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Foods For Healthy Eye

Introduction Just as your bones need calcium to stay healthy and strong, your eyes also needs specific nutrient to maintain proper retinal function and support overall eye health. Don’t wait until the aging process is begun, because in order to get healthy eye it should be started since pregnancy period. …

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Eating Out

What should you do when eating out? Choose clean premises. Choose healthy and safe foods. What are clean premises? They are premises that: Are located away from dirty and dusty places and free from flies, cockroaches, rats and stray animals. Have basic facilities such as clean water supply, electricity, proper …

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Postnatal Diet

Introduction After delivery, the mother’s body needs to heal and recover from pregnancy and childbirth, as well as to produce breast milk. The weight gained during pregnancy build up the stores for recovery and breastfeeding. Mothers need to maintain a healthy diet so that they can be healthy and active …

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Vegetarian Diet

Description Protein source in a vegetarian diet is from plants such as legumes, grains, tubers, seeds and vegetables. Plant proteins are considered not complete. A single source of plant protein does not contain all the essential amino acids if taken without proper combinations. Nevertheless, the right combination of plant sources …

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Fad Diet

Apakah ‘fad diet’? ‘Fad diet’ adalah pelan diet yang menjanjikan penurunan berat badan yang cepat dan biasanya diikuti oleh mereka yang terdesak untuk mengurangkan berat badan. Biasanya ‘fad diet’ adalah tidak sihat, tidak seimbang dan kemungkinan besar mempunyai kesan sampingan. Bagaimana ‘fad diet’ berfungsi? ‘Fad diet’ tidak boleh membentuk tabiat …

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Weight Management

How do I know my body weight status? You can assess your body weight using the Body Mass Index (BMI). The BMI can tell you whether you have a high or low risk of developing health problems. The BMI is a formula to assess your body weight relative to height. …

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Nutrition during Pregnancy

Why is it important to eat a healthy diet during pregnancy? It provides adequate protein as to ensure a healthy foetal development. It provides additional calories and related nutrients to maintain good maternal health. It fulfills the nutrient requirements to promote foetal immune system especially during the first trimester. It …

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Recommended Nutrient Intakes

What is my daily energy and nutrient requirement? Each of us need a different energy and nutrient requirement depending on age, gender and physical activity as stated in Recommended Nutrient Intakes for Malaysia 2005. Energy Requirement Step 1- Know your Body Mass Index (BMI) Calculate Your BMI Your Height : …

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Body Mass Index (BMI)

What is BMI? BMI is a measure to assess your body weight in relation to your height. How does one calculate BMI?   BMI = Weight (kg) Height (m) x Height (m) What is the classification of BMI? If your BMI (kg/m²) is You are < 18.5 Underweight 18.5 – …

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