5 Nutritional Myths They Want You To Believe

Negative calorie food…? Have you ever heard of β€œnegative-calorie food”? It means the food requires more energy from your body to digest than the calorie the food provides, resulting in weight loss. People like to use celeries or apples as the example. This is NOT true. (Sad, I know.) Proteins have the highest thermic effect…

Eat Better for Less

When I was a dietetics student, working part-time at restaurants, customers liked to ask what I was doing besides waiting tables. When I told them that I was studying to be a dietitian, they would joke:” Ah, that’s why you look so slim.” (And then they would ask me to help them lose weight.) I…

Cayenne pepper – Myth or Not?

We always hear people saying this or that food is “super food”, either it can detox or burn fat in your body (which the terms are quite misleading), or having other benefits that just sound too good to be true. Chilli is one of them. I always thought this is a fad diet, without much…

Flavo….? Bravo!

People often say green tea is good for you, or red wine is good for you… Is it true? Why are they good for us? Many foods, especially fruits and vegetables, contain something called flavonoids. Flavonoids are antioxidants with anti-inflammatory and immune system benefits, and can protect the body from cell damage/oxidation by counteracting free-radical…

Are microwaves bad for you?

Almost every household has a microwave, they areΒ so handy when it comesΒ to warming up the food, defrosting your bread and meats, and even making sweet treats (will upload some recipes some time). I have had many people telling me that microwaves are bad for you: cooking or warming up food in a microwave makes it…

Go whole or go low?

Should you go for full cream milk or low fat milk? I remember when I was a student, I believed in β€œlow fat, low salt, low sugar”, just like most people do. I would go for low-fat or even fat-free dairy products, including milk, yoghurt and cheese, because of the saturated fat (aka bad fat)…

Eat a Rainbow

Why do we always hear people say that we should eat a variety of food, especially fruits and vegetables? Why do we need to eat a β€œrainbow of colours”? Eating a variety of colourful food provides us vitamins, minerals and antioxidants that our body needs. Fruits and vegetables have their own phytochemicals (natural plant pigments)…