Issue Sixteen Winter 2016

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Winter is here – time to rug up in a woolly jumper, brew a pot of tea and curl up with something good to read. As the days get cooler, this issue of be. magazine brings together plenty of ideas, information and inspiration to help you feel your best.

Recipes

10 ways to enjoy sweet potato

Bursting with flavour and vitamin goodness, sweet potato is a comforting veggie staple.

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Experts

8 things you should know about preventing disease

How can you lower your risk of common health conditions?

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Recipes

Roasted guinea fowl, brussels sprouts, baby beets and quince recipe

A deliciously juicy dish, full of flavour and colourful veggies.

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Community

How your blood can change lives

Blood is a precious resource. Here's why we should all consider donating to people in need.

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Experts

10 ways to reach your running goals

Go the distance and seamlessly achieve your running goals – while protecting your body from injury.

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In Brief

CareComplete: Support for chronic health conditions

How Medibank helps members with chronic health conditions take positive steps forward every day.

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Travel

The best bike-friendly cities

Discover the most bike-friendly cities of the world.

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Community

The healthy food gap

There is not just a healthcare gap in Indigenous communities, but a healthy food gap too.

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Lifestyle

The history of the stethoscope

Brilliant ideas often spring from unlikely places, like the playful history of the stethoscope

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Experts

Caring for braces

Braces will be your best friend (once they’re off your teeth). Here’s a few tips for the meantime.

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Community

Onsen Ma: Soaking and shiatsu

Healing steam from the Japanese mountains settles in the Melbourne laneways Onsen Ma.

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Experts

Eating for a healthy heart

Make heart-friendly food choices for a healthy heart by following these simple guidelines.

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Recipes

Lamb shank and vegetable soup recipe

Need a new soup recipe? This hearty lamb soup beckons with bursts of fresh vegies.

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Lifestyle

Winter bike riding tips

Tour De France winner Cadel Evans tells you how to keep bike riding through the winter months.

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Recipes

Spicy pumpkin and lentil soup recipe

Spice up your soup ideas this winter with a pumpkin and lentil soup inspired by Indian flavours.

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Experts

What pro athletes really eat

Learn why you don't need to make drastic life changes to eat a healthy, balanced diet.

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Experts

Laser eye surgery alternatives

Laser surgery not an option? Here are some alternatives.

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Recipes

Corn fritters with tangy tomato salsa recipe

These cajun-flavoured corn fritters with tomato salsa will freshen up your weeknight routine.

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Lifestyle

Healthy school lunchbox ideas

Healthy kids are happy kids with this innovative school lunch ideas.

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Experts

A guide to good guts

Protecting your gut bacteria with healthy food is vital to overall health.

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Experts

What are macronutrients?

So what exactly are macronutrients? We've got the lowdown.

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Lifestyle

7 easy ways to get active in winter

Take a look at a list of activities to keep your heart racing during the dreary winter months

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Recipes

Curried cauliflower salad recipe

A curried cauliflower salad recipe for something a little fancy.

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Recipes

Lentil soup recipe

Lentil-based dishes like this red lentil soup are not only delicious but are packed with goodness.

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Experts

The best immunity-boosting foods

Want to avoid the dreaded flu this winter? Try these immunity-boosters to strengthen your defenses.

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Recipes

Chicken and white bean casserole recipe

Try this fresh and protein-packed chicken and white bean casserole with pasta or extra vegies.

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Experts

10 tips for diabetes-friendly food

Top ten food tips to manage or prevent diabetes and enjoy a healthy life.

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Community

Hit 100: Diabetes-friendly eating made easy

Hit 100 takes the frustration out of diabetes-friendly eating for a happier, healthier life.

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Recipes

Pea and ham soup recipe

Try this take on a classic soup by seasoning with Himalayan pink salt.

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Experts

10 things you need to know about the body

Our bodies are complex, mysterious, miraculous things. Dr Bridie O'Donnell tells us how they tick.

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Lifestyle

Your quick-start guide to running training

Whether you're gearing up for a marathon or your first 5 km, prepare your mind, body and wardrobe.

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Experts

How to build mental resilience

Life has a habit of testing our limits - mental resilience is your chance to bounce back.

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Experts

Exercise for mental health treatment

Anxiety and depression can be exhausting, but exercise is one fantastic way of fighting back.

