Sky Grand Prix 2013 – 3 Day Party

Singapore’s highest Grand Prix Party is back for the second year – watch 3 heart-stopping turns meters away from the circuit as we party from Friday 20 September to Sunday 22 September 2013.

FRIDAY 20: DIAMONDS & CHAMPAGNE
Win diamonds over worth $18,000! To kick off the glamorous F1 season in Singapore, we invite all ladies who enter the venue to enjoy a complimentary glass of champagne on us. A cherry will sit at the bottom of each champagne flute. A few lucky ladies will find a prize in their cherry – Brilliant Cut Heart Shape Caraters Diamonds worth $18,000 from Caraters by Syddall Diamonds.

Come for the bubbly and bling but stay for the after-party as DJ Joy, DJ Dan Liu, DJ Triphinia, DJ Modium and DJ Ian Sneaks take you till the wee hours of the first day of F1 in style.
SATURDAY 21: FASHION NIGHT
Catch the qualifier race on the big screen against the backdrop of an unobstructed view of the race roaring through the city for the dinner seating from 7.30pm -10pm followed by a showcase of luxury brand featuring 16 stunning models.

After the show, get ready as American DJ Michael Venezuela brings the beat of the Bronx to the dance-floor along with fellow headliner DJ Dowager, alongside DJ Dan Liu, DJ Ian Sneaks, and the stylish DJ Sebastian Ferarri.

SUNDAY 22: GRAND AFTER PARTY
End the exciting weekend on a high note. Catch the final race live from 7.30pm – 10pm followed by the city’s essential post-race-party with five of Singapore’s most popular DJs as we feature DJ Angie Vu Ha, Asia’s sexiest Supermodel DJ and Miss Playboy Social October 2012 Winner. Dinner seating is available.

DJ Lineup – DJ Love, DJ Angie Vu Ha, DJ Blade and DJ Sebastian Ferarri
VENUE: Located on Level 43 of Financial Centre, Zafferano overlooks the Marina Bay District. Zafferano’s open air balcony area boasts a Stunning 180 degree Paranomic View of 3 track Turns.

For more details, tickets and table reservations, visit http://www.skygrandprix.sg

 

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Avocados Benefits for Babies

avocado

  1. The avocados smooth and creamy consistency makes it one of the first fresh fruit’s babies can enjoy.
  2. Simply Mash a Hass Avocado with a spoon and feed directly to baby.
  3. Avocado rich the brain boosting omega-3s.
  4. Omega-3-rich avocados are a great first introduction to solid foods.
  5. Avocados have a buttery, creamy texture that’s easy for babies to mash between their gums.
  6. High calorie content – good choice for growing babies.
  7. Good source of vitamin A, C and E which naturally boosts their immune system
  8. We must limit baby’s salt and sugar intake, avocado is an excellent food to use when introducing seasonings to baby.
  9. Avocado is a wonderful “good fat” food for baby’s brain and physical development.
  10. Sodium- and cholesterol- free, avocados contain valuable nutrients including 8% of the recommended Daily Value (DV) for folate; 4% DV for fiber and potassium, 4% DV for vitamin E; and 2% DV for iron
  11. Avocado is wonderful first food for baby.
  12. Its may be offered as early as 4 – 6 months old. Babies need carbohydrates fats as well as proteins for their growth during the crucial first year and even into the second year.
  13. As you begin to introduce a wide variety of foods, you will find that mashing an avocado and mixing with applesauce, peaches or pears, bananas and even yogurt make a wonderful meal or snack.
  14. A medium size avocado contains approximately 322 calories and up to 30 grams of fat.
  15. 1 cup of avocado puree contains almost 700 calories as it would take approximately 2 avocados to make a cup.
  16. The benefits of avocados far outweigh the “risks”.

Author:

Vanan is a certified personal trainer for kids, teens and pregnancy women’s.  He is also provide personal training services in Singapore.

SWEET POTATOES HELP WEIGHT LOSS

A vegetable diet has always been a well-known and a highly recommended diet-strategy for people striving to achieve weight loss. The reason for vegetables being considered optimum for weight-loss is because they contain an ample amount of fiber and water apart from being low in calories. One of the best vegetables that aid weight-loss is sweet potato. Let’s see how it helps.

RICH IN FIBER

Studies reveal that most people consume the same amount of food every day. Dietary-fiber being bulky fills your tummy easily as it takes a lot of space in it. Hence you can feel full on just few calories. Also fibers take a long time to get digested thus preventing overeating, high calorie intake and potential weight-gain.

HIGH IN WATER

Water can make you lose extra pounds. Just like fiber water takes up a lot of room in your stomach thus preventing binge-eating and snacking between meals. Therefore water being associated with appetite reduction and higher burning of calories can lead to losing of weight. Sweet potatoes are rich in its water content.

LOW IN CALORIE

Low calories are extremely important if your aim is to reduce. Sweet potatoes contain just 100 calories per serving compared to usual potatoes that contain 500 calories per serving.

OTHER BENEFITS OF SWEET POTATOES

Sweet potatoes are abundant in Vitamin B6, thus preventing heart attacks; Vitamin C, thus maintaining immunity and youthfulness in skin; Vitamin D, promoting energy levels and moods and building of organs and glands; iron, helping in immunity, blood-cell production, stress reduction and many more; potassium, regulating heart-beats and nerve signals; magnesium-an anti-stress agent and many more useful things.

HOW CAN IT BE TAKEN?

There are lots of ways sweet potatoes can be eaten like wedges, casseroles, soup, knot-rolls, grilled-fries, quesadillas, pudding, chips and many more.

Happy dieting!

