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 →

Stronger bones, stronger you!

Hmm... What is peak bone mass? Peak bone mass is known as the stage where our bones would have reached its maximal level of strength and density. It is always advisable during our growing years to obtain high calcium rich foods to achieve maximal bone mass. This is to prevent any future risks of osteoporosis,... Continue Reading →

Glycaemic Index

Have you noticed that more and more food products labelled with "Low GI" on packaging are available in the supermarket? What is GI? Carbohydrates are the body's preferred fuel source. The glycaemic index (GI) ranks carbohydrates in foods on a scale from 1 to 100 based on how quickly and how much they raise blood... Continue Reading →

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