Healthy Eats Picks
With all the different cuisines in Singapore and great food to taste, chances are you’ll eat far more calories than you usually would.
But there are times that you should consider giving yourself some days off, having a few simple changes in your diet plan and lifestyle.
Eating a clean diet and adding some “light” to your meal doesn’t have to be difficult. I’ve reviewed some food products for making a healthier way of eating and living.
Nakula Organic Cold Pressed Virgin Coconut Oil
So most of us know how amazing coconut oil is – eating coconut oil has been shown to be particularly effective in helping to reduce weight and fat, but do you know that it has many other benefits for health and beauty as well?
People often think because of the high saturated fat content in coconut oil, eating it is extremely bad for the health. However, they are wrong. The high amount of lauric acid in coconut oil actually helps to reduce high blood pressure and cholesterol levels.
It also strengthens the immune system of the body and works as an amazing moisturiser for the skin. I used it as a shaving “cream” and worked its magic on my hair for treating dry ends.
There is a long list on how you can use coconut oil effectively, but I haven’t quite gone there to try it out myself. Beside using coconut oil for cooking and baking, I read that someone actually used it for mouthwash treatment and body scrub. Not sure how that will works, perhaps you can get onto that fun and share with me the details.
Organic products are often very expensive, but you be surprised that you can get quite affordable cold pressed virgin coconut oil from Nakula. Pick yourself up some Nakula coconut oil from Cold Storage, they are stored in glass jars so it can last for a good while.
Price: $15.95 for 500ml and $29.95 for 1litre
Availability: At Cold Storage Stores and Online
Stores Location: https://coldstorage.com.sg/store-locations
The Honey Store
Manuka honey has long had a reputation for as a “healing honey” and it commands a much higher price than other nectar sources. The Honey Store was introduced to me by a mutual friend when he brought it back from his Hong Kong trip.
New Zealand is about the only country in the world that produces Manuka Honey. So what’s the link with Hong Kong? Ling my Singaporean friend who is currently working in Hong Kong has a direct contact with the bee farm owners in New Zealand, therefore he knows where exactly the honeys are coming from.
The manuka honey produced by The Honey Store has met international published standards that includes the monitoring and auditing of honey quality. They use MGO – which it is the simplest, fairest and most reliable standard for Manuka Honey. The higher the MGO rating, the stronger the honey.
The Manuka honey from The Honey Store has 100+ MGO (100mg of MGO per kilogram of honey) and so I know I am getting the good stuff. The texture of the Manuka honey is thicker as compared to the regular ones, however it is smooth and fluid, I can consume it directly or with dilution of water.
Price: $60.00 per bottle
Availability: The Gourmet Food Co.
Address: 18 North Canal Road Singapore 048830
Superlife Co. is a one-stop online solution that answers all the questions about Weight Loss, Anti-Ageing, Energy-Boosting and Wellness. It also provides simple and practical recipes using superfoods, as well as a slew of interactive programmes for those interested in incorporating these products into their lifestyle.
If you are passionate about healthy superfoods that are bursting with nutrients, these life-altering superfoods are available with just a click of the button. All the products sold are 100 percent organic and USDA and Euro Leaf certified.
- Maca Powder ($43.90 for 100g)
- Açai Berry Powder ($58.40 for 100g)
- Quinoa ($24.60 to $29.10 for 500g)
- Chia Seeds ($13.80 for 150g, $27.40 for 500g)
Other products on the website include Cold Pressed Cacao Powder and Goji Berry. Superlife Co. offers free delivery in Singapore. It also ships to Indonesia and has expansion plans to deliver USA by the end of 2015.
Have got a seriously sweet tooth and want to give into those little cravings without feeling the guilt? Try CocoWhip!
A soft serve like appearance delivered with delicious toppings in a cup is what makes the Aussies go crazy. The CocoWhip sundae is made by using only coconut water, organic bio-fermented coconut powder and vegetable sourced stabilisers. Yes it is VEGAN!
It is completely free of dairy, soy, gluten and sugar. Tastes like soft serve, but much lighter, silkier and smoother.
Price: $8.00 onwards
Availability: Sarnies Cafe
Address: 136 Telok Ayer Street, Singapore 068601
Cold-pressed juices provide the nutrient boost that our bodies need because they’re packed with live, whole ingredients, so it’s an instant health-hit to the bloodstream.
Every juice is 100% natural, with no added sugars or water. Harnessing on the cold-pressed extraction process, (where Squeezed! also get their nutrient rich extra virgin olive oil) they are now able to extract even more juice, while preserving the wonderful nutrients found organically in the fruits and vegetables.
Besides cold-pressed juices, Squeezed! offers a selection of smoothies, salads and frozen yogurt food.
Price: $6.80 per bottle of cold-pressed juice
Availability: Squeezed outlets and online
Location: The Metropolis, Pasarbella Suntec, Leisure Park Kallang