Health & Fitness
Healthy Food Guide

Healthy Food Guide March 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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Whether you’re reading your very first issue of HFG or are a regular subscriber, I’d like to say a huge thank you for turning to us for trusted advice about your health. We live in a world where you can type just about anything into Google and you’ll find an answer. Health news, nutrition advice and recipes crowd the internet, with everyone and anyone throwing in their two cents. In fact, there is so much information out there it can be hard to know what’s true and what’s, well, total rubbish. Our philosophy at HFG is to translate all of the latest science into easy, inspiring and practical advice. Otherwise, why bother? We do this by keeping it simple, and breaking down the facts into easy tips you can actually apply to your…

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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

Socially savvy As we enter 2019, it’s not just my children that I worry for on social media. I really worry about the elderly and my parents who are not as ‘tuned in’ to recognising misleading and fake information. I love that they use social media to keep in touch, but hope that more articles similar to this one (‘Get smart about social media’, January, 2019) will alert others to the mistruths of today’s new media environment. Emily Puszkar, TAS Timely reminder I loved this month’s segment on ‘Grab and go lunches’ (January, 2019). My resolution this year is to be more organised with lunches — and this segment has been torn out and stuck on the fridge! Siobhan Baillieu, QLD Australian Healthy Food Guide @hfgaustralia #cookwithhfg hfgaustralia @HFGAustralia #CookwithHFG via Instagram I’m not the most creative person, so I try new…

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win a sourdough & cheese kit

Reduce kitchen waste and take a step closer to nature by making your own cheese and sourdough at home. Leading Australian eco store Biome is giving you the chance to win a Mad Millie Pack containing an artisan cheese-making kit and a 15–minute sourdough kit valued at $225. Each kit provides everything you need to make your own fresh bread and cheese at home. Visit www.biome.com.au * Congratulations to Claire Boenke from Western Australia — our winner this month — who has won a Vaya Life Drynk Set set valued at $330. Have your say at healthyfoodguide.com.au and click WIN, or send to Locked Bag 5555, St Leonards NSW 1590 Note: ‘Your say’ letters may be edited for length and content.…

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news bites

Kids just want to be GOOD SPORTS More than 60 per cent of NSW school kids claim they’d be more active at recess if they could wear their sports uniforms every day, a study has found. Researchers say letting kids wear more practical uniforms could encourage young people — especially girls — to be more active. The University of Newcastle, 2018 FLASHBACK TO 1927 … Edgell makes Australia’s first canned veg in NSW. It’s…asparagus! A Timeline of Australian Food, by Jan O’Connell, 2017 1 in 5 Australians say they feel at their grumpiest and most stressed on Tuesdays, and one-quarter of us are likely to hit the snooze button on that morning. It seems Tuesday is the new Monday! O&G Crunchy Granola, 2018 WALK, RUN…MARCH! Set yourself a walking or running kilometre challenge for the month of March and raise…

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ask the expert

Q I often serve potatoes at dinner, even though they seem to have a bad reputation in the health stakes. Is it true that sweet potato is better for you than white potato? Donna, NSW People often give white spuds a bad rap — and think of sweet potatoes as a ‘superfood’. However, both types of potatoes offer valuable nutrition. One medium white potato has roughly 350kJ (84cal), 3.5g protein, 16g carbs and virtually no fat. A medium spud actually has less than 10 per cent of the average person’s daily recommended carbohydrate intake — so it’s not exactly a carbohydrate bomb! If we dig deeper into vitamins and minerals, there are some differences between varieties. Unpeeled sweet potatoes have almost double the amount of gut-loving fibre, plus far more immunity-boosting vitamin C,…