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Smart Eating for Type II Diabetes

Diabetes is a chronic disease that cannot be cured , and persisting high blood sugar levels can harm the kidneys, eyes, nervous system, blood vessels and the heart in the long run. The most important thing for people with diabetes is to try their best to maintain normal blood sugar levels . To achieve this, you need to have a ... Read More »

Saturated fat link with heart disease questioned

(NHS Choices) – “The risk from saturated fat in foods such as butter, cakes and fatty meat is being overstated and demonised, according to a cardiologist,” BBC News reports. In an opinion piece, a doctor specialising in heart disease writes that warnings oversaturated fats are misguided. Writing in the British Medical Journal, Dr Aseem Malhotra argues that advice to avoid saturated fats ... Read More »

Can Watermelon Relieve Post-Exercise Muscle Soreness?

Watermelon is a rare food source of Citrulline, an amino acid and an antioxidant.  It has been studied to see if watermelon can reduce the effects of exercise-induced acidosis and improve recovery; however studies of Citrulline supplements and watermelon juice in humans have shown mixed results.  More research is required to clarify the effect of watermelon or Citrulline on exercise ... Read More »

Understanding Diabetes: 1. What is Diabetes?

The prevalence of diabetes is ever increasing, but the awareness of diabetes management is still remained at “You are okay if you do not eat sweet food.” Is it really that simple? Diabetes is a chronic disease with which sufferers must control their diet and may change their life style appropriately; otherwise high blood glucose levels damage nerves and blood ... Read More »

Enjoy A Juicy Autumn Fruit – Pear

Pears provide dietary fibre, carbohydrates and many minerals and vitamins, including vitamin C, making it a superior fruit. Most of the vitamin C and dietary fiber are found within the skin of the fruit. The fibre in pear is mainly insoluble, which is great for keeping your gut regular. According to the nutrient calculator from the Hong Kong Centre for ... Read More »

Food for End of Summer

Lately the weather is sometimes hot and sometimes cold with alternating sunny and rainy days. It is obviously the end of summer. A weak immune system will be more vulnerable in this unstable weather, especially for the very young, the elderly, and also people with asthma, hayfever, and those who are suffering from certain chronic diseases. Making sure you are ... Read More »

Diet Related Health Facts in Hong Kong

Hong Kong people nowadays are becoming more concerned about their diet and health, as their increased awareness of the relationship between diet and diseases. What is the current health situation in Hong Kong? Let’s look at some relevant factual information released by the Department of Health. According to the “Health Facts in Hong Kong 2013 Edition“, among the ten leading ... Read More »

Delightful Creatures from the Sea for Dinner

I have felt in love with cooking, especially when I see the “salivating look” on my children’s face when they are enjoying the food I prepared for them! I always try to make a “special” dinner on Saturday or Sunday night for the family, as I have more time on the weekends to plan for it and prepare something different ... Read More »

New Zealand Gives Fonterra Milk Products All Clear in Botulism Contamination Tests

(Reuters) – Dairy giant Fonterra’s products at the center of a global contamination scare this month did not contain a bacteria that could cause botulism, and posed no food safety threat, New Zealand officials said on Wednesday. The Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) said tests showed that whey protein concentrate manufactured by the world’s largest dairy processor contained clostridium sporogenes, ... Read More »

Dietitians in Hong Kong – Where Are We?

These days, more and more people are concerned about their diet and nutrition. Many people will turn to nutritionists for food advice, as they don’t even know the existence of Dietitians in Hong Kong. Actually, dietitians have been around in Hong Kong for more than two decades. But where are they? I write this article simply to help you locate ... Read More »