Diets

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Is drinking tea with your meals good for your digestive system?

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Restaurants often serve iced lemon tea or carbonated drinks as a set meal package with their dishes such as spaghetti, pizza, burger and chips, fish and chips, steak, etc. It may be a satisfying feeling,  to down a cup of ice lemon tea together with a hot meal especially on a hot day. But after [...]

Can eating fried rice everyday kill you?

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According to ancient Chinese beliefs passed down from generation to generation, YES, it can. In Chinese tradition, hot tea is always served with meals. Especially so if the meal is of oily nature like fried rice, fried noodles, bak kut teh and hokkien fried. This is equivalent of Western meals such as carbonara, steak with [...]

Rice porridge and noodle soup would improve your health

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Do you find yourself suffering from a general feeling of fatigue and exhaustion? Especially if you are not a morning person, you may feel especially tired in the mornings which sometimes cannot be overcome by strong doses of coffee. But in just about 2 months of consistently taking either porridge or noddle soup for breakfast, I feel a very obvious change in my energy levels. I was feeling noticeably much lesser fatigue in the morning and throughout the day.

I learned from overeating all my life that it was a coping mechanism

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Originally, this blog begun in 2007 as a sort of accountability online journal to embark on my ‘battle’ with overeating and weight issues. In my first post, I blamed sugar for the evil thing that is causing overeating due to the blood sugar issues. Later I dabbled into glycemic index (GI) of food. If you [...]

Is bak kut teh healthy for you?

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Bak kut teh is a well known known Chinese dish. Originally it was a poor immigrant’s dish where it is eaten to warm up the body. Usually pork meat is used and boiled with specific herbs with the distinct aroma and taste. While it is nutritious, there are reported health danger associated with too much intake of bak kut teh, one which happened to a manager in my former workplace.

Can Porridge/congee be kept overnight?

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The answer is NO,. You should not keep your rice porridge or congee overnight. I know, logically there does not seems to be anything wrong with storing cooked porridge overnight in the fridge. The main reason why porridge or congee should not be kept overnight is because it would cause wind buildup in your body from the traditional Chinese healing perspective. 

Does teh tarik (pulled milk tea) have caffeine?

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Teh tarik (pulled milk tea), iced lemon tea, bubble milk tea definitely have caffeine. In some cases, the caffeine content may be more strong than an ordinary cup of coffee. Not to mention that teh tarik has high sugar and milk content. A delicious cup of teh tarik would require high concentration of tea which need to be ‘balanced’ by a lot of sugar and condensed milk.

Nutritious Chinese soup using slow cooker for health benefits

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I grew up drinking soups that my mom made for us using the slow cooker. My mom worked in shift in town which requires her to switch 2 buses and juggling between a full time job, taking care of children, grocery shopping and cleaning. She needed to manage everything and ensured she provide all the nutrition for us. Her effort paid off because we seldom got sick when we were young. Mom always said she could not afford to have us sick because she had to work and it was difficult to take off.

Meal planning to achieve your health and weight loss goals

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It is now approaching year end and some of us will feel all geared up to start new year with health and fitness goals. To achieve our goals, it helps to have proper planning….as failure to plan would means indirectly planning to fail. However, you would be surprised, if you just spend a little time [...]

The Buddhist’s 8 Precepts Diet

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While researching for some weight loss books in the market, I was surprised to find a book written about the Buddha’s diet called Buddha’s Diet: The Ancient Art of Losing Weight Without Losing Your Mind . Personally, I have not read the book but I’ve had personal experience of following the diet similar to what was [...]