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Nutritional Food Labels in Australia

The nutrition information panel must be presented in a standard format which shows:  the average amount per serve and  per 100g (or 100mL if liquid) of the food. Nutrition information panels provide information on the: Average amount of energy (in kilojoules or both in kilojoules and kilocalories), Protein, Fat, Saturated […]

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Fibre

HARD (INSOLUBLE FIBRE)  Found in grains and vegetables. e.g., wheat bran, cellulose in wheat, lignin in fibrous vegetables and vegetable skins, barley, nuts and seeds  Not broken down by digestive enzymes (amylase)  Insoluble fibres attract water; they speed up passage of food through intestine, helping to prevent constipation.  Sits in […]

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Role of Nutrition and Energy from Food Macro Groups

Role of Nutrition and Energy from Food Macro Groups   Carbohydrates Contains most Vitamins particulary those water soluble.    A (Beta Carotine) – Vision, Embyonic, Immune Function B complex Thiamin, (metabolism of carbohydrates and amino acids) Riboflavin, (energy metabolism – kreb cycle) Niacin, (energy metabolism co enzymes – kreb cycle […]

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Macadamia oil

Two considerations worth exploring with Macadamias and Macadamia Oil.   First, it’s important to link this question to your individual nutritional requirements…ie. deficiencies, tolerances, other foods you ingest per day, total fats, total kilojoules, your activity level etc The question you need to ask yourself is, do I have a […]

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