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October 2017


17 Oct 2017
20 reasons you should be eating more fish

14 Oct 2017
Does skipping breakfast really lead to overeating?

13 Oct 2017
New genetic risk factors for peanut and food allergy identified

13 Oct 2017
Salads are a lie

13 Oct 2017
Why does my breath smell like acetone?

12 Oct 2017
Childhood obesity rates rise 10-fold since the '70s

12 Oct 2017
Omega-6 could lower type 2 diabetes risk by 35 percent

12 Oct 2017
Singapore acts to nip problem in the bud

12 Oct 2017
What are the benefits of drinking hot water?

11 Oct 2017
Child and teen obesity soars tenfold worldwide in 40 years

11 Oct 2017
Food addiction: What to know

11 Oct 2017
Healthy living is balanced living

11 Oct 2017
Our snacking habits are adding up to a shocking amount of extra calories

10 Oct 2017
Not all vegan diets lead to healthy eating

9 Oct 2017
5 tips when shopping for healthier choice products

9 Oct 2017
Moderation is key, healthier choice or not

8 Oct 2017
Low calcium may raise cardiac arrest risk by twofold

8 Oct 2017
The 30 best foods for fiber

7 Oct 2017
20 foods that lower blood pressure

7 Oct 2017
Orthorexia: When 'healthy eating' ends up making you sick

6 Oct 2017
Brown rice at same price to in-grain healthy habit

6 Oct 2017
Factors for strong bones

6 Oct 2017
Feeling full actually makes us want to eat more, claims study

6 Oct 2017
High-sugar diets raise heart disease risk in healthy people

6 Oct 2017
Leafy greens may contribute to a healthy heart

6 Oct 2017
New study reveals English breakfast tea boosts metabolism and supports weight loss – but there’s a catch

5 Oct 2017
NTUC FairPrice launches brown rice education campaign, offers discounts on wholegrain rice

5 Oct 2017
Potassium may help to prevent heart disease

4 Oct 2017
5 tips on how to eat healthy on a budget

4 Oct 2017
6 times you may need to eat more salt

16 'healthy' foods nutrition experts want you to stop eating

4 Oct 2017
Black tea boosts weight loss by altering gut bacteria

4 Oct 2017
Dangerous things about starving you didn’t know about

4 Oct 2017
Tips on eating healthier without having to pay more

3 Oct 2017
Skipping breakfast tied to higher risk of hardening in arteries

2 Oct 2017
Saving carbs for last may help ward off blood sugar spike for diabetics

1 Oct 2017
9 ways to turn a can of tuna into an awesome meal

1 Oct 2017
The truth of the fat burning zone: what is the best heart rate to lose fat?

September 2017


30 Sept 2017
3 ways to prevent diabetes while saving money at the same time

30 Sept 2017
13 herbs and spices scientifically proven to help you lose weight

28 Sept 2017
30 foods that reduce your risk of breast cancer

26 Sept 2017
22 foods dermatologists say to eat for better skin

25 Sept 2017
Bad to worse: 10 foods & drinks to absolutely avoid when you’re sick

25 Sept 2017
Surprising foods that can prevent the cold and the flu

23 Sept 2017
Osteoporosis: how to keep your bones strong

22 Sept 2017
House-cleaning, walking to work, staves off death: Study

20 Sept 2017
Cheat days might be the key to diet success, study claims

5 Sept 2017
Meat-lovers beware: Eating more red meat, poultry can raise diabetes risk

2 Sept 2017
You need to know the dirty truth about these 'health' foods

August 2017


30 Aug 2017
Study challenges conventional wisdom on fats, fruits and vegetables

29 Aug 2017
5 'superfoods' that might not be so super after all

24 Aug 2017
'Good' cholesterol might actually be bad

23 Aug 2017
7 drink companies agree to cap sugar in drinks in Singapore

23 Aug 2017
Beverage firms pledge to reduce sugar in drinks but experts say bar is too low

23 Aug 2017
Mindful coffee consumption may help reduce sugar intake

23 Aug 2017
Vitamin B linked to increased lung cancer risk

22 Aug 2017
4 myths about eating with diabetes

22 Aug 2017
In health push, Singapore gets soda makers to cut sugar content

19 Aug 2017
Fish oil may prevent seizures by boosting brain estrogen levels

19 Aug 2017
How smoking and drinking affects the body

18 Aug 2017
Finding an unlikely culprit in weight gain

17 Aug 2017
Children who skip breakfast may not be getting recommended nutrients

17 Aug 2017
Processed foods linked with cancer risk in slim older women

17 Aug 2017
25-year-old mum and bodybuilder dies after consuming too much protein

17 Aug 2017
29 foods that can help you fight cancer

17 Aug 2017
Late-night snacking could be damaging your skin

17 Aug 2017
Medical experts outline the cardiometabolic health benefits of a plant-based diet

15 Aug 2017
Almonds boost the elimination of bad cholesterol

15 Aug 2017
Do probiotics for eczema work?

15 Aug 2017
'Metabolically healthy obese' at twice the risk of heart disease

12 Aug 2017
Iron poisoning: What you need to know

12 Aug 2017
Six foods that cause diarrhea

9 Aug 2017
Limiting access to fast-food restaurants unlikely to reduce obesity

9 Aug 2017
Overweight children and adults get significantly healthier and quickly with less sugar

7 Aug 2017
Not all processed food is bad for you, here’s why

7 Aug 2017
This is what overeating does to your body

6 Aug 2017
Are you a carboholic?

6 Aug 2017
Cut the sugar, reduce health risk

6 Aug 2017
Does Diet Soda Really Help You Lose Weight?

6 Aug 2017
Top 6 myths about heart disease debunked

5 Aug 2017
Exercise may reduce metabolic syndrome risk in workers who sit all day

5 Aug 2017
High-fat diet linked to lung cancer risk

4 Aug 2017
For diabetics, aquatic exercise as good as working out on land

4 Aug 2017
