Tuesday, February 28, 2023

Lard Can Be Good For You

Lard oil may not be unhealthy, and can actually be good for you. 

For years, we have been told that natural saturated fats like lard can contribute to heart issues. We were told to change to polyunsaturated fats in vegetable and seed oils. Recent studies have shown that this may not longer hold true. 

Lard is actually one of the best sources of vitamin D, second only to cod liver oil. One tablespoon of lard oil (from pasteurised pigs) can contain up to 1000IU of vitamin D, which is more than the required amount for a day.

Thursday, February 23, 2023

From Stage 4 Cancer Survivor To Hawker Extraordinaire

Andrew is a stage 4 cancer survivor, and has a lot to share on his cancer experience. 

Today, he’s the man behind our favourite Bak Chor Mee soup at Soon Heng Pork Noodles, but it is his backstory that deserves equal attention. 

Prior to being a hawker, Andrew was working a stressful corporate life that involved weekly overseas trips and ghastly working hours due to time differences. He was also a heavy smoker. 

Saturday, February 18, 2023

Whole Foods Vs Processed Foods

Have you ever wondered why whole foods like fresh fruits, vegetables, meat and seafood don’t need to carry nutrition labelling on them?

It’s because they are very minimally processed and do not contain any added ingredients. Whole foods also come “complete”. All the vitamins, nutrients and fibre are kept intact. 

They have not been blended, broken down or dehydrated and in the process, they do not lose their nutritional value. Unlike ultra processed food. 

Wednesday, February 15, 2023

The Dangers Of Ultra Processed Food

We have stopped eating ultra processed food wherever possible. 

It’s unavoidable today that we have to eat some form of processed food. Even a sliced apple or the fresh vegetables in ntuc is processed to a certain degree.

Ultra processed food is entirely different. Proper food must either contribute to the growth or the burning of an organism to qualify as real food. Ultra processed food does neither.