Dishing on Salt πŸ§‚

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 →

Eat Right, Live Light!

Has weight been an issue that is bothering up or your loved ones? Β  Want to lose weight but don't know how? Want to cook but don't know how or don't have time? During last Saturday's weight management forum, our dietitian shared some strategies on how to have a healthy diet for a healthy weight.... Continue Reading →

Do we need snacks?

Snacks are defined as a small amount of food or drink consumed between meals. Snacks are useful for adding in extra calories for individuals who struggle to eat sufficiently at main meals for example, children, elderly or adults with illness. However for most adults, snacks add extra calories, fat, and salt, which can contribute to... Continue Reading →

Kopi, Teh and Me

  Image from: The Straits Times and The Local Box Many Singaporeans consume coffee and tea on a daily basis and many even consider it a daily necessity, but how do they affect our health? Coffee and tea are rich sources of polyphenols which are nutrient compounds such as antioxidants. Research has shown that polyphenols... Continue Reading →

CNY Eating Survival Guide

Do you tend to overindulge during the holiday season? Has it always been a challenge to eat healthier during Chinese New Year? To eat smarter during this festive period without sabotaging your health or waistline, keep in mind to practice these 3 principles: Quality, Quantity, and Frequency. Quality You don’t have to deprive yourself of... Continue Reading →

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