Health & Fitness
Healthy Food Guide

Healthy Food Guide July 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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What is it about winter that makes it so hard to stick to your usual exercise routine — and so easy to curl up on the couch with a cup of tea and a good book? I’ll be the first to admit that my morning gym routine has slipped a little, and cold nights have me craving comforting bowls of pasta and rice! It’s no wonder many of us feel less than our energetic selves at the end of winter. Here’s where HFG steps in! This issue is packed with healthy inspiration to keep you well all winter long. Feeling sniffly? Fend off colds and flus with our ultimate guide to better immunity on page 22. Or, if sleep (or lack thereof) is a concern, turn to page 32 to find out…

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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

Back to basics! I loved the story on Healthy Cooking 101 (August, 2018) as it’s easy to get caught up in all the hype of the food out there and the way it is presented. Honestly, I love going back to basics and enjoy trying them on our kids, so they understand that everything isn’t an overload of flavour. Simple things are sometimes the best! Cathy Elleker, QLD Food for thought I’m looking forward to hearing more about the SMILES study (May, 2019) about food and mood. Years ago people ate so much better than we do now — it’s something we all really need to think about, and make the changes necessary for the next generations. Kate Denholm, WA Australian Healthy Food Guide @hfgaustralia #cookwithhfg hfgaustralia @HFGAustralia…

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a thermos ®  bottle

Every letter and photo published in HFG’s August issue wins a 530ml Thermos® Hydration Bottle valued at $49.99. Thermos is a range of vacuum-insulated stainless steel containers. Say goodbye to lukewarm water and hullo to refreshing cold drinks with Thermos Hydration bottles. The range offers the perfect solution for on-the-go families, keeping contents cold for up to 20 hours. Have your say at healthyfoodguide.com.au and click WIN, or send to Locked Bag 5555, St Leonards NSW 1590 * Congratulations to Con Bousles of NSW — our winner this month — who has won a Sunbeam New York Breakfast Collection, including kettle and toaster, valued at $338. Note: ‘Your say’ letters may be edited for length and content.…

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news bites

MUM’S NUTS! Mums-to-be who eat more nuts during the first trimester of pregnancy boost their child’s cognitive function, attention capacity and working memory. Have you had a handful today? European Journal of Epidemiology, 2019 WINTER WONDERS Pineapples are a year-round immunity booster: they’re an excellent source of vitamin C and ready to eat as soon as they hit the stores. Australian Pineapples, 2019 Green machine A cup of leafy green veg such as spinach or rocket every day helps people keep their muscle strength and mobility into old age. WA’s Edith Cowan University tracked 1420 woman over 70 — and found Popeye was right all along! Journal of Cachexia, Sarcopenia and Muscle, 2019 Egg-cellent for winter! Two eggs meet 82 per cent of your daily ‘sunshine’ vitamin D needs — so top up your levels today! Australian Eggs, 2019 35% of the average household…

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handy apps

MONASH UNIVERSITY FODMAP DIET ($12.99; available at the App Store, Google play and Amazon appstore) uses ’traffic lights’ to identify foods that are rated low, medium and high FODMAP. FOODSWITCH (Free; available at the App Store or Google play) encourages you to make better packaged food choices. You can choose filters like salt, sugar and fat to help you decide the best options for you. THE COELIAC SOCIETY OF AUSTRALIA INGREDIENTS LIST ($9.99; available at the App Store or Google play) clearly indicates foods that are safe for a gluten-free diet.…