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6 Facts About Your Gut Bacteria That You Will Wish You Knew Earlier

    1. There are more bacteria in you than cells in your body. Sounds difficult to believe, but the number of bacteria in your body are 10x superior than the number of cells. The human body contains trillions of microorganisms, that may weigh from 1 to 3kg. Most of them are located in the large intestine. What’s more surprising than that is you have 100 times more bacterial genes in your body than human genes!   2. The profile of your gut bacteria will decide whether you are healthy or not Diarrhoea is a very well-known consequence of a…

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Why Brown Basmati Rice?

When we started planning the Px Plate menu, we wanted a menu that followed most of the principles of healthy eating: to be complete, balanced and varied. This is why we use different types of carbohydrate sources in our dishes, such as chickpeas, sweet potato and quinoa. Being in Singapore, we couldn’t omit rice. You will probably find it difficult to spot the rice that we use in any other food stall. As a clinical dietitian, I always get my patients to start eating brown Basmati rice, and the results are always visible. Hopefully after this post, you too will start…

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Why the Food You Eat is Important: The Relationship of Food and your Productivity

Often, we think of food as the battery to our body. Thus, when it is low, our performance would drop significantly as compared to a fully-charged body. We like to treat food as a convenient source of self-indulgence aside from its function as replenishment, therefore more often than not, we pay less attention to the content of the food nutrient as compared to the amount and the taste. As such, misconception exist that the more we eat, the more productive we will be. When we think about various factors that influence our productivity, food is often overlooked even though it…

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Employees’ Feature: Our Food-Makers

Tomas Chew is an experienced chef who has worked for various restaurants and even runs his own food business in Singapore for more than 20 years with a broad knowledge of restaurant set-up and hands-on experience in the operational area. Versatility is his specialty, as he is skillful in handling both Western and Asian food. Interestingly, prior to his employment in Px Plate, Tomas has worked as a manager, photographer, chef, designer, consultant, and supervised renovation work for residential, retail outlets and restaurants. Prior to his employment in Px Plate, Syahel has been working in the culinary industry since he…

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Quinoa: an ancient grain that is not actually a real grain

Confused by the title? Let’s see… Quinoa originated in the Andes Mountains of South America and it was a staple of the Incan Empire, hence the calling of Quinoa as an ‘ancient grain’.   While it is often prepared like a grain, it’s actually a member of the spinach, chard and beet family. Quinoa is the seed of the Chenopodium plant, a green leafy plant that sprouts numerous flowers. Therefore, the quinoa seed is a pseudo-cereal, as opposed to a grain. Pseudo-cereals are plants which produce seeds and fruits that are similar to grains and used in virtually the same way….

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Weekly Feature: How Px Plate Benefits My Active Lifestyle

Evelyn, who leads an active lifestyle tells us her amazing experience with Px Plate since she starts taking our meals regularly and why she would recommend it to other people as well. “I tried Px Plate meals for the first time out of curiosity,” Evelyn told us when she was asked what attracted her to our meals in the first place. She saw the “grand” blue colour theme in our newly opened stall last year in 51A Ayer Rajah Crescent Canteen and it was imprinted on her mind every time she walked by. After searching in Google for Px Plate, she…

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