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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Canned food can be good for you

I hope that got your attention. Yes, you read it right. Canned food can be good for you (excuse the pun). So can frozen food. BUT (you saw this coming, didn’t you?) not all of them. Let me clarify myself. Some canned and frozen food can be good for you. Recently I posted a picture on Instagram of my Zesty Tuna and Rice Salad, and…

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Foods you should eat to stay full and healthy during Ramadan

If you’ve read up about me and other articles on my blog, you’ll realise that I’m big on eating the right foods for health. I mean, why spend money on medications and supplements, doctor visits and hospital bills, when we can just feed ourselves the right foods? I believe that every day is an opportunity to get the nutrients we need in our bodies so…

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Mediterranean Omelette and Toast

Eggs are a good source of protein, but omelettes give you the opportunity to load up on flavourful and wholesome ingredients. By doing so, not only do you increase the nutritional value of the meal you're having so that it's more complete, you also improve the taste of the dish!Here is a quick and easy omelette that you can make that packs a punch and…

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Elvis Presley’s Overnight Oats

Did you know that Elvis Presley’s favourite sandwich is a peanut butter and banana sandwich? I learnt that from a documentary once and it has stuck with me since, because it’s such an amazing combination. Don’t believe me? Wiki it! Okay, his ideal sandwich occasionally includes bacon, but I’m gonna omit that because oats with bacon? Probably not such a good idea. I've made it…

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Chicken Huevos Rancheros

Huevos Rancheros basically mean's Rancher's eggs, and is a breakfast dish from Mexico usually served on corn tortilla and some salsa. I love mexican food (check out my version of mexican soup here), and will definitely choose this for for a meal any time—breakfast, lunch, or dinner.But eggs itself do not give you enough protein for a dinner meal, which is how I came up…

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