By Erika Sauler
, Kristine Felisse Mangunay
They went to different schools, prayed in different churches. It made no difference. Kristine Joie Azarcon Danan, a member of the Iglesia ni Cristo, and Nikko Martel Viray Dio, a devout Roman Catholic, finished with identical scores of 86.20 percent to top the 2013 Nurse Licensure Examination.
By Gil C. Cabacungan Jr.
Lawmakers are concerned that Filipinos are eating more meat and chicken and less fruits and vegetables based on a government study covering 30 years.
By Dona Z. Pazzibugan
While Christendom is feasting on holiday food, poverty forces over half a million elementary school pupils to severe malnutrition.
MOST of us, one way or another, follow what we consider to be a prudent diet. We load up on grains, vegetables and fruits. We choose fish, chicken, low-fat dairy products and lean cuts of beef. We eat this way because we know it is the only way to go if we expect to glide gracefully as we age. But what if you’re already sick? Are these diets cure, not just prevent disease? Doctors are finding that in some cases, dietary changes are the only thing you need to do to stop, treat or control an illness. Most of these changes are modifications of the basic prudent diet we may have been following. More often than not, such diets have several points in common. Here are some eating programs which have been proven healthy and helpful.
WHETHER we like it or not, all of us eat fat. Fat is not bad either. We just eat too much of it. The average person needs to consume less than fourteen grams of fat to meet the daily requirements of essential fatty acids, which your body needs to synthesize a variety of important substances. Unfortunately, the average person consumes at least 15 percent average times that amount. Overtime, this extra fat builds up in the arteries. All fat is comprised of three components in varying proportions : saturated fat, polyunsaturated fat and monounsaturated fat. saturated fat raises your blood cholesterol level, whereas polyunsaturated fat and monounsaturated fat do not. However, monounsaturated fat and polyunsaturated fat do not lower your blood cholesterol level.
THE ACT of depriving your body of food and its essential vitamins goes against the basic law of nature. To purposely put yourself in a state of starvation is to die a slow death. Why on earth would anyone knowingly do that to himself?
By DJ Yap
Some two million children in Metro Manila can’t be bothered about putting “go, grow and glow” food in their diet since their foremost concern is how to find breakfast, lunch or dinner, Interior Secretary Jesse M. Robredo said. According to Robredo, these children (out of about 12 million people in the metropolis) are “systematically deprived [...]