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Herbal Cure for Constipation

January 15, 2015 Category :General Wellness 0

Constipation is a condition characterized by infrequent bowel movements wherein stools are characterized as dry, hard and difficult to pass. Constipation can affect a person’s health because excreting body waste is an important regular activity for human else, the waste and toxins in it can contaminate or poison the body in the long run. A person suffering from constipation however need not worry because there are many herbal remedies for constipation.

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Fern Paco Nutritional Value

March 3, 2014 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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Fiber Rich Foods in the Philippines

June 28, 2013 Category :Healthy Advocacy 0

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 anus), and high cholesterol and blood sugar levels. Excessive fiber on the other hand can lead to diarrhea (loose bowel movement), and dehydration. Hence fiber should also be taken in moderation and supplemented with drinking more water. Fiber is especially common in the diet of people trying to lose weight because fiber basically help a person feel full thereby hindering the appetite to eat more. Following are the top food which is high in fiber in the Philippines.

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