At some point in your life, you have probably had someone preach the varied benefits of apple cider vinegar to you. This so-called liquid gold is hyped as an acne cure, a dandruff remedy, a sunburn soother and a mind-blowing weight loss aid. People add apple cider vinegar, or as fans know it, ACV, to tea, warm water, smoothies and sometimes, just take a sour shot of it. If you’re unfamiliar with apple cider vinegar, it’s a concoction of apple cider with yeast added to start the fermentation process. The taste isn’t what most of us would describe as "enjoyable", yet people are still hooked on the substance and its benefits. Men’s Health asked an expert to find out if apple cider vinegar really is a "magic bullet" for weight loss, or just another fad. The science behind the 'liquid gold' Carol Johnston, associate director of the nutrition program at Arizona State University, said there is some evidence that acetic acid targets body fat and therefore can … [Read more...] about Apple cider vinegar diet: Does it really help you lose weight?
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Cedele founder Yeap Cheng Guat, 56, has a daily exercise and diet routine to keep her in tip-top health. Rachel Genevieve Chia/Business Insider If you own a health food chain, you’d better be in good shape. Luckily, that’s exactly what Cedele CEO and founder Yeap Cheng Guat is – full of vigor and glowing with good health, even at at the age of 56. The brand is known for its healthy dishes, and targets mainly working adults in their twenties and above. Yeap, who single-handedly launched the brand two decades ago and grew it into a 36-outlet chain in Singapore, shared with Business Insider her top tips for staying healthy and eating well. Here’s what she recommended: #1: Lots of fibre – and fish is allowed only on weekends Pixabay Singaporeans don’t eat enough vegetables and fruits, Yeap said, adding that the cucumbers that typically come with chicken rice or the greens that come with wanton mee are “hardly enough”. Vegetables and … [Read more...] about The CEO of Cedele avoids bee hoon for breakfast at all costs – here’s what else she does to maintain a healthy lifestyle
Year in, year out, a lot of us come out of the holidays barely surviving. A whirlwind month, our Decembers are dotted with social functions apart from the end-of-year reports, shopping and errands. For us in Metro Manila, the entire holiday craze is exacerbated by massive traffic jams and choosy drivers that the season is almost an experience of Calvary instead of Bethlehem. However, if there is one activity associated with the season which we need to pay closer attention to, it’s the feasting. Why? Because it directly and almost instantly affects our health. Here are some practical tips to survive the holiday feasting without feeling too deprived. 1 – Eat before going to the buffet. Yes, you read that right. Have a light snack before making the beeline to the buffet because this way, you are partially satiated and you won’t be overwhelmed by the spread. Oftentimes, the moment we see the wide spread at a buffet, our senses are stimulated and we begin to lose our … [Read more...] about Avoid drinking alone: Your 5-point game plan in surviving the holiday feasting
caption Swimmer Ben Lecomte before his journey began, age 51. source Seeker/The Swim More than 1,200 miles from the coast of Japan, a 51-year-old Frenchman is swimming in the Pacific Ocean right now. Or he’s eating. Those are pretty much the only two activities Benoît Lecomte does these days, as he attempts to become the first person to successfully swim across the Pacific Ocean. “I wake up throughout the night because I’m hungry,” Lecomte told Business Insider by phone from the 20-meter sailboat, called Seeker, that’s traveling with him. Lecomte set out from Japan in June, and is making his way toward California. An eight-person crew is sailing along with him, collecting data about the health of both the ocean and Lecomte along the way. Their mission is far less concerned about crushing records than it is with breaking bad habits. “We’re addicted to plastic,” Lecomte said. “That’s something … [Read more...] about A French swimmer is racing to become the first person to swim across the Pacific. Here’s what his days in the water are like.
JC de Vera: Maintains 10 percent body fat & solid abs Since I Found You is a new romantic comedy television series shown nightly by ABS-CBN. A strong pilot week did not disappoint viewers who enjoyed the cinematic shots of director Antoinette Jadaone, the relatable storyline, the primetime return of Piolo Pascual after a four-year hiatus from nightly soaps, the refreshing comic role of Arci Munoz, and the intriguing character of JC de Vera in the story. JC’s role as Ginno, the loyal assistant of the big boss Nathan (Piolo), was presented at first as a possible third wheel to the budding romance between the boss and the practicumer Dani (Arci). Recently the plot took an unexpected twist. Ginno is apparently the son of Gary (Michael de Mesa) who actually gave Nathan a break in the taxi business. Nathan bought Gary out eventually when the latter’s gambling worsened which led to more misfortunes. So Ginno is all set to seek revenge for his … [Read more...] about JC de Vera: Maintains 10 percent body fat & solid abs