Friday, June 28, 2013


We all love to eat, don't we? Malaysians live to eat. We have food stalls that remain open 24 hours a day. We are spoilt for choice when it comes to variety of food - Malay, Chinese, Indian, western, eastern, fusion, fast food, etcetera. It is so easy to succumb to the temptation of eating whatever we like without paying heed to what it will do to our health.

The young go for food that is sweet, salty, deep fried and processed. We were all young once. In our later years, we pay the price when we suffer a host of health problems like diabetes, heart disease and high blood pressure.

Source: Straits Times
It is never too late to lay the foundation of good health. Start with eating the right foods, and doing simple exercises to keep fit. Hope the tips below and the food charts provide a useful guide to get you started on eating well and eating right for good health.

And for those with school-going grandchildren, it's always good to teach them what to eat at the school canteen. Better still, prepare healthy snacks or lunch boxes for them to bring to school.

A good website to check out is the Singapore Health Promotion Board's Dietary Guide for Older Adults. Click here to access.

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