The Food Psychologist: Dean & DeLuca (Part 2)

In the last post, we met Chef Clifford and Adeline, heard a little about the background of the restaurant and the plans in store. Next up, food. Without further ado (I can practically hear you going, “Get on with it!”), join me in experiencing what Dean and DeLuca has to offer in their healthier menu.
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Taking Care of Your Gut (with giveaway!)

Health food trends come in waves and with the interest in digestive health, there have been loads of articles about the benefits of apple cider vinegar, then alkaline water followed by the current popularity of fermented foods such as kefir and kombucha. We got the lowdown on all these health food trends and to get
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The Food Psychologist: Dean & DeLuca (Part 1)

Following the popularity of our mooncake feature, The Wellness Insider is on the prowl for healthier eats again. This time, we’re looking to uncover some of the restaurants in Singapore that incorporate healthy, wholesome ingredients, cooking methods and even philosophy. No, we don’t just mean salads and protein boxes that are all the rage now;
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Some Easy Meal Prep Inspo for this week

Having healthy prepped meals waiting for us in the fridge has been one less thing for us to worry about, and keeps us eating healthier. Here are some delicious and healthy meals for you to try out. Try out 2-3 recipes per cooking session so that you have a variety of meals to choose from
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The Food Binge Battle

Following on from our articles on emotional eating and body acceptance and love, we explore the link between dieting and emotional eating a little more. We now know that emotional eating is eating to feed your emotional needs rather than your physical ones. But how does this emotional relationship with food start in the first
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Why You Should Add This Root Into Your Diet

Lotus root is the underwater stem of the lotus plant, and is commonly used as a dish in the Asian country. In terms of cooking, It is a versatile root and can be steamed, deep-fried, boiled, and stir-fried. Here are some of its numerous health benefits and recipes for you to try at home! Improves
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7 Best Energy Boosters that Aren’t Coffee

Whether there are only a few hours left before your most important exam or a work presentation you have to give, if you aren’t ready enough, you will need more energy. Last-minute work is always the hardest, especially when achieving good results is important. Coffee is the energy booster we tend to turn to first,
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Turning Vegetarian? Here are Some Unexpected Side Effects…

Vegetarianism has become trendy and popular, especially with the list of celebrities endorsing such a diet growing longer and longer (recent additions to the ‘V.gang’ include Will.I.Am). There are plentiful reasons for turning vegetarian, from religious to health-related and concern for the environment. The spectrum of those identifying themselves as vegetarian include vegans, who abstain
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Mistakes to Avoid when Meal Prepping

Mornings, before we head to work, are often a blur of activity; getting dressed, trying to look half-decent with some makeup, stuffing some breakfast in your mouth if you can manage… You think about packing a healthy lunch because you’ve started a new workout routine, but you change your mind when you look at your watch.
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Spiking Sugar – Managing Changes in Sugar Levels

There is a common misconception that you should worry about your blood sugar levels only if you have diabetes; peaks and crashes can be nonetheless worrying for the average person. Such blood sugar spikes occur when your blood sugar rises and then falls sharply after you eat, causing lethargy and hunger. In the long run,
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Foods To Eat When You Have Insomnia

Getting a good night’s sleep is key to having a good health. A good night’s sleep also helps us function to the best of our abilities during the day. If you have been unable to sleep over a long period of time, there is a chance that you might have insomnia. Being diagnosed with insomnia is
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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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Tale of the Mooncake Part 3 – The Quest for Healthy Mooncakes in Malaysia

Mid-Autumn Festival or commonly known as the Mooncake Festival is a harvest festival and is celebrated in most East Asian countries, such as China, Japan, Korea and Vietnam. Malaysia being a multi-cultural country is not an exception when it comes to celebrating the Mid-Autumn Festival. We went on a search for healthy mooncakes in Malaysia
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Tale of the Mooncake Part 2 – The Quest for Healthy Mooncakes in Singapore

As per the annual custom, hotels and restaurants have concocted a vast array of delicious mooncakes to rake in the Mid-Autumn Festival. In the second part of our Mid-Autumn special, we searched Singapore for mooncakes that have incorporated wholesome ingredients or cooking methods, reviewing them in terms of their skin, the types of nutritious ingredients
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10 Healthy Snacks We Found Online

While we don’t usually recommend snacking…we do know that there are times where you do need to have small bites in between to keep your energy levels up. Do you need gluten-free snacks, or are you just looking for healthy snack ideas packed with protein and not too much sugar? Here’s a list of healthier snack
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Favourite Local Dishes to Celebrate Singapore & Malaysia’s birthdays

There is nothing more patriotic than celebrating the birthday of your nation with local dishes. A country’s spirit is united through its people when food is brought on the table. With Singapore and Malaysia celebrating their birthdays in August, and since they are right next to each other geographically, so you can expect some of
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TEAse Your Tastebuds – Kombucha Pairing

Join us for tea! Learn what is kombucha, and get a taste of various flavours of this probiotic fermented tea as paired with some healthy finger foods. Please note: we will only proceed once we have hit our minimum of 4 attendees and there will be a limit of 10 attendees in total. Experience includes:
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Dishing the Dirt on Fad Diets Part 2 – Why Do They Never Work?

In the second part of our fad diets feature, we continue to explore the effects of trendy diets and some common dietary mistakes to avoid. Raw Foods Diet – Not Quite Rabbit Food This diet is all about eating food in their natural state. Supporters believe that the cooking process destroys many of nutritional benefits
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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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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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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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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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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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Beer Yoga & Citylights (One Fullerton Heritage)

In partnership with Singapore Tourism Board, District 1 Yoga is excited to be part of Singapore Food Festival 2018 to bring back one of our iconic event, Beer Yoga & Citylights. This time, we will be pairing with Trouble Brewing to bring you SFF branded beers as a festival collectible! Stay tuned! BeerYoga is the
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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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 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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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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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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Beer Yoga & Citylights (One Fullerton Heritage)

The huge trend from London has finally arrived in Singapore! BEER-YOGA! There’s nothing like putting down an icy cold beer. Except, of course, achieving a higher state of being and eventual transcendence of the Self through the practice of yoga. But what if you could do both, at the same time? BeerYoga is the marriage
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