The Health Guru

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

McDonald’s loses Heart Foundation tick


The popular fast food chain McDonalds has lost the right to display the Heart Foundation tick of approval on its burgers, salads and many more food options which they pay more than $300, 000 per year to show. The heart foundation tick is supposed to assist consumers to pick the healthier choice amongst other food […]

Nutrition Info: Calories in Subway Cookies


Next time you upsize your Subway sandwich to a meal, consider that 2 cookies will be more calories, fat, sugar and carbs than the sandwich itself…  and 2 cookies is 1/3rd of your daily energy requirements …. AND would take approximately 73 minutes of brisk walking to burn off.  There really is no “healthier option” […]

Austcham 10km Dragonboat Race – Go Aussies!

The Aussie 10km Crew

My paddling team Austcham Paddle Club recently competed in the 10km AustCham Dragonboat race held at Kallang / Marina Bay.   The initial signs weren’t looking outstanding for us having drawn lane 24 out of 25 which meant we started to the far, far left of our 1st turning buoy.  But we were quick of […]

Nutrition Info: Calories in Mooncakes

Traditional Mooncakes

Mooncakes are a round or rectangular Chinese cake/bun that is eaten during the Mid-Autumn festival inwhich the moon is worshiped.  They are typically about 10cm in diameter and 4-5cm thick.   They are shared as gifts between family and businesses during this time and can only typically be purchased once a year during this month making […]

China selling “lean” pork meat tainted with Clenbuterol

"Lean" Pork.. At what cost??

Recent news has emerged that seven more people have been jailed in China for selling pork containing the banned chemical (clenbuterol) that makes the pork leaner but is harmful to humans. What is Clenbuterol? Clenbuterol is a steroid like substance, but not a steroid. It falls into a group of drugs known as beta-2-agonists. Clenbuterol […]

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