The Health Guru

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

Interview for 2010 Singapore Blog Awards!

Posted on | June 7, 2010 | No Comments


As part of the 2010 Singapore Blog Awards the top 10 finalists have been asked to provide answers to a few questions for their supporters to learn more about them.  I thought I'd post my responses for you.  Remember to click on the link and vote daily! Q1.       Tell us about yourself in 50 words. I’m a ...Read more »

Nutrition Info: Red and Green Bean Soup

Posted on | June 4, 2010 | No Comments

Red Bean Soup

Traditional Chinese Medicine properties are of course engrained into asian culture.  It’s an amazing concept that balances energy pathways of the body with a large importance placed on herbs, supplements, food and drink consumed for their heating or cooling effects of the body and more importantly to promote health. Two heating and cooling foods used to ...Read more »

Nutrition Info: Yong Tau Foo

Posted on | June 2, 2010 | No Comments

Some of the items to choose from

One of the most healthiest eating options you can find in a Singapore Food court is Yong Tau Foo.  Essentially it is a clear soup containing a variety of food. It’s particularly healthy as you have the option to choose the food and vegetables that are put in (kind of a-la-carte), the clear soup is ...Read more »

Improve your Core Strength: The Plank

Posted on | May 31, 2010 | No Comments


Some of the most important muscles to keep in tip-top shape are those of your torso.  They have been popularly named “core” muscles as they are located in the centre of your body and play a core role in most biomechanical actions you do. Having strong core muscles keeps your back healthy, they hold your entire ...Read more »

Nutrition Information: Cendol

Posted on | May 26, 2010 | No Comments


Cendol is a sweet, icy dessert found across most parts of Asia.  The very simple recipe consists of only five ingredients and can be purchased at road side vendors, hawkers, food courts, coffee shops and restaurants. It consists of a mound of shaved ice with green chewy pandan-flavoured cendol on top that resemble green worms, coconut ...Read more »

Is Red Wine healthy for me?

Posted on | May 25, 2010 | No Comments


I think one the best rumours to be circulated in the last 20 years is that red wine is actually good for you.  Let’s find out if this is a rumour or a trumour? Lower Your Cholesterol Alcohol also can have a very powerful effect and increase HDL "good" cholesterol by 20% if used moderately.  It can ...Read more »

Top 10 Finalist: Most Insightful Blog

Posted on | May 24, 2010 | No Comments


I made it to the Top 10 finalists in the 2010 Singapore Blog Awards!!  The category is the MOST INSIGHTFUL BLOG and now I need your help. The judging takes place until June 30th and the winners are based on 70% judges vote and 30% public votes via their website.  (So that's where you come in ...Read more »

Inspirational Health Quotes

Posted on | May 21, 2010 | No Comments

Some wonderful quotes from insightful people.  Be proactive about caring for your health.  Have a great weekend! "The only way to keep your health is to eat what you don't want, drink what you don't like and do what you'd rather not" -   Mark Twain "Every human being is the author of his own health or ...Read more »

Another Fad Diet: “The Calorie Restriction Diet”

Posted on | May 19, 2010 | No Comments

Another ‘fad diet’ has made the headlines – adding to the South Beach, Atkins, Blood Group, Lemon Detox, Cabbage Soup Diet and the long list goes on and on. It’s called the ‘Calorie Restriction Diet’ and advocates that it can boost life expectancy to 120 years and beyond! The Calorie Restriction Diet bans wheat, dairy, sugar, meat, ...Read more »


Posted on | May 17, 2010 | No Comments


Aussie Aussie Aussie Oi Oi Oi !!! - Austcham Paddle Club Another awesome weekend of paddling cheap drugs completed!  It was the first 'Gallops' Dragon Boat race held to coincide with the Singapore Airlines International Cup horse race. The race was 200 metres held at Boat Quay and was action packed! They set the lanes for ...Read more »

What is delayed muscle soreness?

Posted on | May 13, 2010 | No Comments

This is dedicated to my Austcham Paddling team mates who do the Beefcake land training sessions and have very sore muscles after Monday!  Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness  a.k.a DOMS.  This is the post-exercise muscle pain you feel after exercising which is typically worse 2 - 3 days later.  DOMS occurs when you make your muscles do ...Read more »

Will Waist-to-Height Ratio replace BMI?

Posted on | May 12, 2010 | No Comments

Even though measuring a persons Body Mass Index (BMI) is endorsed by the World Health Organisation as an indicator of a persons health risks it’s well known that measuring BMI alone has some serious flaws.  It has been shown that if you are in an overweight BMI category then you increase your risk of developing ...Read more »

Nutrition Info: Char Kway Teow

Posted on | May 6, 2010 | No Comments

Char kway teow is a favourite south east asian dish prepared in many variations depending on if you are in Singapore, Malaysia (Penang, Perak, Sarawak) or Indonesia where it’s known as Kwetiau Goreng. For me personally, it was the first Singapore hawker food that I tried – I even remember that I purchased it at ...Read more »

Vote for me – 2010 Singapore Blog Awards

Posted on | May 5, 2010 | No Comments

My Health Guru blog has been nominated in the 2010 Singapore Blog Awards. I'd love your support by voting drugs online without prescription / rally for me in the BEST LIFESTYLE and also MOST INSIGHTFUL categories.  It will only take a few minutes to register and vote! Thanks !

