Protein Shakes vs. Protein-Rich Food: A Necessity or a Trend?

The online world is packed with information on how we should lead our lives if we truly want to be healthy. Alas, some, if not most of that information is very conflicting, leaving people completely confused by the idea of changing their lifestyle, because there are so many potential routes to take. This is especially
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Affordable Real Food in the City at Farmers and Chefs

Located at the corner of the Singapore Conference Hall in Shenton Way is a new café named Farmers and Chefs that opened in mid-July this year and is opened by the same people as the LeClare Preschool, which is next to the café. Set below a canopy and decorated with rustic wooden crafts by local
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How to Eat Healthy Without Bothering to Cook

As much as it has become everyone’s priority to live an active lifestyle and adopt a healthy diet, one of the main barriers to establishing consistency and routine is – the lack of time. Preparing healthy meals takes time and effort and if you hate cooking and like to live on the go, this can be
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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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Inaugural Singapore Vegan Festival

Veganism was the biggest food trend of 2018 globally and it continues to rise around the world. In Singapore too, vegan activities increased manifold in the last year or two. People of all food preferences are now curious about plant-based food and the festival aims to cater to this rapidly growing segment of vegans, vegetarians
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More Sustainable Grocery Shopping in Singapore

With increasing efforts to reduce waste, some shops have stopped giving plastic bags and some have even promoted zero packaging. This lifestyle has definitely landed in Singapore with grocers such as Unpackt, The Source Bulk Foods and Little Farms (which has swapped single-use trays with 100% compostable trays), marking further steps towards cultivating healthy lifestyles
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Basic Tips for Planning a Healthy Wedding Menu

If you want your guests to enjoy your wedding as much as you will, having delicious food on the menu is a must. However, serving delicious food is easy – even pizza is delicious. You want to serve something that is both tasty and healthy, so your guests don’t feel guilty about actually enjoying their
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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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TEAngle Your Tastebuds at the Singapore Tea Festival 2019

Tea aficionados! Rejoice as the Singapore Tea Festival is back on its third edition and is slated to be its biggest run yet. Proudly presented by teapasar, a global tea marketplace, the Singapore Tea Festival will be featuring over 50 tea time brands at Jewel Changi Airport from the 19th to 21st July. Pétale’s Blooming
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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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How to Deal With Sugar Withdrawal Symptoms

Two centuries ago, the average person ate only two pounds of sugar a year. Today, the average American eats more than 150 pounds of sugar in one year, which equals six cups of sugar in one week, and we are only talking about the average figures. It is understandable why people like sugar so much.
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What Our Stomachs Are Thinking a BAO

Bao Makers is Singapore’s first family owned and run Bao dining concept pioneer. Inspired by their virgin trip to London’s BAO, the Pang Family spent months experimenting and refining the combination of bun and filling flavours that they felt would be enticing to a discerning local Singaporean palate. Soon after, the Pang family opened their
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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
-> Continue reading Basic Kombucha Workshop

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 2 attendees and there will be a limit of 10 attendees in total.   Experience
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10 Tips to Lose Weight Naturally

Obesity, and other related diseases, is becoming a worldwide epidemic and while everyone wants to be slim and healthy, there are many bad habits we have to kick. For example, eating less to no junk food and increase our physical activity. However, despite knowing all these, there are supplements marketed to resolve weight issues quickly,
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Food Playground – Feeding For a Cause

Tucked away inside a quaint heritage shophouse along Sago Lane in the heart of the Chinatown district of downtown Singapore is an award-winning social enterprise with humble beginnings and an inspiring story like none other. Incorporated since 2012, Food Playground is a zesty culinary cooking school that offers fun-filled cultural cooking classes and corporate team
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Food that Fights Osteoporosis

A bone-healthy diet can help in preventing and managing osteoporosis. Like any living tissue, bones need nutrients so that they can grow and then maintain that growth. That’s why a key component to both managing and preventing osteoporosis is good nutrition. Is there a bone-healthy diet? The answer is yes. Here is some food that
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Foods that Personal Trainers Would Never Eat

Many of us cringe when it comes to following our trainers guidance on workout sessions and strict diet plans. I too did cringe at my trainer’s diet when I had learnt the effectiveness of Krav Maga and was practising it for a while. At the same time, we are easily influenced by some wrong information due
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5 Key Post-Workout Nutrition Tips

For a lot of us, finishing a workout at the gym usually means going through a prolonged process of showering, getting dressed, and getting home where we may or may not grab something to eat, depending on our mood. Regardless of whether you’re an athlete or just someone who’s trying to shape up a bit,
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Go Nuts This Lunar New Year with Nutkins!

