Does regular exercise help with constipation?

Exercise is beneficial to proper function of the colon so that’s why people who exercise regularly generally don’t develop constipation. Walking and jogging tend to stimulate the natural squeezing (or contractions) of muscles in your intestines which helps to empty your bowels.  But exercise is not a cure-all. Increasing exercise to improve constipation may be […]

Concerned About Constipation?

Constipation is a common gastrointestinal condition in Singapore that causes infrequent bowel movements or incomplete emptying of the bowels. And the causes of constipation are often related to diet and lifestyle. According to Singapore Health Services, the average Singaporean diet includes 13 grams of fibre per day, and is below the recommended 30 grams of […]

How well do you know your colon?

How do you know if your colon is not healthy? Regular bowel checks are crucial for early detection and prevention. Another easy way to determine your colon health is to check the shape and consistency of your stools. Watch out for persistently very loose or watery stools, dry or difficult-to-pass stools, or blood in the […]

Constipation! Stop suffering in silence

Bowel movement is not something that people like to talk about, but they suffer it in silence. Some people want to be discrete and treat symptoms on their own or simply ignore them until it’s too late. Constipation can cause severe pain, stress, fatigue, weight gain and other complications. What is constipation? Constipation is when […]

Concerned About Constipation?

Did you know how long you can go without pooping? On average, pooping anywhere from three times a day to three times a week is normal. If you need to strain to poop, take a long time to pass stools, or the stools are hard, you may be constipated. What your poop is trying to […]

Are lightly salted foods really healthy?

Low salt, reduced salt or unsalted? Some people might find that understanding sodium on food labels can be confusing. Be aware that not all foods that are labeled with these salt claims means they’re low in sodium. For example, a bottle of miso paste that claims to have 25% less salt still has a whopping […]

Decode Salt on Food Labels!

Does taste tell you how much salt is hidden in a food? You might be surprised but some foods that don’t taste salty can still be high in sodium. Did you know a bagel has about 600 mg of sodium, and even three slices of cream crackers contain about 200 mg of sodium.  Why is […]

The everyday foods are sneaking salt into your diet!

The Health Promotion Board highlights that with 31% of dine-out dishes exceeding the daily recommended sodium intake of 2,000 mg in a single serving, you likely consume more salt than you think. Here are some ways to avoid sodium when you dine out. 1. Take less soup and dipping sauces The tasty gravies, curries, soups […]

Want to shake off sodium without hating your food?

Want to cut back on salt and still have tasty meals? Now, you can consume less sodium at home by using salt, seasoning and sauces carrying the “Lower in Sodium” Healthier Choice Symbol. Products carrying this identifier contain at least 25% less sodium compared to similar products in the same food category.  However, being healthy […]

Get savvy about sauces

From ketchup to brown sauce, soy sauce to pesto, we love adding flavour to our food. But ready-made sauces can serve up excess calories, sodium, sugar, and unhealthy fats. Over time, consuming too much of these can damage your health.  Checking out the nutrition label will reveal the truth about your favourite sauce – but […]

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