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The State of South Africa’s Plate
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The State of South Africa’s Plate

Articles Resource CentreThe State of South Africa's Plate Uncovering South Africa’s Eating Habits and AttitudesDespite living in a country fortunate enough to be filled with a variety of nutritious crops, South Africans on average consume a dangerously limited diet. This lack of dietary diversity has resulted in South Africa being crowned 'the unhealthiest country in the world' according to the recent Indigo Wellness Index.In an effort to truly uncover what is on South Africa’s plate, Knorr commissioned Nielsen – a global measurement and data analytics company –  to carry out an independent study (using a representative sample group) to help uncover and gain a greater understanding of the eating habits of the South African population.The research objectives were m...
Dietary adherence’s relation to hypertension in SA black population
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Dietary adherence’s relation to hypertension in SA black population

Articles Resource CentreDietary adherence’s relation to hypertension in SA's black population Chronic non-communicable diseases (CNCDs), which include cardiovascular disease, Type 2 diabetes, respiratory diseases and certain cancers, will be responsible for 69% of all global deaths by 2030, with the greatest increases in low-income and middle- income countries. Risk factors for CNCDs include alcohol and tobacco use, as well as an increased energy intake coupled with a decrease in physical activity.Guidelines such as the Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension (DASH) diet, Mediterranean diet and Dietary Guidelines for Americans have been proven to decrease risk for CNCDs when adhered to.The South African Food-Based Dietary Guidelines (SAFBDG) were developed and fir...
Knorr’s Guide to Cooking with More Vegetables
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Knorr’s Guide to Cooking with More Vegetables

Articles Resource Centre Knorr’s Guide to Cooking with More Vegetables At Knorr, we love creating great recipes so you can give your family wonderful meals that they love. Your family’s health should not be compromised for convenience. With a little extra know-how, families can rekindle their love affair with vegetables. Here are some tips on how to cook with more vegetables, starting out with dinner tonight.Add more flavourVegetables naturally have a lot of flavour.  How about adding yet more flavour to make them even tastier? All it takes is herbs, spices and Knorr seasonings to tempt even the most reluctant family members to eat up their veggies! Cook with a variety of colours and texturesKeep your meals interesting by trying new vegetables with differ...
Is the Quality of Your Fat Intake helping Your Heart?
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Is the Quality of Your Fat Intake helping Your Heart?

Articles Resource Centre Is the Quality of Your Fat Intake Helping Your Heart? Widely known as the number one cause of death around the world, heart disease is an interesting epidemic, particularly because the risk of suffering a cardiovascular problem is largely determined by diet and lifestyle.In 2010, an estimated annual 711 800 deaths worldwide were from coronary heart disease (CHD). All were attributed to low omega-6 polyunsaturated fats (PUFA) consumption, instead of saturated fat (SFA) or carbohydrates, representing 10.3% of total global CHD deaths.Additionally, it was estimated that 250 900 CHD deaths per year were attributed to high SFA consumption in place of omega-6 PUFA, representing 3.6% of global CHD deaths. High trans-fat (TFA) consumption ...
Hlanzeka Mpanza, Unilever Nutritionist says
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Hlanzeka Mpanza, Unilever Nutritionist says

Articles Resource Centre Hlanzeka Mpanza, Unilever Nutritionist, says: We make Robertsons herbs and spices and Rajah curry powders with the freshest ingredients to add the most flavour to dishes. Food is one of life’s greatest pleasures and meal times not only provide us with sustenance but also give us an opportunity to bond with our families and friends.I believe that eating healthier and more nutritious food should not mean eating bland food! This study by Andersen et al adds to the body of evidence that shows that when we minimise barriers to positive behaviour change (like lack of taste in more nutritious food), we make it easier for people to follow a healthier lifestyle. Try more of our recipes for inspiration!
Swap This For That
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Swap This For That

Articles Resource Center Swap This For That Ingredient and dish substitutions can help transform many recipes into more nutritious versions, whilst adding more flavour to the foods you enjoy. Learn more about simple swap-outs to transform some of your favourite dishes.FEAST ON MORE FIBREEating more fibre holds many benefits for your overall wellbeing, especially in maintaining the health of your gut.One of the simplest changes to make is to replace white pasta or rice with wholewheat alternatives.Add a handful of cooked lentils to a cup of white rice to increases your fibre intake in a delicious way.Swap lentils for beef mince for a vegetarian twist of this family favourite.LOWER CARBS?Lower carb is the new buzz word in eating. Whilst carbs are a very imp...
What is the role of individual quality of fats on heart disease?
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What is the role of individual quality of fats on heart disease?

Articles Resource Center What is the role of individual quality of fats on heart disease? Our diet has different types of saturated fat (SFA), the major ones being lauric acid (C12:0), myristic acid (C14:0), palmitic acid (C16:0), and stearic acid (C18:0). There is already strong evidence that replacing total SFA with unsaturated fat has been associated with lower disease risk. However, little is known about associations between individual SFA intake and coronary heart disease (CHD) risk in free-living populations. Recently, Harvard and Unilever scientists have researched the role of individual SFA on CHD risk, using data from two US population studies; the Nurses’ Health Study (73,147 women) and the Health Professionals Follow-up Study (42,635 men).What ...
Can Daily Tea Consumption Reduce Your Risk Of Ischaemic Heart Disease?
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Can Daily Tea Consumption Reduce Your Risk Of Ischaemic Heart Disease?

Articles Patient Education Can Daily Tea Consumption Reduce Your Risk Of Ischaemic Heart Disease?   One of the most widely consumed beverages in the world, especially in China, tea has an abundance of natural flavonoids which are known to have positive health effects - especially relating to ischaemic heart disease (IHD). Flavonoids have been known to have antithrombotic and anti-inflammatory properties and may reverse endothelial dysfunction. This study prospectively examined the association between tea consumption and the risk of ischaemic heart disease.
How To Avoid Salt When Dining Out
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How To Avoid Salt When Dining Out

Patient Education How To Avoid Salt When Dining Out   During Salt Awareness week, which ran from 04-09 March 2019, Remco Bol, Managing Director of Unilever Food Solutions, was recently quoted as saying that he is pleased at the leaps and bounds that the South African public has made with regard to salt awareness. He attributes the success of these campaigns to the collaborative efforts of the government, the Heart and Stroke Foundation and food manufacturers who have all come together to reduce sodium consumption for a healthier Mzansi. Excessive consumption of salt can lead to high blood pressure, hypertension, heart attacks and strokes. Did you know that, on average, a person should only consume 1 teaspoon of salt a day? But most people eat almost twice this amount, whic...
Super Salt Swaps
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Super Salt Swaps

Articles Patient EducationSuper Salt Swaps In our busy lifestyles, it is difficult for individuals to be overly conscious of their daily salt intake. These super swaps are a great guide to make easier food choices with less salt! Download this guide to have a look at the changes you can make today.