Treat Your Body Well Series

Treat Your Body Well: Keep Your Skin Looking Younger for Longer

By Daniel Jason Ong, B.Sc.

Our skin is sum and substance of what we eat and drink, and what we expose it to.

Our diet and lifestyle play a crucial role in the appearance of our skin. So read more here for some secrets for healthy looking and glowing skin.

Treat Your Body Well: Lifestyle Tips For Weight Loss

By Daniel Jason Ong, B.Sc.

Maintaining a healthy weight is important for your health – and what better time than the New Year to resolve to make small changes to your lifestyle to give your weight loss a kick-start!

You will find that a little step goes a long way. We share with you some lifestyle tips for losing weight here.

Treat Your Body Well: A Word About Omega 3

By Daniel Jason Ong, B.Sc.

Found in deepwater fish, Omega 3 fatty acid, made up of DHA (docosahexaenoic acid) and EPA (eicosapentaenoic acid) is an essential fatty acid. That is, it is an acid that cannot be made by the body, but is necessary for health.

So what exactly does Omega 3 do, and why do we need it?

Read here to find out more.

Treat Your Body Well: So What Are Vitamins Anyway?

By Daniel Jason Ong, B.Sc.

Vitamins are essential chemicals that play crucial parts in all your body’s processes. They are considered “micronutrients” because the body needs them in relatively small amounts compared with nutrients such as carbohydrates, fats, proteins and water.

Each vitamin performs a specific function in your body and except for Vitamin D, the body cannot make vitamins. So you need to get vitamins from the food you eat or through vitamin supplements.

When it comes to vitamins and minerals that your body needs, the best possible source is food. However, if you do not consume the recommended daily intake, it may be that your body is not receiving important vitamins and minerals in amounts that are considered health supportive.

In Singapore, the Health Promotion Board recommends eating 2 portions of vegetables and 2 portions of fruits a day, as they are a good source of fibre, vitamins, minerals and phytochemicals.

Let’s take a closer look at some of the essential vitamins that our body needs, what functions they perform, and what each vitamin does to boost your health.