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Little by little

In # 4: Food allergens in the news by Chuan1 Comment

Food allergy has been running around in history long enough for humans to care about it. The big 8, namely milk, egg, fish, crustacean shellfish, tree nuts, peanuts, wheat, and soybeans are the most common allergic reaction conducing food. It wasn’t a new thing for me as both my sisters used to have allergy towards eggs, and shellfish, though the allergy wasn’t severe and faded as time pass. The problem in my family made me wonder if allergies can be prevented, thus the studied article in field of allergy cure. “Towards a Cure for Food Allergy” by J.M. Skripak and H.A. Sampson has just what I am looking for. The article talks about the many types of treatment for different allergies, which I find helpful towards creating a world where people can enjoy food as they like, without any physiological negative feedback. As of the article, hydrolyzed formulas might be associated with lower risk of cow milk allergy. Milk allergy is not to be confused with lactose intolerance, while they sound similar, lactose intolerance is caused by the lack of …

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Good or Illusion?

In # 3: Organic foods - up close and personal by Chuan0 Comments

Does eating organic food really makes you healthier, or is it all just an illusion people had facing the stressful truth of reality? Sometimes, we need to take a break from everything, think hard and long about all the choices we make, all the thoughts we feel was right. I was surprised when I see the organic label so often when I walked down the aisles in Walmart. It caught my attention that the organic and non-organic labelling can make so much difference in an item, the ingredients used are obviously organic standard approved, but many also exclude the addition of salt and sugar. The addition of salt and sugar are one of the many things able to force illusion onto humans as being unhealthy. One such example is pop beverages, change the sugar into some other sweetener, label it ‘no added sugar’ and everyone thinks it is some kind of detox drink. Another thing I observed while strolling in Walmart is, organic labelled items always have higher price than the normal products. Not to say the many factors that …

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No more, no less, none.

In # 2: Junk Food Dissuasion, Leftovers by Chuan0 Comments

The World Health Organization, WHO stated that the number one cause of death in the world is Ischaemic Heart Disease (WHO, Jan 2017), but what leads the birth of this vicious killing machine? There are many answers, but many of them related to one thing, excessive consumption of junk food. Let’s define junk food. Junk food is a kind of nutrition supplement which provides little or none actual nutritional value or even harms the body when consumed. We come across junk food every day, might have eaten them every day and still little do we know it will kill us one day if we don’t stop practicing this unhealthy habit of eating junk food. Many attempts of dissuading the intake of junk food had been proven useless. Calorie information are often ignored, hardcore fans of pop wouldn’t mind paying more for their favorite guilty pleasure. If all these fail, what else could work? What can the government still do? Let’s pretend we live in a communist governed country. A mandatory exercise session for the citizens to have a healthier lifestyle …

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Where to eat? Mamak!

In # 1: You are what you eat by Chuan1 Comment

What does it mean to be a Malaysian? Multi-raced? Different culture? Having so many holidays because of all the big days? To know at least 2 languages? I think not, in my opinion, a true Malaysian is one that thinks about lunch while having breakfast, planning your dinner while enjoying lunch, talking about supper while getting your dinner ready, and having supper with your friends at our so called ‘mamak’ which is open 24/7. You see, Malaysians love food. There is only one thing we love more than food, which is being together, and get food. If you go to Malaysia, ask anyone about mamak, I’m sure everyone can answer you, but what exactly is this mamak I mentioned? From google, it says A Mamak stall is a food establishment which serves mamak food. But to me, it is a place where friends gather after doing sports, a place everyone comes to watch sport competitions, a place to chat with your friends without getting told to leave and not to forget they serve food and drinks as well. A mamak …