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Oat Milk - What's the Craze and Is it Better than Almond Milk?

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Oat Milk - What's the Craze and Is it Better than Almond Milk?

    Is it me or is there suddenly an influx of Oat Milks everywhere in Hong Kong? I’ve even noticed oat milk boxes selling in 7-11! For years now, soy milk has been available at various cafes and grocery stores as dairy-free alternatives to cow’s milk.  Other popular options were: coconut milk, rice milk, and nut mylks (almond, cashew, macadamia, and hazelnut). Credit: VeganAngie   But in the recent year, I started noticing the brand Oatly gaining widespread popularity and marketed as a better alternative for people with nut allergies. Credit: Green Queen   We’ve tried many different brands...

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The Undiet-Diet Approach: Guide to Intuitive Eating

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The Undiet-Diet Approach: Guide to Intuitive Eating

Thanksgiving - check.Christmas - check.New Years - check.Chinese New Year - check. Phew - we know all too well how exhausting this string of festivities can be.  It is then usually followed by many people setting out their weight loss New Year’s Resolutions and convincing themselves that this is the year and it’s going to be a fresh start! Sounds familiar, or is it just me? Haha… Well, if you’re a chronic dieter like me who has pretty much tried all the diets in the book, you would probably know that in the end, all the extreme diets will probably...

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Cancer-Causing Substances Found in Hong Kong's Snacks. So, What Can We Eat Instead?

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Cancer-Causing Substances Found in Hong Kong's Snacks.  So, What Can We Eat Instead?

  A recent SCMP post revealed a leading cause of concern for many of the goods sold in Hong Kong bakeries as 58 popular snacks and pastries have tested positive for chemicals linked to cancer.   They have now been advised to change those ingredients that contain these harmful substances as more research needs to be done to determine the effect of these carcinogenic substances. Credit Source SCMP: https://bit.ly/2DyB6m8   What Did the Tests Reveal? Last week, the Consumer Council found traces of glycidol and acrylamide, which are chemical by-products of the manufacturing process known to increase the risk of cancer,...

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