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Healthy Food Guide

Healthy Food Guide May 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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12 Issues

in this issue

2 min.
your say

Australian Healthy Food Guide @hfgaustralia #cookwithhfg hfgaustralia @HFGAustralia LETTER OF THE MONTH Your article on meal delivery kits (Feb, 2020) was perfect to help me navigate what has become a very confusing market. I’ve been struggling to find a compromise between the pressure to plan and prepare a wholesome home-cooked meal, and resorting to expensive and often unhealthy takeaway. I love the recipes in the mag and use them often, but meal kits are perfect for the nights that I don’t get around to shopping. By highlighting key features of the major players, you took on the hard work of research and comparison for me. Thank you and keep up the good work! Lauren Bourke, ACT New fan I purchased your March magazine for the first time yesterday. I have been looking for healthy recipes that will actually…

1 min.
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…

1 min.

As I write this, Australia, New Zealand and the rest of the world are in the thick of the coronavirus pandemic. Food and essential items like toilet paper are flying off the shelves and there’s a real sense panic in the air. I want you, our loyal readers, to know that during this strange time of uncertainty, HFG is with you every step of the way. We too are navigating crowded supermarkets, practising social distancing (without losing touch with loved ones), and thinking of new and exciting ways to use pantry staples like pasta, beans and rice. Simply turn to page 37 for pages of healthy recipe inspiration, or visit healthyfoodguide.com.au On top of all of this, cold and flu season is just around the corner. Food really can be medicine, so…

3 min.
news bites

You can’t beat brekkie! Eating a big breakfast rather than a large dinner may help prevent obesity and high blood glucose levels, because our bodies expend more energy processing the meal in the morning than the evening. Time to rise and shine! Journal of Endocrinology & Metabolism, 2020 PORTION PERFECT Take the guesswork out of healthy portions with this handy guide! 56% of Australians with gym memberships actually make use of them — and almost 1 million attend their gym once a month or less. That’s $96 per visit! News Corp, 2020 Mum AND dad matter A positive example set by both mother and father encourages 3–to–5 year olds to eat more vegetables, fruit and berries, a Finnish study has found. Interestingly, Dad’s example was most effective helping kids eat cooked vegies. Food Quality & Preference,…

1 min.
top may health reads

12WBT Low-carb Solution Michelle Bridges ($36.99, Pan Macmillan Australia) ‘Low carb’ not ‘no carb’ is a key message here, balanced with moderate protein and small amounts of good fats. Choose from 120 simple recipes, with meal plans, exercises and health advice. The Australian Healthy Skin Diet Geraldine Georgeou ($35.00, Murdoch Books) Drawing on the latest science, dietitian Geraldine Georgeou offers recipes and a four-week eating plan to support skin health and healing. Great for psoriasis, acne, eczema or dermatitis. So Delish! Simone Anderson ($34.99, Allen & Unwin) Want to lose weight and feel healthier without missing out on foods you love? Full of easy, fresh and delicious meals, this book is all about balance and establishing a healthy relationship with food.…

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the lion king?

A ground-breaking study has found it’s important to balance active and restful activities across the day — during work and leisure — giving your body enough time to repair and recover. If your body doesn’t get time to recover, it can cause heightened inflammation and you end up storing excess energy as fat. The study dubbed the group who were active throughout the day and evening as ‘ants’, and those active at work but couch potatoes at night as ‘lions’. For once in nature, it seems, the ants are kings! Source: University of South Australia, 2019. Photo: iStock.…