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26 November 2015

Men Facts: Andropause could ruin your "Happy Life"

Gentlemen, have you heard of "ANDROPAUSE"? Or how would it affect you as a man? Well, just read on...

Andropause is the result of testosterone (an androgen) deficiency. Men who have low levels of testosterone would experience changes like:

- Obesity
- Muscle mass loss
- Mental lethargy
- Mood disturbance
- Loss of concentration
- Oh no...reduced sexual response

Back in 2012 in Malaysia, 76 men joined a clinical study, it's staggering that only 35% of them had normal testosterone levels. However, the percentage rebounded to 90% right after they consumed Tongkat Ali supplements for 1 month. This study was published in the May 2012 edition of Andrologia.

Furthermore, 75 men who consumed Tongkat Ali supplements daily were found to have significant improvements in sperm quality and were shown to last for months after the initial study—15% of them reported to have new pregnancies. It's another study published in the May 2010 issue of Asian Journal of Andrology.

So what is Tongkat Ali?

Its scientific name, Eurycoma Longifolia, has long enjoyed its use in traditional medicine, particularly in the South East Asian countries like Malaysia. It is a therapeutic herb native to the Malaysian rain forests. Among its uses are to increase the male libido and support normal hormone levels.

Don't forget, it's always better to try out natural treatment before resorting to a surgical one. What about trying this out now?

Tongkat Ali Putih (Eurycoma Longifolia)

24 November 2015

Menstrual cramps: 5 foods and drinks to take & avoid

At least 40% to 70% of women have experienced some kind of menstruation pain that includes painful abdomens, backs and breasts. Foods that are natural, fresh fruits and vegetables, low in sugar, nuts and seeds, and healthy whole grains are able to lower incidents of cramps and PMS. The percentage of nutrition needed to fight cramps and PMS is 80%.

Below are the 5 foods and drinks to take that can help ease cramps:

1. Salmon - It is rich in Omega-3 and therefore able to fight inflammation
2. Another food that is high in Omega-3 is sacha inchi seeds, a plant found in the Amazon.
3. To help combat fluid retention during your period, eat celery.
4. Drinking 2-3 litres of water during that your time of the month will help ease the cramping or bloating.
5. Green tea is able to ease cramps. Decaffeinated green tea works wonders, but some health benefits of green tea will be lost if you take the decaf version.

5 foods and drinks to avoid prior to and during menstruation:

1. Although calcium from herbs such as fresh dill or from leafy green vegetables such as kale and spinach is beneficial to getting rid of cramps, calcium from dairy products such as milk and cheeses should be avoided as they can trigger cramps.
2. Foods high in sugar should also be avoided as they can cause cramps.
3. Another food to avoid is red meat, which is known to cause stomach upsets and cramps.
4. Avoid drinking coffee or any drinks that are high in caffeine as they can raise your levels of tension and anxiety.
5. Anything that can damage the liver should be avoided, and this includes alcohol.

You can shop for a NEW brand of sanitary pads called HiBIS Herbal Sanitary Napkins. These sanitary pads use herbal extracts to help reduce women's common problems smoothly, among others. Learn more about the product here.

HiBIS FRESH Ultra-Thin Cotton Natural Herbal Sanitary Pads (Regular/Day Use)

HiBIS FRESH Ultra-Thin Cotton Natural Herbal Sanitary Pads (Heavy/Night Use)

23 November 2015

5 Must-Read Benefits of Coffee (No. 2 is my favourite)

Are you a coffee lover? Do you know some of its benefits? Just read on then...

Below are the 5 clinically proven health benefits of coffee:

1. Energy levels can be improved by drinking coffee and it can make you smarter

Caffeine, the world's most commonly consumed psychoactive substance, is abundantly found in coffee. Hence, drinking coffee make people feel less tired and at the same time raise their energy levels.

Coffee has been shown to improve various aspects of brain function that includes general cognitive function, reaction times, vigilance, mood and memory.

2. Coffee can help you burn fat

The metabolic rate of a person can be improved by 3% to 11% with the consumption of caffeine, according to studies published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition and the US National Library of Medicine - National Institutes of Health.

