Tag Archives: Diet Info

Need Better Digestive System? Acidophilus, the Good Bacteria, is the answer.

“L. Acidophilus – a friendly bacteria to our body system”

I take L. Acidophilus powder on regular basis to prevent indigestion or bowel disorder. Most importantly, it helps to improve absorption of the nutrients into my body. Its health benefits are too great to list out.

Let me name a few of its benefits… L. Acidophilus boots up our immune system. It prevents indigestion and diarrhea. When we have good disgestive system, it naturally helps to improve our skin and complextion (smiling). L. Acidophilus provides great benefit to woman’s health, too. It decreases the frequency of getting yeast infection. read more

List of Food on different GI/ GL and Calorie Range. A Reference to your Diet Plan.

“List of some food examples on different Glycemic Index (GI)/ Glycemic Load (GL) and Calorie range, just for your reference”

Low GI (less than 55), Low GL (less than 16) and low Calorie (less than 110 kcal per serving):

1 cup of cooked vegetables less than 20, less than 5, 40kcal

1 apple 40, 6, 75kcal

1 banana 52, 12, 90kcal

1 orange 48, 5, 65kcal

1 peach 42, 7, 70kcal

12 strawberries 40, 1, 50kcal

High GI (more than 55), Low GL (less than 16) and Low Calorie (less than 110kcal):

1 cup of pineapple cubes 59, 7, 75kcal read more

Diet on Low Calories, Low GI or Low GL?

“GI, Glycemic”

Hey, Calories = Fat. GI? I would say more related to blood sugar level and carbohydrates than calories. Just some ideas to share with you on GI/ GL.

GI, Glycemic Index, refers to the measurement of the effect of carbohydrate-rich food on the rises of blood sugar level over hours after consumption (which means to measure the rates of rising blood sugar level over 2 -3 hours after eating certain carb-rich food).

High GI food does not mean high calories, but excessive daily intake of high GI food will lead to increases of blood sugar level, and thus, affects our health which leads to high risk of some cardiovascular disease, fatty liver, and might lead to weight gain (as extra energy from extra glucose is a lot available to be used, so our body will conserve those calories (fat) instead, and hence, contributes to weight gain). read more

Wanna lose weight? Know Your Daily Calorie Needs Better

“Keeping fit? Know more about your Daily Caloric Intake.”

Food energy is the amount of energy in food and drink that is available through digestion of our diet. The values for food energy are traditionally expressed in kilocalories (kcal) and kilojoules (kJ). The food calories = kilocalories (kcal).

Recommended daily intake of calories has been established at 2000 calories per day. However, experts believed that the calories-intake varies on each individual depending on various factors e.g. one’s lifestyle, physical work and daily activities level, body weight and height, gender, and even age group. read more

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