Look for substitutes Type B Diabetes is hereditary in Marco Lobregat’s family, so he has to keep fit all the time. Apart from being active by playing baseball, going to the gym, and going on weight loss diets, the commercial model and entrepreneur turned to eating healthy as a better approach to wellness. His love for mushrooms came in after realizing its economic and nutritional potential in the country. Thus, Ministry of Mushroom, a supplier of locally farmed mushrooms, was born. Not only are they nutritious; mushrooms also elevate the gourmet appeal of any dish just like the Vol-au-vent aux Champignon and Salade Burratini offered at Caviar Restaurant and Champagne Bar in Muntinlupa, which Lobregat recommends. Here, edible mushrooms used like the shimeji and baby portabello are rich in vitamin D, as well as having anti-diabetic and anti-cancer properties. They are also a good meat substitute because of their low fat content. More on healthy living: Healthy gourmet … [Read more...] about Men-approved: four healthy dishes that every guy can enjoy
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And so, the tough get going as this year’s grueling Spartan Races kick off under the blazing sun on the tortuously challenging terrain of historic Corregidor with Luminox-Lucerne as the official timing partner. As for the not-so-tough (like me and other press invitees), we’re simply happy to lend our robust voices in cheering on the high-spirited racers who include an actor, a beauty queen, a media sportsman, and a publishing company CEO-turned-fitness addict. The challenges: running (3k for the non-pros and 10k for the pros), jumping over an eight-foot wall, lifting sandbags while running up and down a hill, crawling through deep mud, and swimming after all those sweat-inducing activities. Certainly not for the faint of heart, a Spartan Race is not your ordinary race. Not for ordinary mortals, it’s a little bit of what the Navy Seals or army groundwork feels like. Of course, a little bit is a whole lot for those whose physical activity is limited to jumping to … [Read more...] about Are you tough enough for the Spartan Races?
The very idea of a low carb high fat (LCHF) diet, often called the keto diet, is the stuff of most Singaporeans' nightmares. If you ever let slip that you're on this diet, best be prepared for critiques like, "How to lose weight when it's HIGH fat?" and "You need carbs to live!" But dealing with concern-trolling family members/colleagues is only the second hardest thing about doing the keto diet in Singapore. The number one hardest thing is going LCHF on a budget. Try swapping your $3 char kway teow for $15 protein bowls at that trendy CBD salad place for a month, and you'll be feeling lean in more ways than one. Obligatory disclaimer: Obviously, MoneySmart isn't a fitness or medical advice website. I'm not going to extol the virtues of the diet, nor will I disparage it. Whatever your reasons are for wanting to go on a LCHF diet, here's how you can do it without going broke. WHAT IS A LCHF/KETO DIET? AND WHAT'S THE POINT? A low carb high fat diet is one that restricts the amount of … [Read more...] about Keto diet in Singapore: How to go low carb, high fat on a budget
By Christine Sismondo Special to the Star Sun., May 12, 2019 Does the world need another energy drink? Several entrepreneurs seem to think so, despite the fact that a search on Amazon for the word “protein” turns up some 40,000 shakes, powders, cookies, protein-enhanced foods, power bars and supplements. And, as of 9 a.m. on May 16, when Toronto innovators Amar Gupta and Josh Barr launch brüst, a low-sugar, cold-brew coffee enhanced with grass-fed protein, it’ll be some 40,001. That momentous event will happen at the DROP Boxing studio (161 Spadina Ave.). Why do we need brüst? According to Gupta and Barr, it’s an alternative to the energy and protein drinks they encountered when training for their competitions — squash and Ironman distance triathlons, respectively — which they felt were all too sugary, chalky-tasting, or pricey. This confirms all the worst fears of a person (me) who has never had a protein drink or, … [Read more...] about Do you need a protein bar?
Global food trends 2019: Fats make a comeback (Philstar.com) - April 30, 2019 - 4:26pm MANILA, Philippines — First, there were the Avocado Toast recipes, then came the Instagram-famous Unicorn Frappucino, and more recently those Poke Bowls that took the spotlight from chopped salad. Thanks to the Internet, all we had to do was type in a few words to discover what people all over the world are eating. But what food trends will be on the tip of our tongues and devour our social media feeds this year? This year may be the year of “Pegan” diets, faux meat snacks, super Chocho (Chayote), and the taste of the Pacific Rim, with more people looking to Pinterest to get their food inspirations. This was according to the presentations made by International Chef Gary Evans at the recent Tabasco TasteSetters Workshop. The two-day workshop was organized by premium food brand importer-distributor Sysu … [Read more...] about Global food trends 2019: Fats make a comeback