Skip to main content

MyDoc Tuesday Tips: Little seeds with enormous benefits

A pulse is an edible seed that grows in a pod, including beans of all kinds, lentils, and peas. Pulses are nutritional powerhouses, packed with proteins, minerals, fiber, and other nutrients. Its nutrients profile keeps us fuller for longer, and help reduce our risk of chronic disease. 

(source: www.healthoholics.com)


Pulse power

Research indicates that soybean consumption may help to increase insulin sensitivity and reduce the incidence of type 2 diabetes. Black soybeans have traditionally been used in Asia to combat type 2 diabetes. Some of the health benefits of pulses include:
  • Keeping blood sugar levels stable
  • Reducing blood cholesterol
  • Reducing blood pressure
  • Improving gut bacteria profile
  • Assisting in weight loss and weight maintenance 
  • Lowering the risk of cancer
They are beneficial for the environment, which indirectly affects our health. They have a low carbon footprint and only require very few fertilizers for growth. Growing pulses use 1/2 to 1/10 of the water in relation to other sources of protein and they enrich the soil where they are grown, helping to maintain and increase soil fertility.

Pulses on the menu

Pulses are a great choice for vegetarians, but meat-eaters should try it too! Pulses add good texture and flavors to meals and are normally cheaper than meat and fish.

One cup (approximately 150 grams) of cooked beans, peas or lentils can provide enough protein that replaces one serving of meat. It is recommended to consume various pulses 4 or more times a week.
You may enjoy pulses on their own as a side dish or as a base for vegetables. For entrees, try white bean soup, lentil chili, pea soup, or chickpea and bulgur wheat salad for a more satisfying bite.

Tips to reduce flatulence after eating beans

Baked beans contain indigestible carbohydrates that may cause flatulence. Soaking and rinsing dry beans before cooking, as well as rinsing canned beans in water before cooking, can help to reduce these hard to digest carbohydrates. If pulses are not part of your diet, increase them gradually and ensure you drink plenty of water.





Popular posts from this blog

MyDoc and BaoViet signs strategic partnership to bring digital healthcare to the Vietnam population

PRESS RELEASE

MyDoc and Vietnam’s largest listed insurance company to target soaring medical inflation in the fastest-growing segment of US$22 billion healthcare market 

SINGAPORE, 4 November 2019- Singapore based digital healthcare platform MyDoc ramps up expansion plans across Southeast Asia with BaoViet deal to address 35-45% group insurance premium growthMyDoc recently inked a strategic deal with Baoviet Group Insurance; adding Vietnam to its expanding B2B online-to-offline healthcare ecosystem across Southeast Asia, with plans to add more countries in 2020.


(From L-R) Nguyen Thi Trieu Giang, Deputy Director, Claims Division, BaoViet; Vyctoria Tran, Operations Manager, MyDoc Vietnam; Dr. Snehal Patel, Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder, MyDoc; Do Hoang Phuong, Deputy CEO, BaoViet; Nguyen Quang Hung, Deputy CEO, BaoViet; Tran Thi Van Anh, Deputy Director, Health & Benefits Division, BaoViet; Tran Thi My Linh, Director, Marketing Division, BaoViet.

The partnership with Baovie…

How to manage outbreaks in the face of a healthcare crisis

Dr. Snehal Patel, CEO and Co-Founder, MyDoc

When the World Health Organisation (WHO) declared the recent 2019-nCoV Novel Coronavirus outbreak a Public Health Emergency of International Concern (PHEIC), I was in Bangkok speaking to a few business partners about expanding our digital healthcare services in the country. Naturally, in Thailand, there were a lot of concerns surrounding the 2019-nCoV coronavirus, more commonly referred to as the Wuhan virus.

Ever since the first reported case outside of China was announced on the 13th of January in Thailand, our clinical team has been closely monitoring the situation. When it hit Singapore 10 days later, just before the Chinese New Year break, our team was not preparing for the festivities, but rather preparing for a crisis. We knew our digital healthcare platform had the capability to respond quickly to the epidemic that was fast turning into a pandemic.


First, let me quash some rumours: The latest coronavirus outbreak is not the faste…

Thursday Tips: Here's why your diets aren't working

We all know someone who seems to always be on some sort of diet to lose weight. It’s rare to hear about success stories of people losing weight and keeping it off over time.

How do we define success? A truly successful weight loss programme is one that can ensure a weight loss beyond one year after completion of the programme. In fact, studies show that the percentage of people who fail to keep the weight off after 5 years is around 80%.

Oh no! But why? Everyone can lose weight, but very few can maintain it. While there are many reasons why that is the case, the biggest issue with most diets is the lack of education.

Most diets do not teach about healthy eating and positive behaviour changes; instead, they promote dietary changes that are difficult and unhealthy to maintain.

That isn’t the only problem. Here are some other reasons:
Our society encourages calorie consumption and minimal usage of them. Food is increasingly ultra-processed, portions are growing and most of us e…