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  1. Are Sugar Alternatives a Healthier Option?

    Refined sugar, also known by its many names, white sugar, cane sugar, caster sugar, granulated sugar or icing sugar is heavily ingrained in the food system today. It is often added to processed foods, including many foods that claim to be healthy such as crackers and granola bars. As there are at least 61 different names for sugar, ranging from cane sugar to glucose, sugar is often disguised in the ingredients list making it hidden from consumers.
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  2. What is Gout and how to manage it

    Gout has long been known as the “disease of kings” as it was commonly associated with the lavish diet and alcohol consumption of the wealthy, like King Henry VIII, who suffered from it. It is one of the most common forms of inflammatory arthritis which results from the build-up of uric acid crystals in joints. This build-up of uric acid crystals begins with purines, a chemical compound found naturally in your body and is present in many foods. Purines are metabolized in the body to produce uric acid which is excreted from our bodies as waste via urine or stool. The inability to adequately process and excrete uric acid from the body results in the excess accumulating in the joints and thus, resulting in Gout. This builds up in the soft tissue of the joint, causing extreme pain, joint swelling, warmth and redness.
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  3. Gut Health : Prebiotics and Probiotics

    “All diseases begin in the gut.” – It is a quote claimed by Hippocrates, an ancient Greek physician who was traditionally regarded as the father of medicine. Hence, we talk about the importance of gut health to our overall health.
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  4. How to Improve Mental Health - Serotonin Superfoods

    Mental health is an integral and essential component of health. According to the Singapore Mental Health Study, the prevalence of mental illness in Singapore is 12%. This means that about 1 in 8 people are faced with mental health issues. These include issues like depression, insomnia, eating disorders and the most common, mood and anxiety disorders. In Singapore, the circuit breaker due to covid-19 resulted in most people going into a quarantine by working from home and being away from family and friends.
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  5. Why is Raw Cacao so good for you?

    Studies have shown that cacao, from which chocolates are made, has numerous health benefits especially for heart health (to lower blood pressure and reduce inflammation) and mood (to make you happy and alleviate depression).
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  6. Exceptional Ways of Controlling Blood Sugar Level that You Must Know

    Diabetes is a medical condition in which blood glucose levels are higher than normal. This is becoming more common in Singapore as the Health Promotion Board has declared a nation-wide war against diabetes. In the 2017 National Day Rally, Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong emphasized diabetes as a “health crisis” among Singaporeans, stating that one in nine Singaporeans has diabetes, with seniors being more prone to the condition. This is mainly due to unhealthy diets and lack of exercise.
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  7. Top 3 Impressive Benefits of Maca Root Powder

    Maca powder has become increasingly popular over the years. Maca, which mainly grows in the Andes of central Peru, is often referred to as Peruvian ginseng. Maca is a cruciferous vegetable with a long history of culinary and medicinal use in Peru. The main part of the plant is the root, which exists in a range of colors from white to black. The Maca root is generally dried and consumed in powder form. It is often described as having an earthy, nutty taste. An example is Nature’s Superfoods Organic Raw Maca Powder and Nature’s Superfoods Organic Gelatinised Maca Powder. Organic Gelatinized Maca Powder does not contain any animal origins and it is suitable for vegetarians. Gelatinized Maca powder does not refer to a mixture of Maca powder and gelatin, as some would think. Gelatinization refers to the process of breaking down starch chains in the Maca root (by pre-cooking the roots under controlled temperature conditions), thus making the root powder more easily digested. Hence, Gelatinized Maca’s active ingredients are more concentrated and more quickly absorbed by the body.
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  8. How to boost your immune system : Top 3 Tips

    Vitamin C is an essential vitamin to have in your diet as it results in the proper functioning of immune cells. Vitamin C is an antioxidant needed to produce collagen in the skin, strengthen the immune system and fight viral infections. Even through Vitamin C is highly concentrated in immune cells in the body, it is rapidly depleted during a viral infection. Hence, consuming enough Vitamin C regularly is important to reduce the severity and duration of sicknesses such as common colds. Vitamin C comes in two forms: natural wholefood form or the synthetic form. The synthetic forms of Vitamin C are not always used in formulas at the exact pH levels required to effect change in the body. On the other hand, natural wholefood sources of Vitamin C are bio-available as they are readily absorbed and processed by the body.
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  9. 3 Surprising Benefits of Nutritional Yeast

    Nutritional Yeast, also commonly known as and referred to as “Nooch”, is an extremely nutritious superfood as a small amount of this high-protein, low-fat, nutrient-dense food has a wide range of vitamins and minerals. It is derived from a species of yeast known as Saccharomyces cerevisiae and goes through a heating and drying process that makes it inactive. It is an excellent source of high-quality protein, fiber, minerals such as potassium, calcium and iron and the full spectrum of B vitamins.
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  10. Top 3 Benefits of Plant Protein Powders

    Written by: Ms. Sandhya Nair, Accredited Nutritionist Consuming sufficient protein in your diet is not just for athletes or bodybuilders. It is essential for a healthy immune system and for the organs in our body to function well. The amount of protein required is based on the age, gender and the activity level of an individual. With the increasing popularity of plant-based lifestyles, plant protein powders have become the go-to source of protein as it is formulated to ensure protein requirements can be easily met by individuals. A great example is Nature’s Superfoods Organic Plant Protein Powder which has many benefits in comparison to other commercial protein powders.
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