Another study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition has indicated that the burning of fat can be increased by as much as 10% in in obese people and 29% in lean people with the consumption of caffeine.

However, long-term coffee drinkers may not experience as much of these effects anymore.

3. Coffee may lower your risk of Type II diabetes

According to studies published in The Journal of the American Medical Association, the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, the Lancet and the Nutrition, Metabolism & Cardiovascular Diseases website, there is a lower risk of 23% to 50% of getting Type II diabetes for people who drink the most coffee. One study even shows a reduction as high as 67%.

According to a JAMA Internal Medicine study, there is a 7% reduced risk of developing Type II diabetes for those who consumed a cup of coffee on a daily basis. This is based on 18 studies with a total of 457,992 individuals.

4. Coffee can make you happier and fight depression

The risk of depression for women who drank 4 or more cups of coffee on a daily basis was lowered by 20%, according to a Harvard study published in 2011.

A JAMA Internal Medicine paper published in 1996 pointed to a study of 208,424 individuals who were 53% less likely to commit suicide after drinking 4 or more cups of coffee on a daily basis .

Number 5 is we think is by far the most important reason for you to drink coffee. It has been found that the chances of getting certain types of cancer is lowered with the consumption of coffee.

According to AGAJournals.org and the International Journal of Cancer published in 2005, the risk of getting liver cancer for coffee drinkers is lowered by up to 40%.

According to a 2012 publication in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, the chances of getting colorectal cancer is lowered by 15% for those who drank 4-5 cups of coffee on a daily basis. This study is based on the research done on 489,706 individuals.

Here are some of the coffee products sold on Dinasou.com.

Nescafe 3-in-1 Original

OLD TOWN White Coffee 3-in-1 Ice Cold

INDOCAFE Original Blend

Brand Street: Match London Collection

What is so special about this collection of luxury collection of handbags called Match London Collection? For one, it offers sleek-looking handbags with design aesthetics that are simple yet contemporary. But more than that, Match London offers BESPOKE services, meaning you can choose a design and have it tailor-made to your liking. With prices ranging from RM97 to RM1367, you can be sure to find a handbag that suits your own chic style. Let's Earn, Save & Shop at Dinasou.com.

Match Colore Swing Black
All bags are made from genuine cowhide leather and they all have the signature Match logo and "woven" hang tag in gold tone. Made from the best quality Italian leather, each Match bag has a unique design that has been patented. From traditional colours to contemporary chic, each bag is triple quality checked by hand to ensure the highest quality and craftsmanship is delivered to you.

For more information on the brand, visit http://vwna.webmaster-education.com/.

19 November 2015

Brand Street: Halo Pet Products - Instructions on how to use Halo shampoo's for pets

Dinasou Online Supermart would like to talk more about one of our Brand Street products, which is a range of pet care products from Singapore called HALO Pet Products. But, for this post, our talk will be educational as we want to teach you how to clean your beloved pets with HALO's range of pet shampoo's.

Step 1 - Prewash
Brush your pet's coat thoroughly to remove any tangles, loose hair, debris or dead hair. This is an ideal time to inspect the skin condition of your pets for fleas and ticks problems. Start from the hind leg and brush upward. Brush the entire coat against the natural direction of the coat. After all tangles have been removed, brush the coat in its natural direction.

Pour HALO Ear Care directly into the ear canal. Massage lightly to soften the debris, and use cotton balls to clean the ears.

HALO Ear Care
Step 2 - Wash
Use lukewarm water to wet entire body, starting from hind legs to front part of body. Pay special attention to ensure that water does not enter eyes, nose or ears.

Pour HALO Holistic Care or Sensitive Care shampoo onto your palm and work it into a thick lather. Massage shampoo starting from hind legs and working up and front-wards. Keep ears down. Add water to increase lather if necessary.

Rinse and repeat the shampooing process. It is important to note that two applications of shampoo are always more effective than one. First application is to loosen the dirt, residue and oils; the second application completes the process and allows the shampoo ingredients to more effectively treat the skin and coat.

