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Vegetables help lower risks of Heart Disease and Diabetes in Teens

High fiber-rich foods such fruits and vegetables – green leafy vegetables like Malunggay, Alugbati and Saluyot, are known to help lower the risks of getting any heart diseases and diabetes for teenagers today when they become adult or when they reach older ages according to a new study conducted by researchers from Michigan State University, East Lansing.

Vegetables help lower risks of Heart Disease and Diabetes in Teens Vegetables

Fats that could cause heart problems and metabolic disorder like diabetes are saturated fats.

Saturated fats are fats that accumulate in the blood and increases the total bad cholesterol. Once it has reached its potential size, it clogs the blood vessel causing increase blood pressure and other vascular diseases which in the long run would even affect the heart and other vital organs in the body. These fats can be found in meaty  food products and other vegetable processed foods like coconut and palm oils.

On the contrary, unsaturated fats are the ones that are found from fruits and vegetables.

Vegetable Foods During M’s Birthday

I just want to share here some and ONLY the vegetable foods during my love’s birthday dinner. Actually, that was just a surprised birthday dinner. You can read the full story about my surprise for him here.

Hope you enjoy my vegie foodies here!


One of the most common leafy vegetables in the Philippines is Alugbati.


Alugbati is also called Malabar Night Shade in English and Basella rubra Linn., its scientific name. It is considered one of the most common leafy vegetables because it can grow in any areas; be it settled or cultivated or even in hedges. In the country, it is a good substitute to spinach.

Alugbati is a succulent leafy vegetable. It is a herbaceous vine when it grows with a twining stem that usually reaches several meters in length. Varieties of Alugbati is identified according to the stem color which usually are either green or purple. Its leaves are fleshy and heart-shaped with a pointed tip.