Showing posts with label food. Show all posts
Showing posts with label food. Show all posts

Tuesday, April 20, 2021

Get Your Dose of Omega-3 with Ayam Brand™ Tuna and Saba

 As Malaysia is on the road to recovery, many of us are returning to a more rigorous daily routine of work, education, exercise or leisure. We need to safeguard and maintain our health, and increase our immune system. 

 

In Conjunction with World Health Day in April, it is indeed time to make a commitment to eating cleaner, leaner and tastier. Heart healthy Omega-3 should be on the menu to get you back on track, thanks to its many health benefits.

 


Omega-3 fatty acids are naturally found in cold water fish, algae, other marine sources and in flax seeds. Saba and tuna are especially rich in Omega-3, and are much tastier than popping Omega-3 supplements! 

 

The time is now to get your daily dose of heart healthy Omega-3 with Ayam Brand™ Tuna or Ayam Brand™ Saba. Here are some of the health benefits of increasing your Omega-3 intake.

 

Omega-3 benefits is essential for development and growth!

Omega-3 is said to render cellular membranes supple, and the smooth passage of signals through neuronal membranes is key for several brain functions during childhood development, and throughout life. EPA and DHA are also said to reduce the symptoms of dyslexia, ADHD (attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder), and other learning, behavioural and coordination disorders in children.

 


Ladies, get your daily Omega-3

The fatty acids in fish oil improve skin barrier function, prevent UV-induced inflammation and hyperpigmentation, decrease itch and dry skin, and aid skin wound healing. 

 

Women are generally more likely to get osteoporosis than men as women tend to have smaller and thinner bones. In addition, the risk increases as women reach menopause due to the drop of oestrogen level which protects the bones. 4

 

The 2010 Dietary Guidelines for Americans recommend that adults get 8 or more ounces of oily fish per week (at least 250mg/day of omega 3) as this level has been shown to maintain healthy bones. 

 

 


All adults benefit from Omega-3

A study by the Association for International Cancer Research found that regular dose of Omega-3 consumption boosted skin immunity to sunlight. It reduced immunosuppression which interrupts the body’s capability to fight infection and skin cancer. Hence, omega-3 fish oils help to protect against skin cancer.

 

Seniors should increase their Omega-3 intake

Benefits to seniors include a reduced risk of Alzheimer’s disease, dementia, other conditions of mental deterioration, and possibly age-related macular degeneration (AMD). 

Omega-3 is also being researched for its role in reducing sleep disorders, anxiety, and impaired immune response. 

 

Saba is especially rich in Omega-3, 1 can of Ayam Brand Chilli Saba contain the equivalent of eight fish oil capsules, but much more delicious and conveniently packed in easy-open cans. Ayam Brand uses sustainably caught tuna and saba, without artificial preservatives or added MSG for a cleaner eating. Each can of Ayam Brand Saba or Tuna has more than 500mg per 100g of Omega-3 for a scrumptiously healthy addition to your meal. Ayam Brand Tuna, and Ayam Brand Saba are available nationwide in. They are ready to eat directly from the can, or can be used in a variety of delicious meals to suit your taste including sandwiches, fried rice, fried noodles, congee and more. 

 

Ayam Brand™ offers tuna in a variety of styles including Chilli Tuna Hot, Chilli Tuna, Chilli Tuna Light, Tuna Flakes Spicy in Olive Oil, Tuna Flakes Omega 3, Tuna Chunks in Olive Oil Light, Tuna Chunks in Water, Tuna Chunks in Mineral Water, Tuna Light Flakes in Water, Tuna Chunks in Oil, Tuna Flakes in Oil and Tuna Flakes in Oil Light to suit your dietary requirements and preferences. 

 

Ayam Brand™ Saba offerings include Saba Flakes in Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Saba Flakes in Mayonaise and Saba Chilli.

 

“Eating tuna or saba regularly is an excellent and affordable source of lean protein and essential vitamins and minerals. It is an easy and tasty way for consumers to add foods rich in Omega-3 to their diet and fulfil the twice weekly servings of fish as recommended by the American Heart Association,”says Teoh Wei Ling, Marketing Manager at Ayam Brand.



