Dietitians

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Different Vegetables Provide Different Health Benefits
There is a growing trend of eating more vegetables and less meat. However, different vegetables contain different nutrients. Fion CHOW, accredited Practising Dietitian (DAA, AUS) and Assistant Treasurer of Hong Kong Dietitians Association, suggests a series of ways to cook and store vegetables to reap...
Dos and Don’ts of Eating Fish
Hong Kong Chinese are very fond of eating fish. There is certainly no shortage of fish on offer like wild and farmed fish, it is also easy to find imported fish such as sole, mackerel and salmon. To help you make choices, dietitian Candy SIN offers some tips on smart and healthy ways to enjoy fish.An...
Steaming and Grilling: Healthy Ways to Cook Fish
In Hong Kong, many people like to eat raw fish, but Candy explains that the nutritional benefits of raw fish differ little from cooked fish as there is no substantial change in the calorie, protein and total fat content (Table 2) but uncooked food have higher risk of food safety. It is important, however,...
Fish -Low Fat, High Protein
Candy Sin, Accredited Practising Dietitian (DAA, AUS) and Editor of Hong Kong Nutrition Association, explains that fish, similar to pork, beef, mutton and chicken meat, is a major source of animal protein. Oily fish is also particularly rich in polyunsaturated fat omega-3fatty acids, including DHA (Docosahexaenoic...
Quick stir-frying and steaming: key to retention of nutrients
Vitamins B-complex and C are water-soluble and thus may be lost through leaching during prolonged cooking. Steaming, which minimises the food’s contact with water, appears to be the best method for retaining the nutrients in vegetables. Quick stir-frying of vegetables in just a little oil also enables...