Soybean, the misunderstood plant.. Soybean has a plethora of benefits. Not only is it low in saturated fat, it is cholesterol-free and high in fiber. It also contains 36-56% protein and is one of the most abundant sources of plant protein. It has twice as much protein as meat, three times as much as chicken … More Misconceptions about Soybean
Cholesterol is the silent killer! In particular, it is important to keep low-density lipoprotein (“LDL”) (aka bad cholesterol) in check as it deposit excess cholesterol in blood arteries causing plague formation (i.e. atherosclerosis). Plague hardens and narrows arteries over time which restrict the flow of blood to organs (i.e. hypertension). Victims are often caught by … More The Natural Way to Lower Cholesterol
Is that for real? I was shocked when my ex-colleague told me that latest research shows that there’s no link between cholesterol and heart disease! A online search even shows news articles with sensational headlines such as “Bad cholesterol ‘helps you live longer’ ”. This is contrary to conventional view where high blood cholesterol is … More There is no link between Cholesterol and Heart Disease?!
Don’t judge a book by its cover! This old English idiom is applicable to all walks of life from choosing your friend, your spouse and of course, health supplements too! The labeling of natural and herbal may SOUND safe but it is important to understand more before consuming them. The price to pay for not … More Are all Natural or Herbal Food Safe?
Hello.. Wake Up my friend! In case if you haven’t read it, this is a recent article published by Channel News Asia (link: http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/health/herbal-and-dietary-supplements-tied-to-liver-damage/3185894.html#). Hoping this is a wake up call for those who have been taking herbal and dietary supplements (i.e. blah blah extracts/concentrates)! The logic is simple.. Most of the herbal and dietary … More News Flash – Herbal and Dietary Supplements tied to Liver Damage
What is Collagen? It is a type of protein found in the human body. Proteins are macro-chains of amino acid. Collagen makes up about 30% of all the proteins in our human body. This includes fibrous tissues such as tendons, ligaments and skin as well as others like corneas, cartilage, bones, blood vessels, the gut, … More Collagen is more than just the skin!
Welcome to the club! All of us are millionaire. Try adding up the cost of organ transplants and you will know why.. Have you been giving your body the necessary maintenance? Since the day we were born, our body has been working non-stop for us. Have you been feeding it with important disease-fighting nutrients (synthetic vitamins … More Do you know you are a Millionaire?
What is Beta-Carotene? Beta-Carotene is a nutrient easily identified as the orange pigment found in vegetables like carrots. The human body converts beta-carotene into vitamin A (retinol). Vitamin A is responsible for healthy skin and vision. Beta-Carotene can be found in wholesome plant foods as well as in multivitamins.. However, It is NOT recommended to … More Are you aware that synthetic Beta-Carotene increases cancer risks?
Does less popular mean less safe? Many people seem to have jumped to the conclusion that popularity = safety and vice versa. However, one will realize that factors contributing to product popularity and product safety are very different. Popularity is driven by advertisement whereas safety is driven by the manufacturing processes and tests put in … More Which one would you choose – Popularity vs Safety?
Does Agri-Food & Veterinary Authority of Singapore (AVA) = Food Safety? Many Singaporeans are under the impression that since all imported food must pass through AVA, they must be safe to consume right? If this assumption is true, what about the recent product recall cases despite claims that “there is no food safety risk associated”? … More What does Food Safety mean to you?