Rinsing well is a very important  process as it not only removes dead skin, debris and oil but also shampoo residue to ensure that the entire body is rinsed clear of shampoo. Your pet might suffer an allergic reaction if there is any shampoo residue. Brush out the fur during the rinsing to help remove any excess, especially if your pet is shedding.

Apply HALO conditioner for pet if necessary, then rinse, rinse, rinse!

HALO Holistic Care Shampoo

HALO Sensitive Skin Care Shampoo

HALO Conditioner
Step 3 - Blow Dry
Squeeze out the water and dry your pet by placing a high absorbent towel on its coat. Do not rub the towel up and down the coat as it may cause fur to tangle. Start at the head and end at the paws.

Finally, use a hair dryer or blower to dry your pet, brushing and drying at the same time. Ensure that your pet is completely dry before letting it out.

Dinasou.com hopes that the above steps will be more than just educational for the grooming of your pet. It goes to show that taking care of a pet is a lot of responsibility and that a pet is not just a play thing. You have to care for their health and well-being, and that includes cleaning them as well. To know more about HALO's range of products, click here.

17 November 2015

The definition of 'snack'

What's the definition of 'snack'? If you just Google "definition of snack", you will find that it means a small amount of food eaten between meals. But what does this small amount of food consist of? Nowadays, people associate the word 'snack' with packets of potato chips or corn-based snacks under brands such as Twisties, Chacho's and Cheezels.

But, at Dinasou.com, where you can Shop, Earn & Save and Buy Anywhere With One Click, we sell other types of snacks, too. For one, we've included papadams as part of our range of snacks. Normally, Malaysians have papadams with nasi kandar, right? But, papadams on their own taste as good, if not better, so why not make it a snack? We also sells snacks that are not conventional snacks. One of them is Buah Mo Far Kor. This snack is like an asam - sour and salty at the same time. We know a lot of Malaysians love this kind of snack. But, there's more to Buah Mo Far Kor. It can alleviate sore throat, help curb the problem of bad breath and is also good for those who suffer from motion sickness. 

Tajmahal Pappad Appalam

Meenas Appalam

Buah Mo Far Kor

16 November 2015

Make your own Yong Tau Fu from Dinaou.com's frozen food selection ...

In Malaysia, the pasar malam, or night market, is synonymous with perhaps the Farmer's Market found in towns across Western countries. From fresh produce to trinkets and thingamajigs, all sorts of items are sold at the pasar malam. But, perhaps the most abundant to be found at such bazaars are cooked food, whether cooked on the spot, or cooked hours before the pasar malam starts. One such type of cooked food sold at these ubiquitous pasar malam's is the Yong Tau Fu, which is a traditionally Chinese dish that has become popular with the Malays and Indians living in Malaysia.

At Dinasou.com, we sell a variety of fish cakes, fish balls and other seafood frozen foods that can make the perfect home-made Yong Tau Fu. Below is a selection of interesting Dinasou.com frozen foods that can be used to make your very own Yong Tau Fu. But check out our frozen food section to see the endless variety.
Kanika Frozen Angry Bird Fish Cake ... Suitable for kids to draw them in eating Yong Tau Fu

Fusipim Vege Cuttlefish Ball
Dodo Small Vegetable Fish Cake

Mushroom Seafood Tofu
Or you can make your own Yong Tau Fu using fresh vegetables and fish paste sold on Dinasou.com. Below are two fish paste brands that you can use as filling for vegetables and other foods used in Yong Tau Fu such as ladies fingers/okra, aubergines/egg plants, chilies and bean curd skin sheets, to name a few. The choice is endless, as how Dinasou.com likes it for you. 
SK Mackerel Paste
Mushroom Fish Paste

13 November 2015

Noodles, another staple Asian food

In most South East Asian countries, we not only eat rice as a staple food, we also eat noodles, and the type of noodles available differ according to region. In Malaysia, we have dried noodles and wet noodles, and the focus of this post is wet noodles. At Dinasou Online Supermart, we sell a variety of wet noodles, namely Char Kuey Teow, Ho Fun, Wheat Noodles, or mee kuning, mee nipis and Hokkien mee, and Rice Noodles, or laksa. One may not believe this, but dinasou.com may be the only online supermart that sells wet noodles, or perishable items. We checked with at least one of our competitors, and they only sell the dried variety, though it has to be said that their range of Japanese noodles is far better than ours. But what other online supermart sells wet noodles other than Malaysia's 1st O2O Online Supermart? Below is our selection of wet noodles.

