Signs Of Iron Deficiency Anemia And How To Cure It

Tuesday, December 08, 2020 0 Comments A+ a-


Signs Of Iron Deficiency Anemia And How To Cure It

Iron deficiency anemia was not a term I was very conversant with a few years back. That's when a close friend who wasn't exactly the most vivacious of people suddenly became more reserved. At first, we, as her friends, limited ourselves to teasing her that her being indoors always was the reason she looked so pale. When she started complaining of some other severe symptoms, we forced her to see a doctor. After a couple of visits and lab tests, she got a diagnosis: iron deficiency anemia.

This is a relatively common health issue that could present with several symptoms. Below are some signs that might be pointing to iron deficiency anemia and what you can do about it.

Symptoms of iron deficiency anemia


Constant fatigue is one of the significant symptoms of iron deficiency anemia. What kept my friend indoors so much wasn't that she suddenly disliked all the activities we used to enjoy together, she just never felt she had enough strength to go through things like a visit to the mall or going to a park. If you find yourself quickly tiring out for no reason, iron deficiency anemia may be the causative factor. Iron is essential for the synthesis of the hemoglobin component of red blood cells. When the muscles are deprived of adequate oxygen, they don't generate sufficient energy to power the different physical activities you engage in, so you quickly get fatigued. 

Shortness Of Breath

I have a friend who didn't have to go out to feel all out of breath. She thought it was the ventilation in the house at first. If you catch yourself gasping on multiple occasions or generally feeling short of breath, iron deficiency anemia could be the cause. Iron is crucial for oxygen transport by the red blood cells.


This was a major sticking point with my friend. We often implored her to go out more often when we saw how pale she was. Being unusually pale may be a pointer to you having iron deficiency anemia. It indeed turned out so with my friend.

Cold Hands And Feet

My friend didn't seriously experience this, but I found out it was a likely pointer too. The body extremities- the hands and feet may sometimes feel cold to touch even in the absence of low ambient temperatures. A reason for this is inadequate blood supply due to reduced blood volume in iron deficiency anemia.

How To Cure Iron Deficiency Anemia

When looking to manage iron deficiency anemia effectively, there are several steps you can take, including:

Dietary Modifications To Improve The Intake Of Food Rich In Iron

I like the dietary changes approach as they are natural and an effective long term strategy for dealing with iron deficiency. Some foods rich in iron that you can add to your meal servings include beans, dark leafy vegetables like spinach, whole grains, fruits like cashew and Slendez Meal by BE International, an instant solution to this condition is by eating foods rich in iron or taking iron supplements to treat the symptoms by increasing the iron Level needed in our body

Iron Supplements

Sometimes dietary changes may not suffice - my friend needed iron supplements too. Some of these as tablets are available on an over the counter basis. They may be used to boost the body iron levels and consequently manage iron deficiency anemia. However, I would strongly advise seeking medical expertise regarding the optimal use of iron supplements.

Treat The Underlying Cause

Sometimes it's not only iron being deficient in your diet that can lead to iron deficiency anemia. It may be as a result of several underlying factors other than reduced dietary intake of iron. These may include excessive blood loss as may occur in accidents, occult bleeding, or heavy menstruation. It may also arise from malabsorption states in which your body cannot absorb iron from the diet. In this case, you must treat and resolve the underlying issues combined with improving your iron intake.

Virtual Luncheon of Norwegian Salmon and Fjord Trout by the Norwegian Seafood Council

Thursday, November 26, 2020 0 Comments A+ a-

Safe, sustainable and nutritious Norwegian Salmon and Fjord Trout in a Virtual Seafood Luncheon by the Norwegian Seafood Council

Norwegian salmon and fjord trout have always been a nutritious, versatile and safe fish to cook and eat at home or in the restaurants. They are easily available in the markets, supermarkets and at the grocers even during this pandemic. Consumer trends may have evolved during this time, but the Norwegian seafood industry has its finger on the pulse on what consumers want.

The Norwegian Seafood Council takes pride in the fact that Norwegian salmon has captured the top spot in global sustainable food ranking for two years running. Three Norwegian seafood companies are ranked among the top 10 of the list of the world’s most sustainable protein producers in the Coller FAIRR Protein Index.

