Nutrition Tips

  • Free radicals produced in normal cellular metabolism are vital to certain body functions like producing energy and activating enzymes that the body requires. It also helps to destroy viruses and bacteria.
  • Harmful free radicals are toxic molecules of oxygen that damage our body. It will stimulate the formation of more harmful free radicals, leading to even more damage eg: chronic diseases, poor immune system and premature aging, etc.
  • Antioxidants are nutrients in our foods which can prevent or slow the oxidative damage to our body.
  • They protect the body against the harmful free radicals by neutralizing them and help to prevent cell & tissue damage that could lead to cellular damage and chronic diseases.
  • Fiber is an indigestible complex carbohydrate found in plants. It is not a single food or substance. High fiber foods are low in fat and calories such as beans, legumes, seeds, whole grains, fruits and vegetables. It is divided into two categories: Water Insoluble and Water Soluble.
  • Many health experts are advising people of all ages to consume more dietary fiber. Many research show that fiber may prevent cancer, diabetes, heart disease and obesity. It also helps indigestion, cholesterol, constipation and irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), etc.
  • Wheat bran and whole grains, as well as the skins of many fruits and vegetables, and seeds, are rich sources of insoluble fiber.
  • Insoluble fiber makes stools heavier and speeds their passage through the gut. Like a sponge, it absorbs many times its weight in water, swelling up and helping to eliminate faeces and relieve constipation.
  • High-fiber diet helps bowel problems such as: constipation and irritable bowel syndrome, etc.
  • Fruits (such as apples, pears), some green vegetables (such as broccoli, cauliflower), potatoes. oats, legumes (peas, kidney beans, lentils), seeds, brown rice, barley, etc are rich sources of soluble fiber.
  • Soluble fiber breaks down as it passes through the digestive tract, forming a gel that traps some substances related to high cholesterol and may lessen heart disease risks by reducing the absorption of cholesterol into the bloodstream.
  • A recent USA report found that, sufficient amount of fiber apparently reduced heart disease and cholesterol risks among those who ate more than 25 grams per day, compared to those consuming under 15 grams daily.
  • Rice grains are covered with an inedible husk that has to be removed before eating - a task that is accomplished mechanically today. Underneath this hull lies another layer, this one very nutritious, which is left on to produce brown rice and removed to create white rice. It's this nutritious, high-fiber bran coating that gives brown rice its light tan color, nutlike flavor, and chewy texture.
  • Its benefits are:
    • Improves asthma, cardiovascular, cholesterol, diabetes, diarrhea, gastrointestinal ulcers & migraine headaches.
    • Its high fiber helps indigestion & constipation.
    • Its high nutrients like vitamin B complex, Calcium, Iron & minerals provide complete protein requirement & boost the immune system.
  • Proteins are essential in everybody's diet and known as Building blocks of life. It is in muscle, bone, skin, hair, and virtually every other body part or tissue. Because the body does not store amino acids, as it does fats or carbohydrates, it needs a daily supply of amino acids to make new protein.
  • It is essential for energy production, growth, repair tissues and helps to maintain the proper acid-alkali in the body, etc. Its high insoluble fiber helps indigestion and constipation. Beans, beef, cheese, chicken, milk, mutton, seafood, whole grains (black, brown, purple), yogurt, etc are rich sources of proteins.
  • Germinated Brown Rice is brown rice that has gone through the complex process of germinating and is beginning to sprout, thus activating various enzymes in the rice and allowing it to reach its maximum nutritional value.
  • Studies have found that germinated brown rice contains three times as much Gamma Amino Butyric Acid (GABA) as brown rice and five times as much as white rice. GABA is an amino acid that helps stress-related nerve disorders.
  • Color diet is categorized into five colors as Red/ Pink, Orange/ Yellow, Green, Black/ Blue/ Purple & Brown/ Tan/ White. They are low in calories & sodium, contain no cholesterol and high in fiber.
  • Different colored food sources, fruits & vegetables have its unique nutrients as in proteins, vitamins, minerals, fiber, etc and their right combination are more beneficial to our body as it provides a full spectrum of nutrients that our body need for optimal health, protects against diseases and slows the aging process, etc.
  • The immune system is a network of cells, tissues and organs. They work together to defend the body against attacks from foreign invaders like bacteria, viruses and foreign substances eg: pollen, pollution, etc.
  • A strong immune system is essential for good health. It protects the body against bacteria & viral infections and destroys cancer cells and foreign substances. A weak immune system will lead to illnesses like cold, flu, fever and infections.
  • The body's immune system is able to distinguish between foreign invaders and the body's normal cells and tissues. If it cannot do so, it will begin to attack the body, therefore diseases like allergies, arthritis, diabetes, lupus and cancers, etc will occur.
  • Vitamins and minerals are essential substances that cannot be manufactured by the body. We need them for growth and development. Without essential vitamins and minerals, the body cannot survive.
  • Missing out on essential vitamins and minerals over time can take a toll on your body and lead to health problems, especially when paired with a poor diet.
  • Taking a multi-vitamin is necessary if your diet varies. Even if you are eating well, you should still take a multi-vitamin since a daily supplement helps ensure you get the proper nutrition your body needs every day.
  • The rigours of modern life, lived at break-neck speed eg: long working hours, little or no exercise and improper meals increase our stress levels and weakened immune system.
  • Health experts warned that these modern unhealthy lifestyles puts people under constant stress, could severely damage major organs and lead to heart attacks, kidney disease and dementia. Every year, high blood pressure is implicated in an estimated 7.1 million deaths worldwide.
  • They commented that these health concerns could be reversed if people change to a healthier lifestyle in diet, sleeping patterns and exercises, etc.
  • Essential nutrients can be missing from our diet due to personal food preferences, lifestyle, food allergies, or the medications we take. Therefore, essential supplements will help to improve health concerns better.
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