Wednesday, October 24, 2007

World's Five Healthiest Food

Leading Health Magazine "Health Periodic" had listed 5 most healthiest food in the world in their recent report. 3 out of the 5 are from Asia. Not bad. Which 5 are listed in it? Let me share...

1. Kimchi (Korea)
Kimchi (or kimchee) is loaded with vitamins A, B, and C, but its biggest benefit may be in its “healthy bacteria” called lactobacilli, found in fermented foods like kimchi and yogurt. This good bacteria helps with digestion, plus it seems to help stop and even prevent yeast infections even prevent the growth of cancer.

2. Olive Oil (Spain)
Antioxidant-rich olive oil protects against heart disease by controlling LDL, or bad, cholesterol levels while raising HDL, or good, cholesterol. In fact, it’s such a health boon that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) lets olive oil producers put a heart-health claim on their labels.

3. Soy (Japan)
Protein-packed soy is high in isoflavones, estrogen-like substances linked to the prevention of cancer and osteoporosis. But its biggest draw may be the dozens of studies showing soy is good for your heart

4. Yogurt (Greece)
Yogurt promotes intestinal and vaginal health, improves lactose intolerance, builds stronger bones, enhances immunity, lowers blood pressure, and may even have anticancer and weight-loss effects.

5. Lentils - India
This “superfood” gives you protein and cholesterol-lowering soluble fiber, as well as about twice as much iron as other legumes. And lentils are higher in most B vitamins and folate, which is especially important for women of childbearing age because folate reduces the risk of birth defects. Plus, U.S. Department of Agriculture researchers discovered that the pigment in Beluga black lentils acts like an antioxidant and helps protect against heart disease, cancer, and the aging process in general.


Anonymous said...

I simply cannot figure out are you writing a blog base on financial advises or are you writing a blog on food.

one minute its food, next minute jokes. Its becoming a circus.

Maybe you are the clown inside.

Anonymous said...

And next minute you writing about moon cake festival, ghost festival, etc.

These are things singaporean knows and you dont have to tell such stories. Feels like a grandfather story.

Anonymous said...

This are scientific and does not promise longivity.

Khiat Han Hwee Adrian said...

I'm sure you may not know the origin of all the festivals or health matters.

I'm learning as I wrote. I like to share my knowledge with my readers.

Drop by my blog if you like to learn something new other than just financial issues.

Anonymous said...

By the way, Dr Khiat, do sell festival insurance.

Let say i dont know the festival origin, can i buy insurance to insure myself against not knowing about festivals.