Eggs: Villain no more

Once considered the villain of nutrition, eggs are no longer – pardon the pun – the bad eggs of the nutritional world. One vilified because of their relatively high cholesterol content (one large egg contains 213 mg of cholesterol), new science is turning the tables around. It has become evident that cholesterol in food is…

Are you eating dessert for breakfast?

Reach for a ‘healthy’ breakfast of cereal, packaged fruit yogurt and a cup of everyone’s favourite chocolate-malt drink and chances are, you’re ingesting more sugar than you realise. Just look at the breakdown below. At 42.7g, this breakfast that many of us would consider healthy contains more sugar than a can of cola which weighs…

MCTs: The ‘magic’ oil

Can oil help you lose weight? If it’s an MCT, it can. MCT stands for medium-chain triglyceride and refers to a particular type of saturated fat that has unique molecular makeup. This structure makes MCT a ‘good fat’. For one, it is easier to digest than long-chain triglycerides (LCTs). More evidence is also surfacing that…

Xndo Sliced Beef Noodle Soup

INGREDIENTS 1 pouch Xndo Zero Noodles, drained 1 cube, beef stock 2 cups/500ml water 50g beef, sliced 3 beef balls Optional garnishes: sliced onion, spring onions and/or bean sprouts DIRECTIONS In a pot, combine the beef stock cube and water and bring to a boil When the stock cube has completely dissolved, add the beef…

Success stories: Kelly Teo and Yeo Bee Hwee

“A healthy way to gain a more ideal body composition” With her shift work as a nurse and busy schedule, Kelly did not even realise she was putting on weight until she looked at an old photo of herself. “I didn’t realise that I had put on quite so much!” The realisation struck home even…

Eat Well, Lose Weight: 4 Simple Steps

Tired of diets? So are we. That is why Xndo has spent years developing a nutritional approach that supports good healthy weight management where you can eat well, feel satisfied and still shed the pounds. For one, we advocate protein dominant meals with a moderate to high amount of fibre and good fat that is…

Tone and firm up with Le Muscle

Maintaining muscle tone is essential for good health, healthy weight management and the prevention of age-related diseases. Age, inactivity, poor nutrition and crash dieting can cause muscles to atrophy (waste away). Loss of muscle mass can also be caused by glycation – triggered by high carbohydrate and sugary diets. Apart from leading to poor muscle…

Xndo Assam Laksa

Ingredients 500g shallots 1 whole bulb, garlic, peeled 1 thumb-sized knob, ginger 1 thumb-sized knob, lengkuas/galangal 2 stalks, lemongrass 3 red chillies 5 to 8 dried red chillies, cut and boiled till soft ¼ packet, shrimp paste 100g tamarind paste, diluted with 1 litre of water. Strain 2 slices, asam keping (substitute with 2 tsp…

Cholesterol: the good and the bad

Cholesterol has been blamed for the development of heart disease for more than 60 years. A famous report in the 1950’s called “the seven countries study” concluded cholesterol was the cause of heart disease. However, new research suggests that cholesterol may not be responsible, and that fat in general may be good for us. So what…