DASHing To Lower BP by Guienevere Soria

The DASH diet eating plan is a diet rich in fruits, vegetables, low fat or nonfat dairy. It also includes mostly whole grains; lean meats, fish and poultry; nuts and beans. It is high fiber and low to moderate in fat. It is a plan that follows US guidelines for sodium content, along with vitamins…

Don’t Catch a Flu! by Lady Diana Somera

Written by: Lady Diana Somera Have you ever got a runny nose, cough, muscle pain and fever at the same time? Oops! I think you may have a flu! Influenza, or flu, is a respiratory illness caused by a virus. Flu is highly contagious and is normally spread by the coughs and sneezes of an…

Neutropenic Diet for Immunocompromised Patients by Guienevere Soria

What is a Neutropenic Diet?      A neutropenic diet is for people with weakened immune systems. This diet helps protect them from bacteria and other harmful organisms found in some food and drinks. If your immune system is not working well, your body may have a hard time protecting itself from these bacteria. Cooking…

Diet VS. Disease

By: GERARD STA.ROSA   As adults grow older, they have a greater chance of developing certain diet-related diseases, such as hypertension (high blood pressure), heart disease, cancer, and/or osteoporosis. Older adults are more likely to require diet modification to control disease than younger adults, but the diet should still reflect the preferences of the older…

Fight Cancer with Healthy Foods

  By: Maria Isabella L. Tan This blog is not only for people who are striving to be healthy but this blog is also open to people who are fighting their battles with cancer. Cancer is a group of disease involving abnormal cell growth that invade or spreads to other parts of the body. There…

Grab-and-Go Breakfast Ideas by Magnolia Jessa Tatad

1. Nut Butter, Banana, and Chia Seed Toast Try this superfood twist on classic PB and toast with 1/2 a banana (sliced) and a sprinkle of chia, which is packed with vitamins and minerals (like six times more calcium than milk!). 2. Berry and Yogurt Smoothie Here’s a simple and delicious smoothie for the morning rush….

Love your Liver by Magnolia Jessa Tatad

The liver is the largest organ in the body and lies under your ribs on the right hand side. If the liver fails completely then death within 3-4 days is inevitable unless a new liver is transplanted – there is no such thing as an artificial liver. The liver produces proteins and energy from food….

What are Avocados good for? By Magnolia Jessa Tatad

Avocados are the darling of the produce section. They’re the go-to ingredient for guacamole dips at parties. And they’re also turning up in everything from salads and wraps to smoothies and even brownies. So what, exactly, makes this pear-shaped berry (yes, that’s right!) such a super food? Nutrient All-Star Avocados offer nearly 20 vitamins and minerals in every serving,…

The Keto Diet food list by Magnolia Jessa Tatad

The ketogenic diet was originally designed in the 1920s to help patients with epilepsy control their seizures.  It’s a very high-fat, low-carb diet. “Keto” is short for the state of ketosis, a metabolic state that occurs when most of the body’s energy comes from ketone bodies in the blood rather than from glucose obtained from eating foods with carbohydrates….

The Healing Powers of Aloe Vera by Magnolia Jessa Tatad

Aloe Vera produces two substances used for medicine: The gel is obtained from the cells in the center of the leaf, and the latex is obtained from the cells just beneath the leaf skin. Most people use aloe gel as a remedy for skin conditions, including burns, sunburn, frostbite, psoriasis and cold sores, but there is a…

Is Korean BBQ worth the hype? By Magnolia Jessa Tatad

Korean barbecue is taking the country by storm—most major cities boast at least one Korean barbecue restaurant, and ingredients like kimchi (kim-chee) and gochujang (go-chew-jang) are making their way onto mainstream restaurant menus. While this style of cooking and eating is nothing new, it’s finally becoming popular in the Philippines. So, what is it? It’s a unique experience…

Too much salt will kill you by Magnolia Jessa Tatad

Why is too much salt bad for you? The simple answer is that salt is associated with higher blood pressure. Excess sodium increases blood pressure because it holds excess fluid in the body, and that creates an added burden on the heart. Too much sodium will increase your risk of stroke, heart failure, osteoporosis, stomach cancer…