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Healthy Food Guide

Healthy Food Guide March 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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12 Issues

in this issue

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How much do you spend on a weekly shop? Are you a bargain hunter or do you like to splurge on a few luxuries? I have to admit I used to give in to the latter, but after recently becoming a first homeowner, the way I approach shopping for groceries has changed. Canned beans and frozen peas have replaced salmon fillets and fancy herbs, and eggs are always a staple! But I don’t feel deprived, in fact, I’m eating better than ever before! Many believe that healthy eating is expensive, but we prove otherwise in this issue. If you’re sick of spending hundreds at the supermarket only to see a bare fridge after just a couple of days, turn to our cover story on p28 to learn how to shop on a budget!…

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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…

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your say

It’s a hit! I love your ‘News bites’ section as it quickly keeps me up-to-date with the latest interesting facts and simple solutions to a healthier me. The tennis story (Feb, 2017) was just the incentive that I needed to get back into my much-beloved sport. Tara Raupach, QLD SIP SMART The ‘How your drinks stack up’ article (Feb, 2017) was a fantastic pictorial view of an average daily fluid intake. Being so focused on foods, it’s easy to forget these sources of kilojoules! Amy Rush, WA Australian Healthy Food Guide @hfgaustralia #cookwithhfg hfgaustralia @HFGAustralia…

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news bites

Take the pressureoff Omega-3-rich diets may help young adults avoid developing high blood pressure, say Swiss researchers. Swap red meat for oily fish, such as salmon or tuna, snack on a handful of walnuts, and top toast with a chia-seed spread to boost your omega-3s. American Journal of Hypertension, 2016 THE SPICE OF LIFE A large US study has found that eating hot red chillies is linked to a 13 per cent reduction in mortality, with the biggest effect being on deaths from heart disease or stroke. While researchers are yet to fully understand why this happens, it’s certainly a red hot tip to swallow! PLoS ONE, 2017 80% That’s the percentage of people who have coeliac disease that don’t actually know it yet. March 13–20 is Coeliac Awareness Week, so if you have been avoiding gluten without…

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flavour of the month

Q I have a salicylate intolerance so I can’t use most spices. How can I add more flavour to my meals? Salicylates are natural chemicals present in food and everyone’s threshold for detoxifying them is different. Foods high in salicylates include herbs and spices, vegetables, fruit, juices, nuts, honey, coffee and wine. Generally, the more flavoursome the food, the higher the natural salicylate content. When you are salicylate sensitive, your tolerance threshold is low, leading to reactions like headaches, asthma, gut irritation and hives. The best way to keep these symptoms at bay is to minimise how often you eat foods rich in natural salicylates and watch the quantity of your portions. Importantly, your body becomes more sensitive, which is why experimenting with herbs and spices can be a recipe for a reaction. You…

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top reads for march

Busy Mum’s Cookbook ($55; Penguin Random House) Find foolproof and healthy family meals in Annabel Karmel’s new cookbook. It’s packed with delicious and creative 20-minute meals, pantry dinners, easy lunches and simple ideas for entertaining guests. Your Food ($28.95; Custom Publishing) Hungry for information? Malcolm McGuire’s exposé on where our food comes from and how it is produced makes compelling reading. Leaf through descriptions of every major food item available in Australia. The Wholefood Pantry ($39.99; Kyle Books) Illustrated throughout with beautiful photography, this book is your essential guide to stocking up your kitchen with everything homemade and wholesome. Amber Rose has exciting recipes for stocks, sauces and more.…