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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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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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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poop

The Importance of Poop

Before you think we’re trying to gross you out, one’s bowel movement is important not just for infants or seniors but for at any point in one’s life. That’s because your gut health is important, as we’ve mentioned many a times. If you have diarrhoea, constipation or other forms of stomach/intestinal discomfort, it could mean
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expecting mums

Yoga and Dietary Talk For Expecting Mums

Are you a soon-to-be Mum experiencing everyday discomfort and always worrying about what to eat to have a healthy loving child? Have no fear! End your worries with an incredible content from Ananda Marga! We wish for all expecting mothers to have a smooth and worry-free pregnancy while enjoying their time to the fullest! Here
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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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Gluten-Free Cooking 101 (Cooking Class)

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 Feta and Spinach
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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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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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fasting

6 Tips on Intermittent Fasting for Beginners

Intermittent fasting (IF) is fast growing on trend alongside the ketogenic diet and is based on changing your eating patterns in order to reap potential benefits such as increasing metabolism, lowering blood pressure and lipids, ingesting lesser calories, managing late night snacking. These are just some of the many other greater benefits of fasting intermittently.
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Help Us Name Our Kombucha Flavours

We are so excited to share with you the launch of Kombucha Chronicles – our dedicated site to our love of probiotics through this humble fermented tea. Now, we need your help! We have a few flavours of kombucha going and would like to give them some catchy names instead of the usual “Ginger Lemon” or
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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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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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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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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 for Integrative Nutrition, the food we love to ingest and partake in social gatherings is called secondary food. What
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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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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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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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