The Health Guru

Facts, Hints, Tips, Advice and Inspiration on everything to do about health & weight loss.

Nutrition Info: Black Carrot Cake vs White Carrot Cake

White and Black Carrot CakeFor most westerners moving to an Asian country they are confused with ‘Carrot cake’ being sold at hawker stalls.  For most Caucasians – carrot cake is a sweet baked cake with frosting that you have with your tea or coffee.  It resembles nothing that comes out of a wok. In Singapore, […]

Nutrition info: Tomato Sauce (Tomato Ketchup)

The type of tomato sauce (ketchup) I’m referring to is the one you find in a bottle at the supermarket and you smother your fries with it. During the manufacturing process, it is indeed made from tomatoes, however lots of sugar is added to improve the taste and extend the shelf life (not too mention […]

Nutrition Info: Calories in Red Sauce (Yong Tau Foo)

Is Yong Tau Foo a healthy hawker food option? YES!  Is the sauce you smother it with equally as good for you – NOT NECESSARILY! It’s quite a general rule of thumb with sauces – just assume they’re high in calories! There’s only a few exceptions to this rule (vinaigrette, balsamic vinegar, lemon/oil etc).  Always […]

Watch The Sauce – Ranch Dressing

I’m still containing myself from my lunch mistake today….. breath in…. breath out….. 2 tablespoon of Ranch Dressing has 148 calories. I would have preferred to spend those calories somewhere else – I could have eaten 3 apples for that amount!! Not to mention being loaded with saturated and  trans fat…. I can almost feel […]


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