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Liver nutrition infographicsThe liver of the human body performs around 500 life-sustaining functions. Most of the functions of this organ is involved in metabolism. The liver produces the following substances: protein for blood plasma, cholesterol and other special proteins to transport fats, and bile for fat digestion. This organ is also responsible for glycogenesis, or the conversion of unused glucose to its storage form, glycogen; the liver also regulates amino acids in the blood and stores iron processed from hemoglobin. Its other functions include processing of drugs and other toxic substances, regulates blood clotting, fights infection, changes harmful ammonia to urea, and clears bilirubin from the red blood cells.

Liver diseases come in many forms. Some of these are fatty liver or hepatitis, cirrhosis and liver cancer. Factors that may increase the likelihood of having liver disease include heavy alcohol consumption, obesity, diabetes, high cholesterol, exposure to toxins, harmful substances and family history.

1 ArticleDid you know there are tiny living organisms that surround us everywhere? Organisms living in different surfaces can be harmless, or they can be detrimental to our health. Among these living organisms are intestinal worms that mainly affect children.

Intestinal worms are parasites that live inside the human intestines, they differ in form but all have a harmful effect in humans. Most common intestinal worms are giant roundworm, whipworm, and hookworm. According to Wash in School booklet of the Department of Education, worms behave differently from each other. These intestinal worms can clump themselves and thus obstruct the intestines. Moreover, they can cause rectal prolapse which can cause pain, and they can also cause itching around the anus and eat blood and cause anemia.

final nutrient content of foods prepared during christmasIt’s no wonder that Filipinos love the Christmas season. In the Philippines, Christmas is celebrated the longest which begins from September up until the first Sunday of January during the celebration of the Feast of the Three Kings. Along with this festive season are the colorful display of decors, shopping sprees, side-by-side gatherings, gift-giving, among others.

As Filipinos love food and cooking, the Christmas celebration will never be complete without the lavish and distinct food preparations. However, here is the catch; most of the foods served during Christmas are unhealthy or may trigger the manifestation of pre-existing health conditions. Before splurging oneself to the never-ending kainan, here are the list of foods usually served during Christmas and some nutrition information you ought to know:

Reverse your holiday weight gainThe holiday season is undeniably a time when we sometimes tend to forget to eat in moderation. There might be instances that we lose the variety and balance in our diet, too. This could result to unwanted gain in weight and other unhealthy substances in our bodies. If your body mass index goes beyond the normal range (18.5–24.9) over the course of the holiday season, it is all the more reason why you need to bid goodbye to your holiday weight gain.

Doing healthy habits by conscious choices is a given for us to be able to enjoy and live our best. By eating healthy, your risk of noncommunicable diseases and malnutrition will be reduced. Moreover, good health protects us from infectious diseases.

Shed those excess calories gained over the past weeks and get your mindset and commitment ready. Set your body in tiptop shape physically and physiologically by following the advice below:

r10 eNutribun adopters as of Nov 2020The Nutribun, a wheat-based bun, was first introduced to the public in the 1970’s. It was used in public elementary schools as a part of the government’s feeding program. Its main objective was to combat child malnutrition in the country, specifically, the Nutribun aimed to improve protein and energy intake of school children.

The Department of Science and Technology-Food and Nutrition Research Institute (DOST-FNRI) developed an enhanced version of the 1970’s Nutribun to cope with the nutritional needs of the children and to address hunger. A certain enhancement of the nutritious bread was done to supplement children’s need in micronutrients, energy, and protein requirements.

The Enhanced Nutribun was reformulated by DOST-FNRI from the original Nutribun to make it more nutritious, delicious and softer bread product. The E-Nutribun contains natural ingredients and has more micronutrients like iron and vitamin A. One of its ingredients is squash, which is rich in Vitamin A, a nutrient that’s lacking in the regular meal of Filipino children.

REV2 infographics Healthy New Years Resolution

4 January 2021, Cagayan de Oro City – Setting-up a New Year’s resolution has been a tradition in welcoming the new year. These are sets of personal goals to continue the good practices or improve one’s self to be a better version of themselves.

A New Year’s resolution is a positive outlook to start anew from the challenges we faced in 2020. Numerous calamities and disasters hit our country, including the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic. So, giving the best foot forward in health and wellness is essential to combat illnesses and diseases, and to be resilient to any form of disaster or emergencies. A healthier you are the best way to jump-start your year!

Here are some healthy new year’s resolutions you can keep in mind: