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The food matrix

Watch Helen explore the food matrix and explain how a change to the food matrix can potentially impact the health properties of the food we eat.

Watch Helen explore the food matrix and explain how a change to the food matrix can potentially impact the health properties of the food we eat.

As you watch, think about the foods you’ve recently consumed (breakfast, lunch, dinner or snacks) and the physiological form in which you consumed them.

Talking point

After reflecting on the foods you’ve recently consumed, within the Comments, consider sharing with other learners your thoughts on one or more of the following:

  • What foods have you consumed recently where the food matrix has been changed? For instance, in the video Helen uses orange juice as an example of how the physiological properties of a food can be changed.

  • What changes do you think that you could make to the way you eat food so that you consume it in its whole form? In your response, consider mentioning any potential challenges (lifestyle etc) that impact your capacity to make the change and how you might go about resolving them.

  • In what ways are you now seeing the way you consume food differently than you had been before?

Don’t forget to contribute to the discussion by reviewing the comments made by other learners, making sure you provide constructive feedback and commentary. Remember you can also ‘Like’ comments or follow other learners throughout the course.


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