Emerging trends in probiotics & collagen

Emerging trends in probiotics & collagen

The two-day Vitafoods Asia 2019 saw latest global nutraceutical developments happening in Asia.   There were a number of trends including probiotics and collagen that emerged during this year’s nutraceutical event, Vitafoods Asia in September. The...
Studying nutritional deficiencies in elderly

Studying nutritional deficiencies in elderly

Asia’s largest clinical study will help establish nutritional standards for the elderly.   BY: Eleanor Yap Changi General Hospital (CGH) and Abbott have set up a Nutritional Health for the Elderly Reference Centre (NHERC) in CGH in Singapore. The first task of...
“Frailty is not an inevitable part of ageing”

“Frailty is not an inevitable part of ageing”

NUS study shared that good nutrition, physical training and mental exercises can reverse physical frailty in the elderly.   Physical frailty is common among the elderly and is strongly associated with cognitive impairment, dementia and adverse health outcomes...
HPB dishes out ‘Recipe for Healthy Ageing’

HPB dishes out ‘Recipe for Healthy Ageing’

This is a part of a nutrition campaign under the Action Plan for Successful Ageing to empower seniors to eat right and age well.   As part of the initiatives under the Action Plan for Successful Ageing, the Health Promotion Board (HPB) has kicked off a nutrition...
Healthier meals at home

Healthier meals at home

This is the third thrust in HPB’s Food Strategy where it partners with supermarket outlets.   The Health Promotion Board (HPB) has kicked off the third thrust of its three-pronged Food Strategy, an initiative that was announced a year ago, which focuses on...
Nutritional deficiences with seniors

Nutritional deficiences with seniors

Nanyang Polytechnic’s students have found that many seniors are currently healthy and leading active lifestyles, however, their daily nutritional intake is inadequate.   Health assessments conducted by students and staff from Nanyang Polytechnic’s (NYP) School of...
Joys of ageing

Joys of ageing

New York Times best-selling author Dan Buettner shares about longevity and happiness from meeting some of the oldest people living on Earth. BY: Eleanor Yap   Dan Buettner, a National Geographic Fellow, has met some of the oldest people who live on Earth by...
Deficiency of Omega-3 in diets

Deficiency of Omega-3 in diets

Findings in France show a need for a more balanced intake of Omega-3 and 6. BY: Eleanor Yap Recent reports from France have shown that essential fatty acids such as Omega-3 are beneficial in one’s diet. However, in most developed countries, including Singapore, there...
Diabetes & your eyes

Diabetes & your eyes

Diabetic retinopathy is a preventable cause of blindness and is reversible in the early stages. Therefore, regular eye checkups are important. BY: Esther Low While diabetes is a relatively well-known disease, few however have heard of diabetic retinopathy. As having...
Reducing gluten

Reducing gluten

For those with celiac disease, reducing gluten is part of the treatment. But for others, it could mean less bloatedness and cramps. BY: Jaime Yeo   Connie Leong did not know much about gluten, much less how it could have such a negative effect on her body. She...
A recipe using chia seeds

A recipe using chia seeds

Nutritious and tasty!   Here is one recipe from The Chia Co in Australia, which is selling its chia products here in Singapore (permission given to use). This recipe works great with pomfret, tilapia or red snapper:   Chia steamed fish:   Preparation...
Small but packs a punch

Small but packs a punch

There is a lot of fuss about chia and its reign over flaxseed. We give you the lowdown.   BY: Derrick Ong   Salvia hispanica, commonly known as chia, is a species of flowering desert plant in the mint family, Lamiaceae. This plant is native to central and...
Vitamins for seniors

Vitamins for seniors

Many people are taking supplements without really considering if they need them.   BY: Mayura Mohta   Research studies show that those aged 65 and older are taking vitamin and mineral supplements to not only help prevent diseases, but sustain good health and...
Strictly oil-free

Strictly oil-free

Baby boomers are embracing vegetarianism as a way of protecting their bodies. What not go that one step further and look at eliminating the oils?   BY: Eleanor Yap   You are what you eat. The food that we eat can protect us from many lifestyle diseases...
The wonder of whole-grains

The wonder of whole-grains

Whole-grain foods play a part in lowering the risk of heart disease diabetes and certain cancers. See how you can add it into your daily intake. BY: Lauren Ho   Many Singaporeans have heard about the goodness of whole-grains and know that they are better for our...