Health & Fitness
Healthy Food Guide

Healthy Food Guide October 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.

Around this time every year, I start to notice new faces out on my morning walks. Spring is here and with it comes the motivation to get in shape for summer. But for some, this involves drastic diets. We don’t like the word ‘diet’ at Healthy Food Guide. Why? Because we believe healthy eating changes should always be practical, enjoyable and sustainable, not restrictive and unsociable. We know many of you come to us to better your health, so we’ve put together a 14-page Kick-start Challenge. From page 22 you’ll find expert tips, recipes and meal plans to help you reach your goals. We also have a revealing story about the role genetics plays in diseases such as diabetes and cancer (p36). If you don’t know your family history, it’s worth the…

1 min.
your say

Super sensible Thanks for making the statement that there is no such thing as superfoods in your article ‘Cancer food myths’ (Sept, 2017). People often spend large amounts of money on such foods expecting miracles. The only ‘super’ thing about them is the clever promotion by those who make a lot of money selling them. Long live the healthy, balanced diet promoted by HFG! Pauline Paton, NSW Every step of the way Just writing to say a huge thank you to the team behind each and every issue of Healthy Food Guide. From the time when I was a teenager experimenting with vegetarianism, to a uni student on a tight budget, and now a young adult trying to get the most from my meals whilst preparing to start a family, HFG has been…

1 min.
win a panasonic microwave

Share your news, views and snapshots of HFG recipes and you could be in the draw to win a Panasonic Steam Combination Microwave Oven worth $859. The Panasonic 27L NN-DS596B Steam Combination Microwave Oven lets you steam, grill, roast, bake and microwave, all in one. With no turntable — and space for big dishes — cleaning is easy. Have your say at healthyfoodguide.com.auand click WIN, or send to Locked Bag 5555, St Leonards NSW 1590 * Congratulations to Pauline Paton — our winner this month — who has won a Crock-Pot® Sear & Slow Cooker valued at $159. Note: ‘Your say’ letters may be edited for length and content.…

3 min.
news bites

NEVER too old! Looking for an anti-ageing pill that really works? US researchers have found that older women who exercise more (and more vigorously) have longer telomeres — the bit at the end of our chromosomes that stops them failing. Water aerobics, anyone? Experimental Gerontology, 2017 12 years That’s what you could add to your life by not smoking, maintaining a healthy waist, and enjoying a moderate tipple (if you drink alcohol). Healthy habits do buy years! Health Affairs, 2017 So long SUGAR Gone are the days of soft drinks on every corner! NSW government health facilities will phase out sugary drinks by the end of the year. The health sector led the way by banning smoking on premises — and now it’s setting the pace on sugared drinks. NSW Government, 2017 One small step… During October you can run…

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ask the expert

QI keep hearing bad things about palm oil, and have noticed it as an ingredient in many foods. Is it something I need to worry about? Julie S, via email You’re right, it’s estimated that half the packaged items in supermarkets contain palm oil, which includes treats like chocolate, biscuits, ice cream and bakery items, as well as cleaning and beauty products. Palm oil is a vegetable fat produced from the African oil palm tree’s fruit. It’s very high in saturated fat, the type which can raise your ‘bad’ LDL cholesterol and worsen insulin resistance, a precursor to type 2 diabetes. This explains in part why the current dietary guidelines recommend you limit your intake of treat foods. While paying attention to the nutrition information panel can help you identify foods high in saturated…