A health freak mom's thoughts on health and all things healthy

Fruits

Papaya Health Benefits

Papaya Health Benefits

Whenever someone in the family has constipation, papaya will be the first thing that pops out in my mind to help them counter constipation. Papayas are very affordable and easily available in our country. Chilled papaya with a squeeze of kafir lime juice tastes incredibly […]

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Red Dragon Fruit Health Benefits

Red Dragon Fruit Health Benefits

Being an anemia patient, I give priority to fruits and foods rich in iron. One of the fruits high in iron content is the red dragon fruit. Like other fruits, the dragon fruit is low in calories and a good source of essential nutrients you […]

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Why We Should Include Lemons In Our Diet

Why We Should Include Lemons In Our Diet

Lemons are my besties in the kitchen. They are one  of the staples that are always available in my refrigerator.  I drink lemon juice several times in a week, use the juice to marinate meats and dab the juice on my face. Lemon juice is […]

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Papaya Seeds Health Benefits

Papaya Seeds Health Benefits

I never knew that papaya seeds can be eaten and can offer several potential health benefits until I read it in my friend, Jacqueline Koay’s blog and Facebook posting.  Jacq is a gynecologist by profession and her partner is a heart surgeon. Both of them […]

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Cantaloupe Health Benefits

Cantaloupe Health Benefits

The El Nino heatwave is at its height now. The weather is sizzling hot and dry every single day, with temperatures ranging from 37 – 40 degrees Celsius. Cooling fruits such as cantaloupe, pineapple and pear tend to be my choice of fruits these days, along with […]

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Should Fruits Be Eaten On An Empty Stomach?

Should Fruits Be Eaten On An Empty Stomach?

I have been eating my fruits on an empty stomach in the morning for almost 20 years. My ex-colleague was the one who introduced this health regime to me. Sure enough, after following this fruit-eating on empty stomach routine for weeks, I felt the difference […]

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Pomegranates Health Benefits

Pomegranates Health Benefits

A few days before CNY last month, we were at Cold Storage at Gardens, Mid Valley and saw a promotion on freshly juiced pomegranate juice. The pomegranates were flown in from Turkey.  There were a few Turkish representatives at the booth to promote the fruit.  […]

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Mangosteens

Mangosteens

I love eating mangosteens.  Mangosteen is a superfruit that contains a rich nutrient base along with the potential impact for lowering risk against various diseases. Mangosteens are also considered a ‘cooling’ fruit and many people will eat this fruit after eating durian – the king […]

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Do You Eat Mangosteen Seeds?

Do You Eat Mangosteen Seeds?

In the recent years, mangosteens have been over-rate and touted as one of the world’s top Super Foods, citing it as amongst the most powerful antioxidants found in nature. One of these life-enhancing antioxidants is found in Mangosteen pericarp and is called Xanthone. Some of […]

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Health Freak Granny

Health Freak Granny

My mum is one of the healthiest 60 something year old woman I have ever known. Everything that goes into her mouth are healthy, bland in taste (as very little seasonings are used) and many are home-grown. Her dishes are mostly steamed with very little […]

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