Friday, January 18, 2019

Jan 14 19, 2:12 pm

Sri Lankan president all praises for Duterte’s drug war

Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena on Wednesday, January 16, praised President Rodrigo Duterte’s war against drugs and dubbed it as “an example to the whole world”. During a state banquet as a part of Sirisena’s state visit in the Philippines, the Sri Lankan...

Man dies, mother and daughter sustain injuries in Sharjah attack

Authorities are now investigating the incident which took place in a building in Al Butina area, Sharjah which took the life of a 46-year-old Sudanese man and left a 33-year-old Indian woman and her daughter injured. A police team immediately went to the scene of the...

Filipina tourist missing in Indonesia since Christmas

A Filipina tourist has been missing in Bali, Indonesia since Christmas, the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) said. The Philippine Embassy in Jakarta said it has filed a missing person report for Ella Balmaceda Paaño after her family in the Philippines reported...

Woman lived to be 114. Her secret to long life?

by | Feature, Food

The fountain of youth may not be a fountain at all. It could be anything – sweet potato, even!

According to the family of Lessie Brown, who was believed to the be the oldest living person in the United States before she recently passed away at the age of 114, it has to do with a starchy and sweet-tasting root vegetable.

While the Ohio woman attributed her long life to “God’s will,” her loved ones maintained it was the sweet potato that did it because that she ate one every day until she was well past 100, said a report published on prevention.com, a health portal.

“Oh, I don’t know. A lot of them say it’s because I ate a lot of sweet potatoes, but I don’t think that’s it. I don’t know, God’s will,” the portal quoted her as explaining at a TV show when asked about her secret to longevity as she celebrated her 109th birthday in 2013.

According to the United States Department of Agiculture (USDA)  a medium sweet potato has 103 calories, no fat, 2 g protein, 24 g carbs, 4 g fiber, and 7 g sugar.

The sweet potato has, what experts call complex carbs that take your body longer to digest — translating to more sustained energy that will fuel your day, said the portal.

Complex carbohydrates, by the way, also cause flatulence or intestinal gas – in Tagalog, utot! And it’s not a bad thing; medical experts say farting is a sign of good health.

No need to worry about the sugar content, too because the tuber also has an abundance of fiber, so it will help slow down the release of the glucose into your system.

Even the American Diabetes Association recommends sweet potatoes, as they won’t spike your blood sugar level. The fiber will also help regulate your weight, as sweet potatoes will not only leave you full but also lower cholesterol and keep you regular, said the report.

Moreover, sweet potatoes also has up to six times one’s daily value of vitamin A with nearly 22,000 IU of the eye health, bone development, and immune function-boosting vitamin.

Jobs

Editors Choice

The Pope: Up Close & Personal in UAE

The Pope: Up Close & Personal in UAE

As the UAE, together with thousands of Catholic faithful residing and working here, thrills for the forthcoming visit of His Holiness Pope Francis to the UAE, many Filipinos are already in great anticipation of what will be the first-ever visit of a Pope in the Middle...

Birth Certificates not required for Passport Renewal – DFA

Birth Certificates not required for Passport Renewal – DFA

The Department of Foreign Affairs has released a department order clarifying the document requirements needed for the renewal of regular passports following the incident where an ex-DFA passport maker took off with applicants’ data. The event caused quite a stir among...

Why is it costly to repatriate bodies abroad?

Following the death of the overseas Filipino worker (OFW) couple, Leomer and Erika Joyce Lagradilla, a fundraising page was created in order to collect enough funds to bring their remains back home. According to the page, a total of Php1,268,000 was needed to...

Sri Lankan president all praises for Duterte’s drug war

Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena on Wednesday, January 16, praised President Rodrigo Duterte’s war against drugs and dubbed it as “an example to the whole world”. During a state banquet as a part of Sirisena’s state visit in the Philippines, the Sri Lankan...

Hermanos win back-to-back championships

Basketball team Hermanos recently claimed two huge back-to-back victories at the Skillplus 5’9 Reinforce Category and at the UFOSA Junior Mosquito matches. Hermanos triumphed over team Secretariat for the Skillplus 5’9 Reinforce Category where Alfred Calma and Julius...

Recent posts

We listed over 1,000,000 jobs from United Arab Emirates monthly.

Accomodation option available in the market.

Latest News
Subscribe to our free weekly newsletter and never miss a thing. No spam. Only hand-picked trending news.

THE FILIPINO TIMES is the biggest and most trusted Filipino newspaper in the UAE.

It has a print run of 60,000 copies and 250,000 readership per week; bolstered by 1 million visitors to its website every month. It also has an e-newsletter sent to its 250,000 subscribers every day.

The Filipino Times is FREE and has the widest targeted circulation across the 7 emirates of the UAE.

With more than 2,500 strategic distribution spots, TFT is available where the Filipinos are - at Smart Bus Shelters, Metro Stations, restaurants, supermarkets, schools, airport lounges, Emirates and Etihad Philippine-bound flights, churches, Filipino community events and many more.

THE FILIPINO TIMES. We are where the Filipinos are.

FOLLOW US

SIGN UP FOR NEWSLETTER

THE FILIPINO TIMES is the biggest and most trusted Filipino newspaper in the UAE.

It has a print run of 60,000 copies and 250,000 readership per week; bolstered by 1 million visitors to its website every month. It also has an e-newsletter sent to its 250,000 subscribers every day.

The Filipino Times is FREE and has the widest targeted circulation across the 7 emirates of the UAE.

With more than 2,500 strategic distribution spots, TFT is available where the Filipinos are - at Smart Bus Shelters, Metro Stations, restaurants, supermarkets, schools, airport lounges, Emirates and Etihad Philippine-bound flights, churches, Filipino community events and many more.

THE FILIPINO TIMES. We are where the Filipinos are.

FOLLOW US

SIGN UP FOR NEWSLETTER

© 2018 The Filipino Times. All rights reserved

Subscribe To Our Newsletter

Join our mailing list to receive the latest news and updates from our team.

You have Successfully Subscribed!

More in Feature, Food
It’s winter, the season of flu
Published On  January 14, 2019
Manual or automatic transmission? What’s your choice?
Published On  January 14, 2019
Filipino students hailed at the 2019 Zayed Sustainability Prize
Published On  January 14, 2019
Close