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Adding Flavour With More Herbs & Spices
Nutrition

Adding Flavour With More Herbs & Spices

Articles Resource Centre Adding Flavour With 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 scr...
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 on healthy living, be sure to take a look at Unilever Health’s nutrition and wellness resources here.
Understanding Fats
Education, Heart Health, Nutrition

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.
More Flavour, More Herbs & Spices
Nutrition, Recipes

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...
Child Nutrition
Education, Nutrition

Child Nutrition

Articles Patient Education Child Nutrition It’s not just about a good education when it comes to helping your children grow up healthy and strong. As this newsletter suggests, nutrition also has a recognizable impact on child development and performance. And in case you didn't know, Unilever Health is committed to helping parents create a balance between their children’s diets, school and their lifestyles.In addition to fruits and vegetables, healthy snacks and easy healthy meals for kids you can read this document to learn more about the benefits of developing healthy eating habits from a young age.Download PDF
6 Steps to Sustainable Farming Care
Education, Lifestyle

6 Steps to Sustainable Farming Care

Articles Patient Education 6 Steps to Sustainable Farming Care At Unilever, we are committed to the global goals for sustainable development. The existing food system is in need of some re-thinking in order to support healthy and sustainable diets from farm to fork, within earthly boundaries. Unilever is dedicated to the transition to sustainable farming by taking action in these 6 areas, which will help achieve climate and development goals to support nutrition for all.Livelihood of farmersThere are 80% of small holder farmers that are living in poverty. Studies have shown that for every 10% increase in farm yields, there has been a reduction in poverty across Africa and Asia.Water ManagementAgriculture is responsible for using up to 70% of freshwater gl...
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 ...
Learn to Stress Less
Education, Lifestyle

Learn to Stress Less

Articles Patient Education Learn to Stress Less Stress is widely referred to in medical circles, hospitals and doctors’ offices as the number one modern day killer. This might sound dark and ominous, but this taxing, strenuous and highly emotional tension can take an extreme toll on your body without you knowing. So, what can we do to relieve daily stress? Yoga and meditation Yoga and meditation can vastly rid your mind and body of unneeded stress. By taking a few minutes each day to become quiet and focusing on your breathing, meditation helps to rid you of subconscious stresses while yoga helps you release the stress physically and calmly. Discover good, new music Listening to good music, and discovering new music that you really enjoy can have a lot of...
Becoming a Dad and Challenging the Stereotype
Education, Lifestyle

Becoming a Dad and Challenging the Stereotype

Articles Patient Education Becoming a Dad and Challenging the Stereotype We all know the stereotype that seems to mould and shape boys as they grow up and start to become men. You know; the manly and burly provider, the less emotionally-inclined gender that regards emotions and sensitivity as a big no-no – that is until they become fathers.New studies have found that 82% of men today find or believe that having a child and becoming a father changes their opinions on what it means to be a man.If you think about it, becoming a father is a huge emotional step to take. No longer do you only need to worry about yourself. You’ve brought a life into the world – an extension of you that is going to use the morals, beliefs, ethics and teachings you bestow unto it ...
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-sect...