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Drinking lemon water on an empty stomach is safe: Health journal

It is safe to drink a glass of warm lemon water after waking up in the morning and on an empty stomach, an article from a health journal says. Moreover, it is not wise to just cut the lemon fruit, squeeze the juice of the lemon into a bottle or cup and add hot water […]

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Gabay sa #First1000Days, Sanlibong Araw Tungo sa Magandang Kinabukasan

Ang mga araw mula sa pagbubuntis hanggang sa ikalawang taon ng inyong anak ay ang tinatawag na First 1000 Days. Mayroon itong tatlong (3) pangunahing yugto: 1. Habang nagbubuntis – Ito ay binubuo ng 270 na araw o siyam (9) na buwan 2. Si Baby 0-6 Buwan – Ito ang unang araw pagkapanganak ni Baby […]

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ASEAN leaders adopt Declaration on Ending All Forms of Malnutrition

MANILA, Philippines – The ASEAN Leaders’ Declaration on Ending All Forms of Malnutrition was adopted by the leaders of the ASEAN member states during the 31st ASEAN Summit. The Declaration embodies the highest level of political commitment toward a multi-sectoral collaborative approach on food security and nutrition among sectors such as agriculture, public health and […]

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Breast milk provides the ideal nutrition for infants

Breast milk has a nearly perfect mix of vitamins, protein, and fat — everything that the baby needs to grow. Provided in a form more easily digested than infant formula, breast milk contains antibodies that help the baby fight off viruses and bacteria. Breastfeeding lowers the baby’s risk of having asthma or allergies. Plus, babies […]

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NNC LOGO

Did you know what composes the logo of the National Nutrition Council? No, the logo is not the frontage of an electric fan or the rays of the sun – it is composed of spoons that represent the different sectors – the different government agencies, the private sector, non-government organizations, people’s organizations, religious organizations, local […]

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Eggs have a minute effect on the body’s cholesterol levels: Recent studies reveal

Several health associations have supported the fact that consuming eggs on a daily basis doesn’t increase cholesterol rates or increase heart disease risk. The recommended dose of cholesterol is 300 mg per day where an egg contains only 200 mg. Also it contains protein, vitamin B12, riboflavin, folate and vitamin D which are great for […]

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Cassava can be used to treat infertility, cancer

The cassava plant is a powerhouse of nutrients and it contains a lot of health benefits, from its roots which are loaded with Vitamin C and calcium to the leaves which are rich in protein as well as beta-carotene and lysine. Health authorities say cassava can be used to treat both infertility and cancer and […]

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3rd Nutriskwela Community Radio Station in Ilocos Region launched in Burgos, Ilocos Norte

The 3rd Nutriskwela Community Radio Station in Ilocos Region – “Radyo Karruba” can now be heard in the airwaves after it has been launched on 23 October 2017 at the White Rocks Restaurant, Burgos, Ilocos Norte. The National Nutrition Council (NNC) was instrumental in the establishment of this Community Radio Station. Earlier, the MQ Media […]

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FATTY LIVER, HOW DOES IT HAPPEN?

FATTY LIVER (Hepatic Steatosis) known to be the first stage of an unhealthy liver happens when: 1. Excess sugar from alcohol is stored in the liver (Alcoholic-Related Fatty Liver Disease ARFLD); 2. Excess sugar we eat is turned into fat (Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease NAFLD) In both cases, deposits of sugar and fats from alcohol […]

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Include banana flower in your menu for its medicinal properties

Almost all the parts of the banana tree including its flower have wonderful uses. Although starchy and bitter in taste, banana flowers have wonderful medicinal properties. Rich in Vitamin C and Vitamin A, it can reduce the pains. The banana flower has many health benefits. 1. It helps strengthen the uterus. Health authorities said that […]

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