Kalbe Launched Alternative Nutrition as Solution for Diabetics
Press Release No. 004/KFCP-DIR/PR/I/18
Jakarta, 31 January 2018 - PT Kalbe Farma Tbk (Kalbe) through its brand H2 Health and Happiness launched a new product, the H2 Coconut Flour that is one of the alternative to prevent diabetes. The H2 Coconut Flour product can also be an option for those who are already diabetic. Taken place at Akasaka Tei Restaurant, H2 Health & Happiness along with a number of speakers held a health discussion regarding diabetes as a form of support for the 'SMART Prevention of Diabetes' that was initiated by the Ministry of Health. The speakers present were drg. Dyah Erti Mustikawati, MPH., Chairperson of the Sub-directorate of Diabetes Mellitus and Metabolic Disorders, Directorate of Prevention and Control of Non-Communicable Diseases Ministry of Health; Dr. Didah Nur Faridah, Head of Food Analysis Services Development, Bogor Agricultural Institute; and dr. Cindiawaty Josito, MARS, MS, SpGK, a Clinical Nutritionist.
"Kalbe through our H2 Health & Happiness product continues to commit to increase the health of the public, one of which is in the management of diabetes," said FX Widiyatmo, Deputy Director Corporate Business Development PT Kalbe Farma Tbk. "We attempt to fulfill the solution of healthy lifestyle that is needed in preventing and managing through coconut oil as foodstuff, where one the implementation that can be done on daily basis is mixing H2 Coconut Flour with white rice while cooking," Widi continued.
"The addition of H2 Coconut Flour with the measurement of 25% against white rice while cooking (47g coconut flour for 185g of white rice or the equal of 6-7 Tbsp against 1 cup of white rice), can reduce the food's Glycemic Index to 49 (low category) from its previous of 89 (high category) on white rice. By mixing the H2 Coconut Flour while cooking white rice, white rice became friendlier to diabetics," Widi added.
"The number of diabetics in Indonesia continued to show a trend of increasing from year to year, and therefore the healthy lifestyle is hoped to become the focus of public attention in running their daily lives," said drg. Dyah Erti Mustikawati, MPH., Chairperson of the Sub-directorate of Diabetes Mellitus and Metabolic Disorders. "The Indonesian people should be able to control diabetes as soon as possible, by doing the healthy lifestyle, among which are high consumption of vegetables and fruits, making sports a habit, and not smoking, all are good habits in preventing Diabetes Melitus," Dyah added.
"To prevent the risk of diabetes, a balance of nutrition between food and drinks consumed daily is required. The key of prevention and management of Type 2 diabetes is by using food materials with low glycemic index, as it reduced the speed of increase of the blood sugar, and therefore provide time for the body cells to process them," said dr. Cindy Sp.GK, Clinical Nutritionist.
"We routinely conduct researches on food products that can be useful in supporting the public health, one of which is the development of food products that has high fiber and low Glycemic index for diabetics," said Dr. Didah Nur Faridah, Head of Food Analysis Services Development, Bogor Agricultural Institute. "In developing the nutrition of food and drinks to prevent and handle diabetes, we conduct researches from available products as well as new products that are being developed. It can come from a new and unusual foodstuff source, or conduct modifications from already-available food with different additions or processing," dr. Didah continued.
In a campaign a little while ago with the theme of "You are Valuable - You Have The Rights to Be Happy," H2 Health and Happiness implored the indonesian women who held important role in the health of the family and oftentimes have double roles of their private or professional lives to pay attention of their own health as well as their families’. In conjunction with the campaign, Indonesian women can use the H2 Coconut Flour to fulfill the nutritional consumption of their family without fearing the risk of diabetes.
With this product, H2 Health and Happiness implores the Indonesian people to pay more attention of their respective lifestyle as well as their family members', because lifestyle has the main role of deciding the level of health of each individual. It should be known that individual health does not only depend on the intake of food and drink consumed, but also the entirety of lifestyle. This is embodied through the FENUS (Food, Exercise, Nutraceuticals, dan Stress Reduction) concept of the H2 Health and Happiness that focuses on food, sports, supplementations, and stress management to obtain a holistic health and happiness.
H2 Coconut Flour at a glance
H2 (Ha Dua) Health & Happiness is a brand from PT Kalbe Farma Tbk that offers the complete solution for a healthy and happy life through their products of supplements, skin care, and food from natural ingredients.
One of the food product presented by H2 Health & Happiness is the H2 Coconut Flour. Made from coconuts grown in the largest coconut plantation in Indonesia, Riau, fresh and ripe coconut meat peeled and skinned, and then washed, ground, blanched, dried, and sifted. And then hygienically packaged.
Coconut Flour itself contains a high food fiber content that is good for the health of the digestive system. The saturated fat in the form of Middle chain triglycerides can also be an alternative source of quick energy for the body. Furthermore, Coconut flour is known as a foodstuff with low Glycemic Index. This allows the coconut flour to be one of the alternative nutrition for those who wish to prevent the risk of diabetes or sufferers of diabetes, because food with low Glycemic Index does not cause the rapid increase of blood sugar levels. Several researches showed that consuming products containing coconut oil can help lower the impact of food-based glycemia in general. Just like mixing white rice with H2 Coconut Flour, where the result showed the lowering of Glycemic Index of 45%. A number of benefits can be had by consuming coconut flour.
The nutritional contents in H2 Coconut Flour are, among which: food fibers, protein, middle-chain triglycerides, iron, natrium, calcium, 0mg cholesterol, and 0g sugar.
Kalbe at a glance
PT Kalbe Farma Tbk (“Kalbe”) was established in 1966 and is one of the biggest public pharmaceutical companies in Southeast Asia. Kalbe has four main divisions that handle reliable and varied brand portfolio; prescription medicines (Cefspan, Brainact, Broadced, etc); over-the-counter medication division (Woods, Promag, Mixagrip, Komix, Fatigon, etc); health drinks (Hydro Coco, Extra Joss, Nitros); nutrition division (ChilKid, Prenagen, Diabetasol, etc); and distribution division. Kalbe currently has more than 35 subsidiaries, 10 production facilities with international standard, and employs more than 17,000 employees dispersed across more than 72 branches throughout Indonesia. From 1991, Kalbe is listed at Indonesia Stock Exchange (IDX: KLBF).