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All About Exotic Fruits and Our New Fruit and Vegetable Delivery Service!

Posted by Shima Shimizu on

All About Exotic Fruits and Our New Fruit and Vegetable Delivery Service!

If you were asked to name out all the fruits you know, how many can you come up with? Apples, bananas, oranges, watermelon, peaches, cherries, strawberries, raspberries... We struggle to name even 30 different fruits! But... what if we told you that just in Thailand alone, there are already 22 types of bananas...would you believe it? In fact, there are about 300 types of bananas in the world!  When you think of a banana, most of us will picture the Cavendish bananas as they are the most commonly sold all around the world.  If you ever visit Thailand, go to the local...

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The Problems with Artificial Sweeteners and What to Use Instead

Posted by Carmen Chu on

The Problems with Artificial Sweeteners and What to Use Instead

Two packs of splenda please.  

Give me those pink and blue sugar packets please.

Can I have one diet coke please?


Haha that was definitely me 15 years ago but my perspective of these chemical-laden sweeteners have certainly changed.


In 2002, the world saw a surge of consumption of artificial sweeteners and the diet industry simply went bonkers on all sugar substitutes because of its effect on weight loss.  As the years progressed, more and more low calorie sugar alcohols entered the market and all the decadent desserts had a “healthier “ sugar free alternative. Consumers were certainly aware that these were anything but natural but as long as they get to save on calories and lost weight, they didn’t care about potential health issues later on.  

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Macronutrients, Micronutrients, and MESONUTRIENTS? What this New Subcategory of Nutrients is All About!

Posted by Carmen Chu on

Macronutrients, Micronutrients, and MESONUTRIENTS? What this New Subcategory of Nutrients is All About!

We’ve all heard of macronutrients (protein, fats and carbs) and micronutrients (vitamins and minerals), but have you heard of mesonutrients?


We sure haven’t! Don’t worry, this is a relatively new term but we came across this term recently and we were really keen to understand what it is and what types of food contain this nutrient.


But first, let’s quickly go through the two most commonly talked about nutrients: macro and micro.

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The Undiet-Diet Approach: Guide to Intuitive Eating

Posted by Carmen Chu on

The Undiet-Diet Approach: Guide to Intuitive Eating

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 lead you back to square one (or even worse than where you started). 

I mean, we really can’t blame ourselves.  The dieting culture that we live in today is constantly bombarding us with new diets every year with the latest one claiming to be the most “effective” for sustainable weight loss.

 

These are a list of diets over the years (and this isn’t even the full list!)

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What's the Hype about Turmeric?

Posted by Vickie Tse on

What's the Hype about Turmeric?

  If you have been clicking around the internet for wellness articles, you've likely come across turmeric and its many health benefits. Yellow turmeric, scientifically named Curcuma Longa, is a member of the ginger family. The bright yellow color of this root that annoyingly stains your fingers and clothes is from curcuminoids.  It's worth all that colouring because these curcuminoids are  components that provide the anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidising benefits of turmeric.   Turmeric can also used as a traditional medicinal herb.    When recipes refer to turmeric, they usually refer to yellow turmeric which is the most common one. While we know that...

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