Cashew bhurfi

Cashew Bhurfi

It’s Deepavali!  The festival of lights.  The remembrance of good over evil.  Deepavali is also known as Laxmi Pujan, Chopda Pujan, Deva Divali, Sukhsuptika, Kaumudi Mahostavam, Badhausar, Balindra Pooja, Karthigai Deepam,  Sharda Pujan, Bandi Chhor Diwas and Diyari. The day is marked in varying ways and usually beautiful sweet foods are in abundance.  Here’s a recipe Read more about Cashew Bhurfi[…]

Healthy Mooncakes

Healthy Mooncakes, Tasty Mooncakes

Last time we had a go at finding healthy lunch deliveries for all of you so that eating healthy can be more convenient and tastes good at the same time. Now with Mid-Autumn Festival coming soon, we take up the challenge of finding healthy mooncakes. Don’t get me wrong, eating an entire mooncake in one Read more about Healthy Mooncakes, Tasty Mooncakes[…]

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 Read more about Basic Kombucha Workshop[…]

prebiotic

World’s First Prebiotic Honey

Australia-based Capilano Honey is setting the industry abuzz with the launch of the world’s first clinically-tested honey with naturally occurring prebiotics, Beeotic®. Hitting shelves from today, Beeotic® is the result of extensive research and a world-first clinical study conducted through the University of New South Wales (UNSW) to identify the widely recognised, but until now Read more about World’s First Prebiotic Honey[…]

beers

Beerlicious Singapore – Artisan Craft Beer Fiesta

Thinking of what to do this upcoming weekend? In a celebratory mood but want to kinda avoid the City Hall area due to the races? Then Beerlicious Singapore might just be the event you’ve been waiting for! In the spirit of the craft beer movement, Beerlicious is an all-day fiesta that is exclusively artisan-driven and Read more about Beerlicious Singapore – Artisan Craft Beer Fiesta[…]

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 Read more about Basic Kombucha Workshop[…]

haagen-dazs froyo crunch

Häagen-Dazs Has Gone to the Lighter Side with Froyo

Frozen yoghurt isn’t new – with brands such as Sogurt, Llao Llao and Yami Yogurt having been around for years. Often touted as the healthier option to ice cream (thanks to probiotics and lower sugar levels in certain brands), looks like luxury ice cream brand, Häagen-Dazs™, has decided to go over to the lighter side Read more about Häagen-Dazs Has Gone to the Lighter Side with Froyo[…]

snowskin mooncakes

Make Organic Snowskin Mooncakes!

Make organic snowskin mooncakes that are organic, vegan, gluten-free, dairy-free and yet with great flavour and a soft and chewy texture. Making snowskin mooncakes may seem to be a daunting task to some, especially mooncakes that are great for health as well! Join the friendly Chef Her-Yi at Bud Of Joy will lead you through Read more about Make Organic Snowskin Mooncakes![…]

health hacks

5 Health Hacks for the Holidays

It’s time for a holiday. As healthy as we may be on a day to day basis, time away always presents unlimited opportunities for falling off the wagon . If you’re usually super healthy and disciplined, this can lead to a downward spiral of over consumption and negative self talk. Remember – you are on Read more about 5 Health Hacks for the Holidays[…]

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 Read more about Basic Kombucha Workshop[…]

kara cafe

Have Kara Moments with Great Food and Desserts

KARA Café & Dessert Bar is the new concept eatery that was developed from Sogurt, which has been tucked along the cosy stretch of family-friendly shops on Bukit Timah for the past seven years. Besides its popular self-served frozen yoghurt that has become synonymous with the brand, KARA now offers an eclectic menu of hot Read more about Have Kara Moments with Great Food and Desserts[…]

gluten free

Gluten Free Cooking 101

This class is for anyone who’s gluten-intolerant, or simply wanting to learn how to cook with healthy, unprocessed ingredients! Learn how to substitute wheat with gluten-free grains and starches in a creative style of cooking. The Delicious Menu: – Savoury Chickpea Pancake with Avocado Salsa – Curried Quinoa with Roasted Cauliflower and Lentils – Grilled Read more about Gluten Free Cooking 101[…]

common cold

Why Do I Get The Cold Often Even When I Get Enough Exercise?

