• Diet,  Wellness

    The Best & Worst Noodles

    Pick your noodles wisely the next time you are dining out. Vermicelli and soba noodles are great choices! Check out other types you should go for and avoid: Are you one of the few people who prefer noodles over rice? If yes then you’re probably always stuck in a dilemma on whether to go for mee hoon or yellow noodles or have a mix of both for your curry laksa. True story? And then you also have to consider all the talk about this or that noodle going straight to your thighs or belly. Should you go for mee hoon only, or mee hoon with yellow noodles, or kuey teow? Fret not fellow…

  • Diet,  Wellness

    7 Foods You May Not Know That Are Healthier Eaten Raw

    You probably already know that fresh fruit is a much healthier choice than a sugar-filled choice of say, a slice of chocolate cake or a piece of kuih.  That much is common sense, and for some people, making healthy choices like not choosing high sugar choices is enough to keep them on track with maintaining a healthy diet and lifestyle. However, some of us need reminders every once in a while and even, getting to know the best ways to prepare certain foods is key to maximizing their nutritional benefits. For some foods, it’s fine to cook them – be it boiling, baking, grilling, steaming, broiling, roasting, frying, etc, but there are…

  • Diet,  Wellness

    Top 8 Foods That You Should Be Eating For Breakfast

    They say that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, and it’s said for a good reason. Not only does breakfast give you the energy to start off your day but it’s also linked to many health benefits including helping you control your weight and improve your overall performance for the day. Breakfast provides your body with the much-needed fuel and it helps to improve your concentration, alertness and memory, which is why it’s important to have breakfast every day. It even helps with improving muscle function. We are fortunate to have bountiful choices to have for breakfast on a daily basis. For those who prefer to eat…

  • Diet,  Wellness

    Top 10 Fat Burning Foods

    Fat burning foods? Is there such a thing? Yes, there is! There are foods that encourage fat burning by switching off fat storage, breaking down fat cells, improving insulin sensitivity, and more. Some of these foods even cut belly fat and increase metabolism. Very good news, as far as we’re concerned. Foods like chocolate and avocados can add fat to our bodies but if you eat it in moderation, these are good fat that you’re consuming. Spices such as turmeric is also great for you as turmeric actually helps you burn fat. If you want to lose weight and eat food that you enjoy, you’ll be glad to know that we’ve…

  • Diet,  Wellness

    Are You Addicted To Sugar?

    For many of us, sugar is perhaps not a necessity in life but you’ll be surprised just how much we are addicted to sugar when you take a hard look at your diet. When it comes to sugar, here’s the not-so-sweet truth. It’s not good for you. Some of you probably already know that and could be avoiding sugar for a healthier diet. These days, reading food labels has gotten more important due to foods and drinks containing hidden sugars, preservatives, etc. As a lot of foods and drinks contain hidden sugars, it’s crucial that if you want to keep a close eye on your sugar intake. Sugar is the new…

  • Diet,  Features,  Lifestyle,  Wellness

    Top 10 Must-Have Healthy Items That Should Be On Your Grocery List!

    When it comes to grocery shopping for food, we know that it can be a real chore to do so, not to mention a real hassle negotiating traffic, finding a parking spot, etc.  However, we all need to eat and grocery shopping has become a necessity in our lives. With dozens of aisles to peruse and hundreds of nutritional labels to read and options for you to choose, well, it can be a bit of a minefield. The trick to making things a little easier when one has to do the weekly grocery shop is to have a list and stick to it. It helps you buy what is necessary and not…

  • Diet,  Wellness

    The Big Egg Question: Are Omega 3 Enhanced Eggs Legit Or Just A Marketing Gimmick?

    So many eggs to choose from but most of the time, we go for the fortified Omega 3 and the other vitamins infused eggs.  But do the eggs really provide what’s shown on its labels? – That is the question. With multiple choices of eggs to select from each time we go to the supermarket to grocery shop or even, when we shop online, it can be a tad confusing if you’re not too sure what you’re buying. Is there a difference and are these eggs any better for you than the others? Naturally, a lot of us would be drawn to choose the eggs which label tells us that…

  • Diet,  Wellness

    Have Your Rice With HALF The Calories!!

    Rice is a staple in Malaysian diets and a lot of us can’t live without this “grain of life”.  Are you one who loves rice and can’t live without it but at the same time, are worried about its calorie content? Recently, scientists discovered that there is a way to have your rice but by cutting the calorie content by 60%! That’s a whopping amount of calorie cutting! How does that happen? Simply by changing the way we cook rice. The scientists recommend this process: Cook rice with coconut oil. First, add a teaspoon of coconut oil to boiling water, then add in half a cup (105gm) of rice. Then,…

  • Diet,  Wellness

    8 Mistakes That Make Cravings Worse

    Cravings. A word that can drive us crazy and really, it can be pain if you’re trying to lose some weight! Cravings can be tough. No matter what your “I-want-it-now” food is – be it maggi mee goreng, nasi lemak, pasta, burgers, ice cream, chocolate, cakes, cookies, you probably wrestle with a major decision. To eat or not to eat, that is the question. Unfortunately, cravings for some of us are more intense and frequent compared to others, which makes healthy decisions that much harder. So, is there a way we can cut the cravings? Well, there is no cure for it but there are signs to look out for,…

  • Diet,  Wellness

    Best Vegetables For Weight Loss

    Weight loss for some of us can be a rather trying journey. Exercise and diet play a big part of it but it’s about a change in lifestyle. One of the best ways to lose weight is by eating vegetables because they contain ample amount of fiber and water, which help fill you up and best of all, they’re low in calories. Vegetables are also rich in minerals, high in antioxidants and phytochemicals. All of which are helpful for maintaining and improving one’s health. Maintaining a healthy weight loss journey is about consistency. It’s about consistency in exercise, diet control and a change in lifestyle. If you strike a balance…