The Health Guru

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Stretch: The Pretzel (a.k.a Glute Stretch)

Posted on | April 10, 2011 | No Comments

Lying Glute Stretch

I think all of us are probably guilty of not being flexible enough – or if you’re active, not stretching after exercise enough. So here’s the stretch of the week to practice!  It’s easy, simple and feels great.  It has a nickname as the “Pretzel Stretch” because that’s what you end up looking like – but ...Read more »

Nutrition Info: Calories in Avocado Shakes

Posted on | April 5, 2011 | No Comments

Natural "Superfood"

Do you love them or hate them?  Avocados are a fruit (yes a fruit) that are really hit or miss with most people as far as taste and texture go.  As for me – I love them.  I unfortunately just don’t live in a part of the world right now that is conducive for mass ...Read more »

Sorry about the spam!

Posted on | April 4, 2011 | No Comments

Hey Health Guru Fans.... Massive apology for the amount of spam hitting my posts - I'm honestly not trying to sell you 'prescription drugs online or viagra' ..... and for some reason all of your valuable comments have been deleted :-(  Working on a clean and spam-free site. Thanks for understanding.

How to EAT to gain muscle mass

Posted on | March 23, 2011 | No Comments

Muscles!

If you find yourself going to the gym frequently, yet seeing little results – chances are that’s because you need to improve your diet. I do speak alot about how to restrict energy and choose the correct food to lose weight, so this is advice on how to GAIN WEIGHT.  But, the tricky part is ...Read more »

What is your health IQ?

Posted on | March 22, 2011 | No Comments

Take the quiz below to see how health wise you are. Question 1: What is aspartame? a)   A green vegetable b)  An ingredient to make muffins rise c)  A natural sugar found in fruit d)  Harmful artificial sweetener Question 2:  Choose the food that contains trans fats a)  Tomatoes b)  Potato salad dressing c)  Coca cola d)  Red wine Question 3: Choose the healthiest option from ...Read more »

MR 500: Dragon Boat Regatta

Posted on | March 21, 2011 | No Comments

MR500 Team

Aussie Aussie Aussie - oi oi oi!  My paddling team Austcham Paddle Club competed in the 1st dragon boat regatta of 2011 at Marina Bay set over a 500 metre course running from the barrage up towards the flyer. Overall from the weekend, we didn't return with our usual haul of medals - but we did leave ...Read more »

Mr Bean Nutrition Information

Posted on | March 17, 2011 | 1 Comment

Mr Bean

Here is EVERY item on the Mr Bean menu - what they claim and my advice.... Enjoy! Mr Bean Soya Milk What they say: We bring you the goodness of soya through the variety of our products! Health Guru advice: Soya milk does contain lots of goodness – that is fresh, plain soya milk.  As soon as you ...Read more »

Mr Bean Nutrition Info… Coming Soon!

Posted on | March 16, 2011 | No Comments

Mr Bean

Ok, ok, ok.... I PROMISE to have a blog article about Mr Bean Soy Drinks and products very soon. I truly have to do my homework on this - as well as some hands on research somehow because I can tell you - I have never tried a single item off their menu because I have ...Read more »

Nutrition Info: Calories in Mee Rebus

Posted on | March 10, 2011 | No Comments

Mee Rebus

Mee Rebus is a local dish that consists of yellow egg noodles (mee) and is covered in a spicy, tangy but sweet curry sauce.  ‘Rebus’ means boiled – so this dish translates easily enough to boiled noodles.  It is found across Indonesia, Malaysia and Singapore and each region prepares the dish with its own flair ...Read more »

How to recognize food that’s going to make you gain weight

Posted on | March 8, 2011 | No Comments

I personally have a large amount of knowledge on food.  I’ve spent alot of time reading and researching about nutrition and I have a clear understanding about what is good and bad to eat.  But...... I’m one of the very few people that do. Unless you’ve been taught how to eat correctly it’s hard to know ...Read more »

Nutrition Info: Kaya Toast, Kopi and Eggs breakfast set

Posted on | March 1, 2011 | No Comments

Singapore Breakfast Set

For most Singaporeans, alot of their meals are purchased outside the home. Unfortunately there are not too many healthy (and cheap) options available.  One really popular breakfast is a kaya toast, coffee and eggs set.  Here’s the nutrition information about the breakfast set:   Kaya Toast:  2 slices white bread, butter and coconut jam 2 slices white toast Energy: ...Read more »

Nutrition Info: Calories in Lor Mee

Posted on | February 25, 2011 | 1 Comment

Lor Mee

Lor Mee is a local Singapore dish inspired from Hokkien heritage. It consists of thick flat yellow noodles (lor mee) in a starchy broth of braised stock soup containing pork, fish cake, braised egg and slices of chinese five spices sausage.  It can be served with vinegar, minced garlic/ginger, chilli paste, half a boiled egg and ...Read more »

Nutrition Info: Calories in Takoyaki

Posted on | February 22, 2011 | No Comments

Preparing Takoyaki

Takoyaki is a traditional Japanese cuisine that literally translates to "fried octopus balls". It is claimed that the dish originates from Osaka, Japan and through popularity has reached other parts of Asia and eventually found notoriety in Western cuisine. First a savory batter is made and poured into a specially crafted takoyaki pan that consists of ...Read more »

Nutrition Info: Roti Prata

Posted on | February 15, 2011 | 4 Comments

Roti Prata

Roti Prata is a popular Singaporean breakfast (and also snack). It is a flour based dough that is stretched and flipped to resemble a large pancake and then cooked over a flat grill. This dish originates from India and is also hugely popular across Malaysia with differing names such as “parata, parotha, roti chanai, roti canai” ...Read more »

Lose 1kg in 2 weeks – The results!!

Posted on | February 8, 2011 | 2 Comments

The results are in! I practiced what I preached and here’s how I went: Start                        Finish Weight:            53.3kg                        51.8kg                        (-1.5kg) Body Fat:            26.5%                        26.3%                        (-0.2%) Muscle:            36.7kg                        36.2kg                        (-0.5kg) Waist:                72.6cm                       70.2cm         ...Read more »

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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.
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    • Guest_3832 : do u advocate low carb/keto dieting?
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