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Allow your food to change your mood...for the better

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If moods were merely psychological and if they were truly “all in your head,” they wouldn’t make us so miserable. We don’t choose to stay in the depths of depression, and we don’t always have control over how our feelings affect our lives, because for many of us, mood is as physical as a broken bone.

Could the 'Caveman' diet work for you?

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The Paleo diet is a way of eating reminiscent of what our caveman ancestors would have likely gorged on: lots of meat, seafood, vegetables, fruits, nuts and seeds – and pretty much nothing else.

That means no sugar, grains, legumes or dairy and, depending on which camp you sit in, no alcohol either. Gone are the cheeky chocolates, bakery treats, Mexican fiestas and sparkling champagne.

In short, fun food is out.


Why Paleo?

Hidden halal food gems you can find in Whampoa

I am going halal today.

This is my makan birthright in Singapore - I can eat anything I want anytime and no one will bother me.

This food democracy, unfortunately, is not reflected in the recent Michelin Singapore guide book.

In frustration, I decided to track down a couple of halal Malay dishes.

I also stumbled upon a refreshing gem: an orange peel sour plum drink at the Whampoa Food Centre.


Japanese soft-serve icecream and other fun new foods to try in Singapore


Nestled in the heart of Orchard Road is a rather unpretentious, laidback and low-key alfresco bar called Bar Canary.

Kick off your shoes as you relax on bean bags on artificial turf.

Located on the fifth floor of Grand Park Orchard hotel, the bar serves a range of cocktails including fruity popsicles in glasses of booze ($6 a pop, and $18 with a glass of alcohol).

Farm to table concept in the stunning new space also known as the former airbase in Seletar

If you think Singapore is all concrete jungle and pine for open spaces and fields of green, then you need to go to the Seletar Aerospace Park.

That is where a few colonial bungalows in the former airbase have been converted into eateries. One of them is The Summerhouse, a Western restaurant with a focus on farm-to-table cooking.

It is opened by the 1-Group, which also owns Una in Rochester Park and the new Botanico at the Singapore Botanic Gardens.