Health & Fitness
Healthy Food Guide

Healthy Food Guide July 2017

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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My favourite thing about the weekend is deciding where to eat. Will I try some place new or return to a tried and tested local hero? I’ll be the first to admit that I sometimes relax my eating habits a little too much on the weekend. This month we look at three reasons why we often gain weight over the weekend, and some strategies to overcome it (p20). For me, it’s starting the day with a long power walk — before I can make an excuse not to do it! And, if you’ve overindulged in a little too much food over the weekend, you might be familiar with the uncomfortable feeling of indigestion, heartburn and bloating. Turn to page 30 where we look at the causes and cures for common tummy…

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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. 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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win a noritake dinner set

Share your news, views and snapshots of HFG recipes and you could be in the draw to win a new 16-piece contemporary stoneware Noritake Colorwave dinner set in colours Slate or Clay. The four-person dinner set, which includes mug, salad plate, dinner plate and cereal bowl, is chip-resistant, highly durable and dishwasher-safe. * Congratulations to Eloise Dempsey — our winner this month — who has won a Whirlpool Crisp N’ Grill, worth $499. 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.…

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your say

Travelling tastebuds! To someone like me who loves both eating and travel, your article on the health benefits of Mediterranean food (March, 2017) was music to my ears – or is that pizza to my mouth? I’m nuts for nuts, always ready for bread, and all about olive oil. So, while I can’t justify jumping on a flight to Italy right now, I can keep making healthy Med moves. Eloise Dempsey, NSW Happy, healthy gut I loved reading the article on ‘Gut microbes — the new frontier in weight loss’ (May, 2017). I’m hearing more and more about the gut microbiome and really appreciate that HFG keeps us up to speed with all the latest science — without the jargon, so it’s easy to understand. I’ve even started making my own kombucha! Kathryn…

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news bites

OUT WITH GOUT! Suffer from agonising gout attacks? What you eat can help. A diet rich in fruit, vegetables, nuts and whole grains, and low in salt, sugary drinks, and red and processed meats has been linked to a lower risk of gout. How? By cutting levels of uric acid in the blood. The BMJ, 2017 3 HOURS That’s the amount of daily screen time linked to an increased risk of diabetes in kids. UK researchers have found that 9–10 year-olds who spend just one hour less in front of the TV, iPad or computer recorded lower measures of total body fat. Is it time to press the pause button? The BMJ, 2017 Desserts in disguise A review of 230 flavoured yoghurts sold at Coles and Woolworths has found that over half of them contain more than…

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ask the expert

QI feel so confused when looking at the breakfast cereals on the shelf. How do I find a healthy one, or are they all full of sugar? Susan, via email Breakfast cereals have copped a bad rap lately, so it’s no wonder you’re feeling confused. While some cereals are sweetened with added sugars, many nutritious varieties are available. New research has found Australians are currently eating only half the recommended amount of cereal fibre — something which helps protect you against heart disease and also type 2 diabetes. All the more reason to put a bowl of cereal back on the menu! Here’s what to look out for when shopping: 1 Raw galore. The less refined the cereal, the more intact you’ll find the grains — think traditional rolled oats and groats. This means…