fuel your body

How to Fuel Your Body For Exercise

Many of us tend to neglect the type of food we consume before or after exercise. Fuelling your body pre-workout enables you to adequately handle the physical stress of training. What and when you eat after exercise is equally as important. While the pre-exercise meal can ensure that adequate carbohydrate stores (known as glycogen) are
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5 Tips for Eating More Fruits and Vegetables

We all know that eating more fruits and vegetables is an important part of improving our diets. Only 1 in 10 American adults gets the recommended amount of these nutrient-packed foods, so chances are this is an area where we could all improve. In addition to providing important nutrients, vitamins, and phytonutrients, fruits and vegetables
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kombucha

Basic Kombucha Workshop

Come join us in this basic kombucha workshop where we will teach you how to make this fermented tea as well as educate you about nutrition and the benefits of probiotics. Seats are limited, so do book yours today! What is Kombucha? It is a variety of fermented tea that is produced using a “Symbiotic
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Dishing the Dirt on Fad Diets Part 1 – Why Do They Never Work?

Fad diets. We have heard of them, in large part due to their proliferation in the media and also from our previous post about how some of these diets may affect your skin. From Beyoncé advocating the benefits of turning vegan to Kim Kardashian tweeting how the “flu diet” helped her lose weight, we are
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EGA Juice

Using Food As Medicine with EGA Juice’s CEO

EGA Juice Clinic was founded by Sumit Nanda in 2016 and has recently added their third and latest outlet at Marina One. Strongly believing in the power of food as nutrition as well as the philosophy of Ayurveda, he once said that his objective through EGA Juice Clinic is to raise “awareness amongst more Singaporeans
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How Popular Diets (or diet fads) Affect Your Skin

Fad diets are often popularised through the media, with emphasis on losing weight. While the validity of these diet plans is still debatable (most fitness trainers will still tell you to stick to the traditional methods), perhaps you’d like to know how they affect your skin and then decide whether you’re going to follow these
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Unforgettable Honeymoon on the Idyllic Maldives Islands

The Maldives in the Indian Ocean has long been the go-to destination for honeymooners all over the world—but is it really worth it? Well, they have the clearest and the bluest water you’ve ever seen and miles and miles of warm, white sandy beaches, so yes—the Maldives more than live up to the hype! They
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Cutest Fridge Boards to Help You Meal Plan

You’ve probably heard about meal preps and how it really helps you eat the right amount of food per meal and therefore, ensures that you don’t eat too many unwanted calories while helping you stick to your weight goals. We have loads of recipes here on The Wellness Insider to help you with what to
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Complete Proteins Vegetarians Should Add Into Their Diet

The word ‘protein’ originated from the Greek word ‘of primary importance’. Our body needs a large amount of protein to function efficiently. The role of protein, which is generally termed as the building block of the body, is crucial in developing, repairing and maintaining body tissue. There are 20 amino acids, nine of which our body
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Happy (Healthy) National Ice Cream Day!

No, you did not mis-read the title and yes, there is such a thing as National Ice Cream Day in the USA. The third Sunday in July was designated as National Ice Cream Day by President Ronald Reagan in 1984, also naming July as the the National Ice Cream month so if you’re in the
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Workout Recovery Tips That Actually Work

Every self-proclaimed fitness guru will instantly know hundreds of tips for a speedy and painless recovery. And it’s because of those ‘gurus’ that people often have a hard time figuring out what tip actually works and how. Well, if you want to avoid those fake professionals, have a look at some of the tips that
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For Fine Catalan Cuisine, Just FOC It!

Tucked away in an old vintage refurbished shop house in the middle of hip and trendy Hong Kong Street in downtown Singapore lies FOC (pronounced “fok”, not F.O.C). This unusual moniker of a brand name satirically sounds a smidgen like our favourite F-word when uttered with a stiff upper lipped British accent. FOC means “fire”
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Delicious No Cook Breakfasts (and aren’t smoothies)

Although it has been stated as the most important meal of the day, we busy folks are often rushing to get to work on time and as such, we are either eating a cereal bar (which may contain too much sugar) or heading to the nearest local coffeeshop for toast and coffee or tea which
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Matcha Quinoa Breakfast Bowl

How to Create a Beautiful Breakfast Bowl in 10 minutes

Seen those smoothie or acai bowls on social media and wondering how you can recreate your own without spending an hour before work? The truth is, most bowls are typically arranged to look beautiful in order to attract traffic and get people inspired to eat healthy. Personally, my bowls are loaded with oats or quinoa
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Weight Loss Tips from a Dietician

