FITANDWELLDAILY Newsletter: August Edition

Welcome to August. This issue  will explore food and dining experiences near and far, healthy happenings in Bangkok and frequently asked questions regarding diets and reasonable strategies for success and long term sustainable lifestyle choices. I look forward to seeing more success stories this month. Wishing you a happy, healthy and productive August! Exploring Singapore: FITANDWELLDAILY did some traveling this month and explored the lovely Singapore; a combination of clean air and amazing, health inspired restaurants. This trip to Singapore was eye opening as I explored the Holland Village area of Singapore. On the other side of Holland Avenue is Chip Bee Gardens, a neighborhood that was formerly developed as British military housing in the 1950s and is now bustling with restaurants and a fusion of cultures. This charming little pocket of Singapore did not disappoint as I was very impressed with the restaurant we tried: The Original Sin Mediterranean vegetarian. The Original Sin restaurant opened in the 90s and started a trend of upscale vegetarian dining when its Australian-Italian owner introduced Singapore to her first Mediterranean vegetarian dining experience in Chip Bee Gardens. I was happy to have stumbled upon this fantastic place as I generally have to be wary of  creams and dressings, but not here…this place was a true gem! When I ordered and expressed my usual plea for dressing on the side, I was told “ We always put the dressing on the side and given a big smile” Not only was this place highly accommodating, and with extra friendly service, but the food was amazing!  While, tempted to order everything on the menu, Here was...

News about Popular Seeds: Basil, Chia and Flax Seeds: Are they beneficial and why?

Basil, Chia and Flax Seeds: Are they beneficial and why?   Lately, there has been a lot of talk about seeds. Every year there is a news breaking  study that touts something is either wildly fantastic or suddenly awful for you. So, as with all things health, the one consistent factor that we must bear in mind is that we are all different. Each of us was born with a unique genetic code, so we cannot just suddenly stumble upon the one magic bullet that works for all of us. As an example, some people have allergies and sensitivities to a number of ingredients, while others breeze through life without any aversions. At any rate, my point is there is not a magic food, pill or mantra that will suddenly make you healthy or give you superpowers.  Now for the topic at hand: Seeds- good, bad or somewhat beneficial, here is what we know to date: Nutrition facts: *Using 1 tablespoon Chia seeds vs Basil and Flax seeds as a guide.   CHIA BASIL FLAX Calories 60 38 46 Fat 4.4g 1g 3g Protein 3g 1.5 g 2g Carbs 5g 8g  3g Fiber 5g   2.5g Calcium 6% 366 mg 8% Zinc 4% 1%   Iron 4% 14 mg 10%  Note: To optimize the benefits, it is suggested to mix the seeds, as they contain different types of antioxidants. However, Chia seeds are a complete protein and lead in both protein and fiber content. Other notable claims: *Chia seeds have 2 times the amount of potassium as bananas and have 3 times the amount of antioxidants that blueberries have....