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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 »

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 »

“When it Comes to Vitamin Pills, Some People Just Don’t Know When to Pop” in SCMP

On 20th December 2011, Sasha Gonzales of South China Morning Post wrote an article on supplements in the Health section of their circulation, titled “When it comes to vitamin pills, some people just don’t know when to pop”. Our dietitian Vivien Yiu was interviewed. Vivien comments that supplements are not always necessary and they are not for everyone. Vivien says ... Read More »

Are Antioxidants Bad or Good for You

It is known that oxidative stress, which is caused by highly reactive “free radical” compounds circulating in the blood, is a factor in most diseases. As dietitians, we often get asked about whether or not taking a huge amount of antioxidant supplements is good for our health. Observational studies suggested that a diet high in fruits and vegetables, both of ... Read More »