Ask the dietitian – Is drinking water after workouts enough?

With the range of sports drinks out on supermarket shelves, you may have wondered if it is good enough to just be drinking water after workouts.Are these sports drinks a gimmick, or do you really need them?If they are beneficial, when should you have sports drinks and when is just drinking water after workouts sufficient? How much should you be having?In this article, I’ll first…

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4 ways to serve up healthier Chinese New Year food

2020 was a year that reminded us about the frailty of life and the importance of good health. Scientific reports have highlighted that individuals who are obese, or who have diabetes, heart disease, or kidney disease are at increased risk of severe illness if they contracted Covid-19. I doubt this is going to change, whether it's Covid-19 we’re dealing with, or other stronger, more contagious…

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5 practical tips to achieve success with weight loss

Finding success with weight loss is something many people struggle with.Have you been on multiple diets but find that you end up back on square one?Are you frustrated with hearing about the success stories of others when you see no results?Does achieving success with weight loss sound like a myth to you?I understand that the process can be trying, but don’t give up just yet.The…

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Nutrition facts of chicken breast: Benefits to health and ways to cook it

What are the basic nutrition facts of chicken breast?At a glance, skinless chicken breast is a good source of protein and is low in fat, making it a great choice as a lean protein.It is a quite neutral in flavour compared to other proteins. This makes it popular in many cuisines, from Chinese Kung Pao chicken to Southern fried chicken, Spanish Arroz con Pollo to…

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Ask the dietitian – How can I make healthy meal delivery choices?

Meal delivery services are here to stay. They are convenient, and free up precious time for us to do the things we love. However, they are not always good for our health or our waistline. Fret not though, for you can make healthy meal delivery choices by following these tips! 1. Always try to create balance in your meals There’s no other way to eat…

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3 ways meal delivery services in Singapore can damage our health

With the rise of meal delivery services in Singapore like Grabfood, and Foodpanda, you have to know what it’s doing to your health. Having one or two meals delivered is one thing. If however, you have all your meals delivered every day, that’s another matter. Read on, to find out how using meal delivery services can have detrimental effects on your health, slowly but surely.…

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Skip your diet and still lose weight this Chinese New Year

You’ve probably come across a gazillion articles and infographics on the Straits Times, on Channel News Asia, or your facebook newsfeed highlighting the calories in Chinese New Year goodies. They would feature shockingly high calories in your favourite Chinese New Year goodies, or highlight the duration of exercise needed to “burn off” that bak kwa, pineapple tart, or kueh lapis. The problem is, such data…

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5 important diet checks for better health

Do you go for frequent health checks? Whether they’re simple blood tests or nerve-wrecking colonoscopies. Why do these tests? I’m guessing you want to make sure all’s well with your body. The idea is to catch diseases before they develop, or confirm any suspicions so you may seek immediate treatment. Many of the diseases we develop these days are linked with poor dietary habits year…

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Ask the dietitian #1: Is pork fat nutritious?

So, I received this question a few weeks ago from a reader. He asked “Is pork fat nutritious?”, based on an article published a while ago where pork fat was announced to be “one of the top 10 most nutritious food in the world”.Is pork fat nutritious? What a great question, considering that I’ve been asked about that article a few times since it gained…

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