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September: 10 things we’ve learnt

September: 10 things we’ve learnt

10 things we learnt while researching the September 2019 issue.

Although it is now mandatory for manufacturers to use iodised salt in most breads, organic, unleavened and pizza breads don’t have to be fortified with iodine. How to choose bread.

Struggling with jetlag? The melatonin in cherry juice may help with sleep and resetting your body clock. Right on, recovery!

Some bread contains 445mg of sodium per two-slice serve, which is 22 per cent of our recommend upper limit. How to choose bread.

According to a survey, more than half of responding agriculture sector professionals believe New Zealand’s food system is sustainable, but less than 15 per cent of respondents from health and environmental sectors agree. Food for thought.

A good rough guide to make up a kid’s plate is one third carbs, one-third protein and one-third non-starchy vegetables. Meals for small kids – sorted!

Two cups of broccoli contain around 5g of fibre, making it a good choice to help towards your daily target of 25g–29g or more. Guide to fibre.

Vegetarians can have lower stores of a natural compound called creatine, which helps exercise performance, because meat and seafood is a major source. Guide to creatine.

The skin prick test is recognised as the primary method for diagnosing food allergies. Diagnosing allergies & intolerance.

Coconut sugar contains almost as much sugar per 100g as cane sugar. How much sugar is in that ‘no-refined-sugar’ product?

A Mediterranean diet high in veges, fruit, nuts, oily fish and legumes may reduce the risk of heart disease by 25 per cent. Women’s heart health.

First published: Sep 2019

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