Mom Always Said: “You Are What You Eat”

Image courtesy of Wikipedia, credit to National Cancer Institute

Image courtesy of Wikipedia, credit to National Cancer Institute

Everyone knows it’s important to eat healthily. Whatever food we consume shows up in our bodies and affects how we look, our health and state of mind.

At Capri by Fraser, we integrate wellness with regular lifestyle. Our mission is to help guests eat healthily and relax. We believe that a healthy lifestyle takes more than just the fitness center. Along with a well-equipped training facility, Capri has restaurants serving salads, healthy sandwiches and soups to ensure that health-wise, our guests are happy.

Below, we share with you some of our favourite superfoods! What are yours? 🙂

1. Salmon

Image courtesy of Wikipedia, credit to blu3d

Image courtesy of Wikipedia, credit to blu3d

Oily fish such as salmon are a great source of omega-3, which are essential fatty acids that help in brain development and function. Apart from that, they are also a great source of vitamins D, A and B, and minerals such as iron, calcium, selenium and phosphorus.

While we love eating raw salmon such as those in sashimi and sushi, cooked salmon is also good. If cooked correctly, baked or poached salmon is delicious.

One thing to take note of: avoid farmed salmon whenever possible as they’re likely to be toxic and contaminated. Wild-caught salmon is the way to go here!

Our favourite way to eat salmon: Sashimi and in sushi

2. Green Tea

Image courtesy of Wikipedia, credit to Chris Gladis

Image courtesy of Wikipedia, credit to Chris Gladis

Did you know that after water, tea is the most popular drink in the world? We can certainly see why!

The benefits of green tea are plenty; it contains no calories yet lowers blood cholesterol, promotes heart health, and is packed full of anti-oxidants and phytochemicals which can prevent the growth of some cancers.

And well, it also tastes good and is a great drink – a hot cup to warm you up on chilly days and a refreshing chilled glass on scorching days!

Additionally, tea counts towards the recommended daily 8 cups of fluids, so drink up!

Our favourite way to drink green tea: Just drink it, hot or cold!

3. Avocado

Image courtesy of Wikipedia, credit to Nikodem Nijaki

Image courtesy of Wikipedia, credit to Nikodem Nijaki

Avocados are one of the best anti-aging foods that help to prevent wrinkles. They contain a high amount of healthy fats and powerful anti-oxidants as well as vitamin E. These anti-oxidants decrease oxidative stress and allow for a healthier cellular environment.

For those who want better skin, avocados also contain nutrients that help to reduce age spots, soothe inflammation and heal scars and burns.

It’s easy to add avocados to your meals: use them mashed as a spread, add them chopped to a salad, blend them in milkshakes, and so on!

Our favourite way to eat avocados: Guacamole, and avocado milkshakes (especially if it comes with gula melaka!)

For a healthier dining option, why not stop by Delite at Capri by Fraser?

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Serving up a range of light, grab-and-go meals and snacks like freshly-made sandwiches, wraps, salads and soups that will fill you up, without the unnecessary calories. Drink options include fruit juices, healthy smoothies and also powershakes.

Delite is open from 7am to 10pm daily.

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