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Scoot Away To Blue Mountains

Do you know that Singapore is the fastest moving city in the world? This is according to a study conducted by Prof Richard Wiseman, a British psychologist, which measures the pace of life. [1] Life in this tidy red dot can be quite stressful. While the green surroundings can provide some relief after work and […]

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Where to get fresh air in this little red dot?

Recently, I met up with a friend from Kuala Lumpur. “How are you recently?” she greeted me.  “No complaint,” I replied, “enjoying lots of fresh air and sunshine to keep me healthy.” “Fresh air? In the city?” She sounded in disbelief. Well, absolutely! There is lots of fresh air around in Singapore. You just need […]

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Why I stop taking vitamin C supplements

Have you even been told to take vitamin C supplements to prevent falling sick or catching a cold? I used to do that, but not any more! Ever since I started to adopt a whole food plant based diet, I became more critical of the food and supplements that I take. A little research online […]

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Making my own Taugeh (mung bean sprouts)

Let’s talk about sprouting again; this time I am going to talk about Taugeh (豆芽, mung bean sprouts). Well, Taugeh is definitely one of the most commonly used ingredients that you can find in the hawker stalls everywhere in Malaysia, Singapore, and even Thailand. It goes well with all the noodle dishes like fried bee […]

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Rejuvelac – A Wonderful Health Drink

What is the best refreshing drink for you? You answer may be Coke, 100 plus, ice lemon tea, or even Kopi Ice? But for me, it is Rejuvelac. Re… what? In Singapore, whenever I mentioned about Rejuvelac ( or 回春水 in Chinese) , most of the people I talked to gave me a blank look […]

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Drink plenty of plain water to keep our body healthy

I like to drink water.  Since young, I listen to mom’s advice to always drink plenty of water to keep my body ‘cool’ and healthy, especially in hot weather. Whenever I had a fever, I rarely visited the doctor; I took a lot of rest and kept a large bottle of water with me and […]

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Read food labels – Step 3: Check the Ingredient List for Sugars, Refined Carbohydrates, and Chemical Additives

Sugars and refined carbohydrates – everyone knows we should not consume too much of them, right? According to a national survey done by the Health Promotion Board, the diet consumed here in Singapore is proportionately high in refined carbohydrate and sorely lacking in unrefined carbohydrates. The average consumption of whole-grain foods were found to be […]

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Read food labels – Step 2: Check the Sodium Content

The next thing we should be aware of when consuming packaged food is sodium. Again, sodium is an important mineral in our body. Our bodies use sodium to regulate blood pressure and blood volume. Sodium is also critical for the functioning of nerves and muscles. However, similar to fat, this is one element that most […]

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Read food labels – Step 1: Check the Fat Content

The first thing that we should watch out on all packaged food is FAT. Don’t be mistaken. Fat is NOT necessarily bad. Our body needs fat. Fat is our body’s energy store, it also acts as a cushion for vital organs, and it helps to transport fat-soluble vitamins. However, these days, over consumption of fat […]

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Read food labels in 3 easy steps

We all know that in order to stay healthy, we should be careful of what we eat. This is especially true when come to packaged food. With tens of thousands of products on supermarket shelves all screaming for your attention, how do you know which ones are actually good for you? Food labels are supposed […]