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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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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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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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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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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mindful eating

Where Did My Cookie Go? 5 Steps to Mindful Eating

“I’m really looking forward to that home made cookie at lunch time!” you think to yourself as you get to work. At last,  it’s break time after a busy morning. Woop! You grab your treat and take a bite. It tastes soooo good. Savouring the moment you take another. Also delicious. Then another. You then glance
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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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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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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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iron supplements

Iron Supplements: Do You Need Them?

  A poll result published on 26 Nov 2015 indicates that nearly 50% of females in Singapore may not be aware that they have iron deficiency. Doctors said that symptoms such as physical and mental fatigue, hair loss, brittle nails, may point to iron deficiency – but most people may put them down to stress and/or lack
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baby teeth

Baby Teeth – A Dentist’s Advice

As a dentist, I’ve seen many children with dental decay, pain and swellings in the mouth. Having worked in hospitals, I have seen numerous little ones have general anaesthetic to have their teeth taken out. These are emotional and costly measures for a disease that is completely preventable. As a parent there is so much
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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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acai bowl

Superfood Your Dessert with a DIY Acai Bowl

Superfoods is a recent term used on a whole group of foods that are high in nutritions but low in calories, perfect for getting your vitamins and proteins in without the popping of multiple pills. Not sure about you, but I much prefer to eat my vitamins and minerals. The super berry Acai The acai
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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.

meal

What Should Be Your Biggest Meal of the Day?

There’s an old adage: “Breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince and dinner like a pauper,” and it appears to have some truth. Timing of meals may play a part in controlling weight and health. There is emerging research to say that eating too much at night may not be good for health; however,
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healthy eating

4 Healthy Eating Resolutions That Aren’t Focused on Weight Loss

When you are on the path of healthy eating, it should not just be about losing weight but rather, to be healthier and just be good to your body. After all, you only have one. Photo credits: Positive Health Wellness Please follow and like us:

coca-cola

Coca-Cola Is Moving Beyond Soda

Soda is consumed all over the world, becoming a staple in most restaurants and fast food joints. Chief among them is Coca-Cola, a company that leads the front for all sugary and “sparkling” drinks as it likes to boasts. Unfortunately for the sweet behemoth, times are changing as people are becoming more conscious about what they eat and drink. The change in people’s opinion has, in turn, influenced the way Coca-Cola does business.

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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 baileys

Vegan Baileys Irish Cream and Other Vegan Inspired Cocktails

When Baileys revealed their latest ‘flavour’, vegans and health nuts (pun intended) all revelled in delight at its latest almond milk liqueur which is gluten and diary free! As our vegan athlete Luke mentioned, looks like veganism is here to stay and they like their alcohol too. Thus, we happily came up with a list of vegan-friendly cocktails with Baileys’ latest Almande which are guaranteed to put everyone in a happy mood! Shh…your non-vegan friends wouldn’t know the difference.

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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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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
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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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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
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green juice

The Truth About Green Juices and Smoothies

The popularity of green juices and smoothies have been increasing over the years, especially when health magazines or ‘experts’ have been expounding the virtues of drinking your veggies rather than chewing them. It kinda makes sense, considering that we often eat less vegetables than we’re supposed to and drinking green juices or smoothies is a
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health challenges

Why We Don’t Do Health Challenges

It seems like there is always some fitness or health challenge going on these days and they’re often promoted via social media. From 100 sit-ups a day or no-sugar for 30 days, there seems to be some sort of challenge for you to get into. Don’t get us wrong, they can be a good source
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healthy image

What Does It Mean to Be Healthy? This Picture Challenges You to Guess

Losing weight  and staying healthy can be a tough thing for a lot of people, whether it’d be exercising, dieting or just trying not to eat, it’s something that can be tough on a lot of people. Because of this we also have a warped view about health, associating weight loss with good health, physical
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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
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Reasons For Thinning Hair, How to Fix Them & What to Eat for Healthier Hair

Read these two articles on Oprah.com about thinning hair as well as maintaining healthy hair. We decided to combine them into one article because it is not only important to fix problems but to also maintain the good. Our additional comments will be in italics. You’re Noticing: Thinning Along the Hairline  Likely cause: Regularly yanking your hair back
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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
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