Short sleep linked to body mass, waist size

3 Aug 2017
The A to Z of cancer-fighting food and drink

3 Aug 2017
Typical adults eat enough salt to damage heart

2 Aug 2017
Lose weight and be become a better cook: 3 nutritionist-approved spices

2 Aug 2017
Obesity: 'Switch' in brain controls weight gain

2 Aug 2017
Weight gain between pregnancies tied to gestational diabetes: Study

1 Aug 2017
Diet, cholesterol and lipoproteins explained in human terms

1 Aug 2017
Inulin 101 - A prebiotic fiber with powerful health benefits

1 Aug 2017
What is acesulfame potassium, and is it good or bad for you?
Health Tips

Health Tips

Diet Tip

Pick one place at home to do all your eating. Be sure you're sitting down. It helps you focus on the food and identify only that spot with eating.
Limit the time spent in the supermarket. The more time you spend there, the more likely it is that you'll end up buying things you don't need.
Hide the TV remote control. Getting up to change the channel just once burns 3kcal. Otherwise, turn off the TV. Burn more energy by doing household chores.
Don't ever skip breakfast. Eat as soon as you get up and you'll burn calories at a higher rate until lunch.
Weigh yourself with scales weekly, but not daily. There may be weeks when you don't lose weight and some when you do. Aim to lose about 2kg a month or 10kg in six months.
Do ½ hour of exercise most days. Aim for moderate intensity activity, which means you notice a slight increase in breathing and heart rate. Try brisk walking, gardening or swimming.
Never starve yourself, or you may end up bingeing. Long periods without food slow your metabolism and make your body store fat.
Be careful not to overindulge in low-fat foods. Just because they have less fat doesn't mean you can eat all you want. They add up the same as other foods.
Do food shopping after a meal. If you head to the supermarket with a full stomach it will be easier to stick to your shopping list.
Use mustard on sandwiches instead of mayonnaise. Mustard has no fat and hardly any calories. Otherwise try sugar free jams or reduced fat spreads.
Get your beauty sleep. Sleep less than four hours a night and you're 73% more likely to be obese. Seven to nine hours of sleep is suggested for weight control.
Make healthy changes to last a lifetime, not for a short term. If you don't like what you're eating you're likely to give up. Try reducing your portion sizes.
Leave the leftovers for the rubbish bin. Just eat what's on your plate and don't have seconds, or eat other people's leftovers – it's better in the bin than on your hips.
Eat three serves of low-fat dairy to lose weight. Researchers say the more calcium in a cell, the more fat it burns.
Self-awareness gives you the power to achieve weight-loss goals. Try using a pedometer to gauge how many steps you take each day – gradually increase the number to 10,000 steps.
You need to be careful what you eat most of the time to slim down. But enjoy the pizza and red wine, or some dessert once a week to avoid feeling deprived.
Carbohydrates are important and the type of carbohydrates you choose to eat can make a difference. Slowly digested carbohydrates, such as whole-wheat pasta, brown rice, sweet potatoes and brown bread slows down the breakdown of glucose, which in turn stabilises your blood sugar levels, which means a reduction in the amount of glucose that is stored as fat or glycogen.
The size of your plates matters. Buy smaller plates as it can have a measurable effect on weight loss. According to a research published in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine, people who pick smaller plates are generally thinner, and are able to lose weight more easily. Portion control is important for weight loss.
Incorporate exercises into your lifestyle if you are struggling to exercise. For example, doing housework, gardening or even playing with your children.
If you travel overseas often, pick a hotel with gym, swimming pool, healthy menu options to maintain your fitness and avoid comfort eating.
Recent studies have suggested that eating too quickly might make us eat more than we needed. Eat and chew your food slowly and you may feel fuller faster and consume less calories.
If you drink fizzy drinks, juices or smoothies instead of drinking water, cut back and limit these high-calorie drinks. Try drinking water throughout your day for one month and you’ll soon notice
Instead of turning to food for comfort, be prepared with some non-food tactics such as reading, listening to music, writing in a journal, practicing meditation to cope with stress.
Did You Know?
A 100ml glass of red wine has 85kcal, 3 glasses have 255kcal. So, cut back on alcohol. Have a sparkling water every second drink and you'll almost halve your calorie intake.
Often thirst and hunger are confused, so drink more water before eating. Drink six to eight glasses of water a day. It hydrates your body and suppresses your appetite.
Research shows people who fidget are likely to be thinner – it uses an extra 350kcal a day! So keep busy with activities such as knitting while watching TV.
Every little bit of movement helps burn fat. Get off the bus one stop early or walk to your colleague's desk rather than emailing.

Self-awareness gives you the power to achieve weight-loss goals. Try using a pedometer to gauge how many steps you take each day – gradually increase the number to 10,000 steps.
You need to be careful what you eat most of the time to slim down. But enjoy the pizza and red wine, or some dessert once a week to avoid feeling deprived.