Beware this peak snacking hour! Late weekday afternoons are when you’re most vulnerable to stress-induced eating.
Photos Linda Pugliese
Best Cheese News Ever
Cheese – yes, cheese – may actually boost your metabolism. A recent study in the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry found that people who ate cheese had higher levels of butyrate, a fatty acid that may improve metabolism, regulate body weight, and lower cholesterol. You can thank the healthy microbes in your gut for this because when you eat cheese, it stimulates them to produce more of the beneficial compound. The calories still do matter though, so go ahead and have some, but watch your portions.
Tea contains catechins, which have been linked to anti-cancer activity. Plus, certain teas, such as green tea, are known to have heart benefits. We love Gryphon Tea’s new travel series that’s inspired by all things Singaporean. Our picks of the eight collections: Di Tanjong Katong with favourites like Chamomile Dream and Pearl of The Orient, as well as Blooming Gardens, which includes the aromatic Earl Grey Lavender and Osmanthus Sencha. Each travelsized box contains four different sachets (www.gryphontea.com).
Reboot Your “noodles”
Somewhere between the rise of paleo and the fall of gluten, lower-carb, nutrient-packed spiralised vegetables – zucchini, carrots, beets – that looked like spaghetti started appearing on plates. The new Inspiralizer (US$49.90 or S$69.70, www.inspiralized.com) from Ali Maffuci, the blogger behind the cookbook Inspiralized, refreshes the trend by creating four distinct shapes, including fettucine and linguine.