Many are seeking weight loss regimes or programmes but it is important that whatever diet or exercise programme that you are on is sustainable in the long term. As a dietician, here are some important principles that I counsel clients on how to lose weight through food. Avoid sweetened drinks As we all know, sugar
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Father's Day

Treating Dad This Father’s Day

June is where we give the fathers in our lives the due gratitude for bringing us up and being the male role model. Father’s Day (17th June) is the perfect day to show these heroes how much we care about them. If you’d rather not slave over the stove, here are some suggestions on where
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Zero-waste Grocery Shopping Comes to Singapore

With the growing consciousness of being eco-friendly, people are find more ways to minimise their waste and therefore, minimise their impact on the environment. This is especially important in tiny Singapore, where according to the National Environment Agency (NEA)1, 7.70 million tonnes of solid waste was generated in 2017, with the recycling rate only at
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too much sugar

Had Too Much Sugar Over the Weekend?

Sugar You see this word everywhere and several images come up in your mind. Brunch meals, frozen yogurt, desserts and local kuehs. After eating, you probably get hit by a huge food comatose and feel all bloated and nauseated despite being all fuzzy and comforted moments earlier. Here are top few tips to get over
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Tips to be Active and Less Sinful at Artbox Singapore 2018

Artbox Singapore is back and the highly anticipated creative pop-up market is now bigger and that means more experiences in terms of retail, activities and…food! With more than 400 booths, of which 160 are food and beverage, how are you able to be on track with your health goals while still indulging a little? Here
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Fivelements

Retreat to the Sanctuary of Fivelements

The Fivelements Puri Ahimsa is one of Bali’s most lauded eco-tourism resorts. Located away from the hustle and bustle of central Ubud, amidst tranquil highlands that are surrounded by lush rainforests, waterfalls, rice padi fields and with the sacred Ayung River flowing through, the Fivements is a premier eco-conscious holistic healing destination where guests and
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tastebuds

TEAse Your Tastebuds – Kombucha Pairing

Learn what is kombucha, and get a taste of various flavours of this probiotic fermented tea as paired with healthy appetisers prepared specially by our private chef. Get some hands on experience as our chef shares tips on how to cook as well as prep healthier versions of foods that we like to eat! Please
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Om & Chi – SweatBuddy Social

Kickstart the day with a Social Workout of the Day (SWOD). There’ll be team challenges – you’re gonna need to count on your SweatBuddies so everyone finishes together. Team effort, people!   The workout is designed to foster social connections and work up a good sweat, at the same time! A partner workout that incorporates effective,
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vegetarian

Vegetarian Meals Suitable for Omnivores

In celebration of the upcoming Vesak Day, we’ve whipped up a few vegetarian dishes that we think will satisfy the most carnivorous omnivore (e.g. yours truly)! Don’t worry about the dishes being cold salads as we know that most Asians do like their foods hot, and these dishes are perfect to share with friends and
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Japanese Yoga & Sushi (Botanic Gardens)

Singapore’s first ever Shinshin Tōitsu-dō (心身統一道) Edition! This special edition of Yoga is joined by special guest yoga instructor, Makiko Deguchi, who will be infusing a Japanese form of yoga known as Shinshin-tōitsu-dō into the Hatha practice session. Aiming to strengthen the bodies and minds of practitioners, this Japanese yoga demonstration will help reveal your
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locavore

Restaurant Review: Omnivore Herbivore Locavore

I first got wind of Locavore when an Indonesian friend of mine told me that it was hands down his all-time favourite restaurant in the whole of Indonesia, and that he had already personally visited it more than ten times. Intrigued by his bold claim and stellar reviews, curiosity got the better of me and
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Cooking For the Special Woman in Our Lives

If bringing your mother out for lunch isn’t your thing, why not show your love and appreciation by whipping up a home-cooked meal? We had some brunch recipes last year so this year, we’re going to show some local inspirations! To start off, ShopBack and RedMart have teamed up to launch a free cookbook entitled
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budget

Eating Healthy on a Budget

It is a common misconception that eating healthy is expensive and it can be, if you’re constantly taking out fancy salads and eating out. However, with a bit of planning, you definitely can keep your diet and wallet nice and lean. We’re going to show you how to keep it around $10 per meal, and
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kombucha

Basic Kombucha Workshop

TWO MORE SEATS LEFT! Come join us in this basic kombucha workshop where we will teach you how to make this fermented tea as well as educate you about nutrition and the benefits of probiotics. Seats are limited, so do book yours today! What is Kombucha? It is a variety of fermented tea that is
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honey

Honey Drinks That Are Shaken, Stirred and Crafted by a Bot

Impacted by Singapore’s struggling retail scene, Sophia Lim, dreamt of setting up a cafe to revitalise her honey distribution business Honey House. It finally came to fruition this week with the launch of Honeymill, a first­ of-its-kind honey concept store with a robot, Honeybot that creates honey drinks. Sophia and her team spent nine months developing Honeybot
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Get Fit to the Core at Oasia Hotel Downtown’s 2nd Birthday Party!

