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 […]

WORLD HEART DAY 2012 – “ONE WORLD, ONE HOME, ONE HEART”

By Sally Shi-Po Poon (Dietitian)   World Heart Day was founded in 2000 to inform people that heart disease and stroke are the world’s leading cause of death, claiming 17.1 million lives annually. World Heart Day takes place on 29th September each year to increase the awareness of healthy lifestyle and eating through a variety […]

ANTIOXIDANTS FOR HEART HEALTH

By Sally Shi-Po Poon (Dietitian)   The National Heart Foundation (NHF) of Australia has recently released a position statement that provides recommendations for the consumption of antioxidant-rich food, drinks and supplements for cardiovascular heart health. They advise health professionals not to recommend Australian adults to use chocolate, coffee, red wine or antioxidant supplements for the […]

LOW GI DIET – A HEARTY DIET FOR WOMEN

By Sally Shi-Po Poon (Dietitian)   A large Italian study found a diet high in Glycemic Index (GI) could double the chance of heart disease in women but not men1. The researchers looked at the diet of 44,132 adult volunteers (30,495 women and 13,637 men, aged 35 to 74 years old) and followed them up […]

DIET AND DEMENTIA

By Sally Shi-Po Poon (Dietitian)   Dementia is an acquired brain disease, affecting a person’s mental ability, personality and behaviour. People with dementia commonly experience problems with memory and skills needed to carry out everyday activities. In Hong Kong, one in 10 people aged over 65 are diagnosed with dementia, with increase in incidence with […]

GREEN TEA AND CANCER PREVENTION

By Sally Shi-Po Poon (Dietitian)   Green tea contains the active ingredient polyphenol, which has a subgroup known as catechins. Catechins are powerful antioxidants and may have cancer-preventative effects. A large study in Japan found that males aged between 40 and 69 who drank five cups of green tea daily were less likely to develop […]

RED MEAT AND CANCER

By Sally Shi-Po Poon (Dietitian)   A large American study revealed that red meat could raise the risk of cancer by 25%1. In addition, one in 10 cases of both lung and bowel cancer could be prevented if people cut down on beef, lamb, pork, sausages, ham and bacon. The researchers looked at the relationship […]