The Health Guru

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Nutrition Info: Calories in different types of sugar

How many calories are in 1 teaspoon of sugar?

Do you know what’s what about Sugar? Refined white sugar is pure crystallized sucrose. It can be produced from either sugar cane or sugar beets, but by the time it has been refined to a white crystal, the two are chemically identical. Brown sugar is simply refined white sugar with a bit of molasses added […]

Nutrition Info: Calories in Cupcakes

Delicious cupcake!

I have recently out of thin air developed an insatiable addiction to Cupcakes.   I have found the world’s best bakery (no exaggeration) that I daydream about attending during my work week and spend Friday night in excited anticipation to purchase some on Saturday. Sigh…….. So common sense just dawned on me to take a look […]

How much sugar is there in your food and drinks?

Nutrition Info: Calories in JCO Donuts

The doughnut  (or donut) is type of sweet fried dough.  They are typically shaped in rings or can be flattened and filled with flavourings such as jam, chocolate or fruit. I actually don’t know any donut store that advertises how many calories are in each donut (for very obvious reasons).  Therefore when I was asked […]

Nutrition Info: Calories in Macarons

Macarons are a sweet meringue style dessert that comes in range of flavours from raspberry, chocolate to even mocha.  The recipe consists of egg whites, icing sugar, sugar, ground almond powder and food colourings.  An expertly made macaron will be smooth or glossy out the outside and soft and moist on the inside.  Two halves […]

Nutrition info: Calories in Cheesecake

Cheesecake is renown around the world and there are endless varieties and recipe variations.  There’s everything from the good old traditional lemon flavoured cheesecake, blueberry, marbled chocolate or strawberry to more modern recipes containing toffee, coffee, mars bar or crunchie chocolate bars.  Just about all flavours can be added to the base of cream cheese […]

Nutrition Info: Calories in Dark Chocolate

Dark Chocolate can be good for you!  It has some really great health properties such as lowering blood pressure, but before you all run out to start binging on chocolate to improve your health, understand that it contains calories and if you over eat it – then you’ll gain weight, which increases blood pressure.  So […]

Nutrition Info: Calories in Beancurd

Beancurd is made by coagulating soy milk and then pressing the resulting curds into soft white blocks.  Therefore, the ingredients are quite simple. Knowing that, I’ve taken an estimate on the calories in beancurd. Remember – if the beancurd manufacturer / cook sweetens with sugar or adds other food items that contain alot of calories […]

Nutrition Info: Calories in Frozen Yoghurt

What is Frozen yoghurt:  Frozen yoghurt is considered as a type of DESSERT.   While it carries the name ‘yoghurt’, it truly is much more like a soft serve ice-cream.  It varies a little slightly as it is generally lower in fat (due to milk being used instead of cream) and is slightly more sour.  Therefore, […]

Nutrition Info: Calories in Ais Kachang

Ais Kachang (or Ice Kachang) is a common Malaysian and Singaporean dessert.  It consists of a mountain of shaved ice and then brightly coloured syrups are poured over the top including rose syrup, sarsi syrup and gula Melaka syrup (palm sugar).  What makes it so unique are the toppings that can be added on top […]

Nutrition info: Calories in Nata de coco

Nata de coco is a chewy, translucent, traditional Philippine dessert which is a coconut gel-product made from the fermentation of coconut water. Nata de coco is most commonly sweetened as a candy or dessert, and can accompany many things including pickles, drinks, ice-cream, puddings and fruit mixes. Nata de coco pudding: 1 cup (118 g) […]

Nutrition Info: Red and Green Bean Soup

Red Bean Soup

Traditional Chinese Medicine properties are of course engrained into asian culture.  It’s an amazing concept that balances energy pathways of the body with a large importance placed on herbs, supplements, food and drink consumed for their heating or cooling effects of the body and more importantly to promote health. Two heating and cooling foods used […]

Nutrition Information: Cendol

cendol

Cendol is a sweet, icy dessert found across most parts of Asia.  The very simple recipe consists of only five ingredients and can be purchased at road side vendors, hawkers, food courts, coffee shops and restaurants. It consists of a mound of shaved ice with green chewy pandan-flavoured cendol on top that resemble green worms, […]


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