All posts tagged: eating tips

10 Superfoods to Eat Today

Superfoods are foods high in nutrients and phytochemicals, with few negative properties such as artificial ingredients, saturated fats, and other chemical additives. Although the term “superfoods” has been contested to be a purely marketing gimmick, I can’t say that I prefer loading up on vitamins to these natural foods. All or most of the foods listed below, which we have highlighted to be particularly good for women in the 20s and 30s, are readily available at your local grocery stores, and perhaps in your fridge. I’ve also included delicious serving ideas to pair with each superfood. Start and end your day right for a happier and healthier body! APPLES Apples are rich in fiber, a great food to help us feel satiated, giving our body the necessary dose of pectin, a soluble fiber believed to reduce blood pressure, cholesterol, and the risk of colon cancer, breast cancer, and diabetes. Serving suggestions: eat with peanut butter, juice with other fruits (I like apples with carrots), or consume as is. TOMATOES Loaded with the antioxidant lycopene (the …

Tips for Eating Out the Healthy Way

Dining out has become most everyone’s favorite pastime. Being a big part of the everyday lifestyle, it’s even become a necessity for some. This is particularly true here in Jakarta, where people are always on the lookout for all things novel and adventurous, and new restaurants offering a variety of cuisine types are sprouting in every corner, rendering our options endless. While dining out is a great way to unwind, meet new people, and engage in conversations, studies have shown that the more people you dine with, the more food and drinks you will consume. Worry not, I am not here to counsel you to abdicate dining out. But here are some tips on how you can continue to enjoy your dining experiences in a smarter (healthier) way. FRENCH CUISINE French food used to be notorious for being high in fat thanks to the French love of butter (think Julia Child). Luckily, the nouvelle cuisine has introduced a lighter, more delicate method of cooking. Now, before going on those fancy dinner dates, remember these few tips: DO’S French bread with olive oil dipping sauce Bordelaise or other wine-based sauces Have your …