The Little-Old Cooking Club

The Little-Old Cooking Club

A Drama Box experience that bonds seniors and children over food. Food has a way of bonding people together whether you are younger or older, from a different race or even culture. That was what Eurasian artist Jamie Lewis wanted to do with her community dining...
Lowering blood glucose

Lowering blood glucose

Alchemy Foodtech launches Alchemy Fibre, a slowly-digestible carbohydrate that is high in dietary fibre and prebiotics.   A local food-tech start-up company, Alchemy Foodtech has launched Alchemy Fibre, a slowly-digestible carbohydrate that is high in dietary...

Usher in the new year with cookies, cakes

Cedele has a lineup of old favourites as well as some must-try creations. Shower your family and friends with cookies and cakes to traditional Chinese New Year roast meats from Cedele. This year, there is a choice of 14 cookie flavours from classic best sellers to new...
Breakfast decisions based on convenience

Breakfast decisions based on convenience

With breakfast being the most important meal of the day, a survey found that Asia-Pacific consumers made decisions ahead of health benefits and nutritional value.   Though Asia-Pacific consumers understand the benefits of a healthy breakfast, the majority still...
Let’s makan!

Let’s makan!

A new initiative bonds seniors and youths over their favourite meal.   Food has a lovely way of bringing people together. That is exactly what a new initiative called ‘Makan with Seniors’ started by Ageless Online and FACEUP hopes to do – bring together 15 youths...
Curated food experiences in Europe

Curated food experiences in Europe

Discover the various countries and cultures all through your tastebuds.   Foodies can rejoice! Insight Vacations has come up with 10 curated food experiences when you travel to Europe. From oyster tasting in Croatia to a paella demonstration in Valencia, Spain,...
9 healthy snack options for diabetics

9 healthy snack options for diabetics

Who says that a diabetic patient’s diet has to be boring? BY: Alefia Vasanwala Do you struggle to find healthy snack options as a diabetic patient? Here are nine dietitian-approved snacks that you can have on hand to quell your hunger pangs in a timely manner,...
Food heaven

Food heaven

Lonely Planet’s latest book gives you a gastronomical experience around the world from fine dining to street food spots. There is much more to Korean food than kimchi and barbecue charred beef ribs of galbi, as Lonely Planet shares in its new book, “Food...
Nutritional deficiences with seniors

Nutritional deficiences with seniors

Nanyang Polytechnic’s students have found that many seniors are currently healthy and leading active lifestyles, however, their daily nutritional intake is inadequate.   Health assessments conducted by students and staff from Nanyang Polytechnic’s (NYP) School of...
Tough to swallow

Tough to swallow

Dysphagia affects a number of older adults and for caregivers, there are several approaches to ease the problem. BY: Ang Zi Qin Dysphagia is the medical term for swallowing difficulties. It can happen at any of the three stages of swallowing – oral (manipulation of...
Reducing gluten

Reducing gluten

For those with celiac disease, reducing gluten is part of the treatment. But for others, it could mean less bloatedness and cramps. BY: Jaime Yeo   Connie Leong did not know much about gluten, much less how it could have such a negative effect on her body. She...
Severe pain in the joints

Severe pain in the joints

A form of arthritis, gout is a concern to many seniors. Learn how to manage this condition. BY: Esther Low   Gout is an acute, chronic form of arthritis that is characterised by sudden bouts of severe pain in the joints, especially that of the big toe though it...
Recipes from the oil-free cookbook

Recipes from the oil-free cookbook

Oil-free and tasty!   Here are three recipes from “The Heart Smart Oil Free Cookbook” (permission given to use):   1) Spaghetti with roasted vegetables (2 pages):                          ...
Strictly oil-free

Strictly oil-free

Baby boomers are embracing vegetarianism as a way of protecting their bodies. What not go that one step further and look at eliminating the oils?   BY: Eleanor Yap   You are what you eat. The food that we eat can protect us from many lifestyle diseases...
Beware of contaminated food & water

Beware of contaminated food & water

Don’t let your holiday plans be ruined by getting Hepatitis A, get vaccinated.   Recent statistics show more people are travelling to high-risk areas associated with infectious diseases. Hepatitis A virus (HAV) is the most common travel-related disease infection,...