The Index looks at how the world’s 60 largest publicly listed companies producing meat, dairy and seafood perform on various risk factors relating to sustainability. The risk factors include greenhouse gas emissions, deforestation, use of antibiotics and labour conditions.

No other animal farming uses less antibiotics than Norwegian aquaculture. In 2019, Norwegian salmon farms have near eliminated the use of antibiotics. “Eating more seafood is a good way to reduce our climate emissions, and Norwegian salmon companies are leading the way in sustainable protein production,” says Renate Larsen, CEO of the Norwegian Seafood Council (NSC).

Keeping safe and eating safe and healthy is the way to go during this pandemic and beyond. The Norwegian Seafood Council, led by NSC Regional Director Asbjorn Warvik Rortveit, shows how in the NSC Virtual Luncheon of Norwegian Salmon and Fjord Trout with the Media on 25 November 2020.

Norwegian Ambassador to Malaysia, Her Excellency Gunn Jorid Roset will speak at the virtual lunch while Asbjorn Warvik Rortveit will share an overview of Norwegian seafood performance and Seafood Consumer Insights with the media.

Phyllis Teh, co-founder of online store Art of Salmó, that specialises in delivering the finest and freshest Norwegian fjord trout with its special seasoning sachet to your doorstep will speak on “Adapting to Consumer Needs in Covid-19 Times”.

Chefs Jordash DeCruz and Steve Chua will present “When East Meets West, Norwegian Seafood Tasting Menu” for lunch. Chef Jordash is sous chef at Curious Kitchen in Kuala Lumpur and has had experience working on the Norwegian Cruise Line and Viking Ocean Cruise. Chef Steve is the founder of Two Chefs Lab, a Japanese restaurant, and has represented Malaysia as a Norwegian Seafood Council’s sponsored participant at the World Sushi Cup 2018.

Here are the tantalizing menu:-

From the Land of the Rising Sun:

Seared Sliced Norwegian Fjord Trout with Truffle & Onion.

Assorted Nigiri featuring Norwegian Salmon.

Azuki Crepe with Red Beans , served with Green Tea Sauce

From the Land of the Midnight Sun:

Starter-Cured Beetroot Norwegian salmon with lemon essence and pickled daikon.

Main Course-Seared Fjord Trout served with Norwegian Butter Sauce

Dessert-Norwegian Success Cake with fresh Berries.

There has been an increase in seafood consumption, driven by a shift towards a more sustainable diet.
This is according to a recent study of more than 25,000 consumers across 20 markets performed by Kantar on behalf of the Norwegian Seafood Council. The study is the largest seafood consumer study of its kind and offers invaluable insight into seafood consumer behaviours and preferences over time.

Many markets in this region are reporting increased demand for processed and pre-packed seafoods, as well as products with longer sell-by dates. The Norwegian seafood industry is adapting to these shifts in buyer preference and is turning its production to meet these needs. It continues its efforts to provide safe, sustainable, and nutritious seafood during this time.

Norwegian Seafood Council

The Norwegian Seafood Council (NSC) is owned by the Ministry of Trade, Industry and Fisheries. The Norwegian seafood industry finances its activities through fees levied on all exports of Norwegian seafood. Headquartered in Tromsø, NSC has presence in major markets around the world aiming to increase the value of Norwegian seafood resources. NSC oversees the administration and use of the trademark “Seafood from Norway”, a joint value for the Norwegian seafood industry. Together with the industry, NSC aims to increase the demand for and consumption of seafood from Norway. For more information, please visit

“Seafood from Norway” Trademark

Seafood will always be an essential part of our diet. However, consumers today are increasingly focused on the origin of food, how it is produced and how it meets concerns regarding sustainability. Norway was built on its seafood industry, and managing its ocean resources in a sustainable manner.

The new trademark “Seafood from Norway” is addressing these matters, founded on a genuine concern for environment. This trademark is a symbol of origin and quality for all Norwegian seafood, farmed or wild caught in Norway’s cold, clear waters.  Because there is no doubt about it: Origin matters.

Snacking Time @ Woo -Dang prawn crackers

Saturday, November 21, 2020 0 Comments A+ a-

Let's try a new way of snacking and have some crackers goodness with these 3 limited edition Woo -Dang prawn crackers.

