Tuesday, 11 April 2017

What happens if your body is short of protein

From our hair to our muscles, protein is an essential building block for the cells in our bodies.

The average person needs about 0.8g of protein for each kg of body weight, and that is just the minimum.

Most of us can easily hit this requirement with a varied diet, but if you're following a strict regimented diet that compromises on foods such as white meat, egg and seafood, you might just want to know the long-term effects of what a lack of protein can do to your health:

  • HAIR THINS OUT since hair is made of protein
  • LOSS OF MUSCLES since the body will break down muscles to make up for lack of protein
  • SKIN AND NAILS GET WEAK as they depend on protein to grow
  • FALL SICK EASILY as protein is needed to build your immune system

Ref: http://www.tnp.sg/lifestyle/health/dont-chicken-out-protein

Warning: Organix baby biscuits recalled due to crumbling and choking risk

Baby biscuits from a UK brand have been pulled from Singapore's shelves after the food authority for Australia and New Zealand warned that they could pose a choking hazard.

According to a recall notice posted by Food Standards Australia and New Zealand, Organix Finger Foods Baby Biscuits - in vanilla, strawberry and banana flavours - can crumble into pieces, which may pose a potential choking hazard.

Ref: http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/singapore/organix-baby-biscuits-recalled-due-to-crumbling-risk/3660828.html

Let kids learn life's lessons from sports

Read the full article @ http://www.todayonline.com/singapore/more-just-childs-play

Doctors issue warning after boy, 17, is left with a fractured hip because he was not getting enough sunshine

Ref: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-4390084/Vitamin-D-deficiency-causes-boy-fracture-hip.html