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Weaving More Fibre into your Diet

Do you need more fibre in your diet? If the statistics are anything to go by, then you probably do.  Nutritionists can’t seem to shut up about the importance of fibre, yet most of us don’t get enough. But what is fibre, anyway? What makes it so important, and how do you get more into your diet? Fibre is a structural component of plants and is found in vegetables, whole grains and other plant-based food. Although we don’t digest fibre, …

Are Vegan Burgers Worth the Hype?

Love Wholesome contributor Jo-ann Huang samples some popular vegan burger brands found in supermarkets. Consumers the world over are embracing a plant-based diet for a myriad of reasons, from health to animal welfare and environmentalism. But for Singapore’s savvy foodies, a life of boring salads is unlikely to appeal. Some meat-free alternatives have popped up in recent years, such as California’s Impossible Burger, which made its debut in some restaurants in Singapore in March. The Impossible Burger has won over …

Foods to Fight a Cold

By Your Grandmother Oh, dearie, looks like you’ve got what’s been going around. I knew you shouldn’t have been hanging around with that sickly boy from accounting! But don’t worry, dearie, stick to these home remedies that have been curing our family for generations. (Just look at your great-aunt Shagun – 105 this year!) First, let me tell you to forget everything you heard about antioxidants, multivitamin shots, or other magical jujubes you saw on television or a “blog” on …

Is Bubble Tea Healthy?

We hate to burst your bubble, but bubble tea is not really healthy. Don’t get us wrong, we love bubble tea (for those living under a rock: cold, often flavoured tea filled with tapioca balls, a.k.a. “pearls” or “bobas”). It’s delicious and fun and you should totally drink it sometimes. It just isn’t particularly good for you. At best it breaks even, nutritionally speaking. At worst, it’s a sugar-load dessert drink. Let’s take the standard drink of popular bubble tea …

Raya Food from Around The World

In June, nearly two billion Muslims will come together with family and friends to celebrate the end of the month of Ramadan. To ready you for the occasion, we’re going to take a short culinary tour to find out what Muslim communities around the world enjoy during the festive season of Eid al-Fitr (known as Hari Raya Aidilfitri in much of Southeast Asia). Some of these dishes are also commonly found during Eid al-Adha (or, as we know it, Hari …

A Vegetarian Raya

The celebrations to mark Hari Raya Aidilfitri are a great chance to enjoy your favourite dishes – particularly for members of the Muslim community, who have just finished observing the month of Ramadan. Families, friends and loved ones come together to enjoy delicious curries, salads and grilled meats, which are then topped off with celebratory sweets reserved for this special occasion. These days, many people are opting for vegetarianism or veganism, be it for health or ethical reasons. Some popular …