Getting the Best From Your Smoothie

We all know that we need to eat our fruit and veggies and according to the World Health Organisation (WHO), a healthy diet should consist at least 5 portions (400g)¹ of them per day. However, our current busy lifestyles can make this difficult…worse if you’re not particularly fond of eating vegetables. That is why drinking
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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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Managing Diabetes and its Myths

As mentioned in our previous article, diabetes is on the rise in Singapore and inadequate management and poor education results in many individuals with prediabetes progressing to the next stage of the disease in the coming years. Another shocking statistic is that nearly four Singaporeans undergo diabetes-related amputations a day. However, as the first line
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Fight Obesity At Its Core

As the pace of the modern lifestyle continues to pick up speed, most people rely on making unhealthier lifestyle and dietary choices as a way to destress. Unfortunately, this has witnessed detrimental consequences on the health of the global population. According to estimates by the World Health Organization (WHO), over 650 million adults above the
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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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How to Take Care of Your Teeth as a Vegan

With an increase in the number of people turning vegetarian and vegan due to health reasons as well as to take a stand against animal cruelty, it does pose certain challenges and vegans have to find alternative ways to do some of the everyday things in our lives. A vegan diet can result in weaker
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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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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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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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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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Managing Your Blood Sugar

Any traditional medicine doctor would tell you that the stomach is one of the most important parts of your body. The reason being, the stomach is the key to a healthy body. It has a connection with the other parts of the body. In Western medicine, a popular phrase is always used to describe the
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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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The Food Psychologist Reviews Kipos Gourmet

In our earlier interview with Kipos, we heard from the dynamic duo, Stanley and Brian, about how they developed Kipos and their plans for bringing it forward in 2019. Before we review the food from Kipos, let’s start off with a little culinary tidbit by exploring two cooking techniques featured on their menu: sous vide
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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. Varicose veins are enlarged, swollen, and twisting veins, which appear on the skin of the legs and arms, but less commonly on the feet, abdomen, and back. They can be either
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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

While it’s a well-known fact that organic products are undoubtedly healthy for the human body and using products from sites like buyorganicsonline.com.au can only help a person, it’s time to separate fact from fiction when it comes to popular beliefs about food. We have compiled some of the food myths that is far away from
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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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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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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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17 Facts About Body Image and Eating Disorders

There are many assumptions about body image as well as eating disorders, but what are facts and what are just stereotypes? Here are 17 facts about both that we hope will allow our readers to see that this is a pressing issue that has been continually growing, and hopefully, we are able to take some
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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! While
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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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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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10 Steps to Treat Yourself Better

The world is moving at such a fast pace these days that it’s hard to keep up. There seems to be no time for things that we regard as trivial, such as focusing on ourselves and our needs – in other words, self-improvement. We are too busy keeping up with everyone else, staying busy and
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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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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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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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