Sri Putih Penang Char Kuey Teoh

Sri Putih Ipoh Ho Fun

Mee Nipis

Mee Kuning

Mee Hokkien

Laksa Pendek

Laksa Panjang (Lai Noodle)

12 November 2015

Cooking wines for Chinese and Western Gourmet Dishes

Dinasou Online Supermart does sell items that are non-halal, so this post is not for Muslims. The range of non-halal products that dinasou.com sells is quite extensive, but this post will only focus on one type of product: cooking wine. Most of the cooking wines sold at Malaysia's 1st  O2O Online Supermart are manufactured in China and imported by local companies, such as Hai-O Enterprise Sdn Bhd. As stated before, variety is Dinasou Online Supermart's strength, so we sell a wide range of cooking wines and rice wines. Listed below are the wines:

Ling Ta Shao Hsing Hua Tiao Chiew

Jin Ding Hua Tiao Chiew

Fata Cooking Hua Tiao Wine

12 Years Cooking Wine

Kosan Glutinous Rice Wine

Tong Ah Liuer Mei Kwei Lau

Pagoda Shao Hsing Hua Tiao Chiew

San Zheng Mi Chiew

New Sun Shao Xing Chiew

Lao Shao Shing Cooking Wine

Rose Brand Samsu Beras

11 November 2015

Dried anchovies – the Good & the Bad

Here's a breakdown of nutrition facts for Asian dried anchovies:

[Per serving of 25g]

Calories – 35

Total fat – 1g
Saturated – 0g
Polyunsaturated – 0g
Monounsaturated – 0g
Trans – 0g

Cholesterol – 0mg
Sodium – 606mg
Potassium – 0mg
Total Carbs – 0g
Dietary Fiber – 0g
Sugars – 0g
Protein –6g

Vitamin A – 0%
Vitamin C – 0%
Calcium – 0%
Iron – 0%

Based on the above, we know for sure that people who want to maintain a healthy heart and a fit body wouldn't mind a sprinkling of dried anchovies in their otherwise bland porridge, for example. But, those with high blood pressure better watch out as a small serving of 25g of dried anchovies contains 606mg of sodium, which is over the roof if they decide to indulge in a little too much fried dried anchovies in their 'nasi lemak'. So, you have been forewarned. Nevertheless, at Dinasou.com, we sell a variety of dried anchovies. Take a look below and visit our online store. 

Facts taken from: myfitnesspal.com

Ikan Bilis Silver

Ikan Bilis Putih (S)

Ikan Bilis Hitam

Ikan Bilis Kopek A2

Ikan Bilis Kembong

09 November 2015

Brand Street: Maspati Essences

At Dinasou.com, we sell a variety of traditional health supplements under our Brand Street tab. Dinasou.com has added another traditional health supplement produced under a brand called Maspati. The main ingredient of the supplement essences sold under this brand is Snakehead Fish. We wonder how essence of Snakehead Fish tastes like. It must not really have a nice taste. After all, this is essence of fish we're talking about. But the goodness of the Maspati brand of fish essences trumps whatever bad aftertaste it leaves in the mouth and throat. There are four types of fish essences and their benefits are included as below:

It is a traditional medicine used to invigorate the body after a hard day's work, or after birth, or for convalescing.

Protein derived from snakehead fish helps in the healing of wounds and is also a source of energy. Ginger helps make the digestive system function properly and help maintain overall health and well being.

Fish protein helps repair and build body tissue.

Improves blood circulation; enhances brain function; boosts up immunity; relieves fatigue; accelerates restoration of physical well being, especially for those recuperating from operation and physical weakness.