Love your heart? Reduce your salt intake.
World Salt Awareness Week: March 11-17
The relationship between high blood pressure and a high salt consumption is documented with an estimated 3.3 million South Africans suffering from high blood pressure. High blood pressure may in turn be associated with heart disease and strokes. As diet directly affects blood pressure, restricting salt intake, will reduce the risk of developing heart disease or suffering a stroke.
POWER OF PINK
Research has shown that women who eat an average of 1 mushroom per day have half the risk of breast cancer (10 g reduce chances with 64%)
Since turning pink for the first time in October 2010 to help raise awareness of breast cancer during Breast Cancer awareness month, the South African Mushroom Farmers’ Association (SAMFA), Pick ‘n Pay and Yucca Packaging have raised over R600 000.00 to support the valuable work done by breast cancer support group, Reach for Recovery.
And mushroom punnets will again turn pink on Pick ‘n Pay’s fresh produce shelves between October 8 and 28 in support of the fight against breast cancer. R1 from each punnet of 250g whole white button mushrooms and 250g sliced white button mushrooms sold will be donated to the breast cancer support group, Reach for Recovery.
FUNGI FABULOUS FOR PREGNANCY
What do mushroom eaters have that most of us desperately want? A nutrient level profile that tops the health ranks! What’s more, they’re a must during pregnancy.
Mushrooms are rich in B vitamins - essential nutrients during pregnancy.