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Diabetes Management for Filipinos

November 13, 2020 Category :Healthy Advocacy 0

One for every 25 Filipino adult is diabetic. Diabetes is a disease that many Filipinos suffer but is not given much attention. The rise of diabetes among Filipinos can be attributed to our food culture and lack of sense of urgency on the issue. For the former, rice is the staple food in the Philippines and eating pork has been part of our diet. Secondly, with the advent of many different processed foods from sodas, imported canned goods, chocolates and fast food, Filipinos have found a new way to indulge themselves to food. For the latter, most Filipino diabetics are not alarmed of the disease. Many Filipinos simply consider diabetes as a problem that goes with age.

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Worst Foods for Diabetics

October 16, 2020 Category :Health Watch 0

The top worst foods for diabetics essentially pertain to food that will spike your blood sugar levels which are then absorbed quickly by the blood that can result to different complications if remained unchecked. This type of food is essentially processed such as white flour and sugar. Hereunder are the top worst foods for diabetics. » Continue Reading

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Banoffee Pie for Diabetics

September 26, 2020 Category :General Wellness| Healthy Recipes 0

Banoffee, banoffi, or banoffy pie is a popular dessert pie originally from England made from bananas, toffee and cream from boiled condensed milk (of leche flan) placed on a pastry or crumbled biscuits and butter. Accordingly, it was invented by Ian Dowding, a chef at The Hungry Monk restaurant in Jevington, East Sussex in 1972. It was inspired by the American dessert “Blum’s Coffee Toffee Pie”.

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Caramelized Apple & Feta Salad with Garlic Toast

November 28, 2019 Category :Healthy Recipes 0

A rich dessert that combines luscious white chocolate with the tangy strawberry sauce. You can use milk or dark chocolate if you prefer.

Yield: 6 to 8 portions

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Cafe Adriatico: Eastern Delight

October 21, 2019 Category :Healthy Recipes| People and Places 0

Looking for a Spanish-Mediterranean restaurant that has a relaxing ambience? Wanting for a feel of the old times: antiques, woods, paintings and classical music? Then you must try Café Adriatico.

Café Adriatico opened on January 1980. The concept came from its founder, Mr. Larry Cruz, a former journalist. A frequent traveler, Mr. Cruz got the idea from Parisian sidewalks. He named the restaurant after the street where the first branch is on (Adriatico St., Remedios Circle, Malate). The restaurant became a hit through word of mouth. Even showbiz personalities go to this restaurant. It is said that Café Adriatico was the first restaurant to have a café ambience. The Cruz family placed some of their antique collections in the Malate branch.

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Chocolate Lava Cake

June 18, 2018 Category :Healthy Recipes 0

I have always been a fan of molten chocolate cakes and wondered why I have never seen a sugar-free version.  Well, chocoholics should fret no more as this version proves that we can enjoy it in all its sugar-free goodness.  Make sure to bake it just before serving to get that runny center.

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Baker’s Treat

June 16, 2018 Category :Healthy Recipes 0

Baking used to be forbidden for most people with diabetes since sugar is a necessary ingredient in baking.  Thankfully, with the introduction of alternative sweeteners, and the right modifications, diabetics and figure-conscious people can now enjoy a whole new world of baked items. » Continue Reading

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Heart-friendly Aphrodisiacs

November 25, 2017 Category :Diabetes Research 1

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. » Continue Reading

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Chocolate Dreams

September 29, 2017 Category :Diabetes Facts| Healthy Recipes 0

It’s hard to believe that a discovery by early Mesoamerican civilization still has so much impact on present day dining. Chocolate, which derives from the Aztec words “Xocol” – meaning bitter and “Atl” – meaning water, is very much a part of our meals, from chocolate bars to cocoa drinks. A variety of chocolate products abound from dark, milk, bittersweet and white chocolate versions. Fortunately, with the increasing awareness of sugarfree needs for diabetics, sugar-free chocolates* are now available in the market. Indulge in these sinfully sweet but guilt-free snacks and desserts. » Continue Reading

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Chocolate Peanut Butter Spread

September 28, 2017 Category :Healthy Recipes 1

When the chocolate craving hits you all of a sudden, this easy snack is so simple to prepare everyone can have a bite. Simply pop the ingredients in an oven toaster, oven or turbo broiler. Bite into it and savor this homemade spread.

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