Oasia Hotel Downtown is turning 2 and they’re gonna throw a fitastic party to celebrate! Happening on Saturday, 28 April and themed along Oasia’s three wellness pillars – Recharge, Refuel and Refresh, the party is a celebration of a fit and fabulous lifestyle that starts from the core. Join in a morning of activities to
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wine

Cheers to Better Health with Wine

When you get home from a stressful day at work, or when you’re tired from the daily grind of life, it’s always good to take the edge off with a glass of wine. It’s true that drinking alcohol continuously has its risks but it feels so right doesn’t it? It’s even an essential part of
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champagne

Introduction to Champagne Class

Too much of anything is bad, but too much Champagne is just right. Honestly, who doesn’t love bubbles? They are fun and sophisticated and no one ever is miserable drinking them. A bottle of bubbles makes everyone feel like a royalty. It turns a lackluster date into a marriage proposal…. or a party into a
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vegan pastes

Learn How to Make Gluten Free Bread & Crackers with Vegan Pastes

Prefer to avoid gluten, but can’t avoid the bread? If so, this is the perfect workshop for you. Learn how to make tasty, healthy bread and crackers, as well as vegan, advanced, colorful Mediterranean pastes. Experience includes: Preparation and recipes of healthy, gluten-free bread and seeds-based crackers Preparation and recipes of beetroot tahini Preparation and
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Interview with Dr Cheng of Women Infinity

With the growing wellness industry, it is always refreshing to find womenpreneurs who step up and are passionate about health as well as helping others. We spoke to Dr Cheng, founder of Women Infinity, which is a brand of collagen that has been helping women achieve better skin as well as better joint health. It
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detox

Do We Really Need Detox Products?

There are so many products out there that claim to help one “detox” and many people often buy into it because they do believe that they’re constantly exposed to toxins either through pollution or through the foods we eat – mostly thanks to the media that talk about the pesticides used in agriculture etc. However,
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Could Euglena Be The Next Superfood?

You’ve heard of spirulina and wheatgrass – often deemed to be the green superfoods with great health benefits. However, have you heard of Euglena? Cultivated on the pristine shores of Okinawa, Japan, this largely unheard-of species of microscopic algae contains 59 essential nutrients needed by our bodies for optimal health and is a rare organism
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smoothie recipes

Breakfast Smoothies That Will Last Till Lunch

You probably bought that food processor a long time ago and it’s now sitting at the back of your cabinet. It might be happy there but it’s time to let it see the light of day – especially during breakfast – with these easy protein-packed, high in antioxidants and healthy smoothies that will definitely help
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vegan sweets

Learn How to Make Healthy Vegan Sweets!

The food industry is offering us many types of sweets, but the majority of them are full of unhealthy sugars, simple white flour, artificial flavours, and colourants. Learn to make your own vegan sweets, and take control of what getting into your body – and still enjoy great flavours. You’ll learn how to make: Granola
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eating kefir

What is Kefir and How to Eat it?

Before we even go into what kefir is, let us look at fermented foods and their importance regarding the health of our guts. Fermented foods range from kimchi, sauerkraut, yoghurt, kombucha and of course, kefir. The Microbiome The Biological Door – the gut functions beyond its primary function of digestion and absorption, it protects us against autoimmune
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cravings

5 Reasons Why We have Cravings and How to Manage Them

Are you having trouble with healthy eating because you have uncontrollable cravings for junk food all the time? Perhaps, you are reaching for snacks during times of stress or just before bed time… Here are the most common possible reasons for your cravings and a few extra ideas on how to manage them.   Dehydration
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Reunion Dinner at Home, Minus the Fuss

The Lunar New Year or Chinese New Year is a bit like Thanksgiving for us and with that is the traditional reunion dinner where the whole extended family gathers together. If you think that having a dinner at a restaurant as suggested previously is too impersonal, you can still gather at home minus the fuss
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Yoga Glampers – A 5-Star Retreat By The Ocean

This GLAMPING coastal escape will take you away to the ocean spirit of the East Coast of Singapore where we Yoga & Play, Wine & Dine and then topping it all off with the GLAMOROUS Movie UNDER THE STARS experience. 2D1N Itinerary: DAY 1 9.00am – 9.30am: Arrival and Welcome Briefing 9.45am – 10.45am: Yoga
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