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The Power of Nutritious Plant-Based Diets For Heart Health
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The Power of Nutritious Plant-Based Diets For Heart Health

Articles Resource CentreThe Power of Nutritious Plant-Based Diets For Heart Health Eating more plant-based foods could do a world of good for our health (and for the health of the planet)! Past studies suggest that following a plant-based diet can help reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease and Type 2 diabetes.Contrary to popular belief, eating plant-based does not always mean having to adopt a completely meat-free diet. According to a research paper by Hemler and Hu in Current Atherosclerosis Reports (now live on the Unilever CPD profile), it is in fact the quality of the plant-based diet that is the most important factor to consider, as not all plant-source foods have beneficial heart health effects (2019, p. 1).WHAT MAKES A DIET PLANT-BASED?Generally speakin...
A Sustainable & Bright Future
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A Sustainable & Bright Future

Articles Resource CentreA Sustainable & Bright Future At Unilever, we are dedicated to creating great-tasting food by helping small-hold farmers grow food sustainably, thus enhancing their livelihood and creating better tasting products for you. Not only is growing food sustainably good for you, but it is also good for the planet. Our farmers, suppliers and chefs are committed to helping us source more of our agricultural ingredients sustainably by 2020.Visit the Unilever website and learn more about how we are enhancing lives from farm to fork.
Giving South Africans tools to assess their lifestyle disease risk
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Giving South Africans tools to assess their lifestyle disease risk

Articles Resource Centre Giving South Africans Tools to Assess Their Lifestyle Disease Risk How are WE turning the tide?In South Africa, lifestyle diseases accounted for over half of all reported deaths (55%) in 2015. The World Health Organization projects that, by 2030, these kinds of diseases will become the biggest cause of death in Africa.The South African government has come up with a forward-thinking strategy that will seek to decrease the number of people suffering from lifestyle diseases. At Unilever, we too got involved through our Unilever Sustainable Living Plan.As part of that commitment, we collaborated with the Heart and Stroke Foundation for Salt Awareness Week 2017 – for the second year running – to help the general public calculate their ...
The Power of Breakfast in Childhood!
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The Power of Breakfast in Childhood!

Articles Resource Centre The Power of Breakfast in Childhood! The evidence is unequivocal: eating breakfast in childhood can help prevent a plethora of lifestyle diseases and can generally promote wellbeing.Almost one in five children under the age between the ages of two to five are overweight in South Africa 1. The same proportion of children between the ages of 10 to 14 years, in the same study, never have breakfast 1.A regular breakfast including oat-, barley-, or psyllium-based cereals is associated with a reduced risk of abnormal lipid profiles, high blood pressure or heart disease. Indeed, large systematic reviews showed that children who habitually eat breakfast are less likely to be overweight 2,3.Other benefits include better blood glucose contr...
Do you know what it means to be a successful Agent of Change?
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Do you know what it means to be a successful Agent of Change?

Articles Resource Centre Do you know what it means to be a successful Agent of Change? At Unilever, we recognise that what we eat plays a role in ensuring a healthier, more sustainable future for people and the planet. This is a future in which health care professionals, chefs, government, NGOs and food companies can work together to drive transformational change in the way the world eats.That is why we have launched the Agents of Change Award, an award that salutes the work of registered Health Care Professionals and brings to life Unilever’s mission to drive nutritious, sustainable and inspiring food.In this issue of our booklet, we introduce you to our inaugural Agent of Change, Mr Stefan Van der Merwe, who founded CHOW, a company which helps people fi...
Happiness and Ice Cream
Lifestyle, Nutrition

Happiness and Ice Cream

Articles Resource Centre Happiness and Ice Cream Do you want to know what positive psychology can tell us about happiness and ice cream? Click here to find out why happiness feels good and is good for you! 
Ola Fun Foods Meter
Lifestyle, Nutrition

Ola Fun Foods Meter

Articles Patient Education Ola Fun Foods Meter How does Ola Paddle Pop compare to other snacks and treats that are specifically formulated with children’s nutrition and diet in mind? Have a look at Ola’s Fun Food Meter here.For more information about healthy living, be sure to take a look at Unilever Health’s nutrition and wellness resources here.
Snapshot of diseases in South Africa
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Snapshot of diseases in South Africa

Articles Resource Center A Snapshot of Diseases in South Africa By 2030, lifestyle diseases will kill five times as many people as infectious diseases will in Africa. Here's an infographic about the state of Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs) in South Africa.One of the challenges presented by lifestyle diseases is that affected people tend not to be aware of their condition, so do not take preventative steps until it is too late.To read more, download the infographic. 
How does the quality of the fats we eat affect our glucose levels?
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How does the quality of the fats we eat affect our glucose levels?

Articles Resource Centre How does the quality of the fats we eat affect our glucose levels? The quality of foods we eat every day influences our bodies in different ways. Our current Continuing Professional Development (CPD) article looks at how fats – specifically polyunsaturated fat (PUFA), mono-unsaturated fat (MUFA) and saturated fat (SFA) – affect the relationship between our bodies and glucose/insulin. The reviewers specifically wanted to find out how these fats influence 'diabetes mediators including blood sugar, insulin sensitivity and ability to produce insulin'.What were the findings?This was a large systematic review including 102 trials, including 239 dietary arms and 4,220 adults who met the eligibility requirements. The conclusions of the s...
Opinion piece: Nutritious Cooking Inspiration from Knorr WFD
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Opinion piece: Nutritious Cooking Inspiration from Knorr WFD

Articles Resource Center Opinion piece: Nutritious Cooking Inspiration from Knorr WFD Sharing recipes and imparting cooking skills can be an innovative way to help people eat healthier.Although this is not yet an extensive scientific study, there is www.whatsfordinner.co.za some emerging evidence that supports the idea of developing cooking skills as a force for good in the fight against public health ills.At Knorr, we believe it all starts with the ingredients. We are always looking for the best way to provide not only great flavour but natural, fresh and healthy ingredients – allowing you to create quick, delicious, wholesome and filling meals that keep your family happy and well-fed.With the launch of our Knorr Naturally Tasty line, we’ve gone a step f...