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Healthy Food Guide

Healthy Food Guide May 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

2 min.
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…

1 min.

As much as I love food, I also have a soft spot for science. At HFG, we are lucky to have a very talented team of experts on our advisory board who are on the pulse with the latest in the world of nutrition. And one exciting, new discovery is the gut microbiome. If you have never heard of it, take note, because this ecosystem of bacteria and bugs that live in our gut is leading the way for research on our mood, immune system and even why some of us struggle to lose weight. You can learn all about it on p36. Back to food, and if you’ve noticed that coffee runs and morning-tea treats at work are sabotaging your healthy eating habits, you’re not alone. On p46 we show you…

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win a raw blend juice extractor

Share your news, views and snapshots of HFG recipes and you could be in the running to win a Raw Blend Raw Juicer 5000. The new Raw Juicer 5000 is a premium-quality juice extractor, designed to deliver maximum nutrition, thanks to its revolutionary slow-squeeze process. You can juice greens, herbs and grasses (with a high yield), hard and soft vegetables and fruits, and nuts. * Congratulations to Peter Wyatt – our winner this month – who has won a Panasonic Microwave Oven worth $549. 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.…

1 min.
your say

Taste of Greece Your magazine is an essential investment for our health, diet and lifestyle, and the April, 2017, issue was a standout. We are interested in the benefits of a Mediterranean diet, so were overjoyed to find Greek recipes with a healthy makeover. We made Spanakopita for guests and now they all intend purchasing HFG for their own homes! Peter Wyatt, ACT Words of wisdom I really liked the article ‘Eat your words’ (March, 2017). I am a big believer in having enjoyable treats as part of a balanced diet, and also am critical of marketing using negative words, such as ‘guilt-free’, ‘clean’ and ‘allowed’. Thanks for the reminder to use positive language. Whitney Atkinson, VIC LET VEGIES SHINE! Great points in ‘5 rewards you’ll reap by cutting back on meat’ (March, 2017). It’s…

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this month…

As a busy mum of five kids, the 5-minute dinners have already been incorporated into our meal plan, and the tips and ideas are what make my life that bit easier. Thank you! Tmeeka Henricks, TAS I loved the article on money-saving specials. I completely agree that cooking from scratch is a lot tastier and cheaper. I always make sure I have the staples in my pantry. Glenda Leverington, WA The money-saving special was absolutely interesting, as I am now able to stretch my money to its full potential. Kylie Mitchell, QLD Saving money and eating healthy is such a hard thing to do, so I loved some of the great ideas in the latest issue. Shopping at our local food markets is not only cheaper and fresher, but it’s a great way…

2 min.
news bites

Swingin’ singles While past studies have linked matrimony to a longer life and fewer health issues, a US study has shown the reverse may be true for post-menopausal women. Among this group, those who divorced gained less weight and exercised more than those who were married. Journal of Women’s Health, 2017 DID YOU KNOW? A slice of dark rye bread has more salt than a serving of potato chips! Australian researchers found rye breads exceed the recommended targets by 20 per cent on average. Pick bread with less than 400mg of sodium per 100g. The George Institute for Global Health, 2017 Second thoughts There’s an easy way to curb your chocolate cravings, according to psychology researchers from Flinders University. When the thought pops up, imagine a serene place, like a forest or private beach, instead. Melt those…