February 2017 issue: 10 things we learnt

February 2017 issue: 10 things we learnt

The February 2017 issue of Healthy Food Guide is available in supermarkets and magazine retailers from Monday 23 January.

Here are 10 things we learnt while researching this issue.


In just a few weeks, we can retrain our taste buds to get used to less salt. Salt, how much is too much? Page 38.


If cooked rice is not refrigerated fast enough it can become a breeding ground for toxic bacteria. 20 healthy work lunches you’ll love, page 74.


What you eat can determine whether your farts smell bad. The facts on farting, page 48.


Under New Zealand’s Food Code, health claims should not appear on foods that are high in saturated fat, sugar, or salt. Food label detective, page 18.


Believe it or not, you can eat the skin of roasted pumpkin. In Season, page 52.


It pays to check the pack of almond milks, as some have just two per cent almonds and a heap of sugar. The best dairy-free milks, page 26.


Some low-fat dressings can be high in sugar. How much sugar in salad dressings? Page 30.


Vegetarian sausages can have as much protein as some of their meat counterparts. How to choose, page 24.


Obsession over eating ‘clean’ to the point you can’t socialise can be a symptom of an eating disorder called orthorexia. What is clean eating, and is it good for you? Page 33.


Nearly two thirds of fresh chicken, tested by Consumer NZ, contained campylobacter bacteria. News bites, page 8.


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