Tuesday, 1 May 2018

Exceptional people: Feeding the hungry one packet at a time

It all started in 2013 when four best friends decided to set up a door-to-door food distribution network to give out free vegetarian food to needy elderly residents in Chinatown.

Today, Mummy Yummy - which runs three food stalls, at Shenton House, Ang Mo Kio and Tampines - distributes free food at least once a month to 159 rental blocks in Singapore.

About 30 beneficiaries receive daily food aid from the organisation.

So far, Mummy Yummy has distributed food to 6,189 households, amounting to 14,873 beneficiaries.

About 15,500 packets of food have been given out.

Ref: http://www.tnp.sg/news/singapore/feeding-hungry-one-packet-time

Garlic can slash the risk of cancer, heart disease and type 2 diabetes, conclude scientists

It has been used to treat ailments for thousands of years. 

But eating garlic really does have health benefits, researchers have concluded.

A study found consuming the common seasoning can help slash the risk of cancer, heart disease and type 2 diabetes.

And how healthy garlic is could be down to how it is prepared, according to the researchers at Nottingham University, as scientists have previously found while sometimes the consumption of garlic has a biological effect, other times it does nothing.

Ref: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-5664445/Garlic-slash-risk-cancer-heart-disease-type-2-diabetes-conclude-scientists.html

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