Fun Facts About the Acerbic Ampalaya


DID YOU KNOW? Bitter Gourd (Momordica charantia), is known in the Philippines as "ampalaya". A tropical and subtropical vine of the family Cucurbitaceae, ampalaya is widely grown for its edible fruits and shoots, and for its nutritional and medicinal properties. For generations, the crop has been used as a folkloric cure for may non-serious conditions. …

Fun Facts About the Therapeutic Okra

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DID YOU KNOW? Okra (Hibiscus esculentus L.) is a tall growing, warm season and annual vegetable crop. It is a popular and profitable vegetable crop in the country. The young and tender fruits can be prepared as a salad, boiled, or fried and can be mixed in any meat and fish dishes. It is also …

Why Do Overweight and Obesity Happen?


REPOST: [The following content is originally published in Wall Street International magazine, of which I'm one of the regular contributing authors. I intentionally repost this to supplement my previous Mediterranean Diet article here] The Mediterranean Diet: What Makes it Effective The World Health Organization (WHO) has recorded worldwide obesity at almost triple higher from what …

Raw Leafy Veggies: the Key to a Long Life

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Every other person wishes to live a long life. Do you, too?  Here's the secret that many nonagenarians and centenarians follow. Well, the key to longevity is simple. Eat healthily! Scientific research has shown that raw, leafy green vegetables, which we commonly refer to as SALAD has a strong positive association with increased longevity in …

Fun Facts About the Amazing Alugbati


DID YOU KNOW? Alugbati (Basella alba L.) is a succulent, branched, smooth, twining, herbaceous vine, reaching a length of several meters. The stems are green or purplish. The leaves are somewhat fleshy, ovate or heart-shaped, 5-12 centimeters (cm) in length, stalked, tapering to a pointed tip and heart shape at the base. Alugbati grows well …

Fun Facts About the Calcium-Rich Carabao’s Milk


DID YOU KNOW? 6 FACTS ABOUT CARABAO'S MILK: GOOD PROTEIN SOURCE. The proteins present in carabao's milk is higher than that of other milk. A 200ml glass of carabao's milk has 9g of protein! Plus, carabao's milk protein is more heat resistant. HIGH-FAT CONTENT. Carabao's milk is high in fat and is thicker than other …

Fun Facts About the Versatile to Eat Carrots


DID YOU KNOW? Carrot (Daucus Carota L.) develops an elongated cylindrical storage root underground which is edible. It is an excellent source of Vitamin A or Beta Carotene and contains considerable amounts of the B vitamins, calcium, and potassium. Carrot could be eaten raw or cooked before consumption. The crop performs best under a cool …

Fun Facts About the Low-Calorie Chayote

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DID YOU KNOW? The edible parts of chayote (Sechium edule) has lower fiber, protein and vitamin content than other parts. However, the calorie and carbohydrate content is high, chiefly from the young shoots, tubers, and seed, while micro and macronutrients supplied by the fruit are adequate. The fruit, particularly the seeds are rich in amino …

Fun Facts About the Perennial Eggplant

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DID YOU KNOW? Eggplant (Solanum melongena esculentum) is a tender perennial plant of the nightshade family (Solanaceae). It is erect, bushy with stem sometimes armed with few spikes. Its leaves are large, ovate and slightly lobed. The shape and color of fruits depend on the variety. Eggplant is extensively grown in the eastern and southern Asia …

5 Basic Rules to Maintain a Healthy Lifestyle

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A healthy lifestyle means a happy and long life. That’s every other person’s goal, right? But how are we going to achieve that goal? The road to a healthy and long life is encapsulated in the chart above. You see, the first and second rules are about eating the right foods. Less meat, more vegetables …

What Makes the Mediterranean Diet Healthful?


The Mediterranean people, especially those living on the island of Crete, were noticeably lean and physically healthy, not known to have suffered from heart diseases. The Cretans’ diet used to consist mainly of fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, nuts, beans, and some fish. More than 40% of their caloric consumption is from olive oil. The …

7 Ways to Treat Acne with Baking Soda

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Acne is a common problem among teenagers. That’s why varied clinical acne treatment brands are made available in the market. All of which promises excellent results. But there’s also a home remedy that’s equally or even more effective and easier on the budget. It takes a baking soda to do the trick.