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Resveratrol: Red Wine Without Alcohol

Written By: admin - Apr• 04•14

Once referred to as the French paradox, resveratrol has been touted as the active ingredient in red wine which is responsible for the low incidence of heart disease among French people. Many studies appear to support the claim that resveratrol has anti-heart disease and anti-cancer properties, but with huge commercial interest attached, some of these studies have been found to be fabrications.

Should you take resveratrol? For the youngsters, don’t bother, but if you’re above 50 like me, every year beyond that is a bonus. No harm trying. You’ve got nothing to lose. Even a bit of placebo effect is good. I’ll let you know if it works.

© Chan Joon Yee

10 Healthy Food Unmasked

Written By: admin - Mar• 02•14

1. Fat-free foods: No fat means no flavour. How can that be palatable? Well, any commercial product of this nature has to come with plenty of sugar, sodium and artificial flavours.

2. Salads: Salads are quite unpalatable unless they are “dressed” with lots of high calorie additives. Oil is an essential component of any diet dressing and this has been known for centuries and low-calorie dressings may seem to be good for your health but they can be pretty hard on the gut. Those who have been having their salads without dressing will know.

3. Energy bars: Some may be healthier than others in terms of fibre and sugar content but the consumer need to understand that many outdoor buffs consume them as temporary meal replacements when cooking is not convenient. Make no mistake, they are high in calories.

4. Smoothies: Like flavoured yoghurt, most smoothie places use frozen yoghurt as a base and then add additional sugar, colouring and even flavours. Chocolate toppings won’t help in the weight management department.

5. Breakfast cereals: This is pretty boring stuff actually. Some breakfast cereals are encrusted with sugar and honey to make them more palatable to the kids. There are also unflavoured cereals. These are truly healthy but they compromise on taste.

6. Artificial sweeteners: Many people are allergic to them. They can cause stomach upset, diarrhoea and bloating. Some studies on artificial sweeteners have shown that they may be cancer-causing.

7. Energy drinks: These are loaded with sugar. Taking it before strenuous exercise actually gives you a very good initial boost, but it doesn’t improve your stamina one bit. In fact, for some folks, it burns you out very fast and is fattening to boot.

8. Frozen foods: Despite all the assurances, ready-to-eat meals that are stored frozen and simply require a couple of minutes of reheating in the microwave are questionable. To make them thaw easily, manufacturers have introduced trans fats. The flat taste is boosted with lots of sodium and even artificial flavours. Fresh is best.

9. Flavoured yoghurt: These are merely pureed fruit with loaded with sugar to make it more palatable. Nothing wrong with the sugar, but eat enough of it and it turns into fat. Marketing strategies try to position tubs of flavoured yoghurt as heath food. Plain yoghurt is generally healthy but not flavoured yoghurt.

10. Ketchup: Tomato ketchup contains healthy tomatoes but it contains a lot of salt and has also been found to contain high amounts of high fructose corn syrup. It’s useful as a condiment but should not be taken in excess because of apparent “health benefits”.

© Chan Joon Yee

She Won A Free Lipo!

Written By: admin - Jul• 10•12

She’s so happy that she’s won a lipo treatment. She felt fantastic after the treatment? Wonderful experience? Can’t describe it? Wow. Yes, waiting to see your results.

Longjing Tea

Written By: admin - Jul• 07•12

Longjing or Dragon Well tea is China’s favourite green tea. It originates from Hangzhou and has a relatively mild fragrance of toast. The method of preparation is pan-frying over charcoal. When steeped, the tea produces a yellow-green color. The tea contains Vitamin C, amino acids, and, like most finer Chinese green teas, has one of the highest concentrations of catechins among teas.

Lapsang Souchong – smoky black tea

Written By: admin - Jul• 06•12

Lapsang Souchong sounds like a Tibetan name, but this tea actually originates from Fujian province in China. The Chinese name for this tea is 拉普山小種. Sometimes, it is called 正山小种 or 熏茶 (smoked tea).

This very unusual tea is made by smoking large black tea leaves over pine or other resinous wood. The result is a tea that smells like a tobacco pipe. Lapsang Souchong is definitely not everyone’s cup of tea. Some experts have reacted very negatively to the tobacco pipe smell. Personally, I prefer my Lapsang Souchong with sugar and milk. This is perhaps the only Chinese tea that I drink with sugar and milk.

Some of the health benefits of Lapsang Souchong include to promote energy, act as antioxidants, enhance the immune system, maintain liver, promote longevity, reduce body fats.

Drying Up

Written By: admin - Jun• 29•12

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Women are more prone to dehydration than men. Female bodies are 55% water. Men’s bodies are 60% water. And since women weigh 15% less than men, they hold less water in their bodies.

However, women don’t start sweating until their body temperatures have risen. Men tend to sweat earlier in the same exercise routine. This response may have evolved to help women conserve water.

Nevertheless, in tests conducted on exercising male and female subjects, women tend to show signs of dehydration after a loss of only 1.5% normal water volume. Men seem to tolerate dehydration better.

Transforming A Haggard Woman

Written By: admin - Jun• 24•12

Smoking, boozing, lack of sleep – the main culprits of that haggard look. She looks 54 when she’s only 45.

DHA Free Tanning Spray?

Written By: admin - Jun• 22•12

Yes, it’s only a matter of time that they come up with a DHA free tanning spray.

Happy With Your Body

Written By: admin - Jun• 20•12

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You don’t have to be thin like a lath to look good. The most important thing is to be healthy. As long as you are healthy and happy with your weight, you’re looking good and doing just fine.

Not Quite Over The Hill

Written By: admin - Jun• 19•12

I think it moved up some

I miss Jamaica

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There’s no secret here. Just exercise and plenty of outdoor activities. Of course, a bit of publicity also provides the incentive to look good.