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6 August 2019
Read the article here: https://www.hawaiitribune-herald.com/2019/08/06/features/lets-talk-food-its-all-about-chili-peppers/ Read more
6 August 2019
I simply love bananas for its taste and nutrition. It’s no wonder that it’s a staple in my kitchen and an on-the-go snack when I’m running around for work. I did some fact-finding and learned that food historians say that the word “banana” originates from the Arabic word “banana”, which literally means finger. Originating from Southeast Asia, it eventually spread to the… Read more
24 July 2019
Sticking to a plant-based diet could help lower your risk of type 2 diabetes, a new paper suggests. That link between plant-based eating habits and type 2 diabetes is even more beneficial when only healthy plant-based foods -- such as fruits, vegetables, whole grains, legumes and nuts -- are included in your daily diet, as opposed to refined grains, starches and sugars, according to the study… Read more
23 July 2019
Age-related macular degeneration is one of the main causes of vision loss in older people. THE World Health Organisation estimates that nine percent of the world’s population is over 65 years old. By 2050, that figure is likely to jump to 17 percent. Fact is, the average life expectancy is rising faster than it has in the last 50 years. What this potentially means is we are living longer… Read more
21 June 2019
Food as medicine is a concept that is gaining traction in the health and wellness community. As a doctor, parents often ask me about what they can feed their kids to improve their immunity. In young and old alike, our immune system is the first line of defense against bacteria, viruses and even fungi. And research shows our body’s hardwired health defense systems can be activated by… Read more
12 June 2019
The sweet potato was a cultivated crop as far back as 2500 BC. Food historians estimate that humans have been consuming sweet potato as food for as long as 10,000 years. It is a well-established crop in Central and South America, as well as the Caribbean Islands. History documents that it was brought over to Europe by famed explorer Christopher Columbus in 1492. In Europe, it was considered… Read more
20 May 2019
Belgium's Royal Academy of Medicine recommended last week that children, teens, pregnant women, and nursing mothers do not follow a vegan diet. An estimated 3% of Belgian children follow this type of vegetarianism that excludes meat, eggs, dairy products, and all other animal-derived ingredients, according to the academy's statement. The eating plan is "restrictive," creates "unavoidable"… Read more
23 May 2019
Global nutrition company Herbalife Nutrition recently released findings from its “Asia Pacific Healthy Breakfast Survey 2019”. Conducted in March 2019 with 5,500 respondents in 11 markets - Australia, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand and Vietnam - the survey revealed that while the majority of Asia Pacific consumers understand the… Read more
4 April 2019
Food labels are often overlooked when we go grocery shopping. Reading food labels isn’t just for people with dietary concerns. There are plenty of benefits in developing this habit. In an age where people are becoming more observant about how their food is produced, food labels empower us to make informed decisions about what we consume. We should be aware of what constitutes good nutrition… Read more
15 February 2019
Drinking Diet Coke every day increases your risk of dying young, experts have warned. Two or more artificially sweetened drinks a day ups the risk of stroke by a quarter and heart disease by a third, new findings show. And compared with people who never touch them, the risk of early death is 16 percent higher for diet drink guzzlers. ‘Diet drinks are NOT harmless’ Scientists warned… Read more
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