That organic living is a conscious health choice
Aromatherapy has long been lauded for its ability to aid relaxation for a good night's sleep. But did you know that it can do a lot more than just keep insomnia at bay? Research has shown that it helps to suppress the appetite while enhancing your mood and well-being, leading to weight loss in a sustainable manner. In fact, when used in tandem with a calorie-controlled diet, aromatherapy can help people to lose up to seven times more weight.
Access to clean drinking water is a basic human right. Yet it is not readily available to all. To commemorate International Womens Day this March, we are supporting SAHA Global through COMO Foundation to enable and empower communities in the Northern Region of Ghana.
Being the usual "go-to" person at home, women often find themselves juggling with staying productive on the professional front, while tackling daily responsibilities like household chores and caring for their children or aging parents. If you're feeling stressed or burnt out, know that you're not alone. And that whatever you are experiencing is valid.
Celebrations may be a little different this Lunar New Year, but traditions are here to stay. As we welcome the Year of the Ox, here's a look at the significance behind each ubiquitous festive delight of the season.
Very often, in our rush to check off that seemingly endless holiday gift list, many of us are guilty of gifting run-off-the-mill presents for the sake of it. Perhaps it is time to make a change this festive season and gift mindfully. After all, presents are meant to be an expression of gratitude and love.
The importance of eating a wide range of fruits and vegetables can't be stressed enough. Rainbow Salad - a medley of seasonal shredded organic vegetables and hazelnuts with a drizzle of refreshing honey, apple cider and mustard vinaigrette.
Nothing beats a comforting bowl of steaming hot soup when the mercury dips or when you're down with the sniffles. Easy to prep, you can whip up a big batch and freeze it for a wholesome meal down the road. Besides being satisfying and wonderfully filling, here are four other reasons for you to slurp up that soup.
Magnesium's one of seven essential macromineral that our body needs in relatively large amounts - at least 100mg per day - for optimal health. From regulating metabolism to maintaining bone integrity and muscle function, magnesium's a multitasking micronutrient that's absolutely necessary yet many find it a bit of a mystery. Here are some basics to get you acquainted with this important mineral.
Alcohol's impact on your body starts from the moment you take your first sip. While an occasional glass of wine with dinner isn't a cause for concern, the cumulative effects of drinking wine, beer, or spirits can take its toll. Learn more the effects of alcohol on your body.
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.
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?
How can we satisfy our cravings for crispy fried chicken, juicy burgers and golden fries, without completely compromising our wellness efforts? Here are some ideas to transform your favourite fast food into healthier meals.
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.
Always forgetting where you left your keys or finding it hard to focus at work? Don’t just brush it aside as fatigue, or part and parcel of growing old. Our Nutrition Adviser, Eve Persak’s shares what foods you can eat to cruise through the brain fog to gain focus and mental clarity.
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.
For a shot of natural high, you can count on serotonin, a mood-booster commonly found in carbohydrates. Natural starches like buckwheat and carbohydrate sources like banana and dark chocolates can help lift your energy level when you need it!
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.
Whether you're a dedicated morning juicer or jumping back on the health wagon, SuperNature's Juice Farm Box provides a varied selection of fresh in-season fruits and vegetables for all your juicing needs.
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.
Everyone knows that vitamins are vital to our health and general well-being. The most ideal situation, of course, would be to obtain these essential nutrients from fresh, wholesome and unprocessed foods.
This seed offers more health benefits than rice, wheat or corn. It helps lower cholesterol, stabilize blood sugar levels and reduce hypertension. Discover how you an enjoy it both as a whole kernel (or groat) and as a flour.
Travelling with children always throws their schedules off kilter, leading to broken sleep, weakened immunity and often, compromised meals. Beat the holiday blues with our tips for happy and healthy family trips.
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.
In this edition, we throw the spotlight on men's health. If there is one nutrient that any man aged 18 to 80 (and beyond) should not do without, it would have to be zinc. Commonly known as an immune-boosting nutrient in throat lozenges, the benefits of zinc extend way beyond preventing the common cold. Here is a look at this power-packed nutrient.