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Malunggay Pandesal for Diabetics

Malunggay, also known as moringa leaves is named as the most nutritious green leafy vegetable in the Philippines for its remarkable amount of vitamins and minerals and health benefits. According to experts, malunggay has over 90 nutrients, many different antioxidants, packed with different vitamins and minerals especially iron and essential amino acids (e.g. methionine and […]

Child Obesity in the Philippines

Obesity or being overweight has grown in the last couple of decades into alarming levels especially with the prevalence of junk food and fast food across the world. Obesity worsens as it is also afflicting children at very young ages making them more at risk with diseases related to obesity such as hypertension, cardiac arrest […]

How to Fight the Dangers of Working the Night Shift

An increasing number of Filipinos work in shifts as part of their jobs. These include call center agents, security guards, casino operators, hotel employees and hospital personnel like emergency room physicians, residents, nurses and nursing aides. Police officers, firemen and emergency response paramedics also work in shifts to provide round-the-clock service for us. Yet, all […]

A Prima Ballerina’s Secret to Success

Get to know Lisa Macuja–Elizalde and how ballet has influenced her life. Becoming a good ballerina entails a flexible body, a lithe and agile frame, and the passion for ballet. Furthermore, ballet requires strong and healthy bones to withstand the constant jumps, turns and twists that ballet dancers do. Ballet dancers have a greater risk […]

Guide for Counting Carbohydrates

How would you like your favorite entree if it is served without that perfectly boiled rice or a well-blended mashed potato? Anywhere in the world, whatever form they are in, there is an almost universal preference for carbohydrate-rich foods. A day would not seem complete without eating a serving, especially for Filipinos. Related terms:how is […]

Sugar-free and Lite Merienda Ideas

Taking light mid-morning and afternoon snacks has become a staple everyday routine for Filipinos. Although some would say eating three meals a day is enough to keep us going, a quick nibble on a healthy treat in between breakfast and lunch and some time in the afternoon can help bring back focus on school or […]

Yummy Sugar-Free Munchies

Three o’clock in the afternoon is almost sacred for us Filipinos. Merienda time is definitely something one cannot miss out on. Light snacks one can nibble on at the workstation are quite common. Biscuits, wafers and cookies are favorites – easy to stow away in drawers and easy to chew on. I scoured the food […]

Child Obesity Philippines

Child obesity in the Philippines is a silent plague. Many children are suffering from obesity especially among middle class families. This can be attributed to many reasons. First off, the problem of obesity in the Philippines is veiled by the prevalence of malnourished children in impoverished rural areas. Because of this, there a perceived wrong […]