Story Concept & Script - Darren Ng; Graphic Styling & Comic Illustrations - Jannah, Orgnix Creatives Pte Ltd
Don’t Salah (Wrong) your Health
Bye bye spinach. There’s a new power food in town that Popeye is bound to huff and puff his pipe over… Yifon Mushrooms. Free from preservatives, artificial colouring, trans fat and with six flavours to choose from, starting a healthy eating habit has just found a great excuse in Yifon.
I’ve always loved eating mushrooms not just for their taste, but for the fact that they are nutritional powerhouses. One of the best-known and most widely recognised health benefit of eating mushrooms is an improved immune system.
Mushrooms contain phytonutrients that keeps our body’s immune cells alert and active while supplying them with ammunition to attack invading pathogens. It is our body’s first line of natural defense against diseases.
But here’s a funny thought. There are as many as 1.5 million fungi species in the world ranging from nasty infectious types that give us ringworms and athlete’s foot, to poisonous toadstools, to gourmet varieties (shitake, portobello, truffles, etc), to the highly-prized medicinal mushroom, reishi. But have you ever wondered if we can use mushrooms to fight fungal infections and poisoning? Sort of like fighting fire with fire?
Well, that may be a cause for future research but currently, countless studies conducted by forerunning universities (such as Purdue University) and laboratories in the field of nutritional science have shown strong evidences that mushrooms may aid in the prevention and even cure of certain cancers such as breast, prostate and colorectal cancers. Mushrooms also contain potent antioxidants that may be key to anti-aging therapies.
Polysaccharides (complex sugars) from mushrooms contains anti-tumour and immunomodulating functions. Immunomodulation means the balancing of the immune system – when it is weak, it gets a boost; when it is too strong, it gets modulated. You can read more about these exciting findings here.
Yifon is BOOMZ!
I hope you’re convinced about the goodness of consuming mushrooms. I’m not claiming that Yifon Mushrooms have curative effects as this would depend on the potency of the polysacchrides in the mushroom used, saturation, and bioavailability, but eating mushrooms is generally considered to be healthful as it contains fibre, protein and a whole lot of vitamins and minerals.
And Yifon’s range of bottled mushroom products makes consuming them so much easier. Did I mention they are ready-to-eat and sealed fresh so there’s no need for preservatives and colouring addictives? Plus the best thing is, they are available in all leading supermarkets such as NTUC Fairprice, Cold Storage, Seng Shiong, Shop ‘N Save, etc at only S$1.95 per bottle.
Yifon is a sister brand under by Yit Hong, the company that brought us the household brands – Maling Luncheon Meat and Narcissus canned food. Yit Hong has been consistently named the No.1 market leader in the Canned Mushrooms and Meat Category so you know it’s quality and food safety you can trust.
Here’re some ways to enjoy the great tasting bottled mushrooms…
Spoilt for choices - Assorted Mushrooms (Po-ku, Golden & Button), Spicy Nameko Mushrooms, Teatree Mushrooms, Spicy Bailing Mushrooms, Bailing Mushrooms, Spicy Golden Mushrooms
Hope you’ve enjoyed the first-ever comic strip posted on this blog and may good health and good food whet your taste buds always!
I would like to specially thank Orgnix Creatives for helping me realise the comic renderings in this post. This entry has been created to participate in the Yifon Bloggers’ Competition. So turn on your va-va-vroom, power up with mushrooms and channel luck my way!