RO9 NutritionandSleepIt’s no secret that both nutrition and sleep play a fundamental role in our health, but the complex and important relationships between them are frequently overlooked. Diet and nutrition can influence the quality of your sleep, and certain foods and drinks can make it easier or harder to get the sleep that you need. At the same time, getting enough sleep is associated with maintaining a healthier body weight and can be beneficial for people who are trying to lose weight. Recognizing the connections between sleep and nutrition creates opportunities to optimize both in order to eat smarter, sleep better, and live a healthier life.

RO9 MilkTeaIn this generation of millennials, who doesn’t crave Milk Tea? Hmmm… For sure most have tried taking a sip of at least once. Recently, Boba tea, commonly named “Milk Tea”, has become popular around Asia which was originally a native drink in Taiwan. Unconfined in Asia, it has now made its way to America. It is being patronized by different age groups from teenagers to young adults and oftentimes considered in tea cafes where people socialize with peers from work or school. Boba tea is a drink made by combining a mixture of tapioca pearls, milk and iced tea. Sounds cool right!? But, is it really that healthy to drink? Will it still be beneficially healthy when consumed daily?

RO9 2021GreentEaGreen tea is more than just a hydrating beverage. People have hailed the health benefits of green tea for centuries. Studies suggest that consuming green tea may positively affect skin health, help with weight loss, and reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease. Green tea is made from unoxidized leaves and is one of the least processed types of tea. For this reason, it contains and retains the most antioxidants which are beneficial to health and is rich in polyphenols which are natural compounds that have health benefits, such as reducing inflammation and helping to fight cancer. Green tea also contains a catechin called epigallocatechin-3-gallate (EGCG) which is a natural antioxidant that helps prevent cell damage and provide other benefits including oral health.Overall, these substances can reduce the formation of free radicals in the body, protecting cells and molecules from damage which can delay aging and can make us somehow less vulnerable to many types of diseases including cancer.

RO9 BenefitsofSunlightWe are all aware of the fact that too much exposure to UV radiation from the sun can cause skin cancer. But did you know that enough sunlight can have lots of health benefits? The best-known benefit of sunlight is its ability to boost the body’s vitamin D supply. Vitamin D is sometimes called the “sunshine vitamin” because it is produced in the skin in response to sunlight. The most important functions of Vitamin D are regulating the absorption of calcium and phosphorus and facilitating normal immune system function. Getting a sufficient amount of vitamin D is important for the normal growth and development of bones and teeth, as well as improved resistance against certain diseases.

RO9 47AnniveThe National Nutrition Council (NNC) has been mandated as the country’s highest policy-making and coordinating body on nutrition by virtue of Presidential Decree No. 491 or the “Nutrition Act of the Philippines” in 1974. For 47 years now, NNC still embodies its five (5) core values, namely: Integrity, Zeal, Excellence, Sensitivity, and Transparency (IZEST). Do you want to know more about NNC? Here are 5 facts about the country’s highest policy-making and coordinating body on nutrition!

1. The core functions of NNC

As the policy-making and coordinating body on nutrition, the NNC

RO9 ChiliDiet and nutrition play a big role in maintaining your health and this is a fact that cannot be denied. The idea that selecting the right foods to eat and avoiding those that are not beneficial is equally necessary to maintain good health and avoid diseases is undeniable. Nutritionists and health practitioners across the world highlight the necessity of both micronutrients and macronutrients from food sources so that your body can absorb them and run the way it’s supposed to.

Chili (also called “Chilli”) is considered as one of the best spices used in the kitchen. It is a food source packed with nutrients - micronutrients in particular. Chilies are used in cooking, pickles and other processed foods. Red chillies are used as dried as well as powder both in vegetarian and non-vegetarian cooking. Due to its universal use, it is known as “the Queen of Spices”.