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Healthy Food Guide December 2016

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

1 min.

Of all the issues we put together each year, December is arguably my favourite. Our creative team relish coming up with healthy twists on a festive, Christmas theme. This year, they’ve done themselves proud, producing sensational, show-stopping party foods that are within our healthy nutrition guidelines. You’ll find an abundance of inspiration for entertaining your family and friends. See page 53! Meantime, let’s talk about being ‘hangry’. Are you that someone who can get a little angry when you haven’t eaten for a while? The term ‘hangry’ nicely sums up that mixture of ill-temper and frustration that can roar out of us, onto our loved ones, without warning. The good news is that you’re not just a grumpy so-and-so, but rather you’re experiencing a rush of aggression hormones. It’s our caveman brain driving…

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what australian healthy food guide can do for you!

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. 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’. 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. 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 test…

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win a victorinox grand maître forged chef’s knife

Share your news, views and photos of HFG recipes by mail, email or social media and be in the running to win a Victorinox Grand Ma›tre Forged Chef’s Knife! Each Victorinox Chef’s Knife is ultra-sharp, incredibly durable, and perfectly balanced. Every chop, slice and dice will feel effortless with one of these beauties in your hand. Visit victorinox.com *Congratulations to this month’s winner – Gaye Holmes – who has won an Orgran prize pack worth $250! Have your say at healthyfoodguide.com.auand click WIN, or send to Locked Bag 5555, St Leonards NSW 1590 Note: ‘Your say’ letters may be edited for length and content. Photos: iStock.…

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your say

Keeping everyone happy Thank you for the bonus Gluten-free recipe book (Oct, 2016). As a person with coeliac disease, I really appreciate how you cater for my health needs as well as those with other special dietary requirements. Keep up the great work. Margaret Clayton, VIC Great health tips My dear husband suffered prostate cancer 14 years ago, at the same time I had breast cancer. Since then, we keep well by eating fresh foods and using tips from HFG. I am 85 years old and love cooking and entertaining! Marion Girdlestone, WA Power of vegies ‘10 of the best vegetarian foods’ (July, 2016) showed me how protein powders aren’t needed as protein comes from all kinds of vegetarian foods! Alana Quick, VIC Talk to us on FACEBOOK WE ASKED: New research shows that a third of us have bought a…

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news bites

Step aside You might want to take the latest Fitbit or Garmin watch off your Christmas wish list. A recent study found that wearable fitness devices are not as effective for long-term weight loss as was once thought. Over two years, those without a device lost nearly twice as much weight as those who wore one. Ask Santa for new joggers instead. JAMA, 2016 AN APPLE A DAY… Here’s another reason to pop some fruit and vegies into your kid’s lunch box — a healthy diet is linked to better reading skills at school. Kids who eat more vegies, fruit, fish and whole grains improve their reading skills more than those classmates who eat a greater amount of sugar and saturated fat, according to a recent study on 6–8 year olds. That’s food for…

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ask the expert

Q How is A2 milk different from regular cow’s milk and should I drink it instead? — Chelsea M, via email Buying your milk is not as simple as it used to be. A2 milk is just one of the many types of milk available that are marketed to help with digestion. A main component of cow’s milk is protein. And there are two primary types of protein — A1 and A2. Thousands of years ago, cows produced only the A2 protein. These days, with the passage of time and selective breeding, regular cow’s milk contains both A1 and A2, which are simply genetic variants of one another. But there are some cows still bred to produce only A2 protein. Small-scale studies suggest that A2 milk is tolerated better than regular milk. There are…