” This year, let’s make a commitment to add one more serving of fish to your diet, as well as variety of fruits, vegetables each day – while cutting down on fried or sweet food. It can be a significant movement towards a healthier lifestyle,” Ms Teoh explains. “With Ayam Brand Tuna or Saba , consumers can easily increase their intake of Omega 3 fatty acids and begin to enjoy the benefits of a balanced diet, an essential part of healthy living.”

 

Follow https://www.facebook.com/ayambrandmalaysiaor https://www.instagram.com/ayambrandmy for delicious Tuna/Saba recipes.

 

Thursday, July 23, 2020

Good Morning Multigrain Bread Recipe

We miss our multigrain bread from uni days when we were in Melbourne. But nothing ever beats a good homemade bread. To make it packed with nutrients, we added Good Morning V18 grains powder which is full of colourful phytonutrients as stated in my previous post here.
Ingredients
310ml water
1 tablespoons/15g butter, softened
170g high protein flour
160g wholemeal flour
120g Good Morning V18 grains powder
1 tablespoons packed brown sugar
1 teaspoons salt
2 teaspoons instant yeast
Place the ingredients in that order into the bread pan. Be careful to separate yeast from sugar and liquid.

Choose preset 3 wholemeal bread, light crust and 750g loaf. Start the bread machine.
Make sure the dough is well mixed when the machine beeps.
Tada-- warm bread after 3.5 hours!

Dieting versus Meal Replacement for healthy lifestyle | Good Morning Multigrain Beverages Review

Having a strong family history of type 2 diabetes mellitus, I am beginning to adopt healthy lifestyle. Besides ditching the lift, (yes I take stairs to 8th floor, multiple times in a day), I pay attention to what I eat, most of the time but restricting carbohydrate, adding on vegetables, fruits and lean meat or seafood. Soon I'll need to start my single life in KL with long hours in the traffic, so I figure out I better eat on the go! This is called Meal Replacement or Diet Shake. Find out more here on WebMD.


Good Morning Multigrain Beverages has a great range of meal replacement options. I have tried the following options.

1. GSure
2. Pea Protein
3. V 18 Grains

These Good Morning Multigrain Beverages are based on  18 Multigrains with 5 colours


1. Red- Red Quinoa, Red Bean and Red Rice
2. Black- Black Sesame, Black Bean, Chia Seed and almond
3. Green - Mung Bean, Green Peas, Lentils
4. Brown- Flaxseed, Lotus Seed, Buckwheat
5. Orange- Corn, Millet, Soy Bean, Brown Rice, Garbanzo Bean


It's very important to take rainbow coloured phytonutrients as each provides specific nutrients and protects us against certain ailments. Details on this article at Harvard Health Publishing Site.

Red: Rich in carotenoid lycopene, a potent scavenger of gene-damaging free radicals that seems to protect against prostate cancer as well as heart and lung disease.

Green: These foods are rich in cancer cell-blocking chemicals like sulforaphane, isocyanate and indoles.


Orange and yellow: Provide beta cryptothanxin, which may help prevent heart disease

White and brown:  This contains allicin, which has anti-tumor properties. Other foods in this group contain antioxidant flavonoids like quercetin and kaempferol.

Besides that, these 3 beverages are lactose free, vegan friendly, gluten free with no added sugar. The Multigrains used are also non GMOs. The high soluble fiber content helps to ameliorate digestive and constipation issues.

Good Morning Global Sdn Bhd is documented in the Malaysian Book of Records as the biggest multigrain based product company. Their products go through strict quality control as set out by ISO22000, HACCP, GMP and MESTI. Therefore the ingredients used are also of premium quality and safe for consumption of the whole family.

Below are the other special features:

V18 Grains


This is now fortified with ginger and prebiotic inulin which is food for healthy bacteria in the gut.  Besides the fragrant taste of multigrain, the ginger gave a spicy kick which is surprisingly pleasant and not too overpowering with powerful anti-inflammatory properties.

GSure


This provides complete nutrition and is suitable for people who need to build muscle bulk and prevent muscle loss because it contains CaHMG. Muscle loss is common with ageing and impacts negatively in the ability to perform self care. This is called sarcopenia. Lutein helps to improve vision. Omega 3&6 are great for cardiovascular health. Read more about sarcopenia on WebMD.