Lunar New Year (or Chinese New Year) is fast approaching and we all know that it means visiting family and friends as well as feasting on all the delicious goodies! But as we become more health-conscious as a society, here’s a snack that you can go nuts with (all puns intended) this Lunar New Year
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The Food Psychologist Interviews Kipos

The Food Psychologist is back exploring different cuisines and reinventing perceptions of what constitutes to healthy and unhealthy. In this addition, we explore yet another gastronomic haunt on our little sunny island. Nestled in a corner of Tanjong Pagar Centre, I stumbled across Kipos Gourmet by chance one afternoon. It looked good, but having had
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Why Reverse Fasting is the Latest Dietary Rage

In our fad diets article, we explored different types of dietary crazes to hit the scenes in recent times. Now there’s a new trend that we’re adding to that list, a phenomenon known as reverse fasting. So here’s the scoop on this weight loss fad. What is Reverse Fasting? You might have heard of intermittent
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Drinks that Help with Weight Loss

It’s no more difficult finding a solution to a problem. While you have creams such as varikosette which are used to treat varicose veins, there are some solutions to other problems which are much simpler. So do the drinks that you consume plays a role in weight loss? The answer is yes. When it comes
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Top Nutrition Trends We’ll See in 2019

In our previous article on nutrition trends, we explored trendy diets in 2018. On a related note, here’s what was popular in the food scene in last year and will likely be sticking around in the New Year. Plant-Based Protein With the increasing awareness of diets such as veganism and flexitarianism even among regular gym bunnies,
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Food Myths Debunked

It’s time to separate fact from fiction when it comes to popular beliefs about food and we have compiled some of the food myths that is far away from the truth. Here are some persistent fallacies on food as we break down each food myth to reveal the truth. Myth #1: Nuts are Fattening Nuts
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What to Eat Before and After a Workout

We all know that what you eat is important. But what about when you eat especially when you are on a workout routine? Apart from that, not fuelling up before you workout is like driving a car on empty. You won’t have enough energy to maximise your workout and will  limit your ability to burn calories.
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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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Cocktails and Mocktails to Sip to 2019

You’ve planned take a Mixology Courses or NYE party and as host, you’re in charge of the drinks. We have rounded up 12 cocktails and mocktails with a healthy twist for you to sip and share while ringing in the new year! Daquiri Sweetened with strawberries, Daiquiris are popular with most females and can also
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Healthier Christmas Recipes

It is Christmas and while that normally means the season for feasting, why not cook up some Christmas cheer with these selectively chosen recipes that are healthier? We promise that even the pickiest eaters will love them! Christmas Fruit Mince Pie This recipe contains a whole lot of healthy ingredients such as organic dried fruits.
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7 Anti-inflammatory Dinners

Chronic inflammation can cause chronic pain, lupus, or other age-related illnesses. Although acute, short-term inflammation is beneficial, it can become a major problem when it becomes chronic and inappropriately attacks your body’s own tissues. Without inflammation, pathogens such as bacteria could easily take over your body and kill you. Beyond exercise and other healthy habits, incorporating
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Habits to Help Cut Back On Sugar

Around the world, over 400 million people live with diabetes. While getting diagnosed with diabetes does not mean that a person likes to eat a lot of sugary items, the problem does start with sugar. Taking too much sugar can also contribute to cancer, heart disease and tooth decay. One of the worst habits that
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Food Swaps that Could Change your Life

A good start to embarking on a journey of healthier eating would be to switch out some of the foods currently a regular in your kitchen. It is not just about weight management; a healthier way of eating could lead you to curb sugar cravings and leave you satisfied following each meal. Moreover, it could
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Tips on Keeping Healthy Over the Festive Period

Christmas, New Year, followed closely by Lunar New Year. The festive period brings with it celebrations (and a hint of drama) with loved ones and, of course, indulgence. Not treating yourself to all that amazing festive food would be criminal and it would be bad advice. A better suggestion would be: don’t over-indulge. So here
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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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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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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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The Ups and Downs of Emotional Eating

In the simplest terms, emotional eating is eating to feed your emotional needs rather than your physical ones. It was initially defined as eating in response to negative emotions, but a number of current studies have shown that a positive mood can also prompt increased food consumption. Experts estimate that 75% of overeating is caused
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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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Tale of the Mooncake Part 1 – Healthy Snacks or Nutritional Disasters?

Mid-Autumn Festival. 中秋节. The 15th day of the eighth lunar month (24th September this year). It’s that time of the year again where we indulge in mooncakes. And these days, we’re spoilt for choice. Mooncakes have never quite been considered “healthy”. However, this trend seems to be changing. More restaurants and hotels are offering healthier
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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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