Talking to Your Teen about Alcohol
The teenage years are filled with many exciting milestones. From experiencing puberty, taking up driving test, dating and the list goes on. Adolescence is also the time they get drunk for the first time. A local Malaysian study found that teens as young as 15 are drinking alcohol, implying that socialising and drinking tend to go hand in hand for many youngsters.
Nutraceuticals for High Blood Cholesterol
Nutraceutical is a term coined in 1989 by Stephen DeFelice by combining the words “nutrient” (a nourishing food component) and “pharmaceutical” (a medical drug). It is a food or part of food that provides medical or health benefits, including the prevention and/or treatment of a disease, such as high blood cholesterol.
Move More for a Healthier Heart
Keeping your heart in a healthy state is very important as it helps to prevent heart diseases and stroke. The Malaysian Dietary Guidelines recommend at least 30 minutes of moderate intensity physical activity on at least 5 to 6 days a week, preferably daily. Stay away from being a couch potato and choose the right exercise to keep you motivated for doing it on a daily basis.
Health Benefits of Chocolate
Chocolate has earned its popularity over the decades owing to its unique, rich and delectable taste. Millions enjoy consuming this irresistible snack every day but some might feel extremely guilty after consumption. Are you one of them? The next time you bite on a piece of chocolate, you may not have to feel so guilty about it. Despite its bad reputation for causing weight gain, it may possess some health benefits that are beneficial for you. Here are some key benefits about chocolate consumption!
Eat Less Salt
It’s a no-brainer that eating too much salt is detrimental to health, but many don’t realise salt comes in many hidden forms, including processed and prepared foods. The National Health and Morbidity Survey in 2015 found that nearly one in three adult Malaysians are suffering from high blood pressure (hypertension). These observations are attributed to poor eating habits, lack of exercise, cigarette smoking and lack of adequate rest. In conjunction with World Salt Awareness Week 2018, Biogreen is giving you some DO’S and DON’TS tips to cut down your salt consumption!