Health & Fitness
Healthy Food Guide

Healthy Food Guide June 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 your heard of Marie Kondo? If not, I’ll fill you in! She’s a tidying queen and professional organiser from Japan, and her clean-house hacks have taken the world by storm. Admittedly, I’m already a clean freak, but I recently read a great article asking whether we need to ‘Marie Kondo our digital lives’. Does the time you spend on your phone spark joy? Does scrolling through Facebook or mindlessly surfing the web energise you? Let’s be honest — probably not. Turn to page 18 where we share the health benefits of taking a much-needed digital detox. Speaking of energy levels, how are you feeling? If you’re tired or run down, it’s worth getting your iron levels tested by your GP. We show you the best foods to boost iron levels on…

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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. 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. 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’. 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

Hit the mark I have just finished reading the brilliant May issue from cover to cover! I know I am always guaranteed “wow!”, “delicious” and “I didn’t know that” moments every month! The label-reading cheat sheet is an excellent idea which I have put in my wallet, so I have it each time I go shopping. This will definitely help me make healthier choices. Thank’s HFG, you’re in touch with your readers! Meredith Lang, VIC Spread the word I am a Health Promotion Worker and find Healthy Food Guide magazine a very useful resource for recipe ideas. I use some of the resources for our school nutrition promotions, particularly the sugary drinks information and lunch box serving suggestions. Emily Wood, VIC Australian Healthy Food Guide @hfgaustralia #cookwithhfg hfgaustralia @HFGAustralia…

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a sunbeam collection

Transport yourself to New York, the city where dreams are made. Inspired by the bright lights and big city, the Sunbeam New York Breakfast Collection valued at $338 includes a stylish pot-style kettle and 4–slice toaster in white and pale gold. The sleek new collection features an illuminating function and is available in two other exclusive colours — black and antique bronze, and silver chrome and gold. * Congratulations to Geoffrey Wyatt of ACT — our winner this month — who has won a versatile, 5-piece KitchenAid Bakeware set valued at $149. 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

Breathe easy! Eating fish may help prevent asthma, Northern Queensland’s James Cook University has reported. Just another reason to keep up your three weekly serves of oily fish such as salmon, mackerel or tuna. James Cook University, 2019 GUT REACTION Garlic, onions and leeks are more than a flavour boost, it seems! A diet full of these allium-family vegetables can reduce chances of bowel cancer by almost 80 per cent. Allium-lujah! Asia Pacific Journal of Clinical Oncology, 2019 2 teaspoons of nuts a day is enough to improve cognitive function in older people by up to 60 per cent. Two easy! University of South Australia, 2019 1 in 4 gluten-free products in Australia now contain gluten, Melbourne researchers have found. Make sure you look for the ‘crossed grain’ logo (above) endorsed by Coeliac Australia. Medical Journal of Australia, 2019 COFFEE…

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ask the expert

Q Is it true that vitamin C can shorten a cold? If so, what foods can really improve my immunity this winter? Sophie, via Facebook Ah-choo! Cold season is here — with adults coming down on average with two–to–four colds a year! Many people think that during this time you should load up on vitamin C, but there’s little research to show that vitamin C supplements prevent the onset of colds and flus. If you already have a cold, however, vitamin C supplements may help shorten it. It’s much more important to focus on real food to keep your immune system fighting fit, rather than rely on supplements. So, here are some top picks that give you a natural immunity boost: • Disease-fighting antioxidants abound in fruit and vegies, so make sure you reach…