Power nutrients – Phytochemicals, Antioxidants and Polysaccharides

​When I knew E.excel in 200​3​, the vital nutrients for our immune system: phytochemicals, antioxidants and polysaccharides ​were often ​mentioned in Dr Chen​’s talks​.  Back then, I tried to search the meaning from the Internet, but other than antioxidants being explained, search for phytochemicals and polysaccharides proved futile!

The closest answer the search engine gave was phytonutrients for phytochemicals.  ​The only places where I could find more information on them were in ​E.Excel Excellent Magazines​, Dr Chen’s books and, during her talks.

​Today, if you do a search on phytochemicals, you can now start to see sites such as breast cancer.org​ and​ sciencedirect.com, ​discussing the benefits of phytochemicals​.

Harvard Health Publishing also recently (February, 2019) published their research on the roles of phytochemicals for our immune system. (https://www.health.harvard.edu/staying-healthy/fill-up-on-phytochemicals)​.  This is​ almost 15 years after Dr Chen’s education on the great benefits of phytochemicals!  ​​

This, is how advanced Nutritional Immunology is​!  How blessed E.Excelers are, to always have the first-hand scientifically proven information.  And just when every retailers ride on the current wave of promoting probiotics, E.Excel discouraged the long term consumption of it.​

E.Excel is a research company with a Science, not just a manufacturer that follows trend blindly, for the benefit of sales and, at the expense of consumers’ health.

​How about polysaccharides?  What information is there currently on the Internet​?  Well, you will realize that there is still not much information discussed on its role on our immune system! ​​?

15 December 2019

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In my course of Nutrition and Exercise Science_Part 5: Are you a regular exerciser?

My new semester on Exercise Science has started in July, and I am currently swarmed with lab reports, assignments and coming exams in a month’s time.  Having said that, Exercise Science is really a very interesting course!  A none regular exerciser like myself had never thought that there is still a Science, behind Exercise.  How ignorant I was.

After attending this course, I understand the definition of Exercise; it has to be a planned, a regulated, a structured, repetitive and purposeful event (preferably with goals).

And to be called a regular exerciser, one has to meet the criteria of exercising at least 30mins a day at moderate-intensityat least 3 times in a week, for the past 3 months.  (As defined by ACSM guidelines). 

AFTER having understood this, I bought a heart rate monitoring device to monitor my exercise intensity, increases my exercise frequency and duration, progressively.  Having done this for at least the last three months, I am happy to declare myself as a REGULAR exerciser now! ?.  I shall continue to challenge my abilities and meet my goals. 

After all, Nutritional Immunology advocates the importance of exercise too!

14 July 2019.

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Vegecolor & Freeze Drying

An ingenious product that has 28 different vegetables in a serving!  So convenient..just add the powder in your food or stir it as a drink!!

The following shows the ingredients in one sachet.

I attempted tang yuan using Vegecolor and they are nice! I mixed the vegecolor with the flour, formed the dough and boiled them. It’s not too difficult. I didn’t take any photos of the process. The following was what I captured when it was done by another independent distributor. The tang yuan can be added as toppings over red bean soup.

You can be as creative as you want with Vegecolor, especially when your little ones are picky with vegetables. Add them to your recipes!

Over your dishes
Bake with your muffins
Bake with your bread
Over porridge
With rice in sushi and as toppings

Note: The consumption of different colors of vegetables are important as they contain different types of phytochemicals.  Phytochemicals found in plants possess anticancer capabilities.  Each type of phytochemical can block one of the processes that leads to cancer. 

Many people have the impression that all health supplements contain preservatives.  They are not totally wrong.  Majority of the retail health supplements do contain preservatives, as indicated on their bottles/boxes.  It is rare to find preservatives-free supplements.

Nutritional Immunology products are without preservatives and additives. How is that so?

The company uses – Freeze-drying technique to eliminate the use of preservatives. Not only preservatives are not needed, freeze-drying allows the freshness of a harvest to be conserved.

Freeze-drying is not a new technology and has been around for decades.  One may do an Internet search to understand how this technique works.  Rare to find a health supplement manufacturer using this technology. After all, it is a time-consuming and expensive process.

Some extracts from wikipedia 
“The primary purpose of freeze drying within the food industry to extend the shelf-life of the food while maintaining the quality.  Freeze-drying is known to result in the highest quality of foods amongst all drying techniques because structural integrity is maintained along with preservation of flavors.  Because freeze drying is expensive, it is used mainly with high-value products.  Examples of high-value freeze-dried products are seasonal fruits and vegetables because of their limited availability…”

“The primary purpose of freeze drying within the food industry to extend the shelf-life of the food while maintaining the quality. Freeze-drying is known to result in the highest quality of foods amongst all drying techniques because structural integrity is maintained along with preservation of flavors. Because freeze drying is expensive, it is used mainly with high-value products. 

“Shelf-life extension is a result from low processing temperatures in conjunction with rapid transition of water through sublimation. With these processing conditions, deterioration reactions, including nonenzymatic browning, enzymatic browning, and protein denaturation, are minimized. When the product is successfully dried, packaged properly, and placed in ideal storage conditions the foods have a shelf life of greater than 12 months.”

我家宝宝的辅食品 – 多蔬彩 Vegecolor

25 September 2018.

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