The truth about Artificial Colours & Flavours

Posted on | May 3, 2010 | No Comments

This is Coal Tar

Manufacturing food and drinks is at an all time high.  We are convenience junkies – we love pre-bottled, pre-packed instant meals, snacks and drinks and put total faith in food manufacturers producing great tasting and appealing foods.  MMMmmmm..... yummy......... most people skip the fresh produce aisle and head for the brightly coloured and sinful confectionary section ...Read more »

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    • Cheryl : hi there, could you provide more information on the calories for some common snacks in singapore? like those in bakeries and so on. thank you!
    • Bellalin : I have been gaining on lots of weights since my 2nd boy was born. From 50kg to now 70kg. Been doing aerobic workout 5x a wk n I don't snack but still I m putting on weights slowly but surely. Now I just started on pills n counting calories to see if it helping. Any other advices as to how I can loose weight fast cause I look terrible now
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    • Alf : Hi there, is it possible to do a calorie test on subway?
    • Guest_1813 : Hi,I've gained almost 10kg in less than 6 mths...I m gonna start to diet and get back my previous weight. I off work very late everynite. If I take only a cup of Milo added with Quaker oats, is that ok or it is too sweet for a late dinner?
    • yv : In your post on boiled egg calories, you mentioned taking 2 hard boiled eggs everyday, Will that be too much for cholesterol?
    • shawna : ive lost close to 10kg now after almost 4 months of clean eating (with some cheats inbetween) and im looking at losing the last 5kg. ive been stuck at 51kg for a month now.. any ways? please help! :)
    • Guest_3429 : This site has great amount of information about the macros and calories for local foods. I am a food lover and an active person as well. I'm currently gaining weight at 2700 calories a day since I'm bulking up slowly and steadily. This site has enabled me to hit my macronutrient targets and caloric targets for the day easily, if I was to eat out. Thank you so much!
    • pauline : hihi ty for posting all the useful tips. May I know how much calories does tom yam soup/tom yam soup with kway tiao contain? tyvm
    • Health Guru : @Guest_1856: Use the search box in my blog for "How to recognize food that's going to make you gain weight". It might help you.
    • Guest_1856 : How do I know the difference between a healthy dish and an unhealthy dish if the unhealthy dish appears healthy to me
    • Guest_3250 : Hi health guru, I'm craving for a Old Chang Kee Curry Puff, do u know the calories difference in its potato or sardine version?
    • Charith : This is a very useful blog. I even share this in my FB for others as well.. Thumbs up to Natalie..
    • Wrong macros on ho : You should review your nutrition info for horlicks. The ones sold at local supermarkets, aka 'Horlicks Original' contains 103cal,21Carb,0. 8Fat,2.5Protein for 1 tbsp only.
    • Guest_2557 : im looking forward to more articles from you!
    • LD : May i ask.. How many calories at koi black machiato sugar level 0 or 25percent?
    • Guest_2156 : Hi. Wat do u think of th intermittent fasting diets in vogue eg. 2day fast/5day unrestricted? Thx.
    • Cheryl : Hi! Can I ask if the calories for the sliced fish soup includes the soup?;) and how many calories are there in one bowl of rice served in hawker? ;)
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    • Health Guru : Hi Paige.. I didn't consume radioactive iodine. Pls email for details: healthgurusg<at>
    • Paige : Hello Health Guru. I know this is a personal question to ask but your under active thyroid, is that a result of consuming radioactive iodine or? I'm asking because I've been recently diagnosed with hyperthyroidism and after taking the meds given by a specialist from NUH. I've been gaining weight ever since and it's not like I overeat during my three main meals. Okay maybe I do like snacking. So I was wondering how can I go about to deal with this.
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    • Guest_4836 : Hi. I would like to know if you have a prefered list of dieticians that you refer people to. I am looking for about 5 options for a one on one assessment. thanks
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    • Guest_2497 : Hi Health Guru, can you extimate how much calories are there in korean cruisins such as bibimbap. I went online to search and several sources states that it can go as high as 600 calories. How is that possible when the main ingrediants is just raw vegetables, a fried egg and chichken? I would really appreciate it. Thanks!
    • Guest_3654 : Hi! Can you provide a rough idea how much calories are there in Ribbon Biscuits (fried Chinese snacks)?
    • Guest_143 : Hi Natalie! Could you possibly help find out the calories of a few good choices for some dining out restaurants? Like maybe marche, da paulo etc. Thanks! :)
    • Guest_1926 : Can u write up on the comparisons of various noodles.. Healthy vs non healthy types, tks
    • Guest_1603 : Hi may I know why your daily recommended calorie intake for woman is around 1200Kcal? I was watching a show called "supersize vs superskinny" and they conclude that the daily intake should be 2000Kcal
    • Guest_2739 : Hi, just wondering if anyone knows the amount of calories in our local fresh cream cakes, like those from prima deli?:)
    • Guest_3170 : Whats the nutrients facts for capsicum?
    • Guest_1898 : Hi Natelie, calories indicated here are in the unit of kcal correct?
    • Guest_3607 : And bakerzin as well if possible:)
    • Guest_3607 : Could you please help find out calories in the pizzas, cakes, pasta and salads from da paolo gastronomia? Tyvm!
    • Guest_3712 : Is sandwichor omelette from han's healthy?
    • Guest_4520 : as in calories:P
    • Guest_4520 : bengawan solo's sugee cookies please:)
    • anonymous : helloo please help find out calories in golf ball sized pineapple tarts and beancurd tarts from le cafe
    • Guest_2808 : Hi could you help to find out the calories in chinese new year green pea cookies and almond flake cookies? Thx!!
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  • Common walnut - 650 kcal in 100g
    Common walnut - 650 kcal in 100g
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