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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. What are Macronutrients? These are nutrients you need in large quantities and supplies you with energy. The three types (macros) are protein, fats, and carbohydrates. If you...

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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

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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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 turmeric works magic...

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