Singapore is a foodie’s paradise – with cheap, delicious hawker food always at hand. However, frequent eating out has its disadvantages. Often, our favourite local delicacies are high in calories, carbohydrates (including sugar) and low in fibre. This not only means that we tend to eat more than we should, but that we get hungry again once the sugar rush subsides. To counter this, Food for Health by Xndo has developed a range of meal solutions that bring better balance to your day. Just replace one ‘regular’ meal with one of our many tasty options and enjoy a lighter, healthier and more beneficial lunch or dinner. More than just cutting calories, these meals have a better balance of carbohydrates, proteins and fat that fuels your day, keeps you full and regulates your insulin levels.
|Food for Health by Xndo||Calories (kcal)||Protein||Fat||Carbs||Fibre||Calories||Protein||Fat||Carbs||Fibre|
|Chicken Rice||282||15.5g||11||31.8g||2.9g||Chicken Rice*||618kcal||25g||23g||76g||0.7g|
|White Coffee||33||0.4g||1.1g||5.4g||0.8g||White Coffee (instant)*||65||1g||2.6g||9.3g||0g|
|Pomegranate Protein Shake Popsicle||83.5||10.4g||0.7g||8.9g||0.4g||Red Bean Potong*||92||1.7g||3.9g||12.43g||1.5g|
*Data from Health Promotion Board
In totality, this simple and convenient lunch or dinner swap could ‘save’ on almost half your calories, and importantly, carbohydrate intake. This does more than maintain an ideal weight. Lowering the amount of starchy, sugar-laden carbohydrates each day will go a long way to reducing the levels of insulin in the bloodstream, prevent insulin resistance and lower levels of inflammation in the body. It means more stable energy levels, better focus and overall improved health in the long term.