Viet Nam News By Jill Tuong Truong * Say goodbye to your sugary drinks Sodas and other sweetened beverages provide a lot of added sugar that your body does not need. Let's think about your morning routine. Do you start your day with some coffee or tea with sugar? And do you then drink sodas, sweet tea, or energy drinks all day? This is the first place you can cut back. Giving up these drinks can be hard, but here are some helpful tips. Try to cut the amount of sugar in coffee or tea by half each week, until you are down to one teaspoon. Substitute the sugary sodas for no-calorie sparkling water, then squeeze in a wedge of lime, lemon, or orange to add flavour. Feel free to add some mint leaves, lemongrass or other herbs you like. Trans fat - What is it and why should you avoid it? Artificial trans fat (or trans fatty acid) are created in an industrial process that adds hydrogen to liquid vegetable oils to make them more solid. Trans fats are used commonly in industrial food, … [Read more...] about How to enjoy life without overdoing sugar and alcohol
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More than a third of Americans are obese, another third or so are overweight, and the rest of us—well, we wouldn’t mind losing a few pounds. But we’re finally doing something about it. Americans are ingesting about 9 percent fewer calories than they did a decade ago, and they seem to have cut down on soda the most easily. Soda consumption is down 25 percent from its peak in the 1990s. That’s great for people’s waistlines but not for the soft-drink industry, which really wishes people would focus on another way to shed the weight. “Sugar-sweetened beverages have been singled out,” Muhtar Kent, Coca-Cola’s chief executive officer, wrote in a Wall Street Journal op-ed in 2009, but “it’s not just about calories in. It’s also about calories out.” To that end, Coca-Cola and other soft-drink companies often try to raise awareness about the other causes of, and solutions to, the obesity epidemic. As reported by the New … [Read more...] about Should companies like Coca-Cola fund anti-obesity research?
HCMC – A Dance Performance ” The Mist” 13 and 14 Nov 2012, 7.45 – 9 pm HCMC Opera House No.7 Cong Truong Lam Son, Dist.1, HCMC You are invited to a special dance performance “The Mist” with the elaborately staged by many famous domestic and foreign choreographers such as Tan Loc, Ngoc Khai, Ngọc Anh. You can book ticket by calling Ms. Phuong: 0903966798 Installation Exhibition “Bố Hạo” Opening: Sat 10 Nov, 4 pm Exhibition: 10 – 14 Nov 2012 Vietnam Fine Arts Museum 66 Nguyen Thai Hoc St. Hanoi Bố Hạo is the most ambitious exhibition to date from visual artist Lê Hiền Minh. The exhibition includes two works: the installation Sách Từ Điển and a printed object Còn Lại/Rời Rạc. Lê Hiền Minh has used Vietnamese traditional handmade Dó paper and Bản paper for more than ten years to create sculptural installations. … [Read more...] about EVENTS SCHEDULED FOR NOV. 1-15 (daily updated)
Exhibition “Returning Day 1″ Opening: Sun 08 Feb 2015, 5 pm Exhibition: 08 – 12 Feb 2015 Vietnam Fine Arts Museum 66 Nguyen Thai Hoc St. Hanoi You are invited to a group exhibition titled “Returning Day 1″, which features 53 artworks by 7 painters and sculptors with different approaches in art. Artist Line-up: – Pham Ha Hai (1974) – Tran Manh Hung (1977) – Tran Ngoc Hung (1983) – Le Quoc Huy (1968) – Nguyen Anh Nguyet (1960) – Nguyen Khac Quan (1962) – Nguyen Xuan Tiep (1956) Film Screening “Princesas” Tue 10 Feb 2015, 7.30 pm La Bicicleta 44, lane 31 Xuan Dieu Str, Hanoi Welcome to the screening of film “Princesas” (2005, 113 mins). About the film Princesas is a 2005 film by Spanish director Fernando León de Aranoa. The Princesas in the film are two prostitutes: Caye, a Spaniard who is hiding her profession from her family, and Zulema, who is saving money to send to her family in … [Read more...] about EVENTS SCHEDULED FOR FEB. 1-10 (daily updated)
Everyone knows a lucky so-and-so who hates the gym, eats junk food and drinks wine every night, yet somehow maintains an enviably tiny and firm figure. But some experts are warning that, in fact, there really is no such thing as a free lunch — because regardless of what your body looks like, your face will tell the truth about your bad habits. ‘You can tell a lot about someone’s lifestyle from their face, including what their diet is like and how much they smoke or drink,’ says Dr Tabi Leslie, dermatologist and spokesperson for the British Skin Foundation. Alcohol seems to be one of the worst offenders for the face. Dr Michael Prager, a Harley Street cosmetic surgeon, says he is treating increasing numbers of women whose faces have become podgy, pallid and wrinkly because of their nightly wine habit. ‘They often say to me: “My mother looked so well at my age, I don’t understand why I look so much older.” I tell them it’s … [Read more...] about The health warnings written on your face: From overdoing it at the gym to eating spicy food, how your looks reveal your lifestyle