Health & Fitness
Healthy Food Guide

Healthy Food Guide November 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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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. 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…

1 min.

One of the main reasons I became a dietitian was to help others make healthy eating easier. At Healthy Food Guide, we know just how hard it can be to spot a healthy product in the shops, which is why our dietitians analyse all of the latest products, to help you make sense of the bewildering health and nutrition claims. For five years now, we’ve been awarding the best of the best in our annual Healthy Food Guide Awards. Turn to page 29 where you can see all the winners. Did your favourites make the cut? Meanwhile, with summer on its way, now’s the time to step up your skincare routine. You really can get a healthy glow from the inside out! We show you how the right foods and lifestyle habits…

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your say

Striking a balance I just wanted to say WOW! It’s been a while since I last bought a copy of HFG and I’m so glad I did. Impressed is an understatement. It’s such a well put together magazine with just the right amount of science-based research, expert trustworthy advice, interesting articles and recipes. Keep up the good work! Louise Wilby, QLD Gluten free and healthy! I’ve been so impressed with the amount of gluten-free recipes your magazines have. I was recently diagnosed, so finding things that hit the tasty, gluten-free brief was one thing, but finding some healthy versions of gluten-free meals and treats was another. Thank you for allowing me to continue my passion for cooking healthy foods, but now in a gluten-free way! Lisa King, NSW #CookwithHFG via Instagram Breakfast was a stack of…

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win an urban greens grow kit

Share your news, views and snapshots of HFG recipes and you could be in the draw to WIN a set of five Urban Greens Grow Kits (total value $125) from eco-friendly retailer Biome. The kits, which have everything you need to grow vegies and herbs at home, include Summer Salad, Groovy Greens, Kitchen Herbs, Spicy Salsa and Some Like It Hot. Visit biome.com.au Have your say at healthyfoodguide.com.au and click WIN, or send to Locked Bag 5555, St Leonards NSW 1590 * Congratulations to Louise Wilby — our winner this month — who wins a Panasonic Steam Microwave Oven valued at $859. Note: ‘Your say’ letters may be edited for length and content.…

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news bites

Midnight excess! Chew this over — late-night snacking can increase your risk of sunburn! Researchers found it alters your skin’s body clock and the enzyme that repairs UV-damaged skin. No snack means less burn — and less weight! Cell Reports, 2017 Happy little VEGEMITES Here’s reason to smile…people who eat vitamin B-rich Vegemite, Marmite and Promite are less anxious and stressed than people who don’t. Vitamin B deficiency is often linked to depression, a leading researcher has found. Victoria University, Melbourne, 2017 4.1 MILLION How many Aussies get food poisoning each year. As summer entertaining begins, take extra care! Food Safety Information Council, 2017 Spectator sport Watching sport usually involves sitting in the grandstand eating pies, but 83 per cent of golf fans logged 10,000-plus steps following their favourite players around the course. Care for a caddie?…

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ask the expert

Q My husband just found out he has high cholesterol. What foods are high in cholesterol and are there any that can help lower it? Laura, via email One in three Australians have high cholesterol, which can lead to heart disease. Surprisingly, many people have never had their cholesterol checked — so well done to your husband for taking the key first step. An easy way to lower cholesterol naturally is to eat more heart-healthy heroes and limit foods that raise your cholesterol. From the latest research, here’s what you should do… FOODS TO EAT LESS The research is clear: saturated and trans fats raise cholesterol, which means animal fats and vegetable ‘palm’ oil are the main culprits. Choose lean cuts of meat, trim the visible fat, and cut down on bacon, processed meats, fried…