The Health Guru

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Fruit with highest sugar content

Posted on | September 5, 2016 | No Comments

Sugar in Fruit

Came across this article online that compares fruit head to head in relation to the amount of sugar it contains. Go strawberries!

In the BOX – Cool Health Products delivered to your doorstep

Posted on | May 31, 2015 | No Comments

I came across this quite cool business idea to sample and trial healthy and natural products that I otherwise may never get to know about it. A very decent range of hand-selected products are hand delivered to your door. So I went ahead and gave it a go! When I received my intheBOX delivery, I have ...

New Posts…coming soon.

Posted on | April 17, 2015 | No Comments

New updates are coming soon - my previous blog posts from the start of the year until April were hacked!  Once the bugs are sorted out I will be back on air again. Natalie.

Merry Christmas!

Posted on | December 23, 2014 | No Comments

Healthy Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year ..... Take a break, eat well & catch whatever exercise you can (as little or as much as possible).  Relax and get ready for a new year to start soon.  

Nutrition Info: Calories in Xia Long Bao

Posted on | December 23, 2014 | No Comments

Xia Long Bao (dumplings)

Yesterday my colleague was talking about the Winter Solstice celebration and her family tradition to come together to eat Tang Yuan (glutinous rice balls) and dumplings made by her mother.  This story sharing turned into hours of talk about dumplings – because I absolutely love dumplings.  And I’m sorry to say but you haven’t lived ...

Nutrition Info: Calories in Thai Vermicelli Noodle Salad (Thai Bun)

Posted on | October 10, 2014 | No Comments

Thai Vermicelli Noodles

I enjoy the freshness of Thai food, but funnily enough I would rather eat Thai food anywhere else but in Thailand. I think so far I haven't found the authentic Thai food and instead just the tourist traps.Thai and Vietnamese food is very similar.  They have a balance of flavours and typically incorporate salty, sweet ...

Active Wear….

Posted on | August 25, 2014 | No Comments

Inspirational Tank Tops & Shorts.  My personal active wear style.

I must admit I absolutely hate wearing skin tight lycra pants or tops to exercise in. I admire women that do, but I personally feel so self conscious that it deters me from exercising. How can I run if I’m worrying about my butt jiggling? ………………. Am I the only one? Hahaha Instead you will find me ...

Nutrition Info: Calories in Maggi Chicken Noodles

Posted on | August 15, 2014 | No Comments

Maggi Chicken Noodles

Instant Noodles are the snack that at one stage in our lives, most of us have turned to. I know for sure that as a struggling uni student with no money, instant noodles were one of the cheapest ‘meals’ on offer and I always had a stash available.  They are quick and easy to prepare, come ...

Eating instant noodles linked to heart disease, stroke and diabetes

Posted on | August 14, 2014 | No Comments

Instant Noodles

Forget grabbing a pack of instant noodles when you're on the fly — a study has found that people who eat lots of them have an increased risk of cardiometabolic syndrome, which makes you more likely to get heart disease, diabetes or stroke. Instant noodle consumption is particularly high amongst Asian populations, so the researchers studied ...

Breast Cancer Awareness – The Long Ride from Singapore to Sweden

Posted on | May 28, 2014 | No Comments

From Singapore to Sweden on a motorbike

Sometimes you come across people in your life than are doing more for mankind than entire continents put together.  Or at least it feels that way. These 2 men are doing just that:  Dr. Mikael Hartman & Dr. Philip Lau Sacrificing part of their lives promoting Breast Cancer Awareness and gathering knowledge as they travel from Singapore to ...

How to do a Breast Self Examination

Posted on | May 28, 2014 | No Comments

Breast cancer

I've recently had a friend diagnosed with Breast Cancer.  She is in her early 40's, strong, fit, active, healthy, normal body weight - the exact opposite of what you presume an unhealthy person should be - which shows you that cancer really isn't that selective.  It can happen to any one of us. Naturally, these kind of events ...

What 2000 Calories looks like…

Posted on | April 10, 2014 | No Comments

I just watched this short film showing in pictures what 2000 calories looks like...  I thought it was pretty cool - click on the link below to take a look: What 2000 Calories looks like...

Recipe: No cook oatmeal – refrigerator breakfast

Posted on | April 4, 2014 | No Comments

Store in jars in the fridge overnight

One of my friends recommended I try these breakfasts as a healthy, nutritious and time efficient meal.  I agree completely! Ingredients: Rolled Oats (not instant or steel cut) Greek Yoghurt (omit if lactose intolerant) Milk (Skim – I replaced with almond milk – you could use soy or other type of milk you enjoy) Chia Seeds Recipe: Throw the main ingredients in a jar ...

Nutrition Info: Mandarins

Posted on | January 10, 2014 | No Comments

CNY Mandarins

    Chinese New Year is upon us again and I am always intrigued at the specials dishes or food which have a special meaning – they are often very auspicious, representing good luck, fortune, and health for those who enjoy them during the Lunar New Year!   One of the healthier options are the Mandarins which are thought ...

2014 New Year Resolutions….

Posted on | January 6, 2014 | No Comments

Well here are my goals for another year.....  Win GOLD in the 200m & 500m race, Open Women's category at DBS Marina Regatta Dragonboat race in May Look gorgeous and fabulous at my sisters wedding in August.  (Goal: 49Kg & muscle tone) Rehab and strengthen my repetitive left shoulder / back injury = Less visits to the ...

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