Health & Fitness
Healthy Food Guide

Healthy Food Guide January 2020

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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Ahhh … hello summer holidays! It’s safe to say that the January break is one of my favourite times of year. It’s a great opportunity to unwind and of course, set some fresh goals for the year ahead. But, if like many of us, you struggle to make New Year’s resolutions stick, you’re in good hands. On page 30, we share proven strategies to help you reach your health goals — plus, you’ll find 20 small, achievable food and fitness steps to help get you started. One of my goals this year is to cut back on food waste at home. What is it with bananas ripening the minute you get home from the shops? Our story on page 24 is full of eye-opening statistics about food waste, plus easy ways to…

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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

LETTER OF THE MONTH I should have known my trusty HFG magazine would hear my silent pleas! I was drowning in the sea of diet do’s and don’ts, then I spot ‘Best and worst diets of 2019’ (Dec, 2019). Thanks for solving my diet dilemmas and paving the way forward for some much needed healthy lifestyle changes! John Stratton, NSW Calci-yum! There was a great article in your March 2019 issue that really taught me a lot about calcium in plant milks. I have a dairy intolerance and also suffer from very low vitamin D levels. I struggle to get enough daily calcium without consuming dairy and taking supplements, so I was happy to read this article which helped me choose a plant-based milk with more calcium. Lucia Saal, VIC So-long sugar cravings! ‘Secrets to…

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win! a sunbeam blender

The Sunbeam Two-Way Blender is the only blender with a blade that spins in both directions to deliver extra-smooth results. The heavy-duty, stainless steel blade changes direction to make sure all ingredients are drawn into the vortex, making for a smooth, even blend. Pre-programmed functions include ‘smoothie’, ‘milkshake’ and ‘chop/salsa’. The blender is available at major retail stores. * Congratulations to John Stratton of NSW — this month’s Your Say winner — who has won a Crock-Pot Express Crock XL Multi Cooker valued at $199. 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

Dark choc? Cheers! People who eat dark chocolate are 70 per cent less likely to report depressive symptoms than those who eat no chocolate at all, University College London researchers report. However the researchers say other factors could also be in play — so no need to polish off the whole block! Depression & Anxiety, 2019 TALL GLASS, PLEASE People over-pour alcohol into short, squat glasses by 20–30 per cent compared to tall, thin glasses — probably because of the vertical versus horizontal optical illusion. Something to keep in mind for your New Year’s party! British Medical Journal, 2019 1 in 3 Australian women say their New Year’s resolution is to improve fitness and lose weight. Use our smart tips on page 30 to reach your health goals. finder.com.au Step to it! Older women need walk only 4400–7500 steps…

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top january health reads

SuperFastDiet by Victoria Black & Gen Davidson ($34.99, Macmillan Australia) Black and Davidson have distilled their online intermittent fasting program into 80 recipes, SuperFast programs, meal plans, case studies and the science of fasting. I Can Cook Vegan by Isa Chandra Moskowitz ($45.00, Abrams) From lentil walnut bolognese through to chocolate-glazed doughnuts, these easy plant-based recipes from the popular US author keep it simple, tasty and healthy. Eat Yourself Healthy Dr Megan Rossi ($45.00, Penguin Random House) This book on diet and gut health by a leading expert is packed with recipes, meal ideas, the latest research and tips for assessing and improving gut health.…