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Healthy Food Guide

Healthy Food Guide April 2016

Healthy Food Guide is a monthly magazine that makes it easy for anyone to make healthy eating choices. Every issue contains practical advice from expert dieticians and nutritionists, dozens of tips and ideas to help consumers and those with special diets choose the right products at the supermarket. Plus a month’s worth of healthy recipes, all with a complete nutritional analysis showing kilojoules, fat, protein, carbohydrate, sodium and more.

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in this issue

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what healthy food guide can do for you

•Healthy Food Guide (HFG) magazine is your complete guide to healthy eating. • HFG recipes use easy-to-find, affordable ingredients, so you can enjoy healthy meals every day. Cook with HFG, and you’ll always enjoy fresh food that excites your taste buds. •HFG recipe writers develop all our meals in collaboration with qualified dietitians, so you’ll see a nutrition analysis alongside every recipe. All our recipes are in line with Australian Dietary Guidelines. We also test each recipe twice to ensure it works and tastes great! • You can trust our advice. All our health information is supported by solid scientific evidence — we don’t look to media fanfare or celebrity endorsements. •Dietitians review all our stories, and we cite all our references in the magazine and online at healthyfoodguide.com.au • Any branded food in HFG…

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There was a time when vegetarian food was regarded as being ‘alternative’, and I recall it was served up in cafes that smelt of incense and patchouli oil. Growing up in a traditional Aussie household, meat and three veg was the nightly mainstay and I remember how adventurous I felt as a teenager when I ordered a Hunza pie — which turned out to be a delicious spinach and feta combo. It was a revelation that meat didn’t have to be central to a satisfying and tasty dinner. Of course, times have changed and now the Australian Dietary Guidelines recommend that we limit red meat to just three to four times a week. This can be quite a challenge for those of us who have a mental rolodex of easy weeknight meat-based…

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your say

Letter of the month I have now made the Peach & berry flan from your February issue on three separate occasions. The secret ingredient of puréed sweet corn in the base creates much lively discussion around the table when I ask friends to ‘guess the vegetable’! To date, no one has identified it correctly. This delicious dessert is low in sugar and ingeniously incorporates corn to add sweetness. Lynda Cooper, QLD Sip shock Oh my gosh, thank you for the article titled ‘How much sugar is in that cafe drink?’ (Feb 2016). Little did I know a vanilla latte or iced coffee is worse than a bottle of Coke. Thank you! Catheryn Walsh, QLD Brave frontier As a science teacher and a foodie I was interested in your article about the nanoparticles in food (Feb…

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Have your say or share a snapshot of your HFG creation and you could win a H2coco prize pack! H2coco’s Pure Coconut Water and Organic Virgin Coconut Oil are the real deal, nothing but nature’s goodness. 100% natural and with no added sugars, preservatives or flavours. * Congratulations to this month’s winner – Lynda Cooper from QLD – who has won a GreenPan Wood-Be 2-piece frying pan set worth $249. Have your say at healthyfoodguide.com.au, or send us a letter to Locked Bag 5555, St Leonards NSW 1590…

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news bites

Not immune to sleepiness We’ve known for some time that sleep helps us remember facts and events, but researchers now suggest that shut-eye can also help our immune system’s memory, and this helps the body identify and react to infections faster. So a good night’s sleep is an investment in your health. Trends in Neurosciences, 2015 GET A MENTAL WORKOUT Being a couch potato in your 40s can lead to a smaller brain 20 years down the track, according to a new US study. A smaller brain volume indicates accelerated brain ageing. It gives new meaning to the phrase, ‘move it or lose it’ Neurology, 2016 Future-proof your health Women who eat more fruit, veg and whole grains during their teens and early adulthood lower their risk of developing breast cancer later in life by as much…

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ask the expert

Q I’m worried about my baby developing a gluten allergy. So, if I delay introducing foods with gluten into her diet, will it protect her? — Maria, via email A gluten allergy, which is known as coeliac disease, is on the rise in Australia. Currently, it affects about one in 70 Australians, and many of these people don’t know they have it or haven’t been diagnosed properly. It’s important though to understand that your child is only at risk if you or your partner carry one or both of the genes associated with susceptibility to coeliac disease. The advice on when to introduce gluten to babies has changed significantly over the past 20 years. It was previously thought that ‘at risk’ children should not be exposed to gluten until at least one year…