Pea Protein


Good Morning Pea Protein is so a complete nutrition fortified by essential and non-essential (meaning we may not need to take it from our daily diet because our bodies are able to make them) vitamins, minerals and amino acids. Remember I just talked about sarcopenia? This can actually start as early in our 30s. Especially for those who are obesed, the body is made of fat and not muscles-- aptly called sarcopenic obesity. You can imagine how difficult it is to get these people moving and regain the muscle bulk. This is when Pea Protein can help as meal replacement to lose weight yet building muscles.

What does Dr Yingzangel think?


I would love to follow the suku suku separuh healthy eating dietary needs 3 times a day. But it's simply mission impossible. Working full-time means most we dine out for lunch most weekdays. It can be a real chore to grab a nutritious and well balanced diet in Malaysia while eating out when char kuay teow and nasi lemak are some of the calorie loaded staples for many.

Good Morning beverages offer great and affordable options for supplementing and replacing our meals with quick and nutritious shakes. Most importantly, they taste really good (naturally sweetened with no added refined sugar!) Perfect for me who doesn't have the time to grab healthy lunches.

To know more, remember to visit their sites. Good Morning Global Sdn Bhd is having their 12th anniversary sales at the moment. Hurry up and get yours!

Good Morning estore
Instagram: @goodmorningglobal @goodmorning18grains 

Tuesday, July 21, 2020

Healthy Mung Bean Korean Pancakes

Besides dessert, do u know that mung beans are also great for savoury dishes?
INGREDIENTS

For the Pancakes:
½ cup mung beans
1/2 cup evaporated milk
1 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons sugar
½ cup (75g) rice flour
1 cup of chopped chives (scallions and leeks are good, too)
1 cup of corn
a couple Tablespoons oil for pan-frying (I used sunflower)

For the Dipping Sauce:
3 Tablespoons soy sauce
1 teaspoon sesame oil
¾ teaspoon sugar
¾ teaspoon gochugaru (Korean red pepper flakes) or ½ teaspoon common red pepper flakes
2 teaspoons toasted sesame seeds

INSTRUCTIONS

Soak mung beans in warm water for at least two hours or overnight in the refrigerator.

Drain the mung beans and add just enough water to cover and boil until soft.
Mix the pancake ingredients using food processor.

Heat a large nonstick skillet on medium-high heat for about a minute then add 2 teaspoons oil to the pan. 

Place 1 Tablespoon of the pancake batter in the center.
Swirl the pan gently to redistribute the oil and cook the pancakes until the edges look browned.

Flip and cook the other side.

Repeat into batter is finished.

Make the dipping sauce by mixing all the ingredients together. 

Enjoy! Serve with the pancakes while they are still hot.
NOTES

-This recipe makes about 20 mini pancakes.

Monday, July 20, 2020

Soy Bean Bread

We love to make fresh soy milk at home. But what to do with the leftover bean paste? Sometimes we add some rice flour and deep fry the dough made into small balls. But making them into bread loaves is probably much healthier.
Ingredients
Cooked Soy Bean Paste (wet)220g
High protein flour 250g
Instant yeast 2 tsp
Sugar 2 tbsp
Salt 1/2 tsp
Sunflower oil 15g
Place the ingredients in that order into the bread pan. Be careful to separate yeast from sugar and liquid.
Choose option 1 basic bread, light crust and 500g loaf. Start the bread machine. I love my Kenwood BM250.

Make sure the dough is well mixed when the machine beeps
Tada-- warm bread after 3.5 hours!

Lazy Keto Semolina Cake



Semolina is flour made of durum wheat which is commonly used to make pasta as it is high in gluten and protein content. Read more about semolina here.

Ingredients

110g melted unsalted butter
3 eggs
Suji - 1 cup (roasted)
Coconut- 1 cup (desiccated )
Oats- 1/4 cup
Yogurt- 1/2 cup
Milk- 1/2 cup 
Baking powder- 2 tsp
Dates- 8-10 pieces
Almonds -8-10 for garnishing
Cinnamon- 1 tsp

Roast suji.

