That organic living is a conscious health choice
A hearty hotpot to gather around is a must. SuperNature's in-house Nutritionist and Naturopath Tiffany Wee shares her list of essentials to add a nourishing boost to this simmering pot of goodness.
Aromatherapy has long been lauded for its ability to aid relaxation for a good night's sleep. But did you know that it can do a lot more than just keep insomnia at bay? Research has shown that it helps to suppress the appetite while enhancing your mood and well-being, leading to weight loss in a sustainable manner. In fact, when used in tandem with a calorie-controlled diet, aromatherapy can help people to lose up to seven times more weight.
Holidays always require planning and preparation. With most of us taking our first trip in these post-pandemic times, there are even more considerations to note.
Access to clean drinking water is a basic human right. Yet it is not readily available to all. To commemorate International Womens Day this March, we are supporting SAHA Global through COMO Foundation to enable and empower communities in the Northern Region of Ghana.
Being the usual "go-to" person at home, women often find themselves juggling with staying productive on the professional front, while tackling daily responsibilities like household chores and caring for their children or aging parents. If you're feeling stressed or burnt out, know that you're not alone. And that whatever you are experiencing is valid.
Celebrations may be a little different this Lunar New Year, but traditions are here to stay. As we welcome the Year of the Ox, here's a look at the significance behind each ubiquitous festive delight of the season.
Very often, in our rush to check off that seemingly endless holiday gift list, many of us are guilty of gifting run-off-the-mill presents for the sake of it. Perhaps it is time to make a change this festive season and gift mindfully. After all, presents are meant to be an expression of gratitude and love.
The importance of eating a wide range of fruits and vegetables can't be stressed enough. Rainbow Salad - a medley of seasonal shredded organic vegetables and hazelnuts with a drizzle of refreshing honey, apple cider and mustard vinaigrette.
Nothing beats a comforting bowl of steaming hot soup when the mercury dips or when you're down with the sniffles. Easy to prep, you can whip up a big batch and freeze it for a wholesome meal down the road. Besides being satisfying and wonderfully filling, here are four other reasons for you to slurp up that soup.
Magnesium's one of seven essential macromineral that our body needs in relatively large amounts - at least 100mg per day - for optimal health. From regulating metabolism to maintaining bone integrity and muscle function, magnesium's a multitasking micronutrient that's absolutely necessary yet many find it a bit of a mystery. Here are some basics to get you acquainted with this important mineral.
This pure, unrefined salt contains contains over 90 health-giving trace minerals and is free of all the nasty additives that are usually found in conventional iodized table salt.
Alcohol's impact on your body starts from the moment you take your first sip. While an occasional glass of wine with dinner isn't a cause for concern, the cumulative effects of drinking wine, beer, or spirits can take its toll. Learn more the effects of alcohol on your body.
Keeping hydrated is essential not only for physical health, but for mental wellness as well. Not a fan of water? We’ll give you a list of reasons why you should drink up now!
There's been a growing shift towards plant-based eating in the recent years. With Meatless Mondays to the proliferation of alternative meats and game-changing documentaries on plant-based diets, people are becoming more aware of the meat-free movement and the available alternatives.
As we adapt to staying at home, our diets are likely to have changed to suit our new lifestyles. Over time, even small changes in our daily food choices can have real - and sometimes noticeable - effects on our overall health. Is your new diet inadequate in any way?
How can you engage the little ones while integrating learning and even creating a spirit of play in the kitchen or at the dining table? Here are a few ideas you can try to make the most of your kids at-home meals.
While all of us are staying at home in this time of uncertainty, takeaway and delivery meals can help us retain a sense of normalcy in our day-to-day lives. What are some the pros and cons of regularly relying on this type of meals for our lifestyles, bodies and planet?
How can we satisfy our cravings for crispy fried chicken, juicy burgers and golden fries, without completely compromising our wellness efforts? Here are some ideas to transform your favourite fast food into healthier meals.
The term ‘superfood’ is heard often, but there are few people who can explain what they are and what they do. Superfoods are defined by their high amounts of antioxidants, making particularly potent additions to your diet.
If you are feeling a little apprehensive about all those nasty bugs that are floating around at the moment, you're certainly not alone. They've claimed a lot of casualties and do so every year.
Nutritious and delicious, eggs are one of the most versatile ingredients to have in the kitchen. Here are some facts about eggs you need to know.
A great dining experience often starts with great appetizers or hors d'oeuvres. Whether hosting a party, family get-together or special occasion, an appetizer will jump-start your guests' taste buds and prepare them for the rest of the meal. Try out the healthy selection from the SuperNature recipe library.
Black seed oil has shown promise in treating some of the most common health conditions, including high blood pressure and asthma. Learn more about other health benefits.
With its buttery and melt-in-your-mouth texture, the avocado is unmistakable. Better yet, this folic acid and potassium-packed green fruit is also an oleic acid powerhouse, a monounsaturated fatty acid that can help to lower cholesterol and fight disease.
We all know the drill. Take five servings of fresh fruits and vegetables a day to maintain optimal health.
