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Fish Oil

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The omega-3 repository

Fish oil is loaded with omega-3 fatty acids – a combination of docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) and eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) – which are pivotal in supporting brain growth and infant development. Fish such as sardine, mackerel, and salmon accumulate the fatty[...]

Vitamin B9

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Brain and blood warrior

Vitamin B9, also known as folic acid, works like the other B vitamins in that it helps our bodies convert food into fuel, giving us energy to go about our daily lives. B vitamins are also important for healthy skin,[...]

Watch your Chicken like a Hawk

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A glimpse at how food safety is ensured – from poultry farms to supermarket shelves

World Health Day 2014 (April 7) throws the spotlight on the fight against vector-borne diseases, which result from infectious agents such as viruses, bacteria, and parasites that living creatures carry and pass on to other creatures. These dreaded diseases include[...]

Heart Disease

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Not just a man’s disease

Women, take heed! If you think your husband is the only one prone to heart disease, think again. According to the Singapore Heart Foundation (SHF), ‘heart disease and stroke combined is the leading cause of death among women in Singapore.’[...]

Women and Heart Attack

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Understanding symptoms and risk factors

Heart attack, or myocardial infarction, is the most severe form of heart artery disease. It is caused by sudden cut-off of blood supply to heart muscles as a result of severe narrowing of heart artery or sudden formation of blood[...]

Beta-carotene

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More reasons to eat a plateful of colour

Beta-carotene is a red-orangey pigment found in colourful fruits and vegetables – especially in carrots. Once in our body, beta-carotene is converted into vitamin A, which we all need for good vision, healthy skin and a strong immune system. Just[...]

Vitamin B7

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For hair, nails and skin growth

Vitamin B7 – more commonly known as biotin or vitamin H – is part of the B-complex group of vitamins, which helps to keep your nervous system healthy and is essential for metabolism of carbohydrates and fats. In particular, vitamin[...]

Try Turmeric

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More than just a condiment, this super spice bodes well for your heart, joints, neurons and stomach

Turmeric is the spice that gives curry its distinctive colour. Native to Indonesia and Southern India, this bright yellow herb is commonly featured in a wide variety of Asian dishes, textile dyes and fragrances. Most importantly, turmeric is also well[...]

Bright-eyed Beauty

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12 Makeup tips for beautiful and healthy eyes

We have all heard about how eye makeup can completely transform a person’s look, but one thing you don’t hear quite as much is the importance of taking care of your eyes while applying makeup. Makeup products, containers and applicators[...]

Get Fit for Fun!

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5 fun ways to sneak fitness into your day

You don’t always have to go through a boot camp or enrol in rigid and boring workout routines to get fit. EZYHEALTH susses out five ways where fitness and fun can go hand in hand  “Om” by the Bay Yoga[...]

Friends for Life

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Friends for Longevity

Good friends always stick by you through the thunderstorms and darkest nights, so says the above theme to American hit sitcom, Friends. But more than these, good friends may help you live longer, according to research by the Brigham Young[...]

Drink your Greens

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Juicy ideas for post-CNY body detox

After a particularly indulgent season (ah, the bak kwa  and pineapple tarts!), plant-powered green juices may be a good idea for flushing out the toxins from your body. Green juices are also a great way to get in your greens,[...]

Iron

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Our energiser

The primary function of iron is to make haemoglobin (found in red blood cells) and myoglobin (found in muscles) – two proteins which help carry and store oxygen in our bodies. Iron is also essential for cell growth and differentiation.[...]

Vitamin B6

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The excellent multi-tasker

Our body depends heavily on enzymes, which are protein structures that help chemical reactions take place. As vitamin B6 is involved in more than 100 enzymatic reactions, it has crucial and diverse functions in our bodies. Functions Prevents heart disease.[...]

Diabetic Retinopathy

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How to prevent deterioration of eyesight caused by diabetes

Are you eating right? If you are still eating high glycemic index (GI) food with carbohydrates that convert quickly into blood sugar, you will tend to gain weight. In time to come, obesity may lead to diabetes, kidney failure and[...]

DHA

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Food for your heart, eyes and mind (literally!)

DHA, or docosahexaenoic acid, is an omega-3 fatty acid found in fatty fish and fish oil supplements. DHA is a major structural fat and makes up 60% and 40% of polyunsaturated fatty acids in our eyes and brains, respectively. Our[...]

Vitamin B5

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The omnipresent vitamin

Vitamin B5 is also known as pantothenic acid, where the Greek word pantos means “everywhere”. True to its name, Vitamin B5 is virtually present in all types of food. Like the other seven B vitamins, Vitamin B5 dissolves in water[...]

Gluten-Free Chickpea Muffins

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These absolutely delicious muffins are not only healthy, they are easy to make, too!

These gluten-free muffins are SUPER easy to make and are packed with protein, fibre, and a whole lot of goodness. They’re great to have as breakfast on-the-go, a quick snack between meals or even for lunch… pretty much any time[...]

Going Gluten-Free

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Demystifying the gluten-free diet

While it’s long been part of our everyday diet, gluten has only gained much media attention in recent years. This protein is present in products containing wheat, barley and rye. Gluten is what puts the bread on your table, literally[...]

CNY Traditional Treats

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Get ready for Chinese New Year classics redefined!

As if we needed another excuse to indulge right after the Christmas Holidays, Chinese New Year is just right around the corner! And what better way to celebrate it than with our favourite traditional Chinese New Year treats! For the[...]

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