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Region 1 BNS champion works for passion, not for salary

VIGAN CITY – People work to earn for a living, so they could enjoy a decent and comfortable life. While this is true to most, Aurelia Aguilar or Aling Aurelia as she is fondly called says working in her community is not about salary but rather about her passion to serve. Aling Aurelia, a 60-year […]

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Tips on how to guard-off hypertension

Highblood pressure, or hypertension, is one of the leading causes of stroke, heart disease, kidney failure, and premature death. Many people who have high blood pressure are not aware of it this is why hypertension is called the “silent killer”. The only way to find out if you have high blood pressure is through regular […]

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NNC1 recognizes nutrition champs in Ilocos Region

VIGAN CITY – The National Nutrition Council-Regional Office I together with the Regional Nutrition Committee recognized the nutrition champions in Ilocos Region in the just concluded Gawad Parangal ng Nutrisyon held last August 30, 2018 in Vigan Convention Center. This annual and momentous event was attended by more than 250 guests and delegates from the […]

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Bitamina A: pampalinaw ng mata, panlaban sa impeksiyon pa!

Sa lahat ng gamit ng bitamina A sa katawan, pinakasikat na yata ang pampalinaw ng mata. Ngunit alam nyo ba na kailangan din ang bitaminang ito para labanan ang iba’t ibang impeksiyon at para sa maayos na paglaki ng mga bata? Ang bitamina A ay kailangan upang mapanatili ang normal na dami ng cells at matiyak na […]

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Crack the nuts!

While caught up in traffic on a bus, a man steps up with a pail at hand. He opens the pail and the aroma of the food he sells diffuses as he passes asking each passenger “Mani, mani kayo dyan?” In the streets, stalls tempt each passerby to peep and whiff the chili, adobo and […]

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Lose weight the natural way

The Food and Nutrition Research Institute, Department of Science and Technology National Nutrition Survey, 1998 (FNRI-DOST) revealed that there is an increasing trend of overweight among adults of both sexes from 1993 to 1998. In 1993, there were about 17 out of 100 adults who were overweight. This figure had increased to 20 out of 100 […]

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5 keys to a healthy diet

Breastfeed babies and young children From birth to 6 months of age, feed babies exclusively with breast milk (i.e. give them no other food or drink), and feed them “on demand” (i.e. often as they want, day and night) At 6 months of age, introduce a variety of safe and nutritious foods to complement breastfeeding, […]

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Food safety after a flood

If your home has been flooded or your water supply has been cut off, it’s important you know how to prepare food safely. Flood water can be contaminated with sewage, animal waste and other waste, from drains or the surrounding area. This means it may contain harmful bacteria, viruses or chemicals. Following simple hygiene practices […]

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You’re eating too much salt

Increasing production of more and more processed food, rapid urbanization, and changing lifestyles are transforming dietary patterns. Highly processed foods are increasing in availability and becoming more affordable. People around the world are consuming more energy-dense foods that are high in saturated fats, trans fats, sugars, and salt. Salt is the primary source of sodium […]

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