Understand the importance of meat and vegetable sources of protein as well as how much protein you actually need to maintain good health.
So what health perks does hemp provide and what foods can stand in as suitable and legal alternatives?
Tahini is one of the best sources of calcium out there. It makes a wonderful base for salad dressings and adds great nutritional value and texture to smoothies.
Glow is the perfect place to have a quick bite by yourself or a relaxing venue to catch up with friends.
How can you thoroughly clean your home without relying on these industrial strength cleaning products that may be doing you and your family more harm than good?
Living a healthy life is a choice, and a decision you should make because you're worth it. Join us in 21 ways to make your life a healthier one.
Quick and easy options in your breakfast repertoire, each providing you with the nutrition required to fuel your body for the day's activities or to match how you feel
We all know the drill. Take five servings of fresh fruits and vegetables a day to maintain optimal health.
Alkaline water is believed to be able to detoxify and energise the body - thanks to its ability to reduce acidity levels in the body - leading to better overall health.
Always forgetting where you left your keys or finding it hard to focus at work? Don’t just brush it aside as fatigue, or part and parcel of growing old. Our Nutrition Adviser, Eve Persak’s shares what foods you can eat to cruise through the brain fog to gain focus and mental clarity.
With a mindboggling selection of supplements available in the market, how do you know what’s best for your needs? Our Nutrition Adviser, Eve Persak’s here to help you navigate through the confusing marketing spiel and confounding labels to get the best ones for your buck.
Suffering from dry skin that cannot seem to be salved with the richest moisturisers? Or cannot seem to be rid of dark eye circles despite having adequate shut-eye? Do not ignore these symptoms and write them off as anomalies that will go away. Supplementing your diet with the correct nutrients can help to treat underlying deficiencies.
Bone broths may seem like the latest health food trend, but in reality they're not new at all.
Globally, more people are opting to cut back on or even cut meat out of their diet. Why? The reason behind this choice varies from person to person.
For a shot of natural high, you can count on serotonin, a mood-booster commonly found in carbohydrates. Natural starches like buckwheat and carbohydrate sources like banana and dark chocolates can help lift your energy level when you need it!
Ever wondered why bak kwa, mandarin oranges and pineapples take centre stage every Chinese New Year?
Yearends are always filled with a seemingly endless stream of dinner parties – and a list of gifts that grows with every accepted invitation.
Cheers to the festive season! It’s not uncommon to knock back a tipple or two at meals during the holidays. Sure, there’s a calorie count tagged to those extra cocktails but you can counter them by simply eating less right?
From rich, creamy casseroles to classic Christmas puddings and sweet pecan pies, indulgent dishes are aplenty this time of the year.
It starts with the dreaded bloat. Sometimes, the unbearable cramps get in on the action. Other times, you get dealt the "Do-Not-Pass-Go-Just-Go-Straight-To-The-Loo" card.
Instead of relying only on prescription medication to control cholesterol levels, how about recruiting Mother Nature to be part of your cholesterol maintenance team?
When it comes to blood pressure, minerals matter. Current research suggests that minding these dietary micronutrients can protect against and improve hypertension or chronic high blood pressure. Which minerals deserve the most attention and how can you manage them in your daily meals and snacks? Let's take a look.
Sick of popping antihistamines to stifle the sniffles or suppress that hacking cough brought on by an allergy trigger?
Your training session starts in about an hour. Your stomach is growling and you've no idea what to eat. Should you shush your system, skip snacking and scoot off to the gym?
Wouldn't it be great if you could tweak your food choices to give you a leg up to cool down? The good news: you can! Here are a few meal and snack time tricks to help cool the body down when the temperatures
To ensure new mums are able to quickly recover from childbirth and adjust well to their new life phase, it's crucial to include nutrient-rich meals and snacks that nourish from within.
How do you weather the nausea storm, and ensure that you and the little one get the necessary nourishment? Here are some tricks to help you and your growing baby bump get over the first-trimester hump
Cheers to chocolate! The confection my clients confess to craving above all other indulgences offers some serious health perks.
Whether you're a serial snacker on a mission to trim that muffin top or a nighttime nibbler trying to get on the health bandwagon, there's no need to eliminate all snacks from your diet. Instead of going the 'all or nothing' way, start small.
Whether you're a dedicated morning juicer or jumping back on the health wagon, SuperNature's Juice Farm Box provides a varied selection of fresh in-season fruits and vegetables for all your juicing needs.
Not all juices are created equal. Here are a few simple tips to keep you on a healthy track:
The new year always comes with new resolutions - promises to maintain a tidy, spotless house, start eating clean, lose that extra pound or two, or just stop feeling lethargic all the time.
Many vegetables native to Asia possess nature-made combinations of fibre, vitamins, minerals, and phytochemicals unrivaled by - and the envy of- counterparts from the West. Here are a few to drop in the basket on your next visit to the market.
Here are a few of the key health considerations that plane travel presents and how to prepare for them before your next take-off.
The stretch of social events spanning Thanksgiving, Christmas, and both New Years, can feel like one long uninterrupted feast. To put your mind at ease this holiday, here are a handful of proverbial 'no-no's' that you can actually say 'yes' to.
