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Healthy Food Guide April 2017

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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1 min.
what australian healthy food guide can do for you!

Healthy Food Guide (HFG) magazine is your complete guide to healthy eating. Our recipes use easy-to-find, affordable ingredients. Cook with HFG, and you’ll always enjoy a nutritious meal. You can trust our advice. All our health information is supported by solid scientific evidence, not media fanfare. We smooth out any confusion caused by ‘pseudoscientists’. We give unbiased opinions and are not affiliated with any food manufacturers. All branded food in HFG has been approved by our dietitians. Advertisers cannot influence editorial content. Dietitians review all our articles so that they’re always accurate and up-to-date. We also publish our references in the magazine and online at healthyfoodguide.com.au. Every recipe in Healthy Food Guide is healthy Our recipe writers work with qualified dietitians to develop all our meals. A nutritional analysis is provided for every recipe. We…

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I’ve noticed that I’m starting to develop a bad habit. When someone asks ‘how are you?’, my first answer is always ‘busy’. Even in the midst of our frantic deadline sending this issue to print, I struggled to find the time to sit down and write this. Because, well, I’m busy. But, aren’t we all? Everyone is busy trying to juggle family, work, chores, and still find that all-important ‘me time’. When we’re under the pump, it’s easy to take shortcuts, like picking up takeaway or ordering pizza. It’s even easier to let exercise slip in favour of a few more minutes’ sleep in the morning. At Healthy Food Guide, we know your time is precious, and so is your health. So, we’ve come up with stress-free shortcuts to help keep you…

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Happy mum! Thank you so much for the back-to-school lunch ideas (Feb, 2017). My kids and I thank you for the injection of fun and flavour — they’re eating a rainbow of food, and I know they’re happy and healthy, which is all a mum could ever want. Sacha Pech, SA CRACKING THE FACTS l loved the ‘5 surprising truths about coconut oil’ in the March, 2017 issue. I’m most impressed that finally it’s been stated that the research jury is still out on the effects of its high saturated fat content. Amazing job, HFG team! Lianne Davies, VIC Australian Healthy Food Guide @hfgaustralia #cookwithhfg hfgaustralia @HFGAustralia…

2 min.
news bites

WINNING swimmers Mums usually pay close attention to what they eat before falling pregnant, but Monash University researchers have found that dad’s diet matters, too – especially if you give birth to a son. Dads who ate a diet high in protein had sons whose sperm were more likely to win against rival sperm in the female tract, than the sons of men who ate a lower protein diet. So, be in the swim! Biology Letters, 2017 WALK AWAY from the wards Stay out of hospital just by walking more? Yes, researchers have found that people aged 55 to 80 who are inactive (average of 4500 steps a day) spend 30 per cent more days in hospital than those who are more active (average of 8800 steps a day). Medical Journal of Australia, 2017 50% That’s the percentage…

3 min.
can you really with food?

Hot on everyone’s lips in the world of science is the gut microbiome — or in non-science speak, the bacteria that live in your gut. The headlines claim you can beat stress with diet, thanks to your gut microbes. But unless you are a mouse, it may be wise to treat the latest news with some caution — for the moment at least. The link between the brain & gut A recent study from the APC Microbiome Institute in Ireland looked at how two prebiotics in our diet can affect the growth of gut bacteria linked to stress, mood and behaviour. But let’s start by explaining what a prebiotic is. It’s what the good bacteria in your gut love to feed on. And the type of food these bacteria love to eat…

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5 ways to learn to love vegies

Are you getting your five serves a day? There’s a rainbow of vegetables that give us plenty of vitamins and protective antioxidants. But only seven per cent of us are eating enough veg. So, here are five easy ways to turn vegies into rock stars! 1 Drizzle veg with extra virgin olive oil This is the oldest trick in the book. Splash a tablespoon of good-quality extra virgin olive oil over cooked vegies, toss to coat and serve. And look out for flavour-infused olive oils, such as garlic, chilli and roasted onion. 2 Squeeze on a little lemon or lime juice For a subtle tanginess, add lemon juice or zest to steamed broccoli, green beans, asparagus, peas or other vibrant vegetable. Bonus: You’ll also get vitamin C. 3 Toss in fresh herbs Just a sprinkle of…