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Love to Eat ‘Latok’? These Are 5 Benefits People Needs To Know About It

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If you visit Sabah, surely many tourists will not miss the opportunity to eat seafood and try some traditional foods there especially ‘latok’. Latok or its scientific name is Caulerpa Lentillfera which comes from the family chain of green algae or seaweed.

It is famous for its similar shape to green grapes. Sabah’s popular food is different in terms of color, which is dark green, sometimes olive green or bluish-green.

If you notice, this grape is widely used in foods such as sushi, soups, and salads. As in Sabah, this sea grape or latok is used as a side dish because of its salinity. Some people eat it with fish and some match it with mussels, tomatoes or green vegetables.

Containing a variety of nutrients and vitamins, latok actually provide many benefits in terms of a person’s body health. So, let see what are the benefits of it that many people do not know?

1. Produces Natural Collagen

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Often touted as the main source of collagen, according to a study conducted by Dr. Mariani, this seaweed or sea grapes does not actually contain collagen. However, sea grapes actually contain high protein levels. Where this protein will produce as much as 25% collagen naturally when activated in the skin.

2. HelpsΒ  Eye Vision And Heart

Latok contains unsaturated fatty acids such as AA, LA, DHA, EPA, and ALA where it helps strengthen vision and memory. In addition, it can also reduce cholesterol in the body. For those who have symptoms of heart attack, these sea grapes are beneficial in increasing the elasticity of blood vessels and preventing cardiovascular diseases such as stroke, atherosclerosis, and heart attack.

3. Prevent Hypertension And Diabetes


Rich in calcium, potassium, and Vitamin C, sea grapes is very popular among patients with high blood pressure who want to lower blood pressure because it can stabilize blood pressure back to normal.

Apart from containing Vitamin C, sea grapes also work to control sugar levels in the body, prevent free radicals, and reduce complications for patients with diabetes.

4. Beautify Skin And Hair


Latok which contains fat, can produce cell membrane and increase elasticity to prevent a person from experiencing dry skin. Rich in Vitamin A and Vitamin C, the sea grapes are capable of producing collagen and antioxidants where it becomes a natural cosmetic ingredient. These ingredients can help improve skin, hair, and slow down the aging process.

5. Prevent Obesity


Low in sugar content, these sea grapes are rich in calcium, zinc, iron, protein, Vitamin C, and unsaturated poly fatty acids are said to be safe and nutritious foods. Suitable to be taken in the diet for those who want to lose weight or are overweight because the sea grapes can help you control your eating patterns.

Although these sea grapes provide various benefits to the health of the body but do not take it lightly because the salt content in the sea grapes is very high. Take it regularly to prevent you from any health risks.

Sources: Drhealthbenefits.com

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Food Review: Are You A Coffee Lover? Try This Local Brand, ZUS Coffee!

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ZUS Coffee has taken over the Klang Valley by storm with its affordable specialty coffee beginning in December 2019.

It now has more than 10 locations spread across Malaysia and a wide range of drinks to choose from. ZUS Coffee keeps its drinks fun and affordable; this means that you get the best out of what you paid for.

The Twitter user @TypicalMsian recommended getting their app here or using Foodpanda and Grabfood to get your hands on their coffee.

If you don’t know what to check out first, it’s safest to go try out their best-selling drinks!

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Their best-sellers consist of the four; ZUS Gula Melaka, Genmai Matcha Latte, Black Sugar Latte, and Thunder. Surely these drinks are very delicious!

Learn more about ZUS Coffee on their website or can go directly to the ZUS Coffee Facebook and Instagram page.

 

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Source: @TypicalMsian, Facebook, Instagram, ZUS Coffee

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(Video) Popular Comedian Shuk Sahar Makes An IG Live, Can Be Heard A ‘Voice’ Crying

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A popular Malaysian comedian, actor, host, and radio presenter that is Shuk Sahar just recently shared a scary incident that happened towards him and his friends on his official Instagram social media platform.

Shuk has uploaded a short clip from his Instagram Live. The particular Instagram live is the one in which he played riddles with his followers while he was in the elevator.

He stated in his posting, “I really did not notice the voice that entered my live video. I did not hear anything when I am doing that Instagram Live. At first, I’m just doing a normal live video on Instagram. Then we played some riddles about name and age. Who wins would get RM150”.

He also added, “Then, when I looked at the comment section. everyone said that they heard a crying voice while I did not hear anything in there”.

Shuk added, he only noticed the incident when people sent him the short clip then he really heard the voice of a woman crying.

“Honestly, I just recently moved into this house and I never had the chance to do any “doa Selamat” yet. It’s okay, tomorrow I will seek an Ustaz to confirm what actually happen”, he said in his posting.

People also really shocked with the occurrence that happened and commented:

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Sources: Instagram Shuk.

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(Video) Ringgo Arrow Entertains Customers With His Vocal While Making ‘Roti Canai’

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A user on Twitter, under the name @mayom____, has shared a video, showing a man who’s making roti canai, a very popular dish in Malaysia, while singing to a Malay song.

Turns out, the man in the video is the actual singer of the song! He used to sing and entertain fans, now it does not win the hand of serving customers and spreading roti canai at a shop in Kampung Sungai Petai.

In the tweet, there was a Twitter user who explained that the man was the vocalist of the group Arrow, Ringgo, which was once popular in Malaysia.

That is the routine life of the vocalist, Ringgo which is far different compared to 26 years ago. He serves food now for a living, especially after the Movement Control Order (PKP) started last March.

In the video, you can see the man flipping roti canai as he sings the lyrics to his song, ever so effortlessly. For the full video, you all can watch it here that was uploaded by Nick Yie Channel.

For anyone who wants to buy a car, @mayom____ is a Toyota Authorized Sales Advisor. You can direct Whatsapp to her at this link here to find out more.

Source: @mayom____, Nick Yie Channel

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