Nutrition

Nutrition

What Kind of Sugar Should we be Talking About?
Education, Nutrition

What Kind of Sugar Should we be Talking About?

Articles Patient Education What Kind of Sugar Should we be Talking About? There is consistent guidance to the public to reduce or limit intakes of sugars, which has been accompanied by public health policies and commercial action to help achieve this goal.Most nutrition labels give consumers information about total sugars in products. However, nutrition guidelines and dietary recommendations from expert authorities relate to limiting ‘added’ or ‘free’ sugars in the diet. This paper clarifies what these are and shows that ‘free’ sugars are most relevant for health risks, but highlights a number of challenges for wider use of ‘free’ sugars in public health communication and nutrition labelling.Relative to total and added sugars, the term “free sugars” best ...
CPD Article: Assessment of Food Gardens as a Nutrition Tool in Primary Schools in South Africa
Education, Nutrition

CPD Article: Assessment of Food Gardens as a Nutrition Tool in Primary Schools in South Africa

Articles Patient EducationCPD Article: Assessment of Food Gardens as a Nutrition Tool in Primary Schools in South Africa  Eating at school is an important part of any student’s day. Not only does it re-energise their minds, but it also fills their bellies and reawakens their bodies for the rest of the day. The problem is that a lot of families in our country can’t afford to feed their children while they are at school. School food gardens can help close this gap and foster a love for food gardening, a positive base from which to build lifelong good nutrition habits. A local study recently looked at the influence of food gardens on nutrition in South African primary schools that participate in the National School Nutrition Programme (NSNP). Intervention: A cross-se...
New Product Alert: Introducing Aromat Naturally Tasty; No added MSG
Lifestyle, Nutrition

New Product Alert: Introducing Aromat Naturally Tasty; No added MSG

Articles Resource CenterNew Product Alert: Introducing Aromat Naturally Tasty; No added MSG There’s something about natural flavours that we love. The fresh and alluring aromas of crushed herbs and spices – that’s what our Naturally Tasty products stand for.The new Naturally Tasty version contains no added MSG, no colourants and no preservatives. Made from a blend of salt, mushroom, turmeric, onion, garlic and bay leaves, this combination of real herbs and spices effortlessly enhances the natural savoury flavours in your dishes. With 40% less sodium than pure salt gram for gram, it can be used as a lower sodium alternative.
Tasty Hydration with Zero Calories
Lifestyle, Nutrition

Tasty Hydration with Zero Calories

Articles Patient Education Tasty Hydration with Zero Calories   The natural benefits of green tea have been proven again and again over many generations, so why haven’t you given it a try yet? Introducing Lipton Green Tea, which naturally contains flavonoids and zero calories to keep you hydrated and feeling fresh! Flavonoids are a diverse group of phytonutrients found in fruits and vegetables, and are responsible for their colour. Flavonoids are associated with the nutrients found in plants that hold many key health benefits. Flavonoids are thought to help keep your cardiovascular system healthy. If green tea is consumed with no sugar or milk added, it is an excellent source of hydration. Known to have less caffeine than filter coffee, green tea contains theanine, whi...
Can Daily Tea Consumption Reduce Your Risk Of Ischaemic Heart Disease?
Heart Health, Lifestyle, Nutrition

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.
The Future 50 Foods Launch
Lifestyle, Nutrition

The Future 50 Foods Launch

Articles Patient EducationThe Future 50 Foods Launch In light of this, Knorr, in association with the World Wildlife Fund (WWF), decided to be the change they want to see in the world. They developed a report on the Future 50 Foods which provides a tangible solution to how we can reduce the negative impact our food has on the environment. It also examines how we can help feed the growing global population.An excerpt from the report states, “globally we rely on a small range of foods. This negatively impacts our health and the health of the planet. Seventy-five percent of the global food supply comes from only 12 plant and five animal species. Just three (rice, maize, wheat) make up nearly 60 percent of calories from plants in the entire human diet.” Another scary ...
How To Avoid Salt When Dining Out
Heart Health, Lifestyle, Nutrition

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...