Dishing on Salt 🧂

Can you name some food that are high in salt? Pickled vegetables, canned foods, salted fish, salted egg... Did you know that foods such as bread, cornflakes and instant soups are actually considered high-salt items? Recommended Intake The recommended daily allowance is a maximum of 5 grams of salt per day, but the National Nutrition... Continue Reading →

A new year with a “new” heart

Chinese New Year is around the corner and it is common to celebrate with festive snacks which may have high salt content despite they do not taste salty. Salt is a mineral and made up of sodium and chloride. We need sodium to maintain blood pressure, support the optimum function of nerves and muscles as... Continue Reading →

Tis a Season to Stay Healthy

It is that magical time of the year again. With Christmas and New Year around the corner, it inevitably involves feasting and possibly overindulging in buffet spreads and booze. This festive period can be a challenging time to eat well. However, with mindful and strategic eating, it is still possible to be merry without the... Continue Reading →

Trans Fats

Trans fat is a type of dietary fat. It increases our "bad" cholesterol (LDL) and decreases "good" cholesterol (HDL). Eating trans fats increases our risk of developing heart disease and stroke. Most trans fats in our diet are artificial trans fats which are formed through an industrial process that adds hydrogen to liquid vegetable oils... Continue Reading →

Facts on Fats

Fats are essential to our health. They play an important role in our body, for example, providing energy, acting as a cushion to protect vital organs and transporting fat-soluble vitamins such as vitamin A which is good for eye health. A moderate good amount of fats is needed in the diet. However, fat may lead... Continue Reading →

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