The Health Guru

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

How to read food labels – Part 1

Nutrition Panel

With the endless pre-packaged food options these days – it’s so important that you understand how to read and understand what’s being put in your food. Here is some advice for how to read food labels. Practice at home from what’s in your cupboard and you’ll soon become an expert. 1. There are compulsory nutrients […]

Nutrition Info: Okra

Okra also know as "Lady Finger"

Okra, also known as “lady finger” or “gumbo”, is a highly nutritious green edible pod vegetable. It is related to the mallow family and grows in tropical and warm regions around the world. The dark green fibrous pods are about 10 – 15cm and look like fingers (hence the nickname lady finger). Inside the …

How to consume less calories at your meals

Yes you can!

This advice is really simple and works! To ensure you don’t over consume calories that your body really doesn’t need follow these rules. This is how you’ll be able to better manage your weight for life: 1. Eat slowly 2. Put your utensils down between mouthfuls 3. Don’t begin loading your next mouthful of …

Common mistakes that sabotage your weight loss and exercise effort

You’ve probably heard it a million times, the only way to ever lose weight is to exercise and Singaporeans are buying into this exercise craze. Fitness Gyms are opening up in every corner of the Island as more and more people are rushing to sign up to exercise. There is also an increase in participation […]

Nutrition Info: Kiwi Fruit

Kiwi Fruit

Kiwi Fruit – Not just another hairy ordinary fruit! ‘Kiwi’ is name of the native bird in New Zealand and also this fruit – however it’s actual scientific names are: Actinidia chinenesis (Gold Kiwifruit), Actinidia deliciosa (Green Kiwifruit). It was first discovered in China and known as Yang Tao (Sunny Peach) or Mihou …

What is ‘Stevia’ – have they found a calorie-free plant based sweetener?

Stevia is a small perennial shrub with green leaves that belongs to the aster or chrysanthemum family of plants. The species Stevia rebaudiana, commonly known as sweet leaf, sugar leaf, or simply stevia, is widely grown for its sweet leaves. They grow primarily in the Amambay mountain range of Paraguay. The leaves of the stevia shrub contain […]

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