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DOCTORS tell us we should avoid or at least lessen consumption of pork, red meat like beef.

These contain fats that give rise to cholesterol levels that are bad for the heart.

Dairy products are also to be taken with caution. The fats they carry can spark high blood pressure that can cause either a stroke or a heart attack.

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How about eating fish? While fish is gen­erally fat-free, it is high in mercury con­tent.

Certain fish species are particularly high on mercury level, posing even greater threat to our health.

Eating fish, according to Dr. Willie T. Ong, can be a double-edged sword. It’s good for one’s health, but can also be harmful.

Studies have shown that eating fish is beneficial to those suffering from asthma, Alzheimer’s disease, depression, diabetes, and arthritis.

On the downside, fish may contain high levels of mercury due to our polluted wa­ters. Consuming large amounts of fish with high mercury content is harmful to the brain, nerves, kidneys, eyes, skin and other organs.

MANILA Bulletin file photo

MANILA Bulletin file photo

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Dr. Ong enumerates the following types of fish that have low levels of mercury: sa­mara, dilis, hito, galunggong, salmon, sar­dine, tilapia, bangus.

Also low in mercury are shrimp, squid, and crab.

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Kuya Kim, paano naging simbolo ng ordi­naryong Pilipino ang pangalang Juan de la Cruz? – Candido Salcedo

Ang pangalang Juan de la Cruz ay hindi ni­likha ng isang Pilipino. Nag-umpisa ito mula sa isang Scottish journalist, R. McCulloch-Dick, na nagsusulat sa Manila Times noong early 1900s. Ginamit niya ito nang mapansin niyang ito ang pinaka-karaniwang pangalang lumala­bas sa mga police blotter.

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