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  1. A Plant-Based Diet Helps Keep Diabetes at bay. Are You Doing It right?

    Instead of starving yourself by eating less food, what if we just ate better food? Imagine having a diet that emphasizes eating lots of vegetables, beans, nuts, seeds, and some whole grains, and is at least 90 percent plant-based? This would include at least one big salad every day, veggie-bean soup, a handful of nuts and seeds, fruit at every meal, a pound of cooked greens and some whole grains while not having refined grains, processed foods and a restriction on animal products.
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  2. Should you avoid smoothies and fruit juices?

    Written by Sandhya Nair, Accredited Nutritionist Ever wondered whether drinking a smoothie or juice is as healthy as eating a piece of fruit? Ever questioned if you are getting the same amount of nutrients when drinking a smoothie/juice as compared to eating whole fruit? As a nutritionist, these are questions I get asked frequently as I feel that there are many myths and misunderstandings in this area. The answer to this question of whether we should avoid smoothies and fruit juices however is not a simple one with a straightforward answer. Whether we should avoid it or not depends on the many factors including the amount of actual fruit and vegetables present in the ingredients, the added ingredients like sugar and preservatives as well as the processing of the smoothie/juice.
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  3. Diabetic-friendly local meals & shopping lists in Singapore. Are you doing it right?

    During the 2017 National Day Rally, Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong emphasized the importance of eating healthy to cope with the growing number of diabetics and at-risk patients in Singapore. Diet plays a significant role in Diabetes. We have all heard that consuming sugar-sweetened beverages in excess are bad for health. According to Health Promotion Board, drinking an additional 250ml of sugar-sweetened beverages every day increases a person's risk of diabetes by 18 to 26 per cent.
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  4. Everything you should know about Glycemic Index (GI), Glycemic Load (GL) and Diabetes

    Did you know that in Singapore, 1 out of 9 people aged 18 to 69 has diabetes? That’s about 11.3% of our population or more than 400,000 people! This helps us put things into perspective as to why there is a sudden sense of urgency to increase awareness and public health education in Singapore today regarding this matter.
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  5. Eat Right! Pre and Post Workout Nutrition

    Did you know that workout nutrition in terms of what you consume is as important as the actual workout session itself? The importance of exercise and its benefits on health is often talked about. However, people often overlook the importance of having good nutrition along with exercise. Did you know that nutrition plays a key role in managing energy, performance and engagement?
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  6. Improving your gut health: Prebiotics, Probiotic, Synbiotics

    Hippocrates once said, “all disease begins in the gut”. It's easy to overlook the health of our gastrointestinal system, even though it contains 10 times more health-determining bacteria than the rest of our body. There are over 100 trillion organisms in the gut, that make up ¾ of our immune system - protecting us from infection, supporting our metabolism, and promoting healthy digestion and elimination.
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  7. Can you Slow Aging?

    PREMATURE AGING happens mostly from a combination of environmental damage, lifestyle choices and medical conditions - which can trigger signs of aging at a much younger age.
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  8. De-Stressing your Work Life

    Work stress giving you the blues? We understand. Some level of workplace stress is still normal and can help keep you alert and on your toes. However, excessive work stress can result in various detrimental side effects and can leave you feeling overwhelmed – eventually leading to anxiety, interfering with productivity and performance and can even impact both your physical and emotional health.
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  9. Top Nutrients a Healthy Breakfast Needs & Easy Morning Recipes

    Most important nutrients to eat during breakfast As we all know, a healthy breakfast can help fuel your day, keep you awake and ready to tackle the day’s tasks.
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  10. Hormone Imbalance, Stress and How to Remedy It

    Hormones play a critical role in our body - they carry messages between cells and organs and affect our body functions – from growth and sexual development to managing our mood, stress, sleep cycles, metabolism and appetite. Realizing how much influence our hormones have over the various systems in our body, we can kind of get an idea of what would happen if our hormones were to go out of balance.
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