Best & Worst Foods for healthy skin

Our diet plays a critical role in the health of our skin. Given our climate and lifestyle in Singapore, our choice of food can make all the difference for a healthy skin. Here's a quick guide of the Best and Worst Foods for healthy skin:

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Best and Worst Food before Sleeping

Health professionals may debate the benefits of dairy or the best time to exercise, but there’s one thing they all agree on: Sleep is really important. Getting a good night’s sleep is tied to a slew of health benefits, like clarity of thoughts,...

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For the love of Cherry Tomatoes

Cherry Tomatoes are miniature versions of the traditional beefsteak tomatoes, and are equally as nutritious as it contains the vitamins and minerals essential for good health. Cherry tomatoes contain lycopene, an antioxidant that lowers your risk of certain...

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Substituting a broiler with oven-bake function

An oven set to bake and an oven set to broil both use dry heat to cook food in different ways. You can substitute baking for broiling, but not the other way around. All that is needed is a few minor adjustments in cooking time and temperature. How...

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Wild Alaskan Salmon is gold standard for nutrition

Would you buy a Wild Alaskan salmon for $19.90 per 200g? You would be paying twice the amount as compared to salmons found in supermarkets which is normally farmed salmon unless stated otherwise. It seems like such an extravagant price tag for food. But what...

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The relationship between Omega-3 & -6

A healthy diet contains a balance of omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids. Omega-3 fatty acids help reduce inflammation, and some omega-6 fatty acids tend to promote inflammation. In fact, some studies suggest that elevated intakes of omega-6 fatty acids may play...

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Science of cooking hard boiled eggs

No rocket science needed to cook up some hard boiled eggs. When it comes to being successful in cooking hard boiled eggs, it is all about the time and temperature. Place eggs in a pot of cold water. Turn on the heat and wait until water has almost...

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Know Your Salt

Salt is arguably one of the most important ingredients in cooking. Without it, most meals would taste bland and unexciting. It is a crystalline mineral made of Sodium and Chlorine. Both elements serve important functions like helping the brain and nerves...

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Stay away from fructose corn syrup – it could be killing you

Have you ever wondered why there has been a rise in diabetes, obesity, cancer and high blood pressure in Singapore? The reason being, we live in a decidedly sucrose-sweetened world. Sucrose has been in our diet for centuries and it wasn't an issue till...

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Vitamin C Deficiency and Poisoning

Vitamin C deficiency and scurvy are rare in developed countries like Singapore. Moreover, overt deficiency symptoms occur only if vitamin C intake falls below approximately 10mg/day for many weeks. Although through a varied diet, most people should be able...

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