Pasta sauce, canned tomato, tomato ketchup and more: Differences you should be aware of

Have you been to the supermarket, strolled down the pasta aisle to pick out some ready-made pasta sauce, only to be stumped by the variety of sauces available to you? What’s the difference between “Traditional Italian” and “Marinara Italian”? When it says “Bolognese with red wine”, is there really red wine in there? Further down the aisle, you may see cans of “peeled plum tomato”,…

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5 foods that are scientifically proven to reduce cholesterol levels

Cholesterol. What a fear inducing word, when it really shouldn’t be. I know some of you out there would dread health check-ups or blood tests lest you happen to discover that your cholesterol levels are sky-high. You know that your GP will then tell you to reduce cholesterol levels by “watching your diet” and “avoiding fatty foods, eggs, and seafood”, or horrors of all horrors…“do…

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Is the Impossible burger healthy? Top 10 nutrition facts

With all the attention that the Impossible burger is getting by the press, food critics, and foodies alike, this vegetarian patty that “bleeds” appears to be a whole different level to vegetarian mock meat and bean patties. Sure, the scepticism that meat eaters have about vegetarian products is still there. But this time, the question is: does it really match up to the real deal?…

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The Healthier Choice Symbol: What is it, and does it really mean anything?

You go to the supermarket and browse the aisles. Under almost every food category, you see some products carrying the Healthier Choice Symbol. It makes sense for some of these products to be a healthier choice— they may be oats, which is a wholegrain, or milk, which is high in calcium. Yet, some products like dark soy sauce, french fries, and ice cream have the…

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Durians: Are they fattening, do they cause diabetes, and other nutrition facts about the “King of fruits”

Durian: the “King of fruits” and one loved by many Singaporeans. I’ve come across too many clients who say they don’t like fruits, but will devour durians when the season comes around. Are durians really fattening? Do they cause diabetes? Are they bad for your cholesterol? What are they made of exactly, and…are they really that bad? Read on, so you know what you’re actually…

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5 reasons why a dietitian makes a great friend

There are so many articles out there about what a dietitian is, or the difference between a dietitian and a nutritionist. That is why I’m going with a different take on this topic by placing dietitians in a more personal light in this article. When you see why a dietitian would make a good friend, you get a glimpse beyond the façade of what you…

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