Food Nutrition
Barley--The New Health Fighter
Barley--The New Health Fighter
Oats or oatmeal is well known to have cholesterol-lowering benefits to prevent heart disease. However, a recent study1 in 2004 showed that by incorporating barley in daily diet, bad cholesterol level can be dropped by 14 -17%. Barley is also a whole grain which is low in calories, fat and protein and high in fiber. The major component in barl
Fruit & Vegetables - Which colour is the best?
Fruit & Vegetables - Which colour is the best?
Fruit and vegetables contain abundance of vitamins and minerals, fiber and also disease-fighting phytochemicals which if consumed in adequate amount, would prevent many chronic health problems such as overweight, diabetes, heart diseases, and certain cancers. The Centre of Diseases Control and Prevention (USA) recommended that one should have at least 5 servings of fruits and vegetables daily. In addition, one should choose different colored fruits and vegetables in order to obtain the best phytochemicals the body needs. Fruit and vegetables are usually categorized into five colors including green, yellow-orange, red, blue-purple, and white, and each of them has their own specific health benefits.
Good Fats for Your Health
Good Fats for Your Health
We often hear that "fats" are bad for you in which the consequences of eating too much fat in our diet, plus not having enough exercise, might lead to obesity, diabetes, heart diseases and also cancer. However, not all fats are bad for you. Fat is very essential to one's health and its functions include......

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