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Recently, i been doing a lot of readings on food and nutrition. i find some of the topics in these books are very interesting, and i would like to share them with u all. 

From the book : The  beauty detox solution.

in the first chapter of the book, it talks about how our body is designed and how it affects our diet. According to the author, our human body (generic make up) is very similar to that of primates: monkeys, chimps and gorillas. We shared 99.4% of our DNA in common with Chimpanzees.

Look at our hands,fingers, nails and teeth are just like the chimps. in particular to the teeth, are flattened like the chimps(except the front canines) , which can be used to open up the harder shells of some fruits and our back molars are appropriate for grinding plants for easy digestion.

Carnivorous animals (e.g tiger) on the other hand have short inflexible “fingers”, sharp fangs for hunting and eating raw meat and claws for ripping into the fresh of their prey.But our hands, teeth and bodies are simply not designed for hunting and consuming meat ,we have to use tools, weapons and utensils instead.

okay.. so basically we look different from carnivorous animals,and it turns out that our digestive tract is built differently too. For example, our human liver has a low tolerance for uric acid, a by-product when digesting animals protein.in contrast, the liver of the carnivorous tiger contains uricase which is an enzyme used to break down uric acid. This enzyme gives the tiger’s liver 15 times the capacity to break down uric acid than a human liver.

And not only that, our human intestine is extremely complex and at around 13 feet (just like gorillas). it is designed to be long so that there is adequate time to absorb the minerals and nutrients of fruits and plant matter whereas the tiger has a short intestines so that it can quickly get rid of the acidic waster matter that is the by-product of animal proteins.

so what does all this mean to our diet?? The gorilla is a natural vegetarian with 86% of its diet consists of green leaves, shoots and stems. the gorilla gets all its protein, vitamins and minerals from its plant based diet and is in fact the strongest animal on earth, pound for pound.so what happens when we have the biological make up of a gorilla but we eat like a tiger??—> i find this really makes sense when i was reading this chapter. 

THE KEY TO BEING HEALTHIEST, MORE BEAUTIFUL IS EATING THE WAY YOUR BODY WAS DESIGNED TO EAT!!

and like other strong mammals on earth- the elephant, wild horse, buffalo are all plant eaters.THE STRONGEST ANIMALS ON EARTH ARE ALL VEGETARIANS.These gigantic animals all gets their proteins from amino acids- the building blocks of proteins in plants. i find this really a solid and convincing proof.

what do you think? it is not about cutting meat out of your diet totally, maybe reducing the quantity is good enough. 🙂 maybe what our body needs is just fruits and vegetables to stay young and healthy, and not mask, moisturizers, cleansers.

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hopefully one day i can still look great without putting on make up!!! lol

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oh man, finally i can take a breather and blog about my “back to school” party. i was suppose to organize an event as part of my school assignment. i was quite stress up with the preparation but thank god it is all over now. 🙂

just like to say a big thank you to all who turned up for the event !! THANK YOU!! appreciate  you all taking the time off and came all the way down to holland village on a sat just for the event. felt so loved and touched!! 🙂 yet another great album with all my loved ones , thanks for the beautiful memories.

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haha.. i looked super nerdy and horrible. omg.

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after the event we headed to D’ good Cafe, love their rooftop outdoor sitting area!!Image

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Quite awhile ago, the boy brought me to Drips cafe ( Near tiong bahru) to try out their tarts. this is yet another one of the many quirky cafes in Singapore, but THEY SERVED REALLY TASTY TARTS i must say.

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This chocolate tart is INSANELY GOOD!! DO try this if u decide to pay them a visit.

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82 Tiong Poh Road, #01-05, Singapore 160082

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Sun – Thur : 11.00am – 9.30pm
Fri & Sat : 11.00am – 11.00pm

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Real Food is yet another great Vegetarian restaurant i visited recently. ( the only Vegan place that baby boy said he don’t mind going back there for dinner again!!!) They have two outlets currently but the one i visited is located at killiney Road.

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i love how they have different sections for different things. there is a book corner, a grocery section and of course the dining area.

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the grocery section has got some pretty interesting healthy living stuff, i bought some vegetable stock from there and will definitely go back there for more vegan ingredients.

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we ordered this dumplings soup. so good….!!omg.. i told the boy that finally i can eat some dumplings. hahaa.. ( you know that most dumplings has got some kind of meat in it??i miss gyoza!! if anyone know of any veg gyoza in sg please let me know ?? please?? )

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the mushroom pasta is a bit dry though.
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the pizza is superb! the boy claimed that it is one of the best pizza he ever had. And the best thing is you get to choose whatever topping you want to add on your pizza, which is good for me because i don’t really eat allllllll kind of veg.hehe
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thanks baby boy for eating another vegan meal with me. 🙂

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everyone should watch this. 🙂

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Yes. i have been on the hunt of good vegan food lately. and as soon as i found out that there is this organic vegan burger fast food , i wanted to try it out so badly. u know the typical vegetarian choices in singapore is either like an indian veg restaurant, chinese style veg eateries and many salad bars. oh yes, and lately, i found out that subway serves this vegetarian patty sandwich which i find it quite good.

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and so i did a little research about veganburg and i got shocked!!! they have 4 existing outlets and the fifth one is opening up in orchard at the 2nd quarter of the year. DESPITE having 4 outlets now, i have never heard of it from anyone before till this colleague of mine highlighted to me their existence.

hehe, so i finally persuaded the boy to turn vegan for one night, and we ordered home delivery. YES they provides delivery!! however, they have this very weird delivery system. Firstly, u need to check which zone u are living in and the minimum order differs. the minimum order could range from $20-$150 depending on your location. personally, i felt i am discriminated (haha, i am exaggerating) , like i live in the “out of zone” area, so my minimum order is $100!! how the hell can i order $100 worth of burgers and fries…???

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this is the smoky bbq burger, that the boy and me find it quite tasty. ( he ordered the char-grilled satay, he don’t quite like it.)

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and they have this tofu sausages that tasted like real sausages. damn amazing la.

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when i saw that they have this organic cola and lemonade on their online menu, i know i just have to try it. i have never heard of organic cola and lemonade la. wahhaha.but the drinks turned out a little too bland for me. don’t quite enjoy it.

however, i don’t mind having their burgers and fries again. if you are looking for a fun, western vegan alternative, don’t mind giving it a try. 🙂

found out more at  ———>  http://www.veganburg.com

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double dates.

lately.i have no idea why i seems to have tons of errands to run.i jus don’t have the time to sit down and blog. my food photos are piling up (cos my bb boy loves bringing me around to eat!! lol) anyway, i brought him to meet the girls on separate occasions. Image

we had dinner with Alvin & lynette at social sin ( located at Bugis junction). i must say that the restaurant does provide a HUGE range of food , we had a hard time deciding what to eat !!!

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Brunetti with Shirley and zefflin.

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yeah .. we had a brunch double date. lol. the food looks yummy but doesn’t taste as good as it looks. i don’t think i will go back again.

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but brunetti really have a huge range of cakes and tarts to choose from. Image

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