Author:
Vanan is an accredited professional of fitness and nutrition, from Ezfit Singapore.

Post Pregnancy Diet

A baby is born. Congratulations!

Delivery or childbirth is one of the major challenges faced by a woman in her lifetime, in many cases the biggest. Being a paramount phenomenon the variances caused by its aftereffects are considerable and quite challenging. While your system is still striving to rebound to its original state as it was before pregnancy it is also coping with the aftereffects of the hardship endured by it during the process. You may experience an array of physical challenges such as fatigue, mood swings, hair loss, night sweats, dry skin and increased urination. It is important to understand that your body has undergone a strenuous physical activity and that you have to give it some time and support for its recovery.

After the childbirth while your primary focus may be to nurture and nurse the baby it is extremely important to take care of yourself so as to bring forth the best of the mum in you. It is important to take the right food and to make sure you get all the needed nutrients to meet with the physical and mental demands of the new maternity. After all whatever you eat is what gets transferred to the baby through breastfeeding and it is crucial to ensure that the infant gets all the nutrients necessary for its development by keeping up your diet of vital nutrients. Sometimes even when you aren’t consuming the right kind of food the nature of your breast milk remains good. But that is only because when you aren’t constantly providing the body with the right choice of food then it extracts the required nourishment from your own bodily stores which may soon leave you with a depleted health which is doubtlessly unrewarding for the baby and yourself.

Try to include the following smart and strengthening nutriments in your diet to comfortably work your way to optimum health.

Determinative  DHA

Docasahexaenoic Acid (DHA) is an Omega-3 fatty acid imperative for the development of the infant’s nervous system, a process that takes place soon after birth. Hence there will be a dire need in the baby’s system for food rich in DHA. Cold water fatty fish like salmon, cod, herring and trout are concentrated with DHA. You can also choose DHA or omega-3 eggs which are eggs of chickens on a DHA-supplemented diet. Note that guidelines recommend a maximum of 12 ounces of DHA per week.

Imperative  iron

Lactating women are at high risk for iron deficiency due to excessive loss of blood during menstruation and delivery and due to reduced intake or absorption of iron. This will lead to fatigue, dizziness, breathlessness, hemorrhage, dysfunction of immune system, postpartum depression, insufficient milk syndrome and so on. Thus it is crucial to take food rich in iron like green leafy vegetables, legumes, calf liver and Brewer’s yeast. 1 teaspoon of black strap molasses twice daily is recommended. Intake of junk food, black tea and soda is not advisory as they inhibit iron absorption.

Fortifying  Folate

The high importance of folic acid doesn’t end with pregnancy. Even after delivery it is very important for the health of both the baby and your own self. Pastas, egg yolk, sunflower seeds, enriched whole grain, liver, leafy vegetables and kidneys are high in folate.

Pivotal protein

Infancy is indeed a time of speedy growth and development. Hence it’s needed to make sure that your little one gets sufficient amount of protein which is an important requisite for growth, without leaving the infant with an under-dosage which will take a toll on its growth process or leaving the infant with an over-dosage which in turn is likely to take a toll on the baby’s immature kidneys. While lactating you must have 2-3 servings of protein each day. A serving equals 3-4 ounces of fish, meat or poultry. Eggs, cottage cheese, dried beans, poultry, fish, meat, milk and dried beans are good sources of protein.

CONSTRUCTIVE  CALCIUM

Lactating mothers lose 3-5% of their bone mass due to the baby’s increased need for calcium. Nevertheless the recovery after this reduction is rapid. Even though it is very less likely that deficiency of calcium will occur, mothers during their peripartum periods are advised to take 1g of calcium on a daily basis by including low-fat dairy products, dark green leafy vegetables, salmon with bones, almonds and corn tortillas in their diet. As for the babies building strong bones right from infancy not only slows bone loss in later life but also protects from rickets.

CONSTITUTIONAL  CARBOHYDRATE

Even though you may be tempted to cut down your carbohydrate intake after pregnancy to restore your pre-pregnancy shape, losing too much weight in short span will lead to reduction in the secretion of milk, lack of energy, sluggishness and postpartum depression. Assimilating healthy whole grains like brown rice apart from keeping up your energy levels helps provide best quality breast milk.

VITAL  VITAMINS

Nursing mothers need relatively higher amount of Vitamin C than pregnant mothers. 120 mg of Vitamin C is the suggested amount for breast feeding mothers. This vitamin aids in the physiological development of the baby. Tomato, broccoli and citrus fruits like oranges are the providers of Vitamin C. Other vitamins such as B12 and D should also be a part of the diet. Lean beef and eggs are fortified with these nutrients.

HYDRATION

Breast feeding mothers are highly prone to dehydration and energy drain. Make sure you stay hydrated. Drink sufficient water-8 cups or you may substitute it with juices and other liquids.

Postpartum  Taboos

Avoid caffeinated drinks as they enter the baby’s system through your breast milk and cause them to become very irritable and sleep poorly.

Shark, swordfish, King Mackerel and Tilefish are must-not food during and after pregnancy since they contain high levels of mercury.

Drinking of alcohol has adverse effects on the development of babies. Remember that your baby’s liver is tiny and immature and that even one drink per day during lactating periods is harmful for the baby.

It is wise to stay away from processed foods as they contain too much of additives. Also the excess fat in meat should be cut off.

Author:
Vanan is an accredited fitness and health professional from http://www.ezfit.sg , Singapore who is passionate about coaching and promoting people to healthier and better lives. With years of experience and knowledge in the field of nutrition, health and fitness he works with people across age groups and life styles to bring forth the fitness enthusiasts in all.