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Healthy Food Guide

Healthy Food Guide July 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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in this issue

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In my 20s, I was what you’d call ‘hippy’ — not the crushed purple velvet kind, but I was carrying some puppy fat I just couldn’t shift. And no matter how I tried, I really wrestled with my appetite. Looking back, I now understand why that white bread cheese sandwich I’d eat for lunch saw me raiding the office biscuit jar by mid-afternoon. For, as we explore this month, not all carbs are created equal. When I learnt this, it changed everything. Ditching all carbs isn’t going to lead to ‘burning fat’ as some people believe, unless you happen to be a turbo-charged super-athlete, which most of us aren’t. As dietitian Nicole Senior explains in this issue, carbs are to our bodies what petrol is to a car, and you can’t get…

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what healthy food guide can do for you

•Healthy Food Guide (HFG) magazine is your complete guide to healthy eating. • HFG recipes use easy-to-find, affordable ingredients, so you can enjoy healthy meals every day. Cook with HFG, and you’ll always enjoy fresh food that excites your taste buds. •HFG recipe writers develop all our meals in collaboration with qualified dietitians, so you’ll see a nutrition analysis alongside every recipe. All our recipes are in line with Australian Dietary Guidelines. We also test each recipe twice to ensure it works and tastes great! • You can trust our advice. All our health information is supported by solid scientific evidence — we don’t look to media fanfare or celebrity endorsements. •Dietitians review all our stories, and we cite all our references in the magazine and online at healthyfoodguide.com.au • Any branded food in HFG…

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Have your say about what you’ve seen in this issue and you could win an Orgran prize pack! Featuring the latest products and original favourites, stock up your pantry with delicious and nutritious products from Orgran — a trusted name for over 30 years in gluten-free foods. * Congratulations to this month’s winner – Lynne Lillington from QLD – who has won a Savannah kitchen tools prize pack worth more than $58. Have your say at healthyfoodguide.com.auand click WIN, or send to Locked Bag 5555, St Leonards NSW 1590…

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your say

Home truths Well done HFG! It was about time someone printed ‘The truth about gluten’ (May 2016). Processed gluten-free (GF) foods are often high in fats and sugars. But a GF diet of fresh veg, fruit and plain meats is healthy but can be boring. True GF diets are lifesaving for coeliacs and it needs to be put out there that it’s not a fad. I wouldn’t choose this diet if I didn’t have to because meal times should always be fun, family times. Lynne Lillington, QLD It’s all smoke and mirrors ‘Are you being tricked into eating badly?’ (May 2016) was a real eye opener in a market that is frustratingly confusing with many labels, information and claims. The article really made me think about what I purchase and why, and made me…

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news bites

Sleep tight Wakey, wakey! If you can’t get to sleep at night and then nod off at your desk during the day, it might be time to change your diet. New research suggests two simple strategies: •Eat protein-rich foods during the day (lean meat, fish, eggs). Doing this can improve sleep quality. •Cut out fatty foods (greasy takeaways, creamy foods, chocolate). A new Australian study shows that a high-fat diet leads to daytime sleepiness. American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, 2016; Nutrients, 2016 Bye, bye BICKIES! Gone is the tradition of enjoying a hot cuppa and biscuit. Today, only one in four of us (26%) eat sweet biscuits on a weekly basis, which has fallen from 42 per cent in 2011. (But not all of us have kicked the bickie habit — those over the age of 65…

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how i stay healthy

‘It’s an easy trap to eat kids’ leftovers and then have a snack on top of that as well’ My mum always made great food and got us involved. There were never packets of junk food around, so when I got home from school, I would always make a healthy snack for myself. Then I realised that making food made me feel good. Modelling at 16 years of age was the worst thing I could have done. I was on the brink of an eating disorder, but fortunately only modelled for a year-and-a-half. After finishing high school, I went to London to study at the Le Cordon Bleu cooking school. Then I lived in Italy, where I was blown away by the fresh food that people eat every day. When I came back…