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Category: Food EN

CAP: Enough evidence to proof the negative effects of late-night meals

The Consumers Association of Penang (CAP) welcomes the announcement by the Health Minister Datuk Seri Dr Dzulkefly to study carefully CAP’s call for abolishing 24-hour licenses for eateries and restaurants. He has stated that he would consult the stakeholders before making a decision. Abolishing 24-hour licenses does not mean closing down restaurants and eateries. What we are calling for is to...
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FOODS THAT NOURISH YOUR VITAL BODY PARTS

Eating a wide variety of nutritious foods, including fruit, vegetables, nuts, seeds, and lean protein can help support your overall health. A balanced diet will ensure that you get the various nutrients needed by the body to function well. Certain foods are beneficial for the various organs in your body. Here are some foods that nourish your vital body parts.    
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Investigate food that has been discarded at a dumping area

Consumers Association of Penang urges the relevant authorities to investigate the recent actions of former Deputy Home Minister Ismail Mohamed Said who discarded rice and other food items near Rumpun Makmur-Kampung Gunung Senyum, Pahang. Investigating such instances is not only about rectifying past wrongs but also about preventing future abuses and restoring public trust in institutions. It is...
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GROW A FOOD GARDEN AND BE HEALTHY

Growing your own food is very gratifying. Planting seeds, nurturing them to seedlings, watering and feeding them as they grow into crops, then picking them fresh to cook and eat, and sharing them with others can bring much satisfaction and joy. Food gardening saves you money on grocery bills, connects you with nature and is good for the environment. And do you know: Gardening also keeps you...
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CAP: Repeal 24-hours operating license for eateries

The Consumers Association of Penang (CAP) supports the move taken by some eateries to shorten the operating hours however this should made mandatory as presently there are still restaurants operating for 24 hours. The authorities should repeal the 24-hour, operating license given to eateries as studies have shown that there are negative effects of late-night meals such as weight gain, sleep...
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ULTRA PROCESSED FOOD: A “CORPORATE DIET”

The past 60 years have seen an exponential rise in the production and consumption of ultra-processed “food”, such as packaged crisps, biscuits, sweetened beverages, and ready-to-eat meals. Driven by an expansion of the industrial food system, including global sourcing and retail structures, and corporate concentration and power within this system, UPP are replacing fresh and minimally...
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WHAT TO EAT FOR HEALTHY AGEING

What you eat can play a role in how you age. Processed foods high in salt, fat and sugar can wreak havoc in the body and lead to chronic diseases, such as cardiovascular disease, Type 2 diabetes, some cancers, and even mental health issues, such as anxiety and depression. "Poor-quality foods, like trans fats, cause inflammation – and aging is basically a chronic inflammatory state," says...
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