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Healthy Food Guide April 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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April is my favourite month of the year. There’s something about the crisp, sunny days that makes being outdoors just so enjoyable. Easter often falls in April too, and the long weekend is the perfect opportunity to share a delicious meal with loved ones. Oh, and we can’t forget about the chocolate Easter eggs too, can we? But for some people, Easter is a time where their sweet tooth runs rampant. And when those chocolate cravings come calling, they can’t help but overindulge. Unfortunately, this often leads to feelings of guilt and shame. Well, it’s time to change that. On page 16 we share simple strategies to manage food cravings — and it doesn’t mean you have to give up chocolate for good! Where’s the fun in that? Speaking of fun, hands…

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your say

Food for thought Is it possible you may do a feature on osteoarthritis in the future? Causes, effects, best supplements/diet, medications, doctors, specialists, where to get support aids from etc. It is a major cause of pain for many Australians, not just the aged, and there is so much dubious information to wade through. I have been purchasing your magazine for many years now and have always found it to be informative and well-balanced. Elm Dee, via Facebook Editors response: Great feedback, Elm! Keep an eye out for next month’s issue where you will find an article all about joint health. The joy of cooking! I am 87 years old and of European background and have always loved cooking, but recently age has worn me down and I have stopped cooking beyond the basics. However,…

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win! a sparkling sodastream

Take tap water from flat to sparkling in seconds with SodaStream Spirit One Touch electric sparkling water maker, with three levels of carbonation to choose from. Slim, stylish One Touch helps reduce single-use plastics at the touch of a button by using tap water to help create an exciting range of sparkling drinks from the comfort of your own home with SodaStream. * Congratulations to Melissa Goddard (@bitesoflife_) — this month’s Your Say winner — who has won a Sunbeam Oven Plus Air Fryer valued at $249. Have your say at healthyfoodguide.com.au and click WIN, or send to Locked Bag 5555, St Leonards NSW 1590…

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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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news bites

2.1 million that’s how many hot cross buns Coles sold over four days last Christmas — and Easter sales should more than quadruple that. We like our buns! Coles, 2019 PORTION PERFECT Survive Easter’s chocolate fest with this handy tip! 41% of Australian women buy takeaway at least once a week, compared to 27 per cent of Aussie men. San Remo, 2019 SLEEP TIGHT A good night’s sleep may help protect against heart disease and stroke. A US university has found that even if people have a high genetic predisposition to these conditions, this appeared to be offset to some extent by good sleep patterns. European Heart Journal, 2019 Pump up the jam! High-tempo music makes us feel the exercises we do are not that hard — and increases their benefit, Italian researchers have found! The effects…

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savour the flavours

Want to know a simple habit that will give you a healthier, more satisfying relationship with food? Studies have found that around 40–50 per cent of Aussies and Kiwis eat dinner in front of the TV. With cooler winter weather around the corner, you may feel like tucking up on the couch and watching your favourite show while eating. Our advice? Don’t make it a regular habit. When you switch the TV off and sit down at the dinner table, you notice the flavours, textures and taste of food more. You’re also able to recognise more easily whether your tummy is hungry or full. So, who’s setting the table tonight? Source: New ZealandHerald, 2019. Photo: iStock.…