Health Q&A

Carrots and other yellow orange-colored fruits and vegetables like pumpkin, capsicum promote eye health and protect vision. Beta-carotene, a type of vitamin A that gives these foods their orange hue, helps the retina and other parts of the eye to function smoothly. Besides, Blueberries also contain anthocyanins, which are flavonoid pigments that act as antioxidants. In addition to promote similar health benefits to other antioxidants for the eyes, anthocyanins maintain general eye health.

Tea and coffee are all contain caffeine. High caffeine intake during pregnancy will create an addiction in your child and force them to suffer withdrawal symptoms once they are born. Some studies have also shown a higher rate of miscarriage and low birth weight babies when the mother has had more than the ‘moderate’ amount of caffeine. It would be good to cut tea and coffee intake to no more than one or two cups a day..

A raw food diet pregnancy may cause some mild detoxification. Uncooked seafood and rare beef or poultry should be avoided. Mercury consumed during pregnancy has been linked to developmental delays and brain damage. Thus, fish that contain high levels of mercury should be avoided. Salmon fish is rich in omega-3s, but pregnancy need to avoid due to raw food.

Omega-3s are beneficial to pregnant women and their unborn babies. Omega-3s are crucial for the development of the fetal neural system and may serve to reduce the likelihood of infant allergies. Omega-3s are especially important during the final trimester. It is during this time that your baby uses Omega-3s to form approximately 70% of the brain system. During pregnancy, it is recommended that you get at least 200 mg of Omega-3s every day.

Fatty acid plays an important part in human body. It is found in every cell in our body and without it our bodies would not function properly. It is required to produce hormones, vitamin D, bile acids and maintain cell membrane. Fatty acid comes in two types. The first is the low density fatty acid (LDL) which is known as the “bad” fatty acid. The second type is the high density fatty acid (HDL) which is known as the “good” fatty acid. LDL molecules attach themselves to the walls of the blood vessels and arteries, causing them to narrow. Eventually, this narrowing of the arterial pathways can cause heart problems. HDL molecules are able to attach to harmful LDL molecules and carry them off to the liver where they are broken down and removed from the body.

Controlling fatty acid through proper dieting is an important part of maintaining heart health. The liver makes about 70% fatty acid in the body, thus inhabit fatty acid production is the best way to prevent high level of fatty acid accumulation. Red rice yeast is produced from the fermentation process of steamed rice with yeast; it contains Monacolin-K, which is a secondary metabolite of the yeast, acting as a fatty acid synthesis inhibitor. It suppresses the rate determining step of fatty acid by monitoring the activity of HMG-CoA reductase (3-hydroxy-3-methylglutaryl coenzyme A reductase) and inhibits mevalonic acid synthesis that eventually slow down fatty acid production, especially bad fatty acid. It’s not easy to find the fresh red rice yeast in the market, so supplements which contain this ingredient is a good choice.

Besides, avoid having high fat food like fatty meat, seafood, egg yolk, whole-fat dairy products, snack foods because the other 20% fatty acid comes from the diet. The recommended daily intake (RDI) of dietary fatty acid for most healthy individuals is 300mg per day. Fresh and different color vegetable and fruits are recommended, because dietary fiber can help to reduce the LDL fatty acid.

The exact cause of eczema is unknown, but it’s thought to be linked to an overactive response by the body’s immune system to an irritant. It is this response that causes the symptoms of eczema. In addition, eczema is commonly found in families with a history of other allergies or asthma. A number of environmental factors such as air exchange rates, relative humidity and room temperature might have an effect on the condition. Feeling too hot or too cold, exposure to certain household products like soap or detergent, or coming into contact with animal dander may cause an outbreak. There are many science reports indicate that probiotics can train up and adjust body’s immune system. It may help to alleviate symptoms of eczema.

People who suffering from hyperuricemia should drink sufficient water to help the excretion of uric acid and prevent the formation of uric acid stone. Avoid eating fatty food, red meat, sea food, internal organ, Broccoli, etc. Moreover, alcohol should be avoided as the alcohol will cause the formation of lactate in the body, which will affect the excretion of uric acid.

Ideal blood pressure is 120/80 mmHg
Normal blood pressure is below 130/85 mmHg
High blood pressure is above 140/90 mmHg


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