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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 »

Seasonal Greens and Dragonfruit Salad

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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 »