Shirley Johanna's Profile
M.Sc, M.Phil (Food Service Management & Dietetics)
Shirley is passionate about teaching and writing. She conducts nutrition education program for children in an NGO. Her hobbies are cooking, gardening and photography.
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The nervous system is a complex network that plays a role in many important functions of the body. Dietary changes can help strengthen the nervous system and prevent nervous disorders.
Black food is the new green owing to its health benefits from cardiovascular health to weight loss. The presence of an antioxidant called anthocyanin gives the color black hue to some foods.
South Asians who live the United States are more likely to develop type 2 diabetes due to the consumption of less beneficial nutrients. Dietary interventions to reduce the risk for diabetes are most needed for South Asians.
Diet during pregnancy high in DHA (docosahexaenoic acid) has a favorable effect on the fetus that influences body composition at early childhood. Diet during pregnancy and lactation should be high in DHA.
World Tuberculosis Day, an annual event held on 24th March, is designed to raise public awareness on tuberculosis, which remains an epidemic, causing millions of deaths, mostly in the developing countries.