The common cold is the most frequently occurring disease in the world, and is a leading cause of doctor visits and missed days from work, school and yes, from your fitness classes. There is a hidden fact about why people are often infected with the common cold. Some of the ways to ward off communicable Read more about Why Do I Get The Cold Often Even When I Get Enough Exercise?[…]

soup cleanse

Thinking About a Soup Cleanse?

The Chinese have always been promoting the nutritiousness of soups, as seen from the variety and how each type of soup is able to help soothe the lungs and other internal organs. However, with the recent trend in detox plans and juice cleanse, there is a new trend called – soup cleanse. All of us Read more about Thinking About a Soup Cleanse?[…]

gluten

Could this be the cause of your bloating?

‘Gluten-free options available’.  ‘No gluten’.  We often hear or see these terms advertised but what is gluten? What does it do to our bodies and what do these statements actually mean?  These statements often get us thinking without us realising.  Should I go gluten free? Gluten-containing grains, such as wheat, rye and barley, have been Read more about Could this be the cause of your bloating?[…]

We’re planning something BIG

Here at The Wellness Insider, we are all gearing up for our inaugural Wellness Day Out happening from 23 to 25 June! This also marks the official launch of our platform and we’d like you to celebrate along with us in this festival of holistic health. The Festival spans across two and a half days, Read more about We’re planning something BIG[…]

healthy lunch deliveries

Best Healthy Lunch Deliveries in Singapore

Quite a lot of us have the excuse that we don’t eat healthy because we’re either too busy to prepare our meals or it is hard to do so when you’re working as there are no healthy food options around your office. Well, we hear you and we’re here to squelch those excuses as we Read more about Best Healthy Lunch Deliveries in Singapore[…]

protein

High Protein Breakfasts to Start Your Day On The Right Note

People often talk about how breakfast is the most important meal of the day, but it offers a lot more than just a good way to start the day, it also gives us a lot of protein. Learn some more about these amazing protein-heavy dishes and start your day off right.

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 Read more about Basic Kombucha Workshop[…]

grocery shopping

Grocery Shopping Guide to Better Health

Keeping healthy and fit requires a long term commitment. Especially to lifestyle changes and that six-pec that you’re aiming for doesn’t just come out from the kitchen after a day. We eat every single day and speaking to our experts, they agree that the most difficult but yet most sustainable change one has to make Read more about Grocery Shopping Guide to Better Health[…]

vegan brunch

Whip Up a Vegan Brunch!

Let’s meet together to prepare some VEGAN brunch! Vegan diet can be really versatile and so delicious.  You can eat healthy and you don’t have to compromise on flavor. Classes will be conducted in accordance to plan based diet, all the dishes are also gluten-free. And the most important…. they are really yummy. We are Read more about Whip Up a Vegan Brunch![…]

alternatives to sugar

Shaking Off Sugar Part 3 – A Dentist Explains

We seem to be eating more low-fat food than ever before, are exercising more but as a population, our weight has not dramatically reduced. In our previous article, we talked about how sugar is in everything nowadays and here’s a fact: ‘low fat’ usually means ‘high sugar’.  When fat is reduced, the taste is reduced so Read more about Shaking Off Sugar Part 3 – A Dentist Explains[…]

sugar addiction

Shaking Off Sugar Part 2 – Addiction and Cravings

Sugar is everywhere! With increasing incidents of chronic disease, it’s probably time we got to grips with the role of sugar in our every day diet. Did you know that sugar causes cravings and is addictive? The craving cycle looks like this: You eat sugar – you enjoy the experience and taste. Blood sugar levels Read more about Shaking Off Sugar Part 2 – Addiction and Cravings[…]

animal protein

Animal Vs. Vegetable Protein – Which Could Kill You?

People seem to have the beef with meat (yes, pun fully intended) over the past few years. From discoveries that you could eventually get cancer from consuming processed meats to “experts” telling you that it’s healthier to eat more lean meats like fish, or to turn vegan, being a fan of red meat fan seems like something of a diet sin. Unfortunately, the news does not seem any brighter.

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Pee To Get Your Health Analysed

What if you could know whether you were healthy or not based on your urine? Yeah, we thought it was a bit weird too, but it has some basis. Scientists from College London, Newcastle University and Aberystwyth University are developing a new urine analysis method where they can then tell a person’s health and therefore, enable the patient to know what he or she should eat more or cut back on.

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sugar drinks

Shaking Off Sugar Part 1 – A Dentist Explains

That sweet taste of sugar.  A delicious dessert, a sweet kopi (coffee) or fruit juice.  Sugar seems to be everywhere and is in most of the foods and drinks we consume on a daily basis.  Recently, it has gained the attention of the media and amongst the health profession. So what’s the deal?

