Healthy Food: Soyjoy Food Bar

Soyjoy Food barNote: I was recently invited to a Blogger’s Event. What’s a blogger’s event? It’s an event where companies or PR agencies invite popular bloggers to a social evening where in between food, drinks and small chat, information about their endorsed products are subtly introduced and discussed. Hopefully, the blogger will write favourably of their product and via the internet, word spread, and the endorsed products get the necessary publicity. In short, another form of subtle advertisement.

With the above disclaimer in place, let me share a bit of the Soyjoy Food bar. I’m sure many of us are familiar with food bars which we sometimes eat as a food or nutrition replacement in place of regular food. So, what’s so different about Soyjoy Food Bar?

  1. Soyjoy is mostly made of soy beans and fruits
  2. It is a low GI (glycemic index) food supplement
  3. Low GI food suppresses hunger pangs
  4. Low GI food provide the essential food nutrients

To be honest, I’ve never been a health food bar enthusiast because I normally find it bland and you can remain hungry even after consuming one or two bars.

However, after trying out Soyjoy, I can vouch that it doesn’t taste too bad especially if you complete the bar with fresh fruits or perhaps a tasty drink. In my opinion, Soyjoy taste very much like a fruit-cake that is slightly burnt. I believe it cost between US$1-1.50 per bar in the supermarkets.

Hence, it comes in great as a meal replacement, as a snack between a gym or spa session, as a weight-loss supplement or as a snack for those TV moments when the fingers itch for a potatoe chip! In this long festive season between Christmas and New Year, it also serve as a healthy snack in between those festive food binges and parties you must be going to…

There are 4 fruit flavours you can try. I personally like the raisin and almond bar. If you have ever wanted a tasty but healthy food bar, do try out the Soyjoy fruit bar.


Hydroponics – Grow your own food!

Yet another food calamity! Did you read about the recent massive baby milk contamination crisis in China? A deadly chemical – melamine – was added to infant milk formula to increase profit for unscrupulous milk merchants, resulting in 4 babies’ death and thousands of affected babies to date.

Milk derived products such as biscuits, candies, ice-creams, chocolates, cakes and even coffee sachets were affected too!

Due to the gloablised nature of business nowadays, countries such as Japan, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Singapore and Malaysia were affected as well!

What is the world coming to with regards to food? Increased use of pesticides. Chemicals in fertilizers. DNA alteration to induce growth. Contaminated water and air. Will our food ever be safe?

A healthy life-style means regular exercise, stress-free living and the right food. However, even the healthiest tomato or lettuce could be contaminated without anyone’s knowledge nowadays.

Isn’t the best solution then to grow our own food nowadays? However, many of us are city dwellers and many of us lead busy professional and working lives. Where and how do we have the time and space to grow our own healthy food?

The solution may be easier than you think. Hydroponics – the science of growing plants without using soil – require little space, care and skills. Yet, you can grow your own green and healthy vegetables and herbs in your apartment crop after crop. Interested in more information about this modern modern of growing your own food? Hop over to my newest hobby and interest blog on DIY Hydroponics!


Best selling fitness and diet eBook

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Many of us who have been there and tried that are wary of quick fix solution to fat loss. We know that “magic bullets” offered by the likes of body wraps, fat burning pills, diet shakes, or “fat-burning” creams and gels simply do not work.

On the other hand, if you are tired of miracle lose weight fairy tales and is ready and willing to put in the hard work and discipline and make the lifestyle changes necessary to get a fat free body, then you will find Burn The Fat to be one of the best investments you ever made in your life.

It’s because this guidebook teaches you step-by-step on how to burn off BODY FAT – not muscle or water weight – and doing it naturally, without supplements, pills or “magic potions,” simply by using and following proven, scientifically-accurate and common-sense advice.

What makes it so much different than other weight loss publications on the market?

Well first of all, it’s not a “weight loss” guidebook, it’s a “fat” loss guidebook. This may seem like semantics or wordplay at first, but once you’ve read just the first three chapters, there will be no doubt in your mind that pursuing “weight loss” is not only the wrong goal, it may be the reason that you’ve failed to reach and maintain your ideal body weight. Burn The Fat shows you exactly why it’s fat you must lose, not “weight” (which includes muscle, water and other lean tissue) and then goes on to show you exactly how to do it.

