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One of the great Raya traditions is to feast together with family and friends in an open house gathering. But eating may also continue outside of feasts with food stocked up at home. The traditional Malay cuisine served during Hari Raya can be irresistible but overeating some of them can be harmful to health. That’s all the more reason to be extra mindful with our eating while still enjoying the festivities.
There’s always healthier alternatives when it comes to food. If you are preparing food, use a lighter version of coconut milk or replace it with
Have you heard of The 3 Highs? Even if you may not be familiar with the term, you will no doubt have heard of the infamous trio of diseases it refers to: high blood sugar, high blood pressure and high cholesterol.
High blood sugar
This condition causes diabetes, a metabolic disorder that occurs when your body is resistant to or doesn’t produce enough insulin, the hormone made in your pancreas which regulates your body’s glucose (sugar) levels by enabling cells to absorb them for energy.
Consistently high blood sugar levels can lead to
Millions of Malaysian adults are living with chronic, potentially deadly conditions that they don’t even know they have. Some of these diseases can develop with no warning signs, and some of the symptoms can be too subtle to notice until the disease has become advanced.
Source: Quick Meme
A common ailment might be more serious than you think. Be aware of these warning signs that are hiding in plain sight for 5 of the most common critical illnesses in Malaysia:
Coronary Artery Disease
Coronary artery disease (CAD) is a condition that develops when cholesterol builds up on the coronary
Your diet plays a major role in your heart health. Certain foods you eat can influence your blood pressure, triglycerides and cholesterol levels, as well as inflammation, all of which are risk factors for heart disease. According to the World Health Organisation in 2021, cardiovascular diseases are the leading cause of death globally.
To keep your heart and circulatory system working at their best, be sure to include the following foods in your diet:
Foods rich in healthy fats
Oily fish such as salmon, tuna, sardines, mackerel and trout are full of
The start of Ramadan falls on 14th April 2021, which also signifies the beginning of the fasting month for our Muslim friends. During this month, our Muslim friends practice abstaining from water and food, from dawn to dusk.
It’s a time to heighten self-reflection and devotion. We are reminded to be selfless and kinder to our family and friends which helps to improve moral and spiritual character. Besides, the month long devotion helps to nurture a peaceful and healthy mind.
Surprisingly, did you know that your body is also benefiting greatly when you fast for a month?