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Healthy Food Guide November 1, 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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One of our aims at Healthy Food Guide is to make your grocery shopping easier. That’s why our dietitians analyse all the latest products, to help you make sense of bewildering nutrition information on food packets, and sort for you the genuinely good from the trumped-up health imposters. For three years now, we’ve been awarding the best of the best in our annual Healthy Food Awards (p20). On judging day, our HFG dietitian Brooke Longfield and I were joined by two of Australia’s most seasoned, and high-profile dietitians Dr Joanna McMillan and Catherine Saxelby. Wielding tasting spoons, we sampled more than 40 foods — it was quite a day! The stand-out this year was the growing range of delicious ready-made meals. It’s fantastic to see all the healthy options — quite an…

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your say

Sweet stuff drives us nutty Hidden sugar seems to be everywhere. Thanks for your article about nut butters and the sugar lurking inside (Oct 2015). Definitely making my family aware and informed to make better choices. Cheers guys!›Laura Scriven, NSW Luscious loaf The banana, raspberry and walnut loaf (Oct 2015) was a beauty and went down a treat for the family! Joel Van den Dungen, VIC Make friends with salad I was particularly pleased to see vegetables included in the portion guide (Sep 2015). It’s often confusing, when aiming for five serves a day, as to how much a healthy serving is. Annette Jones, NSW Show us your HFG style! via Instagram Quinoa crusted schnitzel (Oct 2015). It was delicious! @preserve_nutrition via Instagram I love this article in @hfgaustralia. This makes my healthy lunch easier! @chambsvacc via Facebook Curried beef noodles from your website.…

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news bites

AVO HEART! Add avocado to your next burger — a pilot study of men found that half an avocado on their hamburgers helped reduce inflammation and the narrowing of blood vessels, two of the risk factors associated with heart disease. The researchers said the effect was noticeable within hours. They put the results down to avo’s healthy monounsaturated fats and antioxidants. Food and Function, 2013 $38 That’s the average amount we spend each week on fresh fruit and vegetables. And when you consider your total weekly grocery bill, it does makes you wonder where the rest goes! Sydney Markets, 2015 THE WEIGHT OF BEING BIG SIS Older sisters are 30 per cent more likely to be overweight than their younger sister — was the surprising discovery when scientists compared over 13,000 sister pairs. They also found firstborn…

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should i invest in a spiralizer?

This trendy kitchen gadget transforms plain vegies into colourful works of art. If you haven’t got one, chances are you know someone who swears by it. So is it worth adding to your Christmas wishlist? What is it? … Think of this device as a julienne peeler and mandolin combined, turning vegetables and fruit into curly, ribbon-like strands. Why you need one … If you’re trying to feed more veg to your family, a spiralizer creates zucchini noodles (dubbed zoodles), sweet potato spirals, beetroot ribbons — the list is endless. Keep in mind … Eating more veg is great, but ditching carbs altogether is not. So if you’re swapping spaghetti for zoodles, add some grainy bread on the side or toss in some brown rice. 3 of the best... Chef Avenue 3 in 1 Turning…

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are you being duped by the packaging?

Did you know that when a food comes in unusual packaging we’re likely to scrutinise the claims on the pack more closely? According to a new Dutch study, we’re also more likely to believe its claims about any health benefits, and be willing to pay more. So beware of that fancy pack on the supermarket shelf — and turn to the nutrition info for the true story! This month we’ve sifted through hundreds of packs on shelves to come up with the winners of our annual Healthy Food Awards. These are your guarantee of quality nutrition and great flavour. See the results on p20. Source: Food Quality and Preference, 2015…

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shopping news

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