Food

  • Visiting Tze Char Stalls for Meals

    For those who are not aware Tze Char simply refers to cook and fry. This term is used to refer to a Singaporean stall that provides a broad spectrum of affordable and home inspired types of food. In most cases, the stalls are often located in populated market centers and beverage shops that are located in the main regions of Singapore. Therefore, most Tze Char stall are found in areas where people can gather and share their favorite meals as well as cuisines especially in Farmart farm centre.

    Why should you eat it?

    When it comes to learning more about other people`s culture and worldviews, an excellent place to start would be to try out their local meals. Therefore, trying out the Tze Char would be the ideal solution for your unique needs. The pocket-friendly prices along with the big serving portions of food make this type of food preparation area an excellent solution for gatherings, home inspired foods and offerings as well.

    The Tze Char stalls in Farmart often provide several types of food. Some of the typical culinary products that you are likely to come across include meat, eggs, and vegetables amongst many others. Over the years, the number of unique dishes and professional Tze Char meal professionals has also been on the rise.

    The added benefit if these types of foods are that they are not only prepared to taste sumptuous, but they are also packed with several essential nutrients for your health and mental well-being.

    Conclusion

    Finally and when all factors are considered, Tze Char provide an excellent place for procuring your meals and at affordable prices. For this reason, an excellent recommendation for you the next time you are in South East Asia would be to visit the Tze Char to provide you with top quality meals each time.

  • Nutrition and Diet Plan for Rugby players

    Players will need to focus on nutrition in the same day, and the week before the game for. Following a diet plan for a week exercise will ensure sufficient reserves of carbohydrates during the game. Nutrition Handbook Rugby SA Rugby, the following tips summarized.

    In the last 24-36 hours, when the training will be tapered before the game, it is very important to increase the carbohydrates, keeping fat intake low. This means that, as far as possible, the player must plan ahead and be prepared for all situations, especially when traveling or staying in hotels, you can test your discipline.

    Tips to eat before the game

    • Never try something new on game day players – all approach to diet should be well trained.
    • Take this opportunity to restore glycogen stores in the liver and also to hydrate.
    • Choose foods and beverages that do not cause digestive discomfort and pain to stop hunger. If any player experience reactive hypoglycemia and / or abdominal discomfort during the game, you should have a longer time between appetizers and the final match.
    • Eating the main meal at least three hours before departure, which focuses on high carbohydrate foods with a little protein. This is an important opportunity to increase glycogen stores in the body and should be light and easy to digest food. Avoid intake of protein and fat, too much will make the players feel uncomfortable and do not provide the necessary energy. Too much fiber can cause indigestion. Players appetite loss or nerve should choose liquid meal replacement.

    Examples of pre-match meals

    The idea for the game room in the morning:

    • Fruit / fruit salad / fruit juice and low-fat yogurt and cereal;
    • Canada and low-fat milk
    • Muffins / scones / cake / bread with peanut butter and low-fat cheese
    • Boiled eggs and toast with jam / honey / Marmite.

    Lunch:

    • Spaghetti noodles with lean ground beef or other and / or vegetables or tomato filling (without cream)
    • Pollo a la king and rice and peas carrots /
    • Roast chicken with mashed potatoes / sweet potatoes or fried rice breast
    • Baked potato with tuna or chicken or vegetable base covered
    • Extra bread salad, fruit and fruit and low fat yogurt / low fat dessert foods, including sports drinks.

    Pre-match top-up:

    • One hour before: leading retailer of gasoline with small bites, such as:
    • Sandwich with low fat cheese / ham / chicken / egg / tuna / peanut butter and jelly
    • Muffins or pancakes or fritters with honey / syrup or sugar and cinnamon
    • Fresh fruit and low-fat yogurt
    • Fruit Smoothies
    • Sports bar or cereal / breakfast bars and sports drinks
    • If loss of appetite or not tolerate solid food, a liquid meal replacement (eg insurance / Nestlé Nutren Activ) is an alternative option.

    Remember to drink enough fluids to:

    Because the disorder may not be immediately available for players to get thirsty during the game, it seems prudent to advise immediately before the start of the game players drink 250-500ml of fluid, which is preparing the stomach and helps flush continuously.

    During the match, fluid intake is important to prevent dehydration. Players must use every opportunity to quench your thirst during the game, when to stop, hour and half-hour breakdown.

    They should be familiar with their fluid needs in different environmental conditions. It is useful to include carbohydrates disturbed, because it has many benefits for the end of the game – delayed onset of fatigue, better maintenance practices and concentration – perfect 30-60 g per hour.

    Effects of carbohydrate and fluid together. Various options exist for carbohydrate intake, but sports drinks offer a practical approach to meet the needs of fluids and carbohydrates at the same time. Liquids do not forget to use the gel, bar or solid foods.

