The Health Guru

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Bye for now.. See you in 2011

Posted on | December 22, 2010 | 1 Comment

Hi Health Guru Followers.. Sorry I've been rather slow over recent weeks with posts... I look forward to connecting with you more soon.  I will be out of 'typing action' until 2011.  Please enjoy your festive break and see you all in the new year. Cheers - Natalie

Muscle makes you skinnier

Posted on | November 12, 2010 | No Comments

2.5kg of Fat vs Muscle

When you’re trying to lose weight or if you notice that you’re doing active sports and the numbers on the scales are going up - It’s not always accurate to rely on this number to tell you the truth about whether you're getting 'fatter' or not as they can’t tell the difference between lean muscle ...Read more »

Know your portion sizes

Posted on | November 11, 2010 | No Comments

Clenched fist = 1 cup

It’s time to get serious about portion size.  Many of us overestimate what portions are correct to eat for our body.  When we eat larger than needed – we become larger! More fat is stored, the scales get heavier, our clothes get tighter and it’s easier to suffer from health problems. We will start with CARBOHYDRATES. It’s ...Read more »

Nutrition Info: Calories in Singapore Buns

Posted on | November 9, 2010 | No Comments

Popular Breadtalk buns

Bread based treats have well and truly infiltrated the Asian Palate.  It’s very common for western country folk to snack on buns and savoury pastries from outlets like your local bakery, brumby’s or bakers delight but up to 3 - 5 years ago, a bread bun treat would almost have been impossible to find easily ...Read more »

San Fran Bans Happy Meals!

Posted on | November 8, 2010 | No Comments

Happy Meal Toys

San Francisco, USA is taking a stand against rising childhood obesity rates by banning restaurants to give away toys with unhealthy meals. From December 2011, any meal that contains more than 602 calories  (2520 Kilojoules) with the food and drink combined will not be able to have a give away toy –also- if the meal has ...Read more »

Nutrition Info: Tandoori Chicken

Posted on | November 4, 2010 | No Comments

Tandoori Chicken

Being Deepavali celebrations in Singapore this weekend I thought I’d take a look at a popular Indian Dish – Tandoori Chicken. Tandoor chicken is made by marinating chicken in a mixture of yoghurt, spices (tumeric, garlic, cumin, coriander, ginger, cardamom, cloves, black pepper, lemon juice, salt) and chilli powder (cayenne) that gives it a distinctive orangey-red ...Read more »

Happy Deepavali !

Posted on | November 4, 2010 | No Comments

Have a great long weekend to everyone in Singapore and happy celebrating.

Dragon Boating – Singapore River Regatta 2010

Posted on | November 3, 2010 | 1 Comment

On the 30th & 31st October, 2010 was the 28th Singapore Dragon Boat River Regatta at Boat Quay.  The 300 metre course runs from the Boat Quay Bridge down towards the fullerton.  There was the usual singapore downpours of rain followed by hot and humid sunshine, paddling action in the water, a few crashes to ...Read more »

Nutrition Info: Calories in a Big Mac Meal

Posted on | November 1, 2010 | No Comments

Large Big Mac Meal

Let’s get straight down to business on this one! Big Mac Burger Energy:  480 Calories Protein:  25 g Carbs: 35 g Fat: 26 g Large Fries Energy:  455 Calories Protein:  18 g Carbs: 83 g Fat: 5 g Coke (Large) Energy:  225 Calories Protein:  0 g Carbs: 55 g Fat: 0 g Total Damage in Big Mac Meal: Energy:  1160 Calories Protein:  43 g Carbs: 173 g Fat: 31 g What does this mean? The ...Read more »

The Tipsy Gene – Do you have it?

Posted on | October 28, 2010 | No Comments

Does 1 glass tip you over the edge?

When it comes to drinking alcohol – have you noticed that some are better at it than others?  And I don’t mean frequency of drinking – I’m talking about the fact that some people don’t seem to get drunk whilst others have a few sips and are incapacitated! A recent study has found an enzyme ...Read more »

Should you exercise in smoke haze?

Posted on | October 27, 2010 | No Comments

Recently Singapore experienced it's heaviest smoke haze since 2006 which led me to research on whether it's harmful to exercise in such conditions. Across the island, every 3 hours the smoke levels are measured according to The Pollutant Standards Index (PSI).  On Thursday 21st October at 6pm, they reached a 4 year high of 108 putting ...Read more »

Are your ears linked to your taste buds?

Posted on | October 20, 2010 | No Comments

A recent study has found that levels of noise are linked to the perceived sweetness, saltiness and crunchiness of food. A study was conducted on participants who were blindfolded and given food while listening to either silence, quiet or loud background white noise.  The participants were then asked to rate the food for its sweetness, saltiness, ...Read more »

Nutrition Info: Bandung Drink

Posted on | October 15, 2010 | No Comments


Have you ever tried bandung? Not to be confused with the city in Indonesia called Bandung – I’m referring to the popular floral drink called Bandung?  Also known as ‘sirap bandung’ or ‘air bandung’ – it’s hard the miss the bright pink coloured drink. The popularity of this drink throughout Malaysia and Singapore started during British ...Read more »

The truth about McDonald’s burgers…

Posted on | October 15, 2010 | No Comments

Click on the link below to read the article about the McDonald's burger that hasn't decomposed after 6 months! There isn't even any mould. 6 month old cheeseburger This can't be healthy for you... Think twice before you eat a cheeseburger again.

Nutrition Info: Pork Floss

Posted on | October 12, 2010 | No Comments

Pork Floss

What is that fluffy stuff on the top of buns and pastries?  It’s a chinese delicacy known as floss!  Officially it’s called Rousong but more widely known as meat floss or pork floss that can be eaten on it’s own as a treat or used as a topping for congee, tofu, soy milk and as ...Read more »

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