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A Flavoursome Chilli Lime Fish on a Bed of Rice
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A Flavoursome Chilli Lime Fish on a Bed of Rice

Articles Resource Centre A Flavoursome Chilli Lime Fish on a Bed of Rice Packed full of protein and layered in a fresh fennel, chilli and balsamic vegetable medley, this fantastic-tasting lime fish recipe is a perfect light family favourite that will fill bellies and please palates. Nutritious and served on a bountiful bed of rice – you can’t go wrong with this delicious dish.Per serving – 1078 kJ/ 13.5g Fat/ 2.5g Sat fat/ 175mg Na/ 3.7g sugar/ 8.2g Carbohydrate/ 2.4g fibre/ 27.8g protein.Read more here
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 well-being. Almost 1 in 5 children under the age between the ages 2-5 are overweight in South Africa1. The same proportion of children between the ages 10-14 years in the same study, never have breakfast1.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 children showed children who that habitually eat breakfast are less likely to be overweight 2,3 Other benefits include better blood glucose control, less insul...
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.Add FlavourVegetables naturally have a lot of flavour. However, we know that sometimes vegetables are not the tastiest food everyone has ever eaten. So how about adding more flavour to make them tastier? All it takes is herbs, spices and Knorr seasonings to make them sing with flavour.Cook with a Variety of Colours and Textures.Keep your meals interesting by trying new vegetables with different dishes and recipes. Leave the skin on, whenever possible, to retain more flavour, nutrition and texture.We believe this, because we ...
Unilever’s nutritionist, Hlanzeka Mpanza speaks about the USLP Nutrition plan
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Unilever’s nutritionist, Hlanzeka Mpanza speaks about the USLP Nutrition plan

Articles Resource Centre Unilever’s nutritionist, Hlanzeka Mpanza speaks about the USLP Nutrition plan We are very conscious of the important role that food has in people’s well-being, and that non-communicable diseases are a high public health priority at Unilever. We are a strong supporter of the UN Global Goal of Zero Hunger and are playing an important role in addressing over- and undernutrition. We do this by offering nutritious foods that are appealing, and through communication that is responsible, engaging and meaningful.The Unilever Sustainable Living Plan is our blueprint for achieving our vision to grow our business, whilst decoupling our environmental footprint from our growth and increasing our positive social impact. We have committed to hel...
Ola Fun Foods Meter
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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 on healthy living, be sure to take a look at Unilever Health’s nutrition and wellness resources here.
Understanding Fats
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Understanding Fats

Articles Patient Education Understanding Fats Choosing the right fat is important for healthy cholesterol and your heart. Avoidance of excess saturated fats contributes to lower health risks among obese, metabolic syndrome and diabetic patients.Have a look at this simple tool to use to demonstrate the different types of fats. In addition, how the fat profile of certain fats and oils compare.
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 minimize 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!
More Flavour, More Herbs & Spices
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More Flavour, More Herbs & Spices

Articles Patient Education More Flavour, More Herbs & Spices A recent study by Andersen et al has confirmed what health professionals have always known!Using herbs and spices to add flavor to dishes can make it easier for families to make healthier eating choices.This study concentrated on those people who were already suffering from diseases of lifestyle i.e 88% of the sample suffered from hypertension, 63% from diabetes and had a mean BMI of 30.At the end of the second phase of the study, in which the intervention group was counselled.Given spices as well as cooking lessons, mean 24-h sodium excretion was significantly lower in the behavioral intervention than in the self-direction group (mean difference: - 956.8 mg/d) after sodium intake at screening w...