Health & Fitness
Healthy Food Guide

Healthy Food Guide September 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 ever had the post-holiday blues? Well, I’ve got them! I’ve just touched down after a month-long honeymoon in Italy and Greece (and yes, it was just as fabulous as it sounds!). Beautiful beaches and quaint clifftop villages aside, food was of course an absolute highlight. And, just when I thought that I couldn’t possibly fit in another plate of pasta, slice of pizza or scoop of gelato, I somehow found the stomach space — as the saying goes, “when in Rome”! Here are a few things I learned during my culinary adventure: • A glug of extra-virgin olive oil brings salad and vegies to life (and we have solid science to support its many health benefits!) • Tomatoes taste infinitely better when served at room temperature. (Turn to page 25 for easy ways…

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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

Do as I do I struggle getting my 3-year-old and fussy 18-month-old to eat vegies. Your article ‘Fussy eater to foodie’ (Dec, 2018) explains that kids often follow their parents’ lead, so rather than quickly eating my meal so I can get ‘hands on’ during dinner, I now show them that I eat and enjoy my vegies. Brooke Ford, VIC Healthy chef Thank you for the article ‘Seven food hacks everyone should know’ (July, 2019). HFG has shown me that even when you think you know it all, there’s still something to learn about good cooking and to add to the daily kitchen routine. Who needs MasterChef … just bring on the even tastier home-cooked meals from HFG! Andrew Soklaridis, NSW Australian Healthy Food Guide @hfgaustralia #cookwithhfg hfgaustralia @HFGAustralia…

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The new Sunbeam Mixmaster Hand Mixer with HeatSoft technology is the latest innovation in baking. The hand mixer gently heats beaters during mixing to soften ingredients like butter 12 times faster, for smoother, creamier results when baking, or to melt chocolate. With seven speeds, the mixer can handle delicate meringues through to heavier batters such as bread and pizza doughs. Have your say at healthyfoodguide.com.au and click WIN, or send to Locked Bag 5555, St Leonards NSW 1590 * Congratulations to Kerry Hale of NSW — our winner this month — who has won a Nutribullet Balance smart blender valued at $279.99. Note: ‘Your say’ letters may be edited for length and content.…

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news bites

BLUE LIGHT AT NIGHT? Teens who spend more than 4.5 hours a day staring at screens take an average 30 minutes longer to fall asleep than those who get less than one hour’s exposure. But researchers also found that blocking blue light by using glasses — or by not using screens in the evening — improved sleep and wake times by 20 minutes. European Congress of Endocrinology, 2019 51% of Aussie adults brush their teeth twice daily — that’s all! Have you brushed today? The Listerine Go! Tabs Bad Breath Anxiety Report, 2019 WALNUT SURPRISE Combining walnuts with a diet low in saturated fats may help lower blood pressure in people with cardiovascular disease. It seems there’s something ‘extra’ in walnuts compared to other foods that have a similar fatty acid profile. Penn State University, 2019 Man’s best fitness friend Dog…

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ask the expert

QI love baked beans for breakfast, but I’ve heard they are quite high in salt and sugar. Is that really true? Dean S, NSW Cheap, tasty and versatile, baked beans are a humble pantry staple that tick a lot of boxes — and you’ll be pleased to know they can be a shining star when it comes to nutrition, too. Beans are a good source of plant-based protein to build and maintain strong muscles, as well as fibre to fight hunger and to support healthy digestion. As a member of the legume family, beans — along with chickpeas and lentils — have been linked to a reduced risk of heart disease, diabetes and even certain types of cancer. And here’s a fun fact for your next game of trivia — you can count baked…