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4 Simple Dietary Guidelines for Good Heart Health

"Heart Health - Basic Dietary Guidelines" by Tan Tock Seng Hospital, 24 May 2021, http://www.healthhub.sg The following are basic dietary guidelines to help you make the right choices on foods to maintain a healthy heart. Moderate Your Sodium Intake Sauces, canned and processed foods contain a high content of sodium so a minimal amount of these products should be consumed. Taste your food first before adding salt or sauces. If necessary, do so sparingly. Avoid salted and preserved food, such as ikan bilis (dried anchovies), salted eggs, luncheon meat, sausages and ham. Ask for less gravy or sauce

7 Diabetes Diet Myths Debunked

"The Myths and Truths About A Diabetes Diet" by National Healthcare Group, 5 October 2020, http://www.healthhub.sg Does eating too much fruit cause diabetes? What are the foods to avoid with diabetes? Here are some diabetes food myths debunked. Myth 1: Sugar Alone Causes Diabetes Truth: The known risk factors for type 2 diabetes are family history, ethnicity, increasing age, being overweight, high blood pressure, high cholesterol levels, a sedentary lifestyle and smoking. Sugar is not the only cause of diabetes. If an excessive intake of sugar leads to obesity, this further increases a person’s risk of having diabetes. Related:

Everything You Need to Know about Exercising with Diabetes

"Diabetes Management: Stay Healthy and Exercise!" by Khoo Teck Puat Hospital, 26 May 2021, http://www.healthhub.sg Regular physical activity keeps diabetes in control. How much exercise for diabetes management? Are certain exercises more effective? Physical Exercise for Better Diabetes Management People with diabetes can keep themselves active with physical activity as it is one of the best ways to keep your blood sugar in control. It will make you feel better and reduce your risk of complications. Benefits of Physical Activities Improve your body’s ability to use insulin Improve your blood pressure Improve your cholesterol level Lowers risk of osteoporosis

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