Go beyond relying on topical skincare to keep your skin healthy and youthful. SuperNature's nutrition advisor, Eve Persak, shares tips on how to nourish your skin from within.
Growing children need a nutritious diet rich in essential vitamins and minerals. You’ll be surprised to discover what parents sometimes overlook when planning their kids’ meals.
Mother Nature has more than enough to cover you through this season- and the entire year.
Everyone knows that vitamins are vital to our health and general well-being. The most ideal situation, of course, would be to obtain these essential nutrients from fresh, wholesome and unprocessed foods.
Not all fats are bad. Both extra virgin olive oil and, more recently, extra virgin coconut oil are good fats that offer cardiovascular as well as a whole range of other health benefits.
Understand what makes supergreens so super and get the lowdown on the ones you ought to add to your daily diet right away.
Why sustainably harvested seafood is simply better; better tasting, better for you and better for the environment.
Credited with lowering the incidence of heart disease among Eskimos and Japanese, omega-3 rich foods offer a plethora of health-giving benefits.
We set the record straight on some common food myths. Get the true nutritional lowdown on sugar, fat and frozen foods.
A source of a diverse variety of vitamin E, phenolic, and mineral antioxidants, as well as antioxidant nutrients, pumpkin seeds are also a great source of zinc and a good source of protein.
Understand how the right diet can boost your chances of conception, enhance your baby's growth and development, and help you maintain your health.
This seed offers more health benefits than rice, wheat or corn. It helps lower cholesterol, stabilize blood sugar levels and reduce hypertension. Discover how you an enjoy it both as a whole kernel (or groat) and as a flour.
You may be familiar with the wonders of the gluten-free grain, but super-powered leafy amaranth greens are also rich in iron, calcium, protein and other nutrients.
It's a deep, dark, dirty little secret no more. Dark chocolate has more antioxidants and flavonols than fruit, and ought to be enjoyed in moderation everyday.
Exceptionally rich in disease-battling antioxidants, cranberries are a holiday staple that should really be enjoyed all year round.
Long used in Indian and Chinese medical treatments as a powerful anti-inflammatory remedy, turmeric is now recognized as a potent all-natural alternative to anti-inflammatory drugs.
A nutritionally dense, low GI natural sweetener native to South America that boasts an irresistible natural caramel flavour.
Travelling with children always throws their schedules off kilter, leading to broken sleep, weakened immunity and often, compromised meals. Beat the holiday blues with our tips for happy and healthy family trips.
Researchers have discovered that adding yoghurt with probiotics to your daily diet can increase activity in regions of your brain that control the processing of emotion and sensation.
Filled with probiotics, calcium and protein, yoghurt is an ancient food recognized for its health-giving properties among numerous cultures across the globe.
The drive and decision to lead a better lifestyle – whether for the next generations to come or for your own health – may be there. But trying to discern the differences of “eco” from “organic”, “natural” from “green” may present a mire of dilemmas when you shop. Learn to recognise the green-speak for more informed buying.
Understand when and why dietary supplements are necessary for you or a member of your family with our definitive guide to choosing the correct supplement.
There's much more to skincare than the products you choose for your cleanse-tone-moisturise regimen. Your diet and lifestyle may well have greater impact on how good your skin looks.
Nature’s unassuming little packages can make you look and feel like a million bucks. There's no better place to start with some all-natural self-pampering than with your skin.
The toxic chemicals found in many conventional cleaning products may potentially do more harm than good. Here's how you can protect your family, home and the planet while you clean.
Learn the difference between an intolerance and an allergy and how you can prepare yourself for such situations.
Enzymes are essential to life. They are responsible for virtually every chemical reaction in our bodies. Discover how you can better harness them for good health.
Grains or cereals are one of the greatest foods that you can eat for a healthy life and for weight loss. But not all grains are equal. Here are some key facts on whole grains and refined grains you should know about.
The Amazon rainforest yields a great bounty of plants, herbs and trees used for medicinal purposes. It is no wonder many believe South America holds the key to lasting health and youth.
Cocoa and mango butters, lemongrass, vanilla and clove oils with avocado, papaya and macadamia might sound like the beginning of a healthy grocery list but they are just a few of the fresh ingredients we use. You can't judge a book by its cover, but you sure can judge your skincare and cosmetic products by its label.
Green is the new black – and green beauty looks set to stay well beyond this season.
In recent times, there has been a spate of health and food alerts involving pesticides, weed killers, salmonella, E. coli and genetically modified organisms (GMOs). Even infants have not been spared from melamine-contaminated milk. These disturbing global phenomena should make us seriously re-consider the food we buy. Read the complete story adapted from Ezyhealth & Beauty magazine.
In this edition, we throw the spotlight on men's health. If there is one nutrient that any man aged 18 to 80 (and beyond) should not do without, it would have to be zinc. Commonly known as an immune-boosting nutrient in throat lozenges, the benefits of zinc extend way beyond preventing the common cold. Here is a look at this power-packed nutrient.