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healthy fats

Foods Rich In Fat That You Should Eat

Seems like a contradiction to eat foods high in fat but that’s just it! We were told to eat as little fat as possible, which resulted in people eating so-called ‘low fat’ processed foods that were also bad for us in the long run. Yes, there is such a thing has healthy fats as fats are Read more about Foods Rich In Fat That You Should Eat[…]

kombucha workshop

Our First Basic Kombucha Workshop

We conducted our first Basic Kombucha Workshop as well as our first workshop for the year on the 21st January 2017. Although the workshop was limited to only ten people, it was soon oversubscribed and there is a short waiting list for the next workshop. Looks like there are a lot of people who know Read more about Our First Basic Kombucha Workshop[…]

Veggie Chips Recipes You Just Have to Try Out

You’re having a munchies and you really need to put something into your stomach before you get hangry but it’s only 2 hours away from dinner. Wait, don’t reach out for that bag of potato chips in front of you (assuming you have one, work with me here). If you’re someone that’s trying to be healthy you have to know that those chips are nowhere near something you should have due to their high calorie and salt level without getting into the fact that they’re usually fried. Veggie chips are the solution for you.

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pumpkin salad

Pumpkin Salad With Chicken & Avocado

Come January all I want is greens, and as I’m not a fan of a boring leafy salads that never fill you, you’re always gonna see me add quality protein and good fats! This simple salad of mixed organic leaves, roasted pumpkin and turmeric baked chicken with avocado did the job for dinner, and as Read more about Pumpkin Salad With Chicken & Avocado[…]

benefits of chlorophyll

10 Amazing Benefits of Chlorophyll

You may have heard a lot of buzz surrounding the healthiness of vegetables, especially leafy green vegetables with deep, rich colour tones. In many ways, they’re perfect foods and part of the credit is owed to the chlorophyll they contain. Chlorophyll is a green pigment that’s instrumental in photosynthesis. Research also suggests it’s instrumental in promoting good Read more about 10 Amazing Benefits of Chlorophyll[…]

poop

The Importance of Your Health as told by Poop

Nobody really likes to talk about poop. After all, it’s waste that your body is trying to get rid off, isn’t it? While that is true, it is also an indication of your body’s current health as explained by Nutritionist and Acupuncturist Melissa Ramos in the following TEDx talk. Ramos’ talk comes timely with a Read more about The Importance of Your Health as told by Poop[…]

kombucha workshop

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 Read more about Basic Kombucha Workshop[…]

heartburn

Heartburn – That Uncomfortable Feeling

So you’ve had a full, satisfying meal. Those taste buds have been tantalised and you’re content. Slowly, that uncomfortable feeling starts creeping up from your stomach and makes it way to your throat. It’s very uncomfortable, a burning like sensation. Where once your tongue experienced divine tastes, it now tastes all bitter and you feel Read more about Heartburn – That Uncomfortable Feeling[…]

veg in diet

12 Vegetables to Add In Your Diet (no salads involved)

Not everyone likes veggies (especially picky children) but everyone knows the benefits of eating more vegetables or at least, having them in your meal. Whether you’re one of the veggie haters or not, here are 12 vegetables (some are technically fruits or flowers) to add in your diet and how to sneak them into your Read more about 12 Vegetables to Add In Your Diet (no salads involved)[…]

vegan 101

Melissa’s Table Top Talk Episode 21: Vegan 101

With so many hits on the article that Luke wrote about the increasing popularity on Veganism, we decided to talk to Luke and his wife, Emilie, both of whom are vegan athletes and the founders of Live Green Live Lean to get a Vegan 101 from them. We learned a little bit more about why Read more about Melissa’s Table Top Talk Episode 21: Vegan 101[…]

animals vegan

Killing More Animals By Being Vegan or Vegetarian?

Animals are an important part of the earth, just as much as humans and plants are.  They all have their own way of helping and influencing our ecosystem, thus keeping a balance on life. Because of this, it makes sense that people should treat animals with care and fairness.  Thus, a lot of vegetarians and vegans become so with the idea of saving animals as well as the environment, citing how livestock is producing a lot of greenhouse gases and how it is cruel to eat animal products.

But…is being vegan or vegetarian really saving the planet and animals?

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