Monday, 31 August 2015

Sweet Tooth

We live in a sweet world. We need it every day in other to get the energy and keep doing the activities in daily life. But, the consumption of too much sugar will not be good to our health. A team of researchers from the University of Utah used mice to conduct a study on the negative effects of sugar. They found it could have serious effects on people’s health. Based on their research, they found that too much consumption of sugar could be toxic. It also will lead to the diabetes. Dessert might look small and nice to eat but we do not know how much calories in it. No wonder Malaysia is one the country that has many diabetes patients. According to International Diabetes Federation there were 2.3 million cases of diabetes in Malaysia in 2014. Otherwise, we can change the habits of eating the dessert in a healthier ways. Since I am also the sweet lover, let’s find a way to satisfy our sweet tooth in a good way.

Chocolate dipped strawberry
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Let’s use fruits more in our recipe to make desserts. Examples like use avocado and date paste to replace the sugar. The taste slightly might be different but the image of the cake does not look different. I have tried it before and it happened. Say no to strawberry cheese cake and whatsoever that contain many calories. Just eat the strawberries and dip in the chocolates. Oh no! i'm craving to eat paleo sweet potato brownies.

Less sugar, more Smile!

Sunday, 30 August 2015

Healthy Food

Hello! In other to get the healthy body, we need to eat healthy food. Here goes the list of the healthy food that is easy to get and give more benefits to our body.

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The first one is apple. Why apple? Apple is believed as an excellent source of antioxidants, which combat free radicals. Antioxidants are disease fighting compounds. Recent developments on the benefits of apples from MNT news stated that apples and pears can reduce stroke risk by 52%. They reported their findings in the journal Stroke: Journal of the American Heart Association.

Crunchy almonds
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The second is almond. Almond is so crunchy and can be found in the desserts or chocolates. Almonds rich in nutrients, including magnesium, vitamin E, iron, calcium, fiber, and riboflavin. A scientific review published in Nutrition Reviews found that almonds also may help to maintain healthy cholesterol level.

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The third is green vegetables. I know, vegetables are the food that people hate the most. The taste is bad not only for the children but the adult also. A study from University of Leicester, England has shown that a high intake of darky-leafy vegetables, such as spinach or cabbage may significantly lower a person’s risk of developing diabetes.

EAT well, SMILE more people!           

Saturday, 29 August 2015

Healthy FOOD Healthy YOU

What is healthy food? How would be a healthy food? Does it must be beautiful in other to make people consume it?

Healthy food means a variety of foods from the four food groups which are protein, vegetable, grains and fruits. It will cause you to feel good and maintain our health. Eating well will maintain the body to become active and also can lower the risk of disease. Other than that, it will help us to reach and maintain a healthy weight in other word ideal body mass index.

Healthy body comes from the healthy foods. People of different ages and activity levels have different calorie needs. It depends on how active you are for each day.Stay healthy people! 

Lists of the healthy foods
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Junk Food

Will fast food kills?
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Junk food is popular among the college and university students. This is because the price is cheaper compared to other foods. Other than that, it is easy and does not require too much time to prepare it. Junk food generally refers to foods that contribute lots of calories but little nutritional value. Some said junk food refers to “jajang” in a small plastic and some said fast food also in the category of junk food.

Based on a research by a nutritionist, Magee, F. it is stated that the problem with the junk food is that they are low in satiation value. That is people don’t tend to feel as full when they eat them. Another problem is that junk food tends to replace other, more nutritious foods.  

A viral case because of only eating instant noodle at Indonesia
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It's okay to spend money on food. You are what you eat. Let's eat healthy food to get better life. No junk food anymore!

Street Food

The video is about delicious street food at night market
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In the Oxford Dictionary, street food is defined as a prepared or cooked food sold by vendors in a street or other public location for immediate consumption. Usually we just need to take a walk, have a look and grab the food. There are always hawker stalls, on big streets, hawker centers outside and inside of the coffee shops. At Malaysia, we could find the entirety of street food that the hawker may offer. The scenario also can be seen at night market. The hawkers encounter these foods repeat themselves, too. Nothing can beat street food!

Chinese Food

Examples of the Chinese Food
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Here we go. Chinese really cared about their food. The race that cares the most about the meals in Malaysia goes to Chinese. For the Chinese, every food has a special meaning for them. In addition, every part of the variety plants and animals is used in their meal. Chinese culture believes that “yi xing bu xing” which means by using any shape or part of the animal the same part of the human body can be replenished and strengthened. This has given rise to a remarkable diversity in regional cuisine. For other races, it might be overwhelming, horrifying and disgusting. But, not for the Chinese. The food that they consume every day is healthy compared to other races. They do not consume dairy product. They replaced it with tofu and soy milk which also contained protein and calcium. 

Chinese believes that different dumpling fillings means different
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Spring rolls means prosperity to Chinese because of the same shape with the gold bar
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Every races have their own culture. Recpect it!

Friday, 28 August 2015

Indian Food

We have many races that lived in the country of Malaysia. One of the races is Indian. From a long time ago, they migrated from their country to Malaysia. The food was from Mumbai, India. India is one of the world’s biggest cities, harboring over 18.7 million people. In a day, it was estimated that 10 million dishes served per day. India is known as the land of spices. In India, spices were used to the basis of cooking. Basically Indian food prices is cheaper compared to others food. This is because Indian actually eats to survive in life and they struggle in other to get place in other places. The basic ingredients in their food usually flour, onions, potatoes, ginger and chilies. In addition, Indian really likes to eat spicy food. The habits are from their great-grand parents. In Malaysia, India food suit the taste bud of Malaysian. 

