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 state
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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. At the same time, we are easily influenced by some wrong information due to commercial by capitalist especially food companies that promote food with “healthy” tags. In reality, these food are harmful and not recommended by
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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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Drinks that Help with Weight Loss

Do the drinks that you consume plays a role in weight loss? The answer is yes. When it comes to shedding pounds or losing weight fast we have to watch what we drink. However, let’s get this straight there is no drink that will magically help you shed pounds. It is important to note that
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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, plant-based
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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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What Were the Top Nutrition Trends in 2018?

Last year has brought with it a whole host of nutrition trends, both in terms of the diet and food trends. Some have left us enticed, some grateful, while others have us simply baffled. Discover what were some of the most searched diet and food trends of 2018 (according to Google), in no particular order.
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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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How Popular Diets (or diet fads) Affect Your Skin

Fad diets are often popularised through the media, with emphasis on losing weight. While the validity of these diet plans is still debatable (most fitness trainers will still tell you to stick to the traditional methods), perhaps you’d like to know how they affect your skin and then decide whether you’re going to follow these
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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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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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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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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 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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Get Fit to the Core at Oasia Hotel Downtown’s 2nd Birthday Party!

Oasia Hotel Downtown is turning 2 and they’re gonna throw a fitastic party to celebrate! Happening on Saturday, 28 April and themed along Oasia’s three wellness pillars – Recharge, Refuel and Refresh, the party is a celebration of a fit and fabulous lifestyle that starts from the core. Join in a morning of activities to
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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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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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