Health & Fitness
Healthy Food Guide

Healthy Food Guide August 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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One of the best things about my job is that I’m constantly learning. The world of nutrition science is always evolving, which means there is crucial new research coming out every week. This month, I worked on a story about female heart attacks (p26). Did you know a heart attack can look and feel entirely different in women? In fact, some women don’t even have any chest pain. Even more surprising is the fact women are less likely to receive proper treatment, or be referred to cardiac rehabilitation than men. It’s an eye-opening read, and one that could even save your life. You’ll notice a bonus 8-page gluten-free booklet attached to this issue. The HFG team will be at the Sydney Gluten Free Expo on 3–4 August, so if you’re there, make…

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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

Pick-me-up! Thank you for the tips on foods to eat for all-day energy (June, 2019)! With a toddler, I’m still not getting the sleep I need to properly function, and I’ve been relying too heavily on coffee to get me through, which may be the reason I struggle getting to sleep at night! I think it’s time I ditch caffeine and get my energy from healthy foods. Here’s hoping I notice an improvement in my energy. Thanks for the advice! Nicolette Forster, NSW Savvy shopper Since understanding reading food labels and symbols (May, 2019), I’m lobbying Coles to put the Health Star Rating on items available online. For some it’s the only way to shop — and vital info for making good food choices. Jennifer Miller, QLD Australian Healthy Food Guide @hfgaustralia #cookwithhfg hfgaustralia @HFGAustralia…

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a nutibullet balance blender

Up your blending game with NutriBullet Balance. It’s a smart blender that connects to your Android or iOS smart device with 4.0 Bluetooth or higher, so you can access recipes and nutritional information from the NutriBullet Balance app. It will even help measure out ingredients for you. If you’re looking to lose weight, improve heart health or manage diabetes, Nutribullet Balance is a great start. Download the app from the Apple App Store or Google Play Store. Have your say at healthyfoodguide.com.au and click WIN, or send to Locked Bag 5555, St Leonards NSW 1590 * Congratulations to all of our letter writers and image providers this month, who have each won a Thermos® Hydration Bottle valued at $49.99 Note: ‘Your say’ letters may be edited for length and content.…

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news bites

GOT 10 MINUTES? People who do just 10–59 minutes exercise a week have an 18 per cent lower risk of death over 10 years than couch potatoes. And the more you exercise, the lower your risk. British Journal of Sports Medicine, 2019 BLUEBERRY DELIGHTS A cup of blueberries a day — about the size of a small punnet — cuts the risk of cardiovascular disease by 15 per cent. A new study has recommended making blueberries and other berries a daily habit, particularly for at-risk groups. University of East Anglia, 2019 1in 3 Aussies has high blood pressure, but only half of these are aware of it, a new report has revealed. Finding out is as close as a visit to your GP! European Heart Journal, 2019 Coffee high New Australian research has identified six-plus cups of coffee a day…

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ask the expert

Q Do you have any tips on how to sweeten my kids’ porridge this winter without using spoonfuls of brown sugar? Louise H, NSW Firstly, congratulations for giving your kids a healthy start! Oats are a great choice, too, as they’re rich in gut-loving fibre and full of low-GI carbs that will keep them going ‘til lunch. Kids usually like their oats sweetened — but regularly adding lots of refined sugar doesn’t do their health any favours. Instead, sweeten their oats naturally with: • Fresh, frozen or dried fruit Berries and bananas pair beautifully with porridge, and frozen is just as good as fresh. You can occasionally fold small portions of dried fruit into the oaty mix too. • Stewed fruit Warm fruit purée, stewed apples or pear compote can be real winners in the cooler…