June 2018 issue: 10 things we learnt

June 2018 issue: 10 things we learnt

The June 2018 issue of Healthy Food Guide is available in supermarkets and magazine retailers from Monday 21 April.

Here are 10 things we learnt while researching this issue.

Both the size of the bowl we use and the size of packet we serve ourselves from can influence how much we eat. Portion distortion… cereal

Some sausages have extra fat added during production. How much saturated fat is in your sausage?

Mushrooms exposed to sunlight before eating generate more vitamin D. What’s your body trying to tell you?

The acrid-tasting seeds from mustard greens plants are used for making Dijon mustard. In season

Eating chicken soup when you’re ill is an old Jewish custom. Winter bugs

Some paleo and organic cereals contain a surprising amount of added sugar in the form of coconut sugar, honey or rice malt syrup. Sweet as: How to spot sugar

Eating nuts three times a week may lower your risk of developing an irregular heartbeat. News bites

Adding peanut butter to homemade biscuits is a great way to get more energy into growing children. Double kids’ nutrition

People who routinely work the graveyard shift have up to 30 per cent higher risk of obesity than non-shift workers. Is your job making you fat?

Paid-for Twitter endorsements must use the hashtag: #ad. Celebrity endorsements

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