The Health Guru

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Nutrition Info: Calories in Maggi Chicken Noodles

Maggi Chicken NoodlesInstant 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

Instant NoodlesForget 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 […]

Nutrition info: Pastry mooncake crust vs. Snowskin crust. Which is healthier?

The Mid-Autumn festival (also known as the mooncake festival) is a popular lunar harvest festival celebrated in Chinese and Vietnamese culture.  Every year on the fifteenth day of the eighth month of the lunar calendar, when the moon is at its maximum brightness for the entire year, the Chinese celebrate “zhong qiu jie”.  Today, the […]

Nutrition Info: Calories in Pau (Chinese steamed buns)

Chinese Steamed Buns are called baozi or popularly known as bao, bau, pow, pau. They are plain or filled buns (light, soft and bread-like) that comes in various forms, with a variety of fillings (meat or vegetarian).   Theses buns are steamed and can be eaten for breakfast, as snacks in between meals or during a […]

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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 […]

Calories in Breadtalk Buns

Hi Health Guru Readers…. The latest buzz on my blog is “please do a blog on Breadtalk Buns”.  I just wanted to let you know upfront what I can and can’t do about this request. FIRSTLY – WHAT YOU CAN DO:  To gain an understanding of what calories you’re eating in all bread / buns […]

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, […]

What is Yoghurt?

Yoghurt is produced by fermenting milk with bacteria called “yoghurt cultures”.  Fermentation of lactose (sugar) by this bacteria produces lactic acid, which causes the protein in milk to thicken and become tangy / sour. Yoghurt is rich in protein, calcium, riboflavin, vitamin B6 & B12.  The live bacteria that is retained is extremely beneficially for […]

Nutrition Info: Calories in Yami Yoghurt

Yoghurt has entered the retail snack food market in a big way.  No longer do you find it only in the dairy section in the supermarket, you can easily find stalls selling yoghurt and yoghurt based snacks in shopping centres. There’s a misconception that Yoghurt is healthier than Ice-cream.  There are so many varieties, styles […]

Nutrition Info: Calories in Hot Cross Buns

A hot cross bun is a sweet spiced bun that typically contains currants, raisin, cinnamon, candied fruit and fruit peel that is marked with a white cross on top made from either pastry, flour or icing.  These buns are synonymous with Easter, traditionally only being eaten on Good Friday.  However, now they are growing in […]

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: Calories in Popiah

Popiah is a type of fresh spring roll filled mainly with grated turnips and can also contain prawns, egg, peanuts, chinese sausage, other greens and chilli. It’s quite a healthy lunch option (even 1 roll makes a good inbetween snack if you’re hungry).  However, make sure you ask for NO LARD which will lower the fat […]

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    • Guest_1967 : Hi, would you know the nutrional information of Thai vermicelli salad? All I can find is for Phad Thai, but I'm looking for the boiled glass noodle one.
    • Health Guru : Thanks for the Thunder Tea Rice tip... I haven't eaten for ages - will go try it.
    • Guest_2263 : Hi Natalie, you need to check out Organic Thunder Rice in Bishan Bus Interchange. Cheers
    • Guest_4579 : please update..its years away now and theres a new version in the market as well.
    • Guest_2834 : Please update... :)
    • Guest_3832 : do u advocate low carb/keto dieting?
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