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Women's Health Australia

April 2019

Whether you want to lose a couple of kilos, boost your fitness, eat well or get more out of your life and relationships, Women's Health's experts will help you look and feel your absolute best – because it's good to be you (we're just here to cheer you on).

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12 Issues


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always believe

There are so many reasons I love this issue but the main one is the woman beaming out at you from this month’s cover: Sam Frost. Why the major fan-girl moment? For starters, she’s smart, funny, hardworking (most days she’s up at the crack of dawn to film scenes for Home and Away, the TV show she’s starred in since the start of 2018) and doesn’t mind busting out a few moves on the set of our photoshoot to keep the crew entertained. And while she’s a regular exerciser, vegetarian and eats well 90 per cent of the time, she’s also a self-confessed lover of hot chips and gravy (who isn’t?). But the reason at the very top of the list? In our interview, she opens up about an…

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ask women’s health

THE BIG QUESTION I love a sandwich for lunch – how can I build the perfect one? Answer Let’s hear it for the humble sanga: it’s the ultimate convenience food, a blank canvas for exciting flavour combos, and – with a little thought and care – a nutritional winner. Dietitian Alex Parker from The Biting Truth shares her guide to a perfectly crafted sambo: The bread: “Track down the grainiest bread possible. Wholegrain breads contain more nutrients and fibre and keep us feeling fuller for much longer. A soft, wholegrain sourdough has a great texture for sandwiches.” The spread: “Replace butter with some avocado or hummus. They’re a much healthier option and provide a nice dose of fats, which help your…

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on our radar

FEM FINANCE We retire with an average of 47 per cent less savings than men, so we’re on board with new female-focused superannuation fund Verve Super. It’s aiming to close the super gap with services and investments that support women. vervesuper.com.au NATURAL GLOW What’s better than a tan? A fake one. Tan Tootie is a non-toxic self-tanning mousse that uses – wait for it – sugar beets to deliver a deep faux glow, and green-tea extract for a firm finish. tantootie.com FLAVOUR FIX Treat your sweet tooth with Lori’s Wholesome Pantry cookies. They come in delish, home-style flavours, such as carrot cake and apple crumble, but they’re made with whole foods and sans gluten, soy or dairy. wholesomepantry.net.au …

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bees-y does it

With plastic’s ever-plummeting street cred, it’s no surprise Pinterest searches for the eco-friendly alt to cling wrap, ‘beeswax wraps’, are up 146 per cent. Intrigued? The reusable wax sheets respond to the warmth of your hands, softening just enough to stick and cover your fruit/sangas/cheese/leftovers. We love the cute designs by brand Wrappa. $35 (pack of three), banish.com.au ■…

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i saw it on instagram... celery juice

Sold on celery? (PHOTOGRAPHY: GETTY IMAGES) FALSE “There’s no evidence in humans linking celery juice consumption to improvements in gut healing. If anything, it may worsen IBS symptoms as celery is high in FODMAPS.” TRUE “Packed with vitamins A, K, C and B, calcium, iron, magnesium, potassium, folate and phosphorus. Celery’s also hydrating. But you don’t have to juice it for these benefits!” NAH “You have the only detoxing system you need – a liver. Celery juice doesn’t detox the body, liver or bloodstream. It also doesn’t change the body’s pH levels.” TOO RIGHT “A good source of antioxidants. Plus, one cup of celery juice provides roughly 4g of fibre which can assist with blood-glucose control, blood-cholesterol levels and also with satiety.”…

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booze easy

We hate to be the bearers of bad news when you’re simply trying to enjoy a glass of red right now. But, according to a major analysis of 600,000 drinkers published in The Lancet , knocking back more than 10 standard drinks a week (about seven 150ml glasses of red) could cut your life short by up to five years. The findings contrast with current Aussie guidelines, which suggest limiting yourself to a max of two standard drinks daily (so, 14 weekly). Anyone for some Seedlip? ■…