The Health Guru

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Fitness of a Formula One Driver

Posted on | September 28, 2012 | No Comments

Do you consider a F1 driver an elite athlete?  Do you think they are more or less fitter than a long distance runner? I guess that needing to drive some of the fastest cars in demanding conditions (both physical and mental) must need for them to train vigorously. Let’s take a look at what their body ...Read more »

Nutrition info: Calories in Mee Soto

Posted on | September 27, 2012 | No Comments

Mee soto is a traditional Indonesian soup served with meat, vegetables and broth.  ‘Soto’ means traditional soup and ‘mee’ refers to the thin white rice noodles served inside the broth.  There are many variations, one of the most popular being soto ayam a.k.a. Chicken soup. Nutrition info for Mee Soto:  1 bowl Energy: 433 calories Protein: 13 g Carbs:  ...Read more »

Nutrition info: Pastry mooncake crust vs. Snowskin crust. Which is healthier?

Posted on | September 24, 2012 | No Comments

The Mid-Autumn festival (also known as the mooncake festival) is a popular lunar harvest festival celebrated in Chinese and Vietnamese culture.  Every year on the fifteenth day of the eighth month of the lunar calendar, when the moon is at its maximum brightness for the entire year, the Chinese celebrate "zhong qiu jie".  Today, the ...Read more »

Nutrition Info: Calories in Pau (Chinese steamed buns)

Posted on | September 21, 2012 | No Comments

Chinese Steamed Buns are called baozi or popularly known as bao, bau, pow, pau. They are plain or filled buns (light, soft and bread-like) that comes in various forms, with a variety of fillings (meat or vegetarian).   Theses buns are steamed and can be eaten for breakfast, as snacks in between meals or during a ...Read more »

Healthy Living Inspiration

Posted on | September 21, 2012 | No Comments

Nutrition info: Calories in Duck Rice

Posted on | September 17, 2012 | No Comments

In Singapore you can find Duck Rice prepared in two ways: Roasted or Braised. Roast Duck Rice:  The duck is prepared by putting spices such as pepper, salt, star anise, cinnamon ginger, spring onion and garlic inside the duck, coated with vinegar and malt sugar and hung out to dry. The ducks will be roasted until their skins ...Read more »

Bubble Tea – Carcinogenic and choking hazard???

Posted on | September 7, 2012 | No Comments

One of the latest news stories circulating by German authorities and researchers claims that Taiwanese drink bubble tea presents a choking hazard to children and may contain cancer-causing chemicals. The warnings come as bubble tea has entered the market there as a trendy dessert beverage.  After analyzing the tapioca balls which make up the ‘bubbles' in ...Read more »

How much sugar is there in your food and drinks?

Posted on | September 5, 2012 | No Comments

Exercise Inspiration…

Posted on | September 2, 2012 | No Comments

Healthy Eating Inspiration

Posted on | August 27, 2012 | No Comments

Nutrition Info: Calories in JCO Donuts

Posted on | August 24, 2012 | 1 Comment

The doughnut  (or donut) is type of sweet fried dough.  They are typically shaped in rings or can be flattened and filled with flavourings such as jam, chocolate or fruit. I actually don’t know any donut store that advertises how many calories are in each donut (for very obvious reasons).  Therefore when I was asked to ...Read more »

Healthy Living Inspiration

Posted on | August 21, 2012 | No Comments

Nutrition Info: Calories in Char Siew Pork Rice

Posted on | August 17, 2012 | No Comments

"Char siu" means "fork burn/roast" named after the traditional method of cooking long seasoned strips of pork on a fork over fire. Char siew pork rice is served with slices of char siu, sliced cucumber, white rice and covered in a sweet gravy or dark soy sauce.  Generally you can choose steamed white rice or ...Read more »

Calories in Drinks

Posted on | August 15, 2012 | No Comments

The true fact is the only fluid that we need to drink to keep us alive is water.  Anything else is taken out of habit, addiction or to provide the body with some type of satisfaction (sugar, bubbles etc) Drinks other than water are a hidden source of calories and sugar.  As shown in the picture ...Read more »

Nutrition Info: Calories in Ban Mian

Posted on | August 13, 2012 | No Comments

Ban mian is a dish containing handmade noodles served in soup.   The fragrant soup is made from a rich fish stock containing anchovies, onions, garlic, ginger and spices.  As well as the ban mian noodles and rich soup, the meal is served with some variety of meat  (minced pork) or fish (fresh or fried) and ...Read more »

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    • 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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