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Healthy Food Guide

Healthy Food Guide May 2015

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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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1 min.

When our dietitian’s research hits my desk, I’m always surprised by how poorly some of my go-to takeaway picks score nutritionally. Sushi, for instance, a potentially healthy choice, can be sky-high in unhealthy fat once you opt for those creamy mayo toppings or fillings. Meanwhile, my husband’s favourite fast-food dish, pad thai, turns out to be so high in fat that it eats up half his daily kilojoule allowance. Clearly, the world of takeaway can be a minefield for those of us who want to eat well. A few years ago, we published a takeaway guide that’s still one of the most popular pages on our website (healthyfoodguide.com.au). But times change, and fast-food chains are constantly launching new dishes, so we’ve taken a fresh look at the nation’s takeaway menus. Our dietitian…

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your say

Letter of the month After losing half my body weight, I’m continually astounded by the way I’m treated as a thin person. Café staff are now polite and keen to help; I can enjoy an occasional ice cream without suffering taunts of “no wonder you’re fat”. How sad that our society devalues someone solely because of their weight. Lea Croxford, NSW Happy tummies! As someone who’s both coeliac and dairy intolerant, I love your magazine! Thank you so much for always giving us fun and gut-friendly meals to cook on weekends! Bec Lahanas, NSW #DiplomatMum Vegies are my kids’ mortal enemies, but your semi-dried tomato, spinach and ricotta fritters (on the HFG website) went down so well that they might reconsider their anti-veg policies! Merlyn Mathew, NSW The real culprit Thank you for ‘Sugar vs fat’ (March 2015). It’s great…

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win a smash prize pack worth $ 200

Have an opinion about a Healthy Food Guide story? Then have your say! You could WIN this Smash Dining at Work prize pack, worth $200! This fantastic Smash prize includes innovative food-storage containers, cups, bottles and bags. With this smart range, you’ll be motivated and excited to prepare meals at home for healthy lunches at work! For more information, simply visit www.smashenterprises.com.au. Have your say at healthyfoodguide.com.au, or send us a letter at Locked Bag 5555, St Leonards NSW 1590 Congratulations to this month’s winner — Lea of NSW — who’s won an ecostore prize pack worth $300!…

3 min.
news bites

JUNK FOOD’S HIDDEN HAZARD Here’s another reason to cut down on highly processed food: Scientists have just linked obesity with two common emulsifiers, food additives often present in mayonnaise and ice cream. In a US study, these substances threw the gut bacteria of mice out of balance, causing both inflammation and insulin-resistant, obese animals. While scientists expand their research, the health message remains clear: Limit processed foods and make healthy meals yourself. (Start on p55!) —Nature, 2015 What are you really craving? Shopping on an empty stomach is a recipe for disaster — for your waistline and your wallet. A new US study shows that hunger whets our appetite for acquisition, driving us to buy even non-food items. To keep your credit card intact, eat before you hit the shops! —Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of…

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get your kids into the good books

If you have preschoolers in your life, don’t miss these colourful books with entertaining messages about eating well! The Healthy Harvest by Emma Martin Primary-school children will meet Harry Harvester and friends, who teach them where food comes from and tell them about the importance of healthy eating. ($14.95; Little Steps Publishing, edibleeducation.com.au) I’m Having a Rainbow for Dinner from Nutrition Australia Qld This colourful storybook sparks your child’s interest in fruit and vegies with the colours of the rainbow. ($14 plus postage and handling; to order, email info@naqld.org or phone 07–3257 4393) Oliver’s Vegetables by Vivian French A perfect story for even the fussiest of eaters, this bestselling picture book follows Oliver, a little boy who eats only potato chips, as he discovers a new veg for every day of the week. ($16.99; Hodder Children’s Books, Hachette Australia)…

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ask the experts

Catherine Saxelby Nutritionist, bestselling author and blogger at foodwatch.com.au JUICY INFO Q I see a number of different juicers on the market. This suggests that juice is as nutritious as fresh fruit and veg, if not more so. Is that true? —Lewis, Cremorne, NSW Accredited Practising Dietitian Glenn Cardwell says: A Juicing has become very popular over the past 30 years. You can develop your own creative combo and just press a button to produce a delicious, healthy drink in seconds. This lets you quickly down a liquid breakfast before work, or sip a tasty blend as you check emails. One of the issues with juicing is that people often discard the fibre-rich pulp, yet this plant fibre is excellent for your insides. To whiz up the most nutritious drink, process foods in whole form and avoid…