Solanum melongena: What’s up with eggplants?

Did you know that eggplants are actually considered a fruit? YES, you read that right!

Although considered as a vegetable in culinary, eggplants are actually a type of fruit. For botanists, eggplant is a berry since its inside contains many tiny, soft edible seeds.

Nutrition and Psychotic Disorders

Mainstream media most likely portray psychosis in the wrong light – painting individuals with disorders as erratic. With this, the Philippine Association of Nutrition – Alpha Chapter (PAN-Alpha) would like to debunk this idea by showing that individuals suffering from such a disorder are still able to maintain a good quality of life mainly through the proper management of diet. 🧠🥗
Research shows that consumption of adequate amounts of protein, probiotics, omega-3 fatty acids, and phytonutrients is an effective way to manage these symptoms. 🌾🥜🥕🐟

Noodle Knowledge

Instant noodles or instant ramen are classified under ultra-processed foods (UPF), the highest level, under the continuum of processed foods. In order to maintain proper health, instant noodles must be eaten in moderation. A balanced and healthy diet should be of high priority among anything else.

Anong nag-iinit sa siling labuyo?

Ang mga sili ay higit pa sa kakayahan nitong magbigay ng maanghang at mainit na pakiramdam sa bibig. 🥵 Lumalabas sa pag-aaral na nakatutulong ang sili sa pagbagal ng pagdami ng mikrobyo at impeksyon. 🧫

What’s hot about chili peppers?

Chilis provide more than just a tingling sensation in the mouth. 🥵 Studies have shown that chilis assist in the slowing down of microbial growth and infection. 🧫

Nutrition and Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)

A well-balanced diet promotes better well-being as nutrients play a role in brain health and function. It is suggested to consume foods rich in vitamins and minerals, specifically vitamin B12 and zinc for those diagnosed with Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD). Find out more about how proper nutrition helps in managing OCD.