Don't miss this limited edition Woo-Dang Prawn Crackers that comes in 3 unique flavours.

1.The Salted Egg Woo-Dang is deliciously addicting and perfect for any occasion. Salted Egg Woo-Dang is crunchy to the max and best to paired up with Luckin Kopi to include their Salted Egg Sauce to boost up the flavours even more! 

Woo-Dang Salted Egg will definitely take you by surprise by it’s fascinating nostalgic but new flavour!

2.The Mala Woo-Dang will give you a spicy surprise! Crunchy and spicy just the way everyone likes it. Made using a combination of spices that when mixed together it is considered too hot to handle, making it dangerously spicy but makes you want to grab another bite. Give your tastebuds some spicy thrills and dive into the Mala HotZone!

3.The Woo-Dang Seaweed flavour will bring you a deliciously salty surprise from the sea. The prawn cracker is made from real seaweed flakes, bringing you the authentic sea experience!

What makes Woo-Dang Special??
-made from fresh prawn meat, ❎ prawn head and shell.
- ❎ preservatives and ❎MSG to ensure the taste remains authentic and delicious.
-prawns used all caught from the sea and restock every single day!

A great enjoyment of the prawn crackers with my kiddos and they have a fun snacking time too!! 
Love munching and crack-a-lackin with Woo-Dang!!

My kids love seaweed flavours and my best preference will be the Salted Egg flavour.

**Woo-Dang prawn crackers are halal-certified.

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Gong Cha Introduces Its First-ever e-Drink Series with Shopee

Wednesday, September 02, 2020 0 Comments A+ a-

Malaysians’ favourite bubble tea chain Gong Cha and Malaysia’s no.1 e-commerce platform Shopee are joining forces to bring all Shopee users an exciting range called the Shopee 9.9 Super Drinks that will sure tingle the taste buds, put a smile on everyone’s faces and have them wanting more.

Introducing three special brews - the Mango Matcha Latte, Mango Latte & Mango Marble, these exclusive and special beverages are introduced in celebration of Shopee’s flagship annual shopping event - the Shopee 9.9 Super Shopping Day.

Mango Matcha Latte

The triple-layered and eye-catching Mango Matcha Latte consists of tangy mango puree, rich-flavoured matcha and creamy fresh milk. While some may wonder at the odd coupling and contrasting bitterness of the matcha and sweetness from the mango, they actually complement each other well when mixed together. Be bold and adventurous with this Mango Matcha Latte that will sure to stir your gastronomic senses.


Mango Latte

The Mango Latte’s flavours are subtle and on point. The Gong Cha's freshly brewed green tea blends perfectly with the fresh milk while the bits and pieces of mango offers a unique and addictive texture to the drink. This refreshing and fruity version of a green tea latte is something you can’t afford to miss!

Mango Marble

The blend of mango, paired with milk green tea and Gong Cha's signature milk foam, creates a beautiful marble texture which gives the drink its name. The combination of rich, creamy milk foam and the floral taste of mango may just be that refreshing drink for you to sip on during a fun, road trip with friends.

Gong Cha is introducing their e-drink series for the very first time where the drinks can only be purchased digitally via the Shopee app and collected at their outlets. Get the Shopee x Gong Cha e-drink series now exclusively on Shopee through the Food & Services Vouchers in-app portal. The Shopee 9.9 Super Drink vouchers can be redeemed at all Gong Cha outlets nationwide from now to 27 September.

Fans can enjoy the drinks at an introductory price of RM7 (Normal price: RM10) from now to 13 September. Save more when you purchase the drinks at RM5 only on these special dates: 6 Sept and 9 Sept.

Apply the code GC99 upon checkout to enjoy 30% coins cashback (capped at RM5) when you purchase the e-drink series on Shopee from 1 - 9 September.

The Shopee 9.9 Super Drink is introduced in conjunction with the Shopee 9.9 Super Shopping Day, happening from now to 9 September 2020. Users who visit Shopee are in for an exciting shopping event - free shipping with minimum spend of RM9, daily Shocking Sale with RM9 deals, 50% off vouchers as well as prizes worth up to RM 99,000 to be won through Shopee Games.

What are you waiting for? Visit now!