Bombay Pani Puri
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A mighty fine looking masala dosai
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Acha!let's eat roti canai:)

Malay Cuisine

Malaysia is known as a harmonious country that has varied flavors, extensive influences, and a rich cultural heritage. The foods that available at all places around Malaysia have many choices that may suit all the taste buds. Malay cuisine includes food from Singapore, Indonesia and Southern Thailand. This is because of the state location that is situated with the neighborhood to the other country. The foods at Johor Bharu usually get influenced from the Singapore and Indonesia. In addition, Kelantan and Kedah get influenced from the Southern Thailand. At Sabah and Sarawak, it also have the uniqueness of Malay cuisine that the come from there. Malay cuisine rich in spices such as ginger, pepper, coriander, lemongrass and many more. Malay cuisine has the most intricate and complex flavors in the world.

Here are the Malay cuisines that bring the signature to the state!

Ikan Patin Tempoyak from Temerloh, Pahang
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Laksam from Terengganu
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Asam Pedas from Malacca
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Nasi Ambeng from Johor
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Nasi Tumpang from Kelantan
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Food is not rational.Food is a culture,habit,craving and identity-Jonathan Safran Foer

Monday, 24 August 2015

What’s REALLY in our food?

Endless guessing
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Olla! Usually people like to eat and do not know and most of them not prefer to know what is inside the food except for those that really concern about the cleanliness and health. The one that concern about food will be always keep asking about what is the ingredients and how was the process of the food. The guessing will always be in the mind.

We should know which food contain carbohydrates, protein, fiber, and fats. From that, we will consume the right amount of taking for each nutrition. As for the carbohydrates, it is the most importance source for the body. The energy that we used for our daily life is from the carbohydrates. Our digestive system changed carbohydrates into glucose in science term or blood sugar. We need this blood sugar for the tissues, cells, and organs. The examples of the food that contain most of the carbohydrates are whole grains, milk, and rice.  

As for the protein, it is a macro nutrient that is necessary for the proper growth and function of the human body. When it comes to the protein, our mind will be trigger to remember about the protein powder that popular nowadays. People consume it to gain weight and build the muscle. The examples of food that contain high protein are fish, chicken, cheese and tofu.

As for the fiber, usually it can be found in plants. But, the plants that can be eat. For an example are fruits, vegetables and grains. Fiber will help us in lower the high cholesterol, control blood sugar and helping in regulates the speed of digestion. Last but not least, the fats. Fats and cholesterol cannot be separated. This is the most nutrient that should be the least to consume. Fats is saturated fats. Meaning that if we consume too much fat will lead us to obesity, high cholesterol and increase the risk of heart disease.

An apple a day keeps the doctor away. Live your life to the fullest.

Saturday, 22 August 2015

Sources of Food

What is food? From the Business Dictionary, it is stated that food is edible or potable substance that usually from the animal or plant, consisting of nourishing and nutritive such as carbohydrates, fats, proteins, essential mineral and vitamins, which when ingested and assimilated through digestion will sustain life, generates energy, and provides growth, maintenance, and health of the body. From what I understood, food is something that is safe to be eat and drink from any sources that provide good benefits to our body
The sources of the food can be divided into four parts which are imported, local, organic and processed. Which sources will the best choice in our life? Let’s go through one by one. Malaysia usually imported so many foods from other countries. There are imported fruits, cans food, and beverages. Experts offer advice for worried consumers like us especially Malaysian. Katherine Sam, an expert saying that unapproved antibiotics in seafood from China, tainted toothpaste, and deadly pet food adulterated with the industrial chemical melamine. This shows that the imported food is not really good because they added substance that would make the food durable for a long time. 

For the local food, it is a method of food production and distribution that is geographically localized. Local food usually came from the states in a country. In Malaysia, every state has their own uniqueness of food that will symbolize the states and country.

As for the processed food, the food such as chopped vegetables, fish, and fruits for an example will undergo the process that salt, sodium, fats, and sugar will be added to make them available to be eat anytime. People nowadays tend to choose this kind of food since the food are already to be eat and does not require too much time to be eat
The choice is in your hand! Be wise people!                                        


Assalamualaikum and welcome to my blog. I am Nur ‘Afifah Binti Mohamad Zahir semester 5 of Diploma in English Communication at Kolej Profesional Mara Indera Mahkota, Kuantan, Pahang. This blog is for the Digital and Mobile Communication (ITE 3563). I have been assigned an assignment to create a blog and the theme is free title. I decided to choose food as my blog title because that is my passion.
People judge you from looking what you eat.
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The objective of this blog is to inform the history of the food. From that, I hope that the viewers will appreciate the food that they ate since it is not easy to find the source of the food. Other than that, I want to share all the information regarding the food. I hope that the viewers will acknowledge about the information. A part of that, I want to encourage the viewers of the blog to practice the right eating habits. From my observation, most of the people will eat and do not care about the ingredients, calories and whatsoever contains in the food as long as they fulfill the stomach with food and happy with it. But actually it is important to practice the right amount of eating habits in other to get healthy life for now and future.

As the outcome of the blog, I hope that people will appreciate the food that they got every day and practice the right eating habits in daily life.

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