Atkins diet, Keto diet, Paleo diet

Terms like ‘Keto diet’, ‘Paleo diet’ and ‘Atkins diet’ often pop up in your search results when searching for healthy diets. So what are they? Essentially, they manipulate your food choices in a good way. That is, reducing (or eliminating) the amount of processed food and carbohydrates that you consume. Although they share similarity in terms of being low-carb, ketosis, however, is the science behind the Keto diet while Paleo and Atkins diets might not be ketogenic. Let’s look at keto diet.

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Carbohydrates: Complex vs Simple

I pretty much grew up with carbohydrates (or carbs) being the base of my meals – rice with meats and vegetables as sides, noodles with other ingredients as sides, etc. I enjoy my coffee with brown sugar and having coconut pancakes (mee chiang kueh) once in a while. I know I should have my macronutrients (fat, protein, carbohydrate) in the correct proportion but it didn’t occur to me that they can be further branched into the ‘better’ and ‘bad’ category. For example, saturated versus trans fat, complex versus simple carbohydrate, etc. So lets just look at carbohydrates.

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Finding your Files using Synology Universal Search

It has been almost a decade of using network attached storage (NAS) to store my files. It is a brilliant storage device. Although I have switched between different brands of NAS (i.e. D-Link, Netgear, Asustor, Synology) and used different devices to create or update files along the way, the precious memories (i.e. family photos and videos) and data that I care about remains safe. However, the amount of documents (word, eBooks, news clippings, etc.) that I amassed over time made searching tedious or slow through Windows File Explorer or OS X Finder. Recently I discovered that the Synology Universal Search can locate the contents a whole lot faster.

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Evaluating GoldSilver Central Savings Accumulation Program

GoldSilver Central (GSC) recently launched the GSC Savings Accumulation Program for physical gold, silver and platinum in Singapore. It allows retail investors to accumulate physical precious metal on a daily basis for a flexible period of time (i.e. S$5 daily for 3 months). After the accumulation period, investors have the option of taking physical delivery of their holdings.

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