5 Supplements for the Urban Athlete

Keeping healthy as you exercise is paramount for the success of any training athlete. We don’t always have time to eat a balanced diet, what ...

Carb Cycling – become a lean mean, fat burning machine!

With all those high protein diet fads out here, it’s no wonder that Carbohydrates have gotten some serious flak. Well, believe it or not, our muscle growth and overall wellbeing, depends on us getting in the right amount of healthy carbohydrates into our system. The challenge is to take in just the right amount of carbs, […]

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Fat-Busting Superfoods!

They’re renowned for packing a nutrient punch, but superfoods can also help you in your weight-loss goals. Here are some you should snack on when you want to shed pounds.   Blueberries Did you know that these berries can eliminate fat cells while preventing the creation of new ones? This is thanks to their polyphenols. […]

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Friday Funday Green Smoothie

Happy Friday all! Here’s a great Green smoothie to kick start your weekend! Use the following: Kale (a great source of iron and other amazing nutrients) Chia Seeds  (omega 3 from a plant source) Cranberries (antioxidants) Coriander (just because it smells good!) Bananas (for sweetness & potassium) Strawberries (for sweetness & Vit C) Watercress ( has phytonutrients […]

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Crazy about Cranberries!

Cranberries are great for you.. and you’d be right to think so! Instead of reaching for a bag of chips when you are hungry, try a handful of walnuts with some cranberries added to them, to add a nice tart, flavour. With just one Serving, i.e. 1 cup of whole cranberries you get a mere: […]

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Outdoor Gyms are the bomb!

Outdoor gyms are great. Not only can I get a kick ass workout, but all I need is my body weight to get a good sweat. Being in park or surrounded by trees is just fantastic too. I think folks spend enough time in a box and being outdoors is always my preferred choice, where […]

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Gluten and all that negative press

What is gluten? Why do some folks get a nasty reaction to it? Gluten is a protein found in wheat, barley or rye. And folks who are allergic to it, well they have something known as Celiac disease, i.e. the inability to digest gluten. It manifests as GI side effects (intestinal complications), rash, blisters on […]

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Ditch the Protein Shakes!

Sick of drinking protein shakes.. ? How about some live food for a change? If you’re really bored of the same of flavours of vanilla, chocolate, and fruit-flavored protein shakes, here’s a fun way to change it up. Peanut butter, bananas & dark chocolate To toasted whole grain brown bread, add low fat peanut butter and […]

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Fad or Trend? Eat Clean, Gluten-Free, Low-Carb Low-Sugar or Paleo

I am sure you have seen many jumping on the gluten-free bandwagon or religiously swearing by the Paleo diet. If so, what does that mean for them? Here we look at three other trends, so you can see how they impact active adults. (As in all circumstances, a registered dietician (RD) can and should help guide choices […]

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Run Singapore

We were fortunate enough to be invited to Singapore by Singapore Tourism Board (STB), for the Epicurean Market by Marina Bay Sands, just last week. And of course, eventhough our schedule was tight, we managed to squeeze in a run or two! One of the great places to run whilst staying at Marina Bay Sands, […]

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5 Benefits of Bitter gourd

It took me a long time to get into bitter gourd. I mean, who likes tasting something so bitter right, when there are so many other things to enjoy. Well, in the end, it was the incredible benefits of Bittergourd that won me over. Even if it was a bitter pill or fruit to swallow, […]

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5 Health Benefits of Peppermint

I love peppermint! It changes the flavour of Asian cooking, plus it has a whole host of benefits to the system. Did you know that Peppermint is a great source of Vit A, C, magnesium, folate, dietary fiber, calcium, iron, and vitamin B2 as well? Alongside it’s super tasty properties, the oil of the plant can […]

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