The Charms of Cheese  

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Published on: August 26, 2015

 

There are many Singaporeans who are fond of cheese. Cheese may look ordinary and plain but we have to acknowledge that it can do so much. Cheese is produced around the world. In fact, it is an ancient dairy product. It is derived from pressed milk curds. There are many varieties of cheese that we can consider.

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Cheeses are delicious. It is popular for its versatility – it can be consumed alone or with other dishes. There are more than three hundred varieties of cheese that boasts of different tastes, textures and packaging to meet the needs and demands of consumers. The most important attribute of cheese is its nutrition. Yes, cheeses are nutritious. It is a great source of calcium and protein. For people who want to lose weight, cheeses can help. With the help of cheese, we will feel full and gratified (since it contains protein that helps us feel satisfied after every meal).

What are the health benefits of different cheeses? Here’s a sneak:

  • Blue Cheese: Blue cheese is excellent for people who want to manage their osteoporosis and gout. It is also a good choice for people who want to maintain their healthy teeth. However, we have to be cautious because blue cheese has high saturated fats.
  • Cottage Cheese: Cottage cheese is an excellent source of selenium. Selenium is an antioxidant that can aid in preventing arthritis. Cottage cheese also contains vitamin B12 which will help in the reduction of cardiovascular diseases.
  • Cheddar Cheese: Cheddar cheese is remarkable for its sharp taste. Like other chesses, it is an excellent source of calcium and protein. The calcium can help us maintain acceptable blood pressure and strong bones.

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  • Cream Cheese: Cream cheese doesn’t contain as much protein but it can be nutritious too! People with IBS should not consume more because they can experience discomfort after eating cream cheese.
  • Parmesan Cheese: Perhaps parmesan cheese is one of the most popular because it can be used in pasta and salad dishes. We have to be wary though because of its intense flavour.
  • Mozzarella Cheese: Mozzarella cheese is also popular. When we get headaches, we have to know that mozzarella is a common trigger however, mozzarella cheese is aged far less than other cheeses.

We can find these cheeses in supermarkets. We do not need to worry about its availability here in Singapore. Cheeses have their own nutritional benefits so it is imperative that we consume some. We have to remember moderation though.

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6 Surprising Foods That Might Be Sabotaging Your Weight Loss

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Published on: July 31, 2015

While we try to do our best to eat smart and steer clear of the “bad” foods, we might still be sabotaging our diet and health goals unknowingly, since there are some supposedly good-for-you foods that are not really that good for you. So before you start filling your grocery basket with the not-so-healthy edibles, here are six superfoods that don’t really live up to their hype.

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  1. Yogurt. Although yogurt is packed with good bacteria and is rich in calcium and protein, most yogurt brands still contain too much sugar. Labels stating that they’re low-fat usually have a high sugar content. Some flavoured yogurts even contain 24 grams of sugar, and that’s just over you daily recommended sugar intake.

 

  1. Soy Foods. Processed or not, consuming soy in high quantities can actually be harmful as it contain plant compounds that resemble the human oestrogen. By consuming a lot of soy products, you’ll increase your risk of infertility, disrupted endocrine function and even breast cancer.

 

  1. Nuts. Nuts are not really that bad and are actually a great grab-and-go snack if you only watch your portion size. The ideal serving of nuts would only be ¼ cup, containing around 160 to 220 calories. So remember to always portion your nut servings, and make sure that you buy dry-roasted or raw nuts to avoid extra oil and salt.

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  1. Spinach and Kale. Although both leafy greens rank at the top of the list for their nutrient density, eating too much of spinach and kale can actually be harmful to your health. Both veggies are actually rich in oxalates, which if combined with calcium, can increase your risk of getting kidney stones. Always remember that when it comes to eating fruits and veggies, variety is the key. So practise alternating a variety of vegetables in your diet, such as asparagus, Brussel sprouts, eggplants and peppers.

 

  1. Quinoa. Even though quinoa is said to be an excellent source of protein and fibre, eating it in excess can still cause some problem in your health. Excessive quinoa consumption can cause gas and bloating, and even your most dreaded weight gain.

While some of these foods can help you in achieving your weight loss goals, it’s still important to ensure that you eat them in right amounts to ensure that you’ll only get their health benefits and not their harmful effects.

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The Flourishing Dining District

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Published on: May 3, 2014

This small dining area is one of the country’s well-liked places. It shows off a unique variety of wining and dining experience set in a peaceful and serene area.  Dempsey Hill serves as the breathing place for many people who are busy in their work. This is a location wherein one can revitalize and feel comfortable. In addition, its warm and pleasant environment invites every individual to go and leave the crowded and noisy metropolis.

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In the past specifically in the colonial era, Dempsey is one of the military camps of British army and is the Central Manpower Base of Singapore (CMPB). This is the place wherein young individuals during the early 70’s are called to serve the country by becoming one to the force.  However, today is another story because it has now become the home of eccentric yet delightful cuisines that will surely satisfy and satiate a person.

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Some Indian recipes and European cuisines as well as local food specialty are housed here. Also, top grocery firms are situated here at Dempsey. The White Rabbit (European restaurant) is the most popular and the most highlighted food house in the building. The restaurant is one memorable place because it is the previous chapel of the British battalion. Today, it has now well-furnished and changed with glass windows. At the back of this restaurant is the Rabbit Hole Bar. Here, you can find rejuvenating drinks and incredible cocktails.

There’s nothing to worry when visiting here because most of your needs are here. You can find here in the place groceries, clothing, food and many more. Therefore, you will have a wonderful experience at the Dempsey Hill.

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