Health & Fitness
Healthy Food Guide

Healthy Food Guide February 2019

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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Have you set a New Year’s resolution? Apparently four out of five of us make them every year, but the harsh reality is that only one in two ‘resolvers’ are still going strong at the end of March. I’ll admit I’ve set a few of my own over the years. Once I went a whole year without hot chips! Another year I resolved to stop snacking in my car. This year, I've set myself two goals. The first is to use my phone less — something I'm sure many will relate to, and the second is to set aside time to stretch for at least five minutes a day. So, how am I going to beat the odds and make my healthy habits stick? Well, to find out you’ll need to…

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why you can trust australian healthy food guide

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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your say

Share the joy! Bravo to the gluten-free ideas for Christmas in your December, 2018 edition! My brother-in-law has coeliac disease and I really like to be able to include him in all our celebrations, but I am often unsure of what to do. We set out to have a really inclusive and delicious festive season this year — thank you! Sue-Ann Bruhn, VIC Nice & natural I was so excited to see your story about ‘Natural fixes for hot flushes’ (Nov, 2018) — I almost read it in the store. Any help with hot flushes would always be great, but natural help is fantastic. Fingers crossed it works! Thanks for your great mag, which is always filled with real life information. Melanie Parkinson, WA Australian Healthy Food Guide @hfgaustralia #cookwithhfg hfgaustralia @HFGAustralia Note: ‘Your say’ letters may be edited for…

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win a vaya life drynk set

Win the perfect summer companion for the family with these six stylish 600ml Vaya Life Drynk tumblers. The tumblers have two lids and cups, covered spout area and VacuTherm insulation that keeps beverages hot for up to 12 hours and cold up to 18 hours! The $55 stainless steel tumblers are slim, easy to hold and clean, fit into your bag or car holder, and have an anti-slip coaster base. * Congratulations to Amy Primmer from Victoria — our winner this month — who has won a Lodge 5-piece cast-iron pots and pans set valued at $280. Have your say at healthyfoodguide.com.au and click WIN, or send to Locked Bag 5555, St Leonards NSW 1590…

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news bites

Time to BUTT OUT Women who smoke have over three times the risk of heart attack compared to women who never have, while current male smokers have twice the risk compared to men who’ve never smoked. Yep, it’s time to quit. British Medical Journal, 2018 SAY AGAIN? A diet packed with vegies and fruit may cut hearing risk in women by 30 per cent, a big American study has found. Hear hear! Journal of Nutrition, 2018 NUTS IF YOU DON’T! Eating just 30g of any type of nuts in place of low-nutrient foods like potato chips, fries or desserts is linked with a lower risk of weight gain and obesity. What better reason to go nuts! National Institute of Health, 2018 OFF-SCREEN TWEENS Eight-to-11 year olds who get enough sleep, one hour’s physical activity and limit their recreational screen time…

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ask the expert

Q Bliss balls keep popping up in cafes and supermarkets. Are they really a healthy snack — or just high in sugar from all the dried fruit I’ve heard they use? Gemma, NSW While wholefoods like fresh fruit or reduced-fat yoghurt will always be top of a dietitian’s healthy snack list, the occasional bliss ball can be a healthy sweet fix. It can be a good source of fibre and heart-healthy fats — but also a calorie bomb. Here are a few tips: Spot the sugar The main ingredient in bliss balls is dried fruit. It’s perfectly healthy occasionally, but it’s a concentrated source of sugar. The kilojoule content can ramp up still more thanks to added sweeteners such as honey, glucose, and maple or rice malt syrup. Choose bliss balls that have…