A refreshing way to drink more water

Our bodies are made up of 60% water so it is no surprise that drinking more water is the secret to clear skin, good digestion, healthy organs and joints, efficient detoxing, brain function and even weight loss. We all know we should drink around 2 litres of fluids every day – or more if you are exercising, pregnant or breastfeeding or simply out in Singapore’s hot, humid weather.

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How to speed up ripening

There is nothing more annoying than rock hard avocados when you get a craving for creamy avocado on toast. I’m going to be straight with you – this post is not to give you a tip for instantly ripe avocados. Trust me, I’ve tried microwaving an avocado to ripen it quickly and it was a complete failure and a waste of what could have been perfect avocado on toast.

But what I will share with you is how to speed up ripening within a day or so. And it has to do with a natural gas called ethylene.

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The “Dirty Dozen & Clean Fifteen” simply explained

Want to eat as healthy as possible without breaking the bank?
Then the dirty dozen, clean fifteen is your answer.

Advances in technology have seen food producers turning to chemicals to protect their crops from pests, weeds and diseases to meet the demand for fresh, perfect unblemished produce across the globe. We were all perfectly happy to eat these products until research showed that some of the chemicals might be harmful to our bodies. As such there has been increasing demand for organically-grown produce that is better for the environment and good for our health.

The Dirty Dozen and Clean Fifteen:
There is a way to enjoy the benefits of eating organic produce without blowing your entire pay check. The Environmental Working Group tests, each year, all fruits and veggies you love so much for pesticides and ranks them starting with the “worst” ones. The first 12 are known as the “dirty dozen” and the EWG recommends buying these items as organic.

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How to organise your fridge to save time and money

The fridge is a very important hub in our homes. Having an organised fridge makes it easy to find what you need so that you can put a meal on the table in less time, keep track of what you have so that you can quickly come up with your grocery list, and maximise the food’s shelf life to reduce wastage. Don’t know where to start or worried it’s going to take too long? Professional Organiser Nathalie Ricaud shares her 5-step approach to fridge organisation that will take you less than one hour to execute.

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