That organic living is a conscious health choice
There's been a growing shift towards plant-based eating in the recent years. With Meatless Mondays to the proliferation of alternative meats and game-changing documentaries on plant-based diets, people are becoming more aware of the meat-free movement and the available alternatives.
While quinoa has been high on the list of those seeking healthy grain-like alternatives, freekeh - also known as frikeh or farik - has some benefits that may surprise you, while also providing some variety to your diet.
As we adapt to staying at home, our diets are likely to have changed to suit our new lifestyles. Over time, even small changes in our daily food choices can have real - and sometimes noticeable - effects on our overall health. Is your new diet inadequate in any way?
How can you engage the little ones while integrating learning and even creating a spirit of play in the kitchen or at the dining table? Here are a few ideas you can try to make the most of your kids at-home meals.
While all of us are staying at home in this time of uncertainty, takeaway and delivery meals can help us retain a sense of normalcy in our day-to-day lives. What are some the pros and cons of regularly relying on this type of meals for our lifestyles, bodies and planet?
The term ‘superfood’ is heard often, but there are few people who can explain what they are and what they do. Superfoods are defined by their high amounts of antioxidants, making particularly potent additions to your diet.
A great dining experience often starts with great appetizers or hors d'oeuvres. Whether hosting a party, family get-together or special occasion, an appetizer will jump-start your guests' taste buds and prepare them for the rest of the meal. Try out the healthy selection from the SuperNature recipe library.
With its buttery and melt-in-your-mouth texture, the avocado is unmistakable. Better yet, this folic acid and potassium-packed green fruit is also an oleic acid powerhouse, a monounsaturated fatty acid that can help to lower cholesterol and fight disease.
From artery-clogging villain to multitasking wellness hero, coconut oil has shed its bad reputation to become the new wunderkind of the beauty and dietary world. What exactly is it good for and how can you maximise the use of this liquid elixir?
With a mindboggling selection of supplements available in the market, how do you know what’s best for your needs? Our Nutrition Adviser, Eve Persak’s here to help you navigate through the confusing marketing spiel and confounding labels to get the best ones for your buck.
Suffering from dry skin that cannot seem to be salved with the richest moisturisers? Or cannot seem to be rid of dark eye circles despite having adequate shut-eye? Do not ignore these symptoms and write them off as anomalies that will go away. Supplementing your diet with the correct nutrients can help to treat underlying deficiencies.
The New Year always calls for new resolutions and plans to eat well. Rather than go big or go home-and give up by Day 2! - we say kick-start your new healthy lifestyle with little steps, starting with your fridge.
Cheers to the festive season! It’s not uncommon to knock back a tipple or two at meals during the holidays. Sure, there’s a calorie count tagged to those extra cocktails but you can counter them by simply eating less right?
When it comes to blood pressure, minerals matter. Current research suggests that minding these dietary micronutrients can protect against and improve hypertension or chronic high blood pressure. Which minerals deserve the most attention and how can you manage them in your daily meals and snacks? Let's take a look.
Wouldn't it be great if you could tweak your food choices to give you a leg up to cool down? The good news: you can! Here are a few meal and snack time tricks to help cool the body down when the temperatures
How do you weather the nausea storm, and ensure that you and the little one get the necessary nourishment? Here are some tricks to help you and your growing baby bump get over the first-trimester hump
Whether you're a serial snacker on a mission to trim that muffin top or a nighttime nibbler trying to get on the health bandwagon, there's no need to eliminate all snacks from your diet. Instead of going the 'all or nothing' way, start small.
Many vegetables native to Asia possess nature-made combinations of fibre, vitamins, minerals, and phytochemicals unrivaled by - and the envy of- counterparts from the West. Here are a few to drop in the basket on your next visit to the market.
The stretch of social events spanning Thanksgiving, Christmas, and both New Years, can feel like one long uninterrupted feast. To put your mind at ease this holiday, here are a handful of proverbial 'no-no's' that you can actually say 'yes' to.
Your baby's certified organic bath wash may not lather up as much as you'd like but that doesn't mean it's not doing its job to clean baby's skin. Think twice before you swap it for one that promises a tub of suds and foamy fun.
Before you make the switch to a wholly organic skincare regime to avoid nasty parabens and petrochemicals, find out what’s the difference between a product that’s certified organic and one that’s made with organic ingredients.
One of the richest dietary sources of antioxidants and nitrates, beetroot is a great addition to your post-festivity diet. It boosts exercise performance, improves blood flow and can lower blood pressure.
Our susceptibility to illness and allergies today is very much linked to unhealthy lifestyles, our diets and environmental stress. Overhaul your lifestyle to build strong long-term immunity for you and your family.
The drive and decision to lead a better lifestyle – whether for the next generations to come or for your own health – may be there. But trying to discern the differences of “eco” from “organic”, “natural” from “green” may present a mire of dilemmas when you shop. Learn to recognise the green-speak for more informed buying.
Grains or cereals are one of the greatest foods that you can eat for a healthy life and for weight loss. But not all grains are equal. Here are some key facts on whole grains and refined grains you should know about.
Cocoa and mango butters, lemongrass, vanilla and clove oils with avocado, papaya and macadamia might sound like the beginning of a healthy grocery list but they are just a few of the fresh ingredients we use. You can't judge a book by its cover, but you sure can judge your skincare and cosmetic products by its label.
In recent times, there has been a spate of health and food alerts involving pesticides, weed killers, salmonella, E. coli and genetically modified organisms (GMOs). Even infants have not been spared from melamine-contaminated milk. These disturbing global phenomena should make us seriously re-consider the food we buy. Read the complete story adapted from Ezyhealth & Beauty magazine.