This is a final annoucement about The Dutch Ride:After checking the present condition of our RV with Col Azudin O Fuad,I hereby confirm the following: RIDE IS ON -SUNDAY 18/03/2012.(unless it rains).RV is at Carpark next to Umai Cafe-access via Masjid Besi at 8am.Wheels rolls at 8:15am.First part-A 10km round The Core Island with The Dutch couple.2nd 10km is your choice.9:30am Breakfast at Umai Cafe on me.
My friend is confused on reading my blog and my Facebook because it appeared to him that cycling is my job and not just a hobby.Thank you my friend for your concerns;I am still earning a living doing engineering and management work but I write more on my cycling and walking than my work.What I write more is not what I do more.To be honest,as I grow older,cycling is more interesting than engineering and project management.
What are the health benefits if I eat enough fruit and vegetables?You have a lower chance of developing cardiovascular diseases due atheroma ('hardening of the arteries'). For example, heart disease, peripheral vascular disease, or a stroke.You have a lower chance of developing some cancers such as bowel and lung cancer.Fruit and vegetables also:Contain lots of fibre which helps to keep your bowels healthy. Problems such as constipation and diverticular disease are less likely to develop.Contain plenty of vitamins and minerals, which are needed to keep you healthy.Are naturally low in fat.Are filling but are low in calories. So, they are ideal to keep your weight in control.
How do fruit and vegetables prevent disease?They are rich in vitamins and minerals which keep the body healthy. They also contain chemicals called antioxidants, such as carotene, which are thought to protect against damaging chemicals that get into the body. However, the exact way in which they prevent disease is not fully understood.
One portion of fruit or vegetables is roughly equivalent to:one large fruit such as an apple, pear, banana, orange, or a large slice of melon, ortwo smaller fruits such as plums, kiwis, satsumas, clementines, etc, orone cup of small fruits such as grapes, strawberries, raspberries, cherries, etc, ortwo large tablespoons of fruit salad, stewed or canned fruit, orone tablespoon of dried fruit, orone glass of fresh fruit juice (150 ml), ora normal portion of any vegetable (about two tablespoons), orone dessert bowl of salad