Roast Oats for 2-3 mins.

Boil pitted dates with milk. Cool aside.

Whisk eggs with butter.

Whisk yoghurt.

Blend everything for 1min.

The batter should be just quite thick.

Pour the batter in a greased baking pan.

Refrigerate the batter for 30 minutes.

Preheat the oven for 10 mins at 180 degrees.

After half an hour, take out the batter and cut into shapes and place chopped almonds on each piece.

Bake the cake at 180 degrees for 30 mins.
If done, let the baking pan stay in the oven for 10 mins.
Let the cake cool down completely.  It's best eaten while warm.

Low Sugar Low Fat Baked Cassava Cake

I love posting recipes without too many descriptions. Let's get on to it!

Ingredients

1egg
0.5kg frozen peeled tapioca (cassava)
2.5 tablespoons tapioca flour 
1 tablespoon sunflower oil (extra for greasing)
25g caster sugar + 25g erythritol
260ml Ayam Brand super light coconut milk 
¼ teaspoon salt
5 fresh or frozen pandan leaves
Dessicated coconut

Instructions

Blend Pandan leaves with coconut milk. Sieve and set aside.

Peel and grate tapioca using food processor.

Remove any tough roots that may be present after shredding.

Using a large bowl, combine the tapioca, tapioca flour, extra virgin olive oil, sugar, egg, salt and pandan leave mixture, mix and stir thoroughly. 

Let the mixture infuse for about 30 minutes.

Grease a non-stick 8 inch square cake pan and pour the cake mixture into the pan.

Sprinkle dessicated coconut on top of the cake.

Preheat fan-forced oven to 160C.

Bake in the preheated oven for 80 minutes or until the top of the cake browns.

Remove from oven and let the cake cool completely before slicing with a greased knife.

Sunday, July 19, 2020

Lazy Keto Bread Machine Pumpkin Bread

Ingredients
1 eggs add milk until 95ml liquid 
113g mashed pumpkin
144g bread flour
48g wholemeal flour
48g coconut flour
1 tablespoons vegetable oil
1 tablespoons sugar
1/2 teaspoons salt
1 1/2 teaspoons active dry yeast

500g loaf 
Use preset 3 wholemeal, light crust. Be sure to add the ingredients in according to the listed sequence. 
Be careful to separate yeast from all liquid and sugar in the beginning. 

Tips for using coconut flour

If you are adding coconut flour to a gluten-free flour blend or substituting it for flour in a regular recipe,  substitute coconut flour for up to 20% of that blend. The liquid and/or fat combination needs to be increased by about 20% (fat preserves the long term moisture of the final baked product). 
Coconut flour typically call for a lot of eggs. Every 1/4 cup (30.8g) coconut flour typically requires one egg for both moisture and structure.

When storing coconut flour, it’s best to keep it airtight and refrigerated since coconut flour absorbs moisture.

Monday, July 13, 2020

Healthy Pandan Kaya (Sugar free version included)

Kaya is something we really crave for sometimes but it's so tedious to make. It's practically impossible to find a commercially prepared sugar free version. And We usually have to take turns to stir the coconut custard jam on the stove to avoid the bottom from burning. But with Kenwood breadmaker this is so easy! When consumed in moderation, coconut milk can be a great source of nutrition as it's free of cholesterol and rich in medium chain triglycerides.
Ingredients
4 medium/large eggs
300ml coconut milk 
1/2 cups sugar (12 tablets of coles sweetener+1/4cups of erythritol)
4 pieces of Pandan leaves

Methods

Cut and wash the pandan/screwpine leaves (mom planted 2 trees at home so it's organic! Yay)

Add pandan leaves to coconut milk and blend. We use cholesterol free Ayam Brand coconut milk. You can also choose skim coconut milk.

Add eggs to sugar.

Whisk gently to combine till sugar dissolves.
Sieve.
Pour into bread machine and chose jam mode (preset 10). I'm using Kenwood BM 250.

After an hour, done! If the jam turns out to be too stiff, simply add 50ml of coconut milk and spin it down using a food processor.

This jammy gooeiness is so good and versatile.

Kaya can be used to spread on bread, make into tarts, puffs and Pao fillings.

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