We Singaporeans LOVE food – Sometimes too much for our own good
While there is nothing wrong with the occasional over indulgence, it should be noted that
according to the National Nutrition Survey in 1998, the Health Promotion Board found that Singaporeans consumed an average of 2,062 calories a day. The numbers are expected to be north of 2,624 calories by 2020.
This means that 59% of Singaporeans would be exceeding their daily recommended calorie intake.
To help you make better food choices, we’ve put together a top 10 list of our Singapore favourite dishes that you might be tempted to eat at a hawker centre. (List not in any order)
1. Deep Fried Fish Beehoon Soup (with evaporated milk) – 730 kcal
2. Fried Ee Mee With Seafood – 1010 kcal
3. Mui Fan – 719 kcal
4. Claypot Rice – 896 kcal
5. Ban Mian, Fish Head Soup – 833 kcal
6.Nasi Briyani Chicken – 877 kcal
7. Pad Thai – 840 kcal
8. Ngoh Hiang Mixed Items (with sweet sauce) – 805 kcal
9. Laksa – 700 kcal
10. Char Kway Teow – 745 kcal
*Information adapted from HPB’s iDAT app and food portions are generally based on 23 cm plate or 16.5 cm bowl*
P.S. When it comes to digestion of food, the PH of the stomach and intestines plays a crucial role. Proper pH balance ensures that when you eat, each organ triggers the release of enzymes that either help digest and absorb nutrients from your food.
Without these enzymes, you would be more likely to experience sluggish digestion that usually causes common ailments such as acid reflux, ulcers, gas, etc.=
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