With eased restrictions as Singapore’s COVID-19 situation gradually stabilises, we’re finally able to dine out and enjoy restaurant-cooked food again. Hooray!
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As the COVID-19 outbreak continues to evolve, there's been a growing influx of people who have leaned towards more natural remedies to help boost their immune system. Many, especially in oriental Asian countries, have turned to Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) to treat symptoms of cold, cough, and flu. But what is it about TCM that makes it a preferred choice of treatment especially at this current moment?
Nutrition plays a huge role in optimising our health and wellbeing; whether it’s to reach a healthy weight goal, build our immunity or fight certain diseases that we’re predisposed to. There’s a reason why certain nutrition trends emerge and it’s because we’re constantly discovering ways in which the food we eat can positively impact our overall health and well-being.
You peek into the fridge and think about what you can possibly cook with what you have, but you’re just not inspired. You don’t feel like eating the same old dishes, but you also don’t want to take a trip to the supermarket.
“I’ll eat healthy, starting from tomorrow!”
We’ve all heard this one before. Whether they’re words that have come from your own mouth or that of a family or friend’s. We can pretty much predict what happens from this point onwards. A premium master plan is drawn out to lose 5kg in the next two months by restricting all favourite, processed, macro-unfriendly meals and snacks. After all, you’re dead set on your new plan and you’re determined to shed all the unwanted fats off the charts!
A plant-based diet consists mostly or entirely of foods derived from plants. This includes vegetables, fruits, whole grains, legumes, beans, nuts, and seeds, with little to no animal products. While it doesn’t necessarily mean abstaining from meat and dairy products entirely, it does entail proportionately consuming more foods that come from plant sources.
What is Nutrigenomics?
Thanks to advancements in Nutritional Sciences, we now know that our genes play an important role in how our lifestyle and diet affects our health. Nutrigenomics is a new paradigm based on the scientific principles of biochemistry. It studies the relationship between genes, nutrition and health.
With such a vast array of different types of bread lining supermarket store shelves and bakeries, it can be an overwhelming process trying to decide which is best for your family’s enjoyment and health.
Date nights out at your favourite steakhouse or dimsum restaurant, for the most part, sounds really easy and convenient, but you can’t deny that snug, cosy and romantic nights in at home are ideal sometimes too. So, what’s stopping you?