    Post-match recovery strategies essential nutrients

    Eating and takeaways

    Balancing the demands of other rugby training commitments can leave little time for shopping and food preparation. Food so that it can provide a much needed rest. To make careful decisions and intelligent combination remains the recommended portion sizes, diet goals can still be met.

    Many restaurant meals are based on high-protein foods (meat, chicken, fish, etc.), carbohydrate accompaniment. To increase the carbohydrates, plenty of carbohydrate foods such as potatoes extra parts (not fried), white rice, pasta and bread without butter / roll and vegetables.

    Limit fat intake: avoid menu items that have the word – battered, fried, fried, sauteed, creamy, cream and shredded. Instead of choosing foods steamed, baked, fried, baked or boiled. Remind waiter or waitress that fat does not mean there is no oil, margarine, butter or cream.

    Do not be fooled by the word “healthy” – not necessarily low in fat. For example, a salad may seem “healthy”, but can be high in fat if they contain cheese avocado, seeds and croutons, high fat. Dressing should be provided in addition to, or use balsamic vinegar with just a little olive oil.

    Avoid creamy sauces, dips, dressings, butter, soft foods and foods with lots of cheese (vegetarian, for example). If ordering dressing or sauce, ask them to be served separately to control costs. Combination foods like lasagna, casseroles and moussaka are made with high-fat sauces, so instead of separately ordered simple meals such as grilled fish or meat, potatoes and steamed rice and vegetables. Mint sauce can be enjoyed, jam, mustard, horseradish and apple sauce mixed with meat.

    For dessert, order fruit salad or a meringue / Pavlova with frozen yogurt, fruit mousse, natural sponge or a cappuccino.

    If you are not sure how to prepare the dish, ask for more information and assertive.

  • Multi cultural Celebrations but at What Cost: Calories Count

    The beauty of living in a multi cultural society is that the sheer variety of customs, cultures, and celebrations makes life colorful and interesting, both for observers and for inhabitants.

    In Singapore,  the fact that there are such diverse cultures living together in close proximity also means there are festivals to look forward to regularly throughout the year.

    And although it goes without saying that the spiritual significance of these festivals to each religious group is extremely important, the celebrations that follow religious ceremonies, and the associated traditional foods, are of interest to all: tourists and locals alike.

    Although the year begins with Thaipusam in February, which is more about food for the soul than food for the body, it is true to say that traditional dishes generally play a central part in most cultural festivities. And they are usually richer, sweeter and more decadent than foods eaten throughout the rest of the year.

    If you were to eat this type of food all the time it would not be good for your health… or your waistline. Most celebration food has low nutritional value but high calorific value, which you may not be aware of. Or care about at the time you are having fun! But calories count.

    If you take the the celebrations for Chinese New Year as an example: bak wa, fried prawn spring rolls, pineapple tarts, kueh baulu and kueh bangkit are firm favorites. But for a small 45g portion of bak wa there are 180 calories; the fried spring rolls vary depending on their size but are circa 110 calories each; pineapple tarts are 82 calories per bite sized serving and the kueh baulu and kueh bangkit are about 45 calories each. If you sampled just one each of these you would have consumed nearly 500 calories yet would hardly have filled one plate.

    And one of the largest calorie counts for any celebration food can be found is the traditional, and very tasty Mooncake, eaten particularly during the Lantern Festival. It contains almost 1000 calories per portion!! If you ate two of these sweet treats you would have consumed the recommended calorie intake for a female for the whole day.

    And it is not just the Chinese whose festival food is high in calories. During the Muslim’s Hari Raya, meat takes center stage, with Beef Rendang, fragrant biryani’s and aromatic chicken curries, sitting alongside lontong (a coconut and lemongrass soup) lasi nemak, prawn sambal, Ketupat and a variety of sweetmeats. All very tasty but all very high in calories. If you take the view that calories count in a healthy diet then a 100g portion of beef rendang alone would contain around 200 calories, most of which is saturated fat. And that’s before you add the sticky coconut rice. And, of course, the Hindu Deepavali is heaven for those with a sweet tooth, when the variety of sugary sweets, puddings and cakes is seemingly never ending; as is the food found at Christian Christmas celebrations. Everyone plies their families and friends with home made treats full of calories they don’t need, with little nutritional value at all.

    But it must be remembered that, to count calories is important for a healthy lifestyle, but so is balance. As long as we only eat these special foods, on special occasions, they will be a treat and should not lead to the illness and obesity associated with the regular over consumption of foodstuffs that lack any nutritional quality or value, that is prevalent in many countries in the Western world today. Everything in moderation.

    Enjoy your special celebrations but keep counting calories during the rest of the year.