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Dalandan Health Benefits

August 20, 2017 Category :General Wellness 0

Dalandan or sour orange is a very popular fruit in the Philippines. Its tree is small and erect, with smooth greenish white sprouts with thorns that are spinescent. It is found in all warm countries and throughout the Philippines, and is nearly always planted. Being considered as a tropical fruit, dalandan is not just an enjoyable food (although it is sour most of the time), but it is also packed with health benefits.

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Alugbati for Pregnant Women

November 29, 2015 Category :Healthy News 0

The well-being of a pregnant woman is very important. A woman who conceives a child needs proper nourishment, and also, needs all the vitamins and minerals she can get in order to sustain her nutritional needs as well as her baby’s. Therefore, it is essential that her food intake should be balanced and nutritional as well. There are a lot of vitamins and minerals a gynecologist can give to a pregnant woman, but still, it never hurts to eat healthy food, especially fruits and vegetables.

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Skim Milk: A Healthy Alternative Drink for Diabetics

May 31, 2015 Category :Diabetes Research 0

As a diabetic, it is imperative to avoid drinks that are rich in sugar. With this notion, the most recommended drinks are those that are obviously low in calorie and low in sugar. Some of these recommended drinks are unsweetened tea, coffee, diet soda and of course, water. Some may appeal to individuals who are tea and coffee aficionados, but if you are not one with a refined taste you may find these drinks surprisingly bland and awful. If so, then another alternative from these drinks is skim milk.

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Pechay Health Benefits

April 24, 2015 Category :Healthy News 0

Pechay, also known as bok choy or Chinese cabbage is a green, crunchy and leafy vegetable. This is usually added to a lot of Asian cuisine. The outer leaves of pechay, which are usually sturdy and fibrous, are usually added to soups and stews, while the inner leaves, which are tender can be eaten raw. The famous Korean dish, kimchi, is primarily made of pechay. Pechay is actually recommended to be eaten raw, for when it is heated and cooked, a lot of its nutritional values are lost.

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Health Benefits of Guyabano

January 15, 2015 Category :Diabetes Facts 0

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 rich in vitamin C and B vitamins thiamin, riboflavin and niacin. It also has Iron, Phosphorus, Calcium, Carbohydrates and Fiber.

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Turnip and Diabetes

July 19, 2014 Category :Diabetes Research 0

Eating the right kind of food is one critical way to effectively manage diabetes. Diabetics must generally avoid vegetables that have high sugar content and carbs, which ultimately also turns to sugar once digested.

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Monggo Good for Diabetes?

November 7, 2013 Category :Healthy News 0

Also known as Mung bean or green bean, monggo is common and popular vegetable in the Philippines, which can be eaten as beans or sprouts (also called toge). The monggo can be cooked as a viand or a dish menu or can be included to make a dessert.

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Mabolo Fruit for Diabetics

August 23, 2013 Category :Healthy Recipes 0

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 brown covered with velvety fur with a taste similar to fruit cream cheese. It is quite noticeable however that the scent of fruit is not pleasant.

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Dark Chocolate Good for Diabetes?

July 17, 2013 Category :Diabetes Research 0

Believe it or not, Diabetics can still enjoy chocolates.

Research from the University of Hull York Medical School have discovered that dark chocolate is actually safe and beneficial to people with diabetes. The study showed that eating dark chocolates of Diabetics at most 45g of dark chocolate each day have significantly improved their HDL (high density lipoprotein) or good cholesterol which is essentially carries and removes excess cholesterol away from the arterial plaque and back to the liver. A dark chocolate is kind of chocolate that is primarily made cocoa and sugar, without any dairy. Aside from its darker color, it is also known for its distinct bittersweet flavour.

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Health Benefits of Pechay

May 11, 2013 Category :Healthy Recipes 0

Pak Choy, Bok Choy, Chinese cabbage or pechay is a crunchy green leafy vegetable that is commonly added in many Asian cuisines. The sturdy fibrous leaves of pechay is usually added in soups and stews, whereas the tender inner leaves may be eaten raw. The Korean delicacy “kimchi” is especially popular dish made primarily of pechay. Incidentally, the pechay is ideally eaten raw because it tends to lose many of its nutritional value when cooked or heated.

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