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Baking soda and health – Friend or foe?

Baking soda is useful not only for baking but also for cleaning, deodorising, and disinfecting at home. It is also suitable for maintaining oral health. As a medication, it is to relieve upset stomach and heartburn. Bicarbonate therapy is the medical term for using baking soda to correct over-acidity in the body. The use of baking soda as a supplement for sport is gaining popularity. However, it is important not to overdose or misuse this useful and seemingly harmless substance.

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Baking Soda for Washing Fruits and Vegetables

Baking soda is more effective than both Clorox bleach and tap water in removing pesticide residues from the surface of apples, a study found.

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Ten Plant-based Anti-inflammatory Foods

Broccoli, onion, tomato, turmeric, avocado, nuts, whole grains, flaxseed, pineapple, and green tea are only a small selection of anti-inflammatory foods. There is no lack of anti-inflammatory plant-based food sources. Hence, a whole-food plant-based diet is an ideal choice to fight chronic inflammation and improve health.

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Going low carb, is it advisable?

Going “low carb” has become fashionable in recent years. “Low carb” is short for low carbohydrates in the diet. The standard dietary recommendation states that adults should get 45%-65% of their energy from carbohydrates, 20%-35% from fat, and 10%-35% from protein [1]. By reducing the energy intake from carbohydrates, their diet will include a much […]

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Quinoa – A healthier whole-grain

Quinoa is growing in popularity, and you can easily find it in your local supermarkets these days. It is easy to prepare, delicious to eat, and goes well with many different types of cooking. Most importantly, it has many amazing nutritional and functional properties that are good for health. Here is a brief introduction to this unique whole grain.

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Boost Your Mood with A Plant-based Diet

A plant-based diet contains all the necessary elements to boost the serotonin levels and enhance the mood. The five food groups of grains, vegetables, legumes, nuts and seeds, as well as fruits, complement each other and are all essential to maintaining good mental health.

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The Health Benefits of Butterfly Pea

Due to its bright blue colour, the flower of Butterfly Pea has a variety of usage in food and beverages. Butterfly Pea is used in many traditional systems of healing, including Ayurveda. Rich in anthocyanin, a potent antioxidant, the Butterfly Pea has many health benefits. Read on to find out more.

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Undergoing Treatment for Breast Cancer – What to Eat?

I have prepared a handout on some recommended dietary changes to support breast cancer treatment based on evidence and clinical experience. I hope this can be a useful resource for breast cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy and post-treatment recovery.

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Having painful periods – what to eat?

Having painful periods is the most common female reproductive complaint worldwide. It is estimated that between 45% to 95% of women are experiencing this condition depending on the definition of the “pain” [1]. Some may only have mild pain for a few hours every month, whereas others can have intense cramps for up to 3 […]

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Soy and joint pain – The truth

I have heard many times from patients who suffered from joint pain that they were warned by well-wishing friends and family to avoid taking soybeans and soy products. There is a common belief that soy can cause inflammation and exacerbate the pain. In fact, this is a myth. Soy isoflavones and inflammation Soy and soy […]