Secondly, what makes Burn The Fat different is the amount of attention that is paid to each and every element of successful, healthy, permanent fat loss. Burn The Fat not only thoroughly dispels the lies, myths and fallacies surrounding a very confusing subject, it is simply the most detailed book about fat loss ever written. By reading Burn the Fat, Feed the Muscle, (or better yet, “studying it”), you will learn more about fat loss than you could from an entire semester of nutrition classes or from an entire shelf of mainstream diet publications at your local bookstore.

In a nutshell, this information-packed 340 page guidebook tells you how to lose weight and gain muscle (if you want) permanently by 4 core principles:

1. Through guided cardio and aerobics exercises
2. Through guided weight training exercises
3. Through proper diet and nutrition based on natural food
4. Through mind and motivational techniques to see you through

Who will benefit most from Burn the Fat?
Well, anyone and everyone who needs to lose weight will benefit from Burn The Fat. Men, women, bodybuilders, fitness enthusiasts, and especially motivated individuals and avid readers will love this book. Although it was written by a bodybuilder, this book is certainly NOT just for bodybuilders.

You will not find “30 lbs. in 30 days” miracles at work here. It’s all about intelligent eating choices, planning, hard work and lifestyle change.

About the author
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, a respected fat loss expert, natural bodybuilder, and personal trainer, has not just pumped out yet another “diet program” into an already over-saturated market. Tom’s Burn the Fat can be more accurately described as a “Fat Loss Bible.” It is quite simply one of the most complete, detailed, and precise guides to fat loss you will ever read. Get your copy at the author’s website here!


Eat Raw Food for Better Health!

RawOne of my best friend is a pure vegetarian; not for religious belief but because she believe in a all vegetarian healthy and natural diet.

I have also many other friends who subscribed to a vegetarian diet for either religious or health considerations.

In the gym that I visit, many members are also swapping stories of raw and/or vegetarian diet in place of processed and cooked food. In fact, many people who are into gyms and exercise routines are beginning to believe that meat, processed food and cooked food are not healthy for the mind and body and nothing short of a vegetarian diet will keep the mind and body healthy. For some, even cooked vegetables is not good enough – it must be raw, uncooked and un-processed vegetables straight from the earth.

The proponents of a raw diet will tell you that many of today’s modern illness and diseases were rare and unknown during our ancestors days. They believe that the air, food and lifestyle we lead today are causing great harm to our body, causing it to develop all sorts of illnesses and diseases that were almost unknown in our ancestors days. Examples of modern illnesses includes high blood pressure, diabetes, heart diseases and cancer. We cannot control the air we breathe but we can control the food we eat and the lifestyle that we lead.

Opponents of a raw diet will tell you that a raw or even just a vegetarian diet will lead to an in-balance in body nutrients, will make one more susceptible to common illnesses such as cold and flu and generally makes one more lethargic.

Who is right or wrong?

If I am health-conscious, exercise regularly and am interested in a natural food diet, should I look at a vegan or raw diet as a food and life-style change? Will the right raw or vegan diet bring about the right and adequate nutrients that my body will need? How can I make raw food palatable and tasty? How do I create variety and interest? What kind of raw diet do I need if I already have certain health weaknesses?

I can’t answer many of these questions but I do know that many of my friends and peers are extremely keen to explore the vegetarian or raw diet for personal health reasons. A popular proponent of the raw diet, Frederic Patanaude, has written many articles, columns and books on this subject. So, if you are interested in exploring a raw or vegan diet yourself, please feel free to check out his website and recommendations.


Eat the right food for healthy living

We know that the right balance to a healthy life is to exercise regularly, maintain an active mind and of course, eating the right food.

Hence, any discussion on keeping healthy must also include the important subject of food and healthy eating. For those of us who can never remember or differentiate carbohydrate from protein to fat nor remember on what quantity or quality we should eat to keep healthy, here’s a simple pictorial chart that simplify the complex subject of healthy eating.

Why not print this chart and paste it somewhere prominent? How about your fridge?

Healthy living