Nutrition Blog by Julina Halim

Insights from our nutrition columnist, Julina Halim

<b>Low-Carb vs. Low-Sugar Diets: what is what?</b>

Low-Carb vs. Low-Sugar Diets: what is what?

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<b>The Silent Disruptor of Your Brain Power (& Health!)</b>

The Silent Disruptor of Your Brain Power (& Health!)

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  • <b>The 1, 2, 3 in Eating for Better Brain Power</b>

    The 1, 2, 3 in Eating for Better Brain Power

    Being able to remain sharp and focused throughout the day has become even more of a challenge as the way we work shifted throughout the pandemic. At rest, the brain uses up about 20-25% of our daily energy needs just to keep us alive, breathing, digesting, and maintaining our body temperature. If you are interested in how much more the...

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  • <b>Are You Making These 3 Mistakes On A Plant-Based Diet?</b>

    Are You Making These 3 Mistakes On A Plant-Based Diet?

    A plant-based diet is a way of eating that mainly comprises vegetables, fruits, grains, beans, legumes, nuts, and seeds. It encourages a high intake of plant-based, high-nutrient-dense foods and minimizes or eliminates animal products.  The Mediterranean Diet, for example, is considered a plant-based diet, but it also allows a small amount of eggs, chicken, fish/seafood, and occasionally red meat. It...

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  • <b>Gut Health: How Food is Prepared Matters!</b>

    Gut Health: How Food is Prepared Matters!

    In recent years, it has become clear that gut health is an essential factor in overall health & wellbeing. It's not only about digestive health but also about your emotions, heart health, liver functions, and immunity! The gut microbiome is a complex dynamic living system that comprises trillions of bacteria. Some may argue that this is the largest organ in...

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  • <b>What about the Raw Food Diet?</b>

    What about the Raw Food Diet?

    As the name suggests, a raw food diet is a diet of uncooked, unprocessed foods. We are not talking about an occasional salad or smoothie, but a diet mainly comprised of uncooked foods or heated only below 48℃. The promise of the raw food diet is a healthier and more energized body. Advocates believe that cooking food destroys nutrients and...

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