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I had never been good in cooking, neither do I have the patience to do it. Below are the reasons that made me change and if you have arrived to this article, chances are, you are also starting to feel the same compelling need to stop relying on others for food and reduce your take-outs. [...]

Unlike the fatty and MSG laden food whuch one usually find in Chinatown, the typical home cooked meals from a modet Chinese household is simple, easy to learn, tasty, nutritious and can can fit well into a diet plan. Usually served with a bowl of plain rice with 3 dishes and soup. A passage written [...]

Kangkong is also known as water glorybind, water spinach, water convolvulus and swamp cabbage It is a popular dish in Asia and normally eaten stir fried with shrimps, garlic and/or chili paste (belacan). As kangkung is a water based plant with hollow stems, it is not surprising that leeches can breed in it. The following is [...]

We are now into the fasting month (bulan Ramadhan or bulan puasa) where Muslims worldwide would be fasting. The fasting month is the best time to overcome addictive habits- especially those of smoking. This is as one fast, one  are not able to eat or drink from dawn till the break fast time (around 7.40pm). [...]

Vitamin C or ascorbic acid is a compound that can be inorganically manufactured in the lab from inorganic chemicals. I had that experience first hand in high school mixing 2 chemicals and turn them into ascorbic acid during one of our science project experiment. I still remember my Biology teacher holding up the conical flask [...]

When we are organized and is very focused towards our goals, we tend to have less appetite to eat, or less tendency to overeat. This is something that I am beginning to notice among the highly driven and focused leaders and managers that I have came to know. The traits I've noticed: they are very [...]

We often do not see the calories in the small little innocent items that we consume daily. But with each bite, it adds up to our caloric consumption. If we consume mostly carbohydrates, especially refined carbs.....really...we can really gain weight even though we may not feel that we eat a lot. This is especially if [...]

In our office a number of my colleagues, myself included regularly have to work late. By the time some of them commute back home,  it would be late....and they would still be taking their regular dinner. It does not take long for one to gain weight especially at the tummy area. If we want to [...]

Recently I met a healer who told me that when we get up in the morning, take one tablespoon of extra virgin olive oil. She said this is very good for the liver function. Often our liver function is impaired due to our diet and it is overworked trying to eliminate the junk from toxins [...]

Years of eating fastfood, coupled with a sedentary lifestyle can alter our metabolism and on how we deal with food that is ingested. If your meal consist mainly of carbohydrates- the simple carbs with high glycemic index, you can find yourself getting hungry within the next hour even though you have eaten a large plate [...]




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