Dietician's Advice

Joanne Chan

Joanne Chan is a well-known UK state registered dietician who possesses more than 10 years of clinical nutritional work experience. She graduated from the University of Nottingham with a bachelor’s degree in Nutrition, followed by a Master’s degree in Food Production Management, later became certified registered dietician and enhanced her knowledge by further undertaking Certificate in Paediatric Nutrition with The Federation of Medical societies of HK. Joanne currently runs her own nutritional clinic in which she is rendering medical advice on weight management and nutritional training and disease management including Diabetes, Gestational Diabetes, Hyperlipidaemia, cancer care, renal failure, etc. She is also involved as a Steering Committee Advisor for the Hong Kong Health Care Federation.

There are a lot of snacks available in the market, but if you carefully choose, replacing your daily snacks with quality nuts and dried fruit products, it can be more nutritious and delicious. Indeed they provide energy in the middle of the day or during exercise while decreasing hunger and reducing overeating at mealtime.

Research studies previously have even shown that people who eat a handful of nuts every day live longer than those who do not eat them at all over a 30-years follow-up period.

Did you Know?

Almonds are excellent sources of Vitamin E: 30g of almonds* already provide around 50% of the Recommended Dietary Allowances for adults#. Additionally, almonds are considered to have one of the higher fiber content among edible nuts, which helps for bowels health. They also have antioxidant properties that can have cells and heart protection effect. 

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Cranberry is low in calories and highly compact with rich nutrients. It can help to improve gastrointestinal health and can also help to reduce bacterial adhesion.

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The apricot fruits consist of minerals including potassium, calcium, iron and zinc.

Did you know that Vitamin E of dried apricots is approximately 5 times of fresh apricots? And almost double the amount of Vitamin A?*

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Cashew nuts

Cashew nuts are packed with vitamins E, K and B6, along with minerals like phosphorus, zinc, magnesium and iron. Every 50g* of cashews can provide approximately 40% and 35% of adult Recommended Dietary Allowances of phosphorus and magnesium respectively#.

Research has suggested that regular moderate consumption can help to improve heart health.

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Macadamias nuts

Macadamia nuts are low in saturated fatty acid and high in monounsaturated fatty acids and help to reduce total and LDL cholesterol to keep heart healthy.

The above nutritional information is provided by Registered Dietitian Joanne Chan and references are available via this Reference database