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 Most
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reunion dinner

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 retreat

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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hormonal balance

7 Sacred Herbs And Foods For Optimising Your Hormonal Balance

Hormones play a vital part in the human body, even though it is often overlooked by individuals. Without hormones, our bodies would not function normally. There is quite a large number of different hormones in the body, each playing their own essential role in maintaining certain features or functions of the body. Some hormones affect
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primary foods

What are Primary Foods?

We are all foodies, growing up and living in Singapore, you cannot escape it. Food is inherently a huge part of our culture, it forms a part of our identity. Adapting a concept from the Institute of Integrative Nutrition, the food we love to ingest and partake in social gatherings is called secondary food. What
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energetic

How to Feel More Energised

It seems like more and more people are complaining about fatigue or wanting to feel more energetic. This is mostly because of our busy lifestyles which lead to poor sleep quality, insufficient rest, bad eating habits or lack of physical exercise. It doesn’t help that with aging, one’s metabolism dips and this also affects how
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japanese yoga

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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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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izakaya

Chillax With Friends at New Izakaya Bar – IZA

Food lovers now have another great reason to visit Singapore’s eastside as IZA officially open its doors in hip and charming Siglap. Dubbed ‘Your local Izakaya bar’, IZA nestles among a cosy row of Siglap shophouses and offers a casual, unpretentious yet edgy Japanese styled bar and restaurant serving affordable kushiyaki fare and drinks amidst a homey, yet
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A Fresh Start for a Fresh Juice: Mr Coconut’s New Look and New Menu

What’s all-natural, full of vitamins and minerals, and super refreshing? Mr Coconut’s brand new variety of made-to-order drinks prepared with fresh coconut water, that’s what! Mr Coconut celebrates 2 years in Singapore with the re-opening of its flagship store at Far East Plaza with a revamped look and refreshing new coconut-based drinks menu! What began as
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japanese yoga

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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persian vegan

Magical Persian Vegan Dinner (Cooking Class)

Are you ready to prepare some delicious VEGAN Persian food? 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!
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common cold

5 Cures for the Common Cold

For those in temperate countries, autumn is upon us and we have both rain and shine.  The recent erratic weather in Singapore has also meant that the common cold is prevalent.  Inconvenient as it may be, the common cold usually takes a week to 10 days to clear. Often the culprit is a rhinovirus spread
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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
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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
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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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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
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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
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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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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
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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
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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
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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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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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,
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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