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5 Myths Debunked by a Dietitian

[fa icon="calendar'] Nov 12, 2021 2:00:00 PM / by Singapore Heart Foundation posted in Eating Healthily, Health, Diabetes, Myths

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Article contributed by Ms Koh Pei Ling, Senior Dietitian at Admiralty Medical Centre.

Most Singaporeans enjoy durian and savour them, while some will fork out a large sum of money just to purchase them. When I close my eyes and conjure up the image of a ‘Mao Shan Wang’ otherwise known as the ‘King’ – a premium breed of durian, my mouth waters.

But reality check – if one is diagnosed with diabetes, does it mean the end of this treat for him?

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[fa icon="calendar'] Oct 27, 2021 9:11:52 AM / by Singapore Heart Foundation posted in Eating Healthily, Health

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When Is A Ketogenic Diet Prescribed?

[fa icon="calendar'] Aug 17, 2021 12:20:59 PM / by Calvin Leong posted in Eating Healthily, Ketogenic Diet

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A ketogenic eating plan is a diet that is very low in carbohydrates, moderately low in protein, and very high in fat. Your body normally gets energy from eating carbohydrates. If you limit carbohydrates in your diet, your body will start to use stored fat as an energy source. When fat is broken down for energy, it enters your blood as a substance called ketones. A ketogenic eating plan relies mostly on ketones for energy. This eating plan can cause rapid weight loss because the body burns fat for fuel.

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