digestion of food or the digestive tract. Fiber deficiency can lead to constipation (hard bower movement), hemorrhoids (excess skin in the […]

High Fiber Filipino Foods

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 […]

The Glycemic Index

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 […]

Diabetes: One of Pregnancy’s Major Roadblocks

They say that of all the rights a woman has, the best is to give birth and become a mother. Despite its numerous discomforts – having morning sickness, mood swings, swollen feet, and the feeling of carrying two sacks of rice day in and day out – I know a lot of women who’d go […]

Healthy Eating Tips to Prevent Diabetes

As the old saying goes, “An ounce-of prevention is better than a pound of cure”. Prevention is the best cure for any disease, especially diabetes, as lots of things can be done to prevent or delay the onset of the disease. Good diet is one of the most important components of your diabetes prevention plan. […]

Turnip good for Diabetes?

Turnip or singkamas are root vegetables usually grown in temperate climates. In the Philippines, it is usually eaten raw or added in fresh lumpia. TurnipĀ is one of the underappreciated and often overlooked vegetables. Related terms:turnip for diabetesis turnip good for diabetesturnip good for diabetesis turnip good for diabeticturnip for diebeties patienttutnip can be eaten by […]

Health Benefits of Guyabano

Guyabano or soursop a is a native edible fruit in the Philippines which is popular for its unique enjoyable flavor which has the sweetness of strawberry and sourness of a pineapple. Aside from enjoying the food however, Guyabano is a healthy fruit because it is rich with different vitamins and minerals. For one, it is […]

Saluyot Health Benefits

Saluyot, jutes or Corchorus olitorius is an edible leafy vegetable that is widely found Philippines. This plant is so common that it is mistaken as weed in the Philippines. Unknown to many however, saluyot has long been used as food staple since ancient times by Jewish people and Egyptians. It has been grown since 6000 […]

Poha Nutritional Benefits

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. Related terms:www what are benifits of poha ?benefits of poha for infantsis poha […]

Lanzones and Diabetes

Lanzones of which the Philippines is blessed with one of the sweetest species is considered a healthy fruit snack for diabetics. This fruit contains a variety of nutrients that can benefit your health. It contains protein, carbohydrates, calcium, phosphorus, vitamin A, thiamine, riboflavin, ascorbic acid and phytin. Lanzones is also rich in riboflavin and thiamine, […]