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Category: Food EN

Ramadhan – Avoid waste and practice charity

During Ramadhan, for about eleven years, CAP has been carrying out campaigns against waste, overindulgence and extravagance which Islam and other religions condemn. The campaign was initiated by our late president Allahyarham S.M. Mohammed Idris who was horrified by the large amount of food waste and the extravagant spending of the Muslim elite during this holy month while millions of people...
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Omega-3 (present in foods like fatty fish, flaxseeds, chia seeds and walnuts) is crucial to health. A 2021 study in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition found that having higher levels of Omega-3 fatty acids in the blood improves longevity. “In Japan, where the mean Omega-3 Index is greater than 8%, the expected life span is around 5 years longer than it is in the United States, where...
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Most processed foods are energy-rich and nutrient-poor. They provide a lot of calories or “empty calories” without much nutritional value. Strive to eat more nutrient-dense foods (fruits, vegetables, whole grains, non-fat and low-fat dairy, fish and seafood, unprocessed lean meat and skinless poultry, nuts and legumes) – they are rich in vitamins, minerals and other nutrients important for...
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CAP: Pesticides tainted vegetables and rice in the market

The Consumers Association of Penang calls for consumers to be cautious of the high amount of pesticides detected in the vegetables and rice sold in the market. In the study, a total of 112 samples of vegetables and 20 samples of rice were tested for the presence of pesticides. Out of which 98 samples or 87.5% of vegetables and 11 samples or 55% of rice contained pesticides. Samples were...
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Fruits and vegetables are a boon to health not only because of their fibre and vitamins. There are also other compounds in them that give them their nutritional power – polyphenols. These are a class of beneficial compounds that includes flavonoids, lutein and zeaxantin, allicin and carotenoids. There are more than 8,000 different types of polyphenols in plant foods. These compounds give fresh...
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Break Only One Coconut during Thaipusam, Devotees urged

Devotees celebrating Thaipusam on February 5th are urged to break fewer coconuts.  The money used for breaking coconuts can be channelled to fulfil the various needs of a fraction of the Indian community that still lives below the poverty level. Breaking coconuts during Thaipusam is a cleansing ritual practised by Hindu devotees. It is a symbolic representation of surrendering one’s ego at...
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