Category Archives: Nutrition & Diet

Nutrition And Diet

What is Cholesterol? Steps to control HDL and LDL in you and your child!

“Having a feast everyday? What is your Cholesterol level? What is Cholesterol and how does Cholesterol make you “SICK” and “HEALTHY”?!”

Cholesterol is a soft, fat-like substance (the combination of fat and protein called a lipoprotein) found in the bloodstream and in all your body’s cells. It’s normal to have cholesterol. Cholesterol is an important part of a healthy body because it’s used for producing cell membranes and some hormones, and serves other needed bodily functions. But too much cholesterol in the blood causes blood vessels to become narrowed with fatty deposits called plaques. This leads to a major risk for cardiovascular disease (heart and blood vessels diseases) and causes stroke. read more

My Calorie-Intake List

“A rough guide to check your Calories (or KCal) intake. This is my way to keep fit!”

1 Calorie (technically kiloCalorie) = energy value of 4.186 kilojoules (kJ).

Calorie in food packaging refers to kiloCalorie.

1 g Carbohydrates = 4 Calories
1 g Protein = 4 Calories
1 g Fat = 9 Calories
1 g Alcohol = 7 Calories

To know more on your Daily Calories Needs?

Snacks/ Dessert:

1. French Toast – 180 kcal for 2 thick slices

2. Low-Fat Mango Yogurt with chunky mango- 190 kcal per glass

3. Yu Tiao (Fried Fritters) – about 190 kcal per pair read more