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How much saturated fat is in your sausages?

We know the sizzle in sausages comes from the fat content, but which bangers might be better for you? Saturated fat is mainly found in animal products. The amount of saturated fat in processed meat, such as sausages, is influenced by the type of meat used. Sausages may also have extra fat added during production.

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Ask the experts: Raw nuts

Q: "I've been hearing a lot about eating raw nuts as a snack food. Can you tell me more about the health benefits and how it is a few nuts can fill you up for a long time?" Robyn A: Nutritionist Bronwen King responds: "Raw nuts are an excellent food, as a snack or part

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Ask the experts: Sugar and fat 1

Ask the experts: Sugar and fat

Senior nutritionist Rose Carr answers your questions about sugar and fat. Q. When given the choice, should I choose low fat or low sugar? I’m a label-reader, and when I buy muesli, yoghurt or muesli bars, I often find one brand seems high in fat and another contains less fat but more sugar. A. This depends on

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Everyday choices: Butter or canola oil? 2

Everyday choices: Butter or canola oil?

Butter’s popularity (and price) has been on the rise recently, but is it a good option for cooking? We compare the nutritional profile of butter and canola oil to see which is best. Butter Per 1 tablespoon (14g) serve: 411kJ, 11g fat, 7g sat fat, 74mg sodium; $0.17 vs Canola oil Per 1 tablespoon (14g)

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Ask the experts: Saturated fat and heart disease 3

Ask the experts: Saturated fat and heart disease

Q: "I've heard people say there's no evidence that saturated fat causes heart disease. Is this true?" A: No. The fact is there is a lot of convincing evidence to say that higher levels of saturated fat are associated with higher levels of cardiovascular disease. Professor Rod Jackson, head of Epidemiology & Biostatistics at the

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Less sat fat for kids, healthier adult hearts 4

Less sat fat for kids, healthier adult hearts

A lower saturated fat diet for children potentially reduces the risk of developing cardiovascular disease (CVD) in adulthood. A joint University of Otago and World Health Organization study found reducing saturated fat intake safely results in a ‘significant reduction in cholesterol levels’ throughout childhood. Elevated cholesterol has been linked to CVD in adults and signs

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The truth about fat 5

The truth about fat

Fat is something we’re hard-wired to enjoy. Natalie Filatoff and HFG senior nutritionist Rose Carr explain what fat does to our bodies and brains. If avoiding fatty foods is a constant struggle, don’t fret — it’s probably not entirely your fault. Scientists have found that there are a number of reasons why fat has such

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High-fat diet harms rat bone health 6

High-fat diet harms rat bone health

Adult bone health may be affected by poor maternal nutrition and a high-fat diet in infancy, according to an animal study. The study, published in Scientific Reports, is the first to uncover a compounding effect of poor maternal nutrition and a high-fat diet in rat offspring on later bone health, according to the Liggins Institute

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Kids’ special: Fat 7

Kids’ special: Fat

Did you know fat is a nutrient? It gives us energy and is the only source of some of the vitamins our bodies need. It is important we have some fat in our bodies. Fat… helps us keep us warm helps protect our organs There are two main types of fat: Fat comes from animal-based

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How much saturated fat is in that biscuit? 8

How much saturated fat is in that biscuit?

The range of biscuits in the supermarket is vast. Chocolate, fruit, crème, shortbread, oat, plain, malt, to name just a few. We know they tend to be high in sugar but many are also high in saturated fat. In an average 8700kJ day, we’re advised to get no more than 23g of saturated fat. We

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