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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 »

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 »

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 »

Heart health: Is When You Eat as Important as What You Eat?

Men in middle age and beyond who skip breakfast or eat late at night may be at greater risk of developing coronary heart disease, researchers found. Male health professionals who said they regularly skipped breakfast were 27% more likely to die during 16 years of follow-up, according to Leah Cahill, PhD, of the Harvard School of Public Health in Boston, ... Read More »

Nutritional Therapy for Children with Autism

Nutritional therapy for children with autism may help to reduce symptoms such as hypersensitivity, poor concentration, unstable moods, violence, sleep difficulty and etc. Scientific studies have shown that many children with autism have difficulty breaking down certain proteins. It is believed that these partially digested peptides can act as morphine-like substances in the brain, which may cause chronic damages to the central nervous ... Read More »

Does Prolonged Exclusive Breastfeeding Reduce the Risk of Childhood Asthma?

Whether longer duration of breastfeeding provides protective effects on asthma in children has been debatable as past studies showed conflicting results. The findings from a more recent cohort study (Silvers et al., 2012) confirmed the positive answer for this question. This newer reliable study found that each additional month of exclusive breastfeeding was associated with significant reductions in wheeze and asthma from 2 to ... Read More »