Happy Cherry Day – 16 July 2019

Do you know? National Cherry Day was established as a day to raise awareness of Britain’s cherries. During the 20th century, Britain lost the majority of its cherry orchards in war. Nutritional Value of Cherry Cherries have low caloric content and are a nutrient-dense food – vitamin C, potassium, fibre and polyphenols. Cherries have anti-oxidant …

Baked Lemon Herb Salmon

Here’s a simple and tasty salmon recipe which takes only 30 minutes to cook! Ingredients 4 salmon fillets Diced broccoli and carrots 2 lemons 2 tablespoon of unsalted butter 2 tablespoon of rosemary leaves 2 tablespoon of parsley 1 tablespoon of minced garlic Ground black pepper and salt to taste Preparation Preheat oven to 180°C. …

Happy Fruits Day! 28 June

International Fruit Day started with an aim to share fruits in sympathy and joy with family, friends or needy people all around the world regardless of culture, nation, mentality, region and way of life. Fruits are universally promoted as healthy because of their health-promoting properties. Fruits are good sources of dietary fibre, vitamins, minerals and …

CAN Station @ NYP

Healthy messaging is one of the key strategies to encourage healthy eating. Food Canopy’s CAN Station at North Canteen is to help create awareness, to encourage students and employees of Nanyang Polytechnic (NYP) to make healthier food choices. Head over to NYP North Canteen now to find out your Body Mass Index (BMI) and have …

Apple

Does an apple a day really keep the doctor away? Evidence has shown that apple does not keep the doctor away; however, adults from the United States appear to use fewer prescription medications based on research conducted by Davis and colleagues in 2015. Health Benefits Good source of fibre High in Vitamin C Contain antioxidants …

Debunking Myth of Fat

There are 4 types of dietary fat, and each type of fat have different effects on health. Based on a journal article by Skerrett and Willett, 2012, ‘dietary fat per se is not associated with risk of chronic diseases’; diet consisting 40% calories from fat can be healthy if they are low in trans fat …

Introduction to Fat

Most people think of fat as ‘bad’, but do you know that our bodies cannot function properly without some fat? Fat function as an energy store, a cushion for vital organs and act as a transport carrier for fat-soluble vitamins – Vitamin A, D, E and K. Fats are also needed for healthy hair and …

Introduction to Protein

All cells and tissues contain protein. Therefore, proteins are important in the growth and repair of the body. Proteins are large molecules made up of chains of amino acids, which are our body’s building blocks used to make muscle, skin and various molecules that serve many important functions. However, not all amino acid can be …

Carbohydrate and Added Sugars

Carbohydrates are widely known to provide energy for the body. Our body breaks down the carbohydrate into glucose, which powers everything we do. Carbohydrates are subdivided into several categories – sugars, starches and fibre. Sugars Sugars are found naturally in food like fruits and milk products. Sugars are added during food processing to improve shelf …

Introduction to Calories

Like all living organisms, the human body needs fuel to function and the fuel is coined as calories. Many may wonder: What exactly are calories? A calorie is a unit of energy. From a nutrition perspective, sources of calories come from all types of food – carbohydrates, proteins, fats and sugar – and they are …