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  1. Sweetening your CNY without cane sugar – Organic Yacon Syrup, Raw Unpasteurised Honey, Goji Berries

    Chinese New Year is around the corner! This means it is time for reunion dinners and house visits where we find ourselves constantly surrounded by goodies and treats such as the good old love letters and pineapple tarts. When this is the case, stopping at 1-2 treats seems almost impossible. However, desserts are often frowned upon by many and we are often told to eat in moderation. But we all know this is harder said than done as we easily give in to temptation. But to put things into perspective, let’s look at how much cane sugar there is in popular Chinese New Year treats.
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  2. Quick Introduction of Quinoa as breakfast foods for kids – Organic Quinoa Cereal Mix and Organic Quinoa Powder

    Time is a precious commodity in Singapore, especially for working parents with children. Many of these parents work full time and are constantly busy trying to balance work and family time. Often, getting ready for school or work in the morning becomes a mad rush for everyone in the family. Meals like breakfast tend to be compromised in terms of nutrition quality or forgotten in some cases due to a lack of time for preparation in the morning. I have heard that it is common for some children in Singapore to just drink a cup of Milo before rushing off to school? It is a pity – as growing children should not have to be deprived of a proper nutritious breakfast in their growing up years.
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  3. A Happy, Healthy & Guilt-Free Christmas

    Christmas is around the corner! It is time for all the Christmas parties and family get-togethers. Personally, I love Christmas time and I am that person who starts listening to Christmas songs in October while constantly looking for new recipes to one-up my home-made baked goods.
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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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