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Bread Face Off: White Bread vs. Wholemeal Bread

posted on July 18th, 2009 ·


British call it wholemeal bread and American call it whole wheat bread. That is not the discussion today. What I intend to do is to find out which one is better, wholemeal bread or the normal white bread.

First of all, we have 2 types of wheat flour, white flour and wholemeal flour. To produce wholemeal flour, whole grain is used. Nothing is removed during milling for whole meal whereas white flour is refined. (more…)

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Practical Guide in Freezing and Thawing of Food

posted on July 15th, 2009 ·


For a person like me who is prone to food poisoning, I take extra care when comes to cooking. I used to cook when I were study in overseas. Much of the tips I learned it from my house mates and my mum. As I bought grocery including meats once a week, I put them in the freezer.

Today, let’s look at some tips about freezing and thawing of food. Food should never be thawed at room temperature. Instead, they should be thawed using one of these three ways: (more…)

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Michael Jackson Putting Too Much Stress On His Body

posted on July 12th, 2009 ·


Right after Michael Jackson passed away on June 25, 2009, many websites have written about his death. It is believed that he had cardiac arrest (heart fails to contract and therefore affecting circulation of blood). While many knew that Michael is preparing for “This Is It” (series of 50 concerts in London), not many knew that he has engaged a bodybuilder to prepare him for the concerts.


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Why You Should Also Watch The Biggest Loser Reality TV Show

posted on July 9th, 2009 ·


The Biggest Loser reality show has actually touched many hearts and motivate many overweight people to start exercising and changing diet plan.  I have watched few seasons of the show.  In addition to Apprentice, it is another reality TV show that really got me watch the entire 1-hour show without switching other channel. The format is similar to reality show of Survivor, which every week someone is voted out, but in The Biggest Loser, the contestants are not really putting others down.  They are controlling their own diets and working out themselves with the trainers’ help and motivation.  No one sabotage their effort to lose weight.  In a way, they control their own fate. (more…)

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Top 5 Bike Riding Tips To Reduce Injuries Due To Bad Posture

posted on July 3rd, 2009 ·


Learning to ride a bicycle is fun. Once you learned it, you will never forget how to do it. However, not everyone knows how to ride a bike correctly. I am referring riding a normal bike, not the sports bike. The following tips are applicable to riding outdoor or those stationary bikes.

  1. The saddle height should be adjusted to the position that your knees are straight without much moment. (more…)

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Abs Workout (4) – Plank

posted on June 30th, 2009 ·


Plank is a good abdominal workout. Unlike crunches which abs is facing ceiling, in plank, your stomach is facing toward the floor. Plank does not only strengthen the abdominal muscles, it also improves the back and butt too.


  1. Face down on the floor and support your body with forearms and knees.
  2. Raise your body. Support your body with toes and resting on the elbows.  For beginner, you can rest on your knees first.  Until you are very comfortable, then only you raise your body up. (more…)

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