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Moderate Drinking of Coffee And Tea Good For Liver?

Moderate Drinking of Coffee And Tea Good For Liver?

Cirrhosis, or chronic liver disease, is a serious condition and a leading cause of death among people all over the world. To prevent it, new research recommends that we simply take a break and enjoy a cup of coffee or tea! Good news to lovers […]

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Spirulina Health Benefits

Spirulina Health Benefits

Spirulina is one of the nutraceuticals that I started to include in my diet since a year ago. Spirulina often gets misclassified as an herb because of its amazing health promoting properties, but it’s actually a bacteria, or a blue-green algae that’s found in pristine […]

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Rice Congee Health Benefits

Rice Congee Health Benefits

Rice congee / rice porridge is my all-time comfort food, my go-to meal whenever I feel under the weather or fancy eating something easy to digest.  If you want to get congee with a smooth consistency, use rice grains that are easily cooked / soften […]

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Shiitake Mushrooms Health Benefits

Shiitake Mushrooms Health Benefits

Shiitake mushrooms are not only delicious, they are a powerhouse of diseases-fighting nutrients. The medicinal properties of shiitake mushrooms have been studied since the Ming Dynasty (1369–1644) when Japanese elders considered the shiitake the “elixir of the life”. Their use has a long history in […]

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Hot Chocolate Health Benefits

Hot Chocolate Health Benefits

Dark chocolate has always been one of my comfort foods. I especially like dark chocolate with almonds. My favorite is Whittaker’s Dark Almond, best in the world. I love everything chocolaty – brownies (swoon!), chocolate cakes, chocolate ice-cream, chocolate milk and hot chocolate.  I like […]

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Tualang Honey Health Benefits

Tualang Honey Health Benefits

At a health fair for bloggers which I attended a few weeks back, I received a small jar of Tualang honey as sample in my goodie bag. The taste of the Tualang honey reminds me of the Chinese maltose candy (wrapped in transparent plastic wrapper) […]

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Codonopsis Pilosula (Dang Shen / Tong Sum) Health Benefits

Codonopsis Pilosula (Dang Shen / Tong Sum) Health Benefits

Codonopsis pilosula / Dang Shen / Tong Sum / poor man’s Ginseng is no stranger to most Chinese since this herb is a common ingredient in everyday recipes of soups and steamed dishes. In China it is better known as Dang Shen, a major tonic […]

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Black Rice Health Benefits

Black Rice Health Benefits

I am not a rice person since young. When I was young,  my family’s only option was regular white rice, which I disliked. I ate very little white rice and most of the time, was coerced to eat. I wasn’t a food lover except for […]

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Ginger Health Benefits

Ginger Health Benefits

Ginger is among the healthiest and most aromatic spices on the planet. But you either like the taste or hate it.  As a child, I never liked ginger.  During confinement after the birth of my three babies, I started to develop a liking to ginger […]

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Roselle Kefir

Roselle Kefir

The latest addition to our healthy eating regimen is roselle kefir from My Kefir World.  I have tried many different brands of probiotics for Cass and sadly, she liked none of them, except for the mango flavored probiotics from Melaleuca but it contains sweetener, which […]

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