5 ESSENTIAL NUTRIENTS FOR PLANT-BASED DIETS

By Sally Shi-po POON (Registered Dietitian)     If you are a vegetarian or want to cut back on meats, make sure you get all the nutrients you need through a balanced diet. If a plant-based diet is well planned and nutritionally adequate, it may provide health benefits and lowering the risk of heart disease, […]

5 KEY NUTRIENTS FOR HEALTHY PREGNANCY

By Sally Shi-po POON (Registered Dietitian)   Eating a healthy balanced diet is crucial to support the optimal development of your baby during pregnancy. Your body has a greater demand for nutrients which can be met by making wise food choices. Dietitian Sally Shi-po Poon explains the 5 key nutrients for a healthy pregnancy.   […]

5 FAD DIETS: A DIETITIAN LAYS DOWN THE FACTS

By Sally Shi-po POON (Registered Dietitian)   It’s summertime again! Many people would like to shed a few pounds and get tempted by a range of ‘quick fix’ diets offering the promise of rapid weight loss. Sadly, there is no magic solution for sustainable weight loss. Our dietitian Sally Shi-Po Poon reviews the top 5 […]

5 FOODS TO BOOST YOUR MOOD NATURALLY

By Sally Shi-po POON (Registered Dietitian) What we eat may affect the way we feel. Latest research found that a Mediterranean diet comprising higher intakes of fruit and vegetables, fish and whole grains, was associated with lowered risk of depression in adults. Dietitian Sally Shi-po POON suggests the following foods to help you boost your […]

5 FOODS TO EAT FOR HEALTHY HAIR AND NAILS

By Sally Shi-po POON (Registered Dietitian)   Shiny hair and strong nails are hallmarks of beauty. The solution could be in your kitchen! Here are 5 beauty foods that dietitian Sally Poon recommends to eat for healthy hair and nails.   Eggs Eggs deliver all the amino acids our body needs to build protein. Protein […]

THINKING OF STARTING A FAMILY? READ THESE HEALTH TIPS FIRST

By Sally Shi-po POON (Registered Dietitian) Infertility is defined as not being able to get pregnant after one year (or longer) of regular unprotected sex. It is said to affect 1 in every 6 couples. While couples cannot control all of the factors causing infertility, they can control their eating habits and lifestyle as these […]

THINKING OF GOING GLUTEN-FREE? READ THIS FIRST

Sally Shi-po POON (Registered Dietitian) Gluten-free diet has gained considerable popularity in the general population over the past decade. Many celebrities and athletes have acclaimed it as an effective way to better health, weight control and athletic performance. There is, however, a lack of scientific evidence to support these claims. On the contrary, there are […]

5 DIETITIAN-APPROVED FOODS TO FIGHT INFLAMMATION

By Sally Shi-po POON (Registered Dietitian) Inflammation can be a long-term physiologic response to environmental toxins, infection, poor nutrition, stress, and aging. Chronic inflammation causes damage to body cells and eventually lead to diseases such as cancers, heart disease, diabetes, arthritis, depression, and Alzheimer’s disease. Studies have found that some nutrients from natural foods are […]

WHY A COLOURFUL DIET IS GOOD FOR YOU

By Sally Shi-po POON (Registered Dietitian) We’re always hearing that we should “eat the rainbow”, but what does that mean and why is a colourful diet so highly recommended by dietitians all over the world? Not only are they appealing, the phytochemicals that give foods their colour are packed with nutritional benefits. I have grouped […]

5 DIETITIAN-APPROVED FESTIVAL FOODS FOR THE HOLIDAY SEASON

By Sally Shi-po POON (Registered Dietitian) Eating healthily during the holiday season must be one of the most difficult challenges for many people as we’re often surrounded by lots of delicious food and drink. Although there is no reason to feel guilty about enjoying yourself on those special days of the year, it’s worth remembering […]

5 DIETITIAN-APPROVED FOODS FOR HEALTHY BONES AND JOINTS

Sally Shi-po POON (Registered Dietitian)   We are using our bones and joints every day for body movements, but they can deteriorate over time. Therefore, it is essential to keep our bones and joints healthy in order to stay active and prevent osteoporosis. The best strategy is to have a balanced diet with adequate intake […]

5 FOODS TO EAT FOR HEALTHY SKIN

By Sally Shi-Po Poon (Dietitian)   Everyone wants glowing and flawless skin. Unfortunately, as we age, extrinsic skin damage develops due to exposure to UV radiation, stress, poor nutrition, alcohol intake and environmental pollution. Although good skin is partially influenced by our genes, having a balanced diet that is packed with antioxidants can help your […]

5 FLAT-BELLY FOODS TO EAT THIS SUMMER

By Sally Shi-Po Poon (Dietitian) You’ve been exercising hard and eating clean for weeks to get a flat belly this summer. However, you may wake up some days feeling bloated and miserable. Whatever the reason is – it can be the menstrual cycle, eating too much salt or something else; here are foods and dietary […]

DIETICIAN EXPLAINS HOW TO EAT YOUR WAY TO A HEALTHIER BODY

Summer is nearly here, which means most people are now beach body ready. However, for those of you who have left it a bit late to get into shape and live a healthier lifestyle, help is at hand. One of the most important aspects of leading a healthier life is ensuring you have a healthy, […]

10 WAYS TO EAT HEALTHY WHEN DINING OUT

By Sally Shi-Po Poon (Dietitian) Hong Kong is known for its gluttonous cuisine; there are just so many unhealthy options for dining out. But when you do eat out, are you actually thinking about whether it’s good for your diet too? Restaurant dishes are often higher in fat, sugar and salt—they’re also served in much […]

5 DIETITIAN-APPROVED NUTRITION TIPS TO GET FIT FOR SUMMER!

By Sally Shi-Po Poon (Dietitian)   With summer coming up, everybody would love to have a slim body shape ready to hit the beach! Here are some practical tips to help you get fit and healthy:   Very often people go straight on a low-carbohydrate diet when they want to lose weight. However many of them experience […]