The June issue of Healthy Food Guide is available in supermarkets and magazine retailers from Monday 21 May.
Here's 10 things we learnt while researching this issue.
According to the latest New Zealand Adult Nutrition Survey, our intake of sodium is around 3500mg — 52 per cent more than the recommended upper limit. How much sodium is in that snack food? page 81
Soy milk has a similar protein content to cow’s milk but cereal and nut-based milks tend to be low in protein. How to choose milk alternatives, page 77
Vitamin E is fat-soluble which means it can be stored by the body in the liver and fat tissues. Shopping for more vitamin E, page 86
Clearing your edible garden after summer’s bounty? Providing old stalks, leaves and leftovers from the vege patch show no signs of infection, they can be added to the compost heap. Gardening diary, page 88
US scientists have discovered we don’t detect fat through texture as previously thought. Rather, we detect fat through a fat ‘bud’. News bites, page 12
When choosing to buy a slow cooker, consider how many people will be using the pot: for one to two people, a 1.5L pot will suit, for a family of four, 4.5L. Guide to slow cookers, page 82
If dairy doesn’t feature in your diet, canned fish such as salmon and sardines eaten with their bones have a good amount of calcium. Question corner: Ask Claire, page 17
A recent Australian study of men aged 40-69 years has found that men who put on weight during adulthood had an increased risk of developing an aggressive form of prostate cancer. News bites, page 14
Irritible bowel syndrome (IBS) acounts for between 20 to 50 per cent of referreals to gut specialists. IBS, page 34
If you have been doing a cardio workout, your meal or snack after exercise ideally needs to have both carbohydrate and protein to body to recover and repair effectively. Five common food mistakes for exercisers, page 31