Functional Food

Top 5 Fruits With The Highest Sugar Content

Fruits are great for you, there’s no denying that. They’re packed to the brim with antioxidants and are part of your required 5-a-day. A diet rich in fruits and veggies can help you combat illnesses, lower your blood pressure, reduce your risk for heart diseases and stroke, and help you watch your waistline [1]. However, despite …

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Postmenopausal? Diabetic? Infertile? There’s a Fruit for That

The Gist of It  92% of Malaysians do not eat sufficient fruit and vegetables, which is the source of a lot of ailments. There are some vitamins and nutrients found in certain fruits which can help with postmenopausal conditions, pregnancy, infertility, diabetes, and regular toilet habits. In a lot of cases, it’s better to eat …

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[Infographic] How Long Does Your Food Last in the Fridge?

A very big part of healthy living these days involves meal prep and storage in the fridge. Meal prepping in bulk not only saves cooking time; it makes for healthier eating daily and (here is the kicker for us!) saves us a tonne of money on expensive, and sometimes unhealthy restaurant options. But effective meal …

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Saturated Fat: Not Quite the Devil You Think It Is

The Gist of It  Emerging scientific research challenges the popular opinion that saturated fats is bad for your health. Dense-calorie processed food, insufficient physical activity and excessive amount of sugar play a bigger role in cardiovascular diseases. Several studies have proven that the real bad guys are trans fats, as they highly increase bad cholesterol level. …

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Raw Fish Sashimi & Sushi: Will it Give You Tapeworms?

So recently there’s been an infestation of scary tapeworm articles on Facebook which almost turned us off raw fish forever. According to The Daily Mail, some guy in China went to his doctor with a stomach ache and itchy skin, and upon further investigation found his entire body infected with tapeworm. Here’s a pic of what they found on the …

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Voices: How Overdosing on Caffeine Finally Woke Me Up

The problem with young people is that we all have bad habits – but we rarely address them until there are serious consequences. That’s a lesson I had to learn the hard way. Just months before my 21st birthday, something happened that made me realise the human body can only take that much self-inflicted abuse and …

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Food Allergy: Are You Sure You Have One or Are You Mistaken?

The Gist of It Many people misdiagnose themselves with food allergy when that isn’t the case. The most common causes of food allergy, accounting for 90% of all food allergies are cow’s milk, egg whites, peanuts, wheat, soybeans. The best way to identify the food component responsible is to seek expert medical advice from a doctor or qualified …

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