Health & Fitness
Healthy Food Guide

Healthy Food Guide September 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.

As a dietitian, a common question I get asked is “Is middle-aged spread inevitable?” It’s a frustration for many men and women entering their 30s, 40s and 50s. And the answer is “no”. Belly fat doesn’t have to be a part of getting older, as long as you take steps to prevent (or reverse) it. And that’s where HFG comes in. Every recipe in the magazine has been nutritionally analysed to help you maintain a healthy weight, no matter your age. Turn to page 43 to discover this month’s delicious array of recipes — from Mediterranean-inspired dinners to meat-free mains, and low-kilojoule muffins. Meanwhile, we know that no two journeys to better health are the same, and this is especially true for one of our readers, who also happens to be my…

1 min.
your say

Reality check This is a tongue-in-cheek comment, but for once I’d love to read about a media personality who doesn’t “love avocado and smoked salmon on toast”, and doesn’t snack on “nuts and vegie sticks” and start the day with “lemon in hot water”. They’d still look good and be nicely dressed, but just might be closer to the ‘norm’ of many readers. I’m all for healthy eating, but without the obligatory avocado and nuts. Barbara Handasyde, VIC Flavour saviour! I loved reading the article ‘Stack on the flavour … without salt, sugar and fat’ (August, 2016). I have been sugar free now for about 10 months and have really struggled without using condiments for flavour. Your article has now made it easier for me! Georgina O’Sullivan, VIC CHEAP EATS Given the financial crunch everyone is…

1 min.
win a crock-pot ® slow cooker

Share your news, views and snapshots of HFG recipes and you could be in the draw to win a Crock-Pot ® Sear & Slow Cooker. Do the prep in the morning, set the timer and come home to a dinner ready to serve. With 10-plus cooking hours, this model’s automatic ‘keep warm’ function ensures your meal’s in good shape even if you’re tied up in traffic. Have your say at healthyfoodguide.com.auand click WIN, or send to Locked Bag 5555, St Leonards NSW 1590 * Congratulations to Barbara Handasyde — our winner this month — who has won a $125 Byron Bay Chopping Board. Note: ‘Your say’ letters may be edited for length and content.…

3 min.
news bites

Dust off the KILOS A new study has found house dust spurs fat cells to grow — at least in a lab dish. But when you consider that 45 minutes of dusting burns 600kJ (144cal) * , perhaps it’s time to get ready for a spring clean! Environmental Science & Technology, 2017 Try this! Laughter yoga It’s no joke! Originating in India, laughter yoga combines laughter exercises with deep breathing to ease stress. Aged-care residents in one study found just six sessions improved mood and lowered blood pressure. For a laugh, visit laughteryoga-australia.org Australasian Journal on Ageing, 2017 Does this smell right? if ’t smell whatNew research suggests that you can you eat, you may not put on as much weight. But if that means giving up one of eating’s greatest joys, maybe we won’t be holding…

3 min.
how fermented foods help your tummy

Put probiotics on the menu! •Sauerkraut Buy the unpasteurised version so that the probiotics are still alive. Better still, try making it at home. •Miso Made from the fermented paste of soybeans (natto) mixed with tofu and green onions, this soup is a favourite in Japanese cuisine. •Yoghurt Go for plain, unsweetened Greek-style varieties, and add some fruit for natural sweetness. The art of fermentation, which began as a way to preserve food, has sparked our modern interest in probiotics as a way of keeping our gut microbes happy. Fermented foods are in no way new. Before refrigeration and canning methods, food had to naturally sour and ferment to last longer. In recent years, many traditional fermented foods have made their presence felt from cultures far and wide. What are probiotics? Probiotics are live micro-organisms which,…