Tuesday, 11 August 2020
Singaporeans have a love-hate relationship with food. On one hand, as a nation consumed with food, we are always on the lookout for new and exciting culinary finds. On the other hand, as we become more health-conscious and actively plan for optimum nutrition, it can be ‘painful’ to read food articles or watch cooking shows on TV, knowing that what’s featured might not be good for us. You’ll be glad to know that this article is all about delicious healthy fruit snacks that’s good for you!
While the oft-quoted saying “an apple a day keeps the doctor away” may be somewhat oversimplifying it, fruits are definitely healthy snacks that are packed with health benefits as they are naturally low in fat, calories and sodium. In addition, many fruits are rich in fibre which keeps us feeling fuller for longer, preventing us from overeating. People often think of fruits as a great source of vitamin C, but they are so much more. They are a great source of antioxidants, which are important for disease fighting. They also contain some A, B, E and K vitamins, as well as minerals such as potassium, phosphorous and calcium.
Fruit also provide a rich resource of nutrients that can be seen from their bright colours! The colour, smell and taste of a fruit comes from the plant’s phytochemicals. These plant-chemicals are believed to offer a wide range of health benefits, including those with antioxidants properties, carotenoid from orange-coloured fruits, and anthocyadin from red, blue and purple coloured fruit and vegetables. Oh, and if you want to keep the doctor away, the magic number is two servings of fruits per day. Now you know.
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NDP 2020: Focus on celebrating at home, many segments moved to the heartland and smaller-scale evening show
Many parade segments will be moved to the heartland and streamed live over TV and Internet platforms.PHOTOS: MINDEF, ST FILE
This year's National Day Parade (NDP) will focus on allowing Singaporeans to celebrate in their homes, instead of at a central location like the floating platform at Marina Bay.
Unlike previous parades, Singapore's 55th birthday bash - which features the theme Together, A Stronger Singapore - will see many parade segments moved to the heartland and streamed live over TV as well as Internet platforms, said the organising committee on Wednesday (May 20).
For the first time, traditional elements like the state flag fly-past, F-15SG fighter jet aerial display, the Red Lions free-fall jump, and mobile column will take place in different locations around the island. These displays will also pay special tribute to front-line workers against Covid-19.
NDP 2020 to have morning and evening shows; shows to be scaled down in line with COVID-19 precautions
NDP 2020 executive committee chairman Brigadier-General Frederick Choo wants to bring this year's NDP to every Singaporean at home. (Photo: NDP2020 executive committee)
This year’s National Day Parade (NDP) will be split into morning and evening shows, with participant numbers drastically reduced in line with COVID-19 guidelines.
Fewer than 300 participants will be involved in both segments of the show, and the committee does not plan to allow spectators into the evening show at the moment, said Brigadier-General Frederick Choo, chairman of the NDP2020 Executive Committee on Wed (May 20).
Unlike previous years, large groups of volunteers from organisations like the People’s Association, SOKA, and the Ministry of Education will not be involved, with performances limited to the Home Team, the Singapore Armed Forces, the Music and Drama Company and some selected performances and artistes.
NDP 2020 to be live-streamed; show segment indoors for the first time, with no audience
Singapore Armed Forces (SAF) parachute team — better known as the Red Lions — will be making “special appearances” in the heartlands
This year’s National Day Parade will go on but for the first time in 55 years there will be no audience.
Instead, the parade will be broadcast live and on internet platforms to households in Singapore, with a morning segment at the Padang and an evening performance at The Star Performing Arts Centre at Buona Vista.
This will also be the first time the evening performance will be held indoors.
The number of participants for the events will also be reduced so that safe distancing can be enforced amid the Covid-19 pandemic.