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July: 10 things we’ve learnt

10 things we learnt while researching the July 2019 issue.

Chocolate is the most craved food item. Constant cravings.

Kiwis throw away 157,398 tonnes of food each year. 10 tips to fight food waste.

Being overweight, a heavy drinker or a smoker raises bowel cancer risk. Bowel cancer by numbers.

The average woman can put on half a kilo a year between the ages of 45 and 55. How to beat menopausal weight gain.

Eating a lot of some artificial sweeteners can have a laxative effect. Spotlight on… artificial sweeteners.

Eating nuts, fruit and veges with their skins on is an easy way to increase your fibre intake. Smart swaps.

There’s a link between higher intakes of dietary fibre and wholegrain foods and reduction in the risk of a wide range of diseases, including stroke and bowel cancer. How to smash your daily fibre target.

Between 50 and 90 per cent of pregnant women report having food cravings. Constant cravings.

One tablespoon of soy sauce can contain 1055mg sodium – over half the max of 2000mg a day recommended for long-term health. Shopping traps: sushi.

Spending 150-300 minutes per week doing moderate physical activity can cut our risk of bowel cancer. Bowel cancer by numbers.

First published: Jul 2019



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