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Alcohol – why do we get drunk?

Other than the Asian flush, getting drunk is another issue that we might face if we drink too much. But have you ever wondered how does alcohol make us feel tipsy and drunk? What does alcohol do to us? After having an alcoholic drink, our bodies absorb alcohol in our stomach and small intestine. It […]

The Genes Behind Lactose Intolerance

Malaysians have such a strong coffee-drinking culture, which is a stark contrast to our milk-drinking culture. Let’s explore lactose intolerance and what you could do it you are lactose intolerant. What is Lactose Intolerance? Lactose is a type of carbohydrate, which is present in milk or any dairy products. It is normally broken down by […]

Asian Flush – What is it? 🤔

Oh, I have Asian Flush, which means my liver is working fine! And I have good circulation!! These are the MYTHS that are circulating around all of us. Did you know that, about 50% of the Japanese, Korean, Northeastern Chinese individuals experience Asian Flush, aka Alcohol Flush Reaction, after drinking. What is Asian Flush? Asian […]

Sugar – all you need to know!

With the bubble milk tea hype going on in town, it is nothing new for us being advised on choosing low sugar levels. But how much do you know about this white, sweet substance that is often demonised? What is sugar? Sugar is a class of carbohydrates that has a natural sweet taste. They are […]