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Recipes

10 ways to enjoy sweet potato

Here are just a handful of delicious ways to use it

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Experts

8 things you should know about preventing disease

How can you lower your risk of common health conditions?

Read more
Recipes

Roasted guinea fowl, brussels sprouts, baby beets and quince recipe

A deliciously juicy dish, full of flavour and colourful veggies.

Read more
Community

How your blood can change lives

Blood is a precious resource. Here's why we should all consider donating to people in need.

Read more
Experts

10 ways to reach your running goals

Go the distance and seamlessly achieve your running goals – while protecting your body from injury.

Read more
In Brief

CareComplete: Support for chronic health conditions

How Medibank helps members with chronic health conditions take positive steps forward every day.

Read more
Travel

The best bike-friendly cities

Discover the most bike-friendly cities of the world.

Read more
Community

The healthy food gap

There is not just a healthcare gap in Indigenous communities, but a healthy food gap too.

Read more
Lifestyle

The history of the stethoscope

Brilliant ideas often spring from unlikely places, like the playful history of the stethoscope

Read more
Experts

Caring for braces

Braces will be your best friend (once they’re off your teeth). Here’s a few tips for the meantime.

Read more
Community

Onsen Ma: Soaking and shiatsu

Healing steam from the Japanese mountains settles in the Melbourne laneways Onsen Ma.

Read more
Experts

Eating for a healthy heart

Make heart-friendly food choices for a healthy heart by following these simple guidelines.

Read more
Recipes

Lamb shank and vegetable soup recipe

Need a new soup recipe? This hearty lamb soup beckons with bursts of fresh vegies.

Read more
Lifestyle

Winter bike riding tips

Tour De France winner Cadel Evans tells you how to keep bike riding through the winter months.

Read more
Recipes

Spicy pumpkin and lentil soup recipe

Spice up your soup ideas this winter with a pumpkin and lentil soup inspired by Indian flavours.

Read more
Experts

What pro athletes really eat

Learn why you don't need to make drastic life changes to eat a healthy, balanced diet.

Read more
Experts

Laser eye surgery alternatives

Laser surgery not an option? Here are some alternatives.

Read more
Recipes

Corn fritters with tangy tomato salsa recipe

These cajun-flavoured corn fritters with tomato salsa will freshen up your weeknight routine.

Read more
Lifestyle

Healthy school lunchbox ideas

Healthy kids are happy kids with this innovative school lunch ideas.

Read more
Experts

A guide to good guts

Protecting your gut bacteria with healthy food is vital to overall health.

Read more
Experts

What are macronutrients?

So what exactly are macronutrients? We've got the lowdown.

Read more
Lifestyle

7 easy ways to get active in winter

Take a look at a list of activities to keep your heart racing during the dreary winter months

Read more
Recipes

Curried cauliflower salad recipe

A curried cauliflower salad recipe for something a little fancy.

Read more
Recipes

Lentil soup recipe

Lentil-based dishes like this red lentil soup are not only delicious but are packed with goodness.

Read more
Experts

The best immunity-boosting foods

Want to avoid the dreaded flu this winter? Try these immunity-boosters to strengthen your defenses.

Read more
Recipes

Chicken and white bean casserole recipe

Try this fresh and protein-packed chicken and white bean casserole with pasta or extra vegies.

Read more
Experts

10 tips for diabetes-friendly food

Top ten food tips to manage or prevent diabetes and enjoy a healthy life.

Read more
Community

Hit 100: Diabetes-friendly eating made easy

Hit 100 takes the frustration out of diabetes-friendly eating for a happier, healthier life.

Read more
Recipes

Pea and ham soup recipe

Try this take on a classic soup by seasoning with Himalayan pink salt.

Read more
Experts

10 things you need to know about the body

Our bodies are complex, mysterious, miraculous things. Dr Bridie O'Donnell tells us how they tick.

Read more
Lifestyle

Your quick-start guide to running training

Whether you're gearing up for a marathon or your first 5 km, prepare your mind, body and wardrobe.

Read more
Experts

How to build mental resilience

Life has a habit of testing our limits - mental resilience is your chance to bounce back.

Read more
Experts

Exercise for mental health treatment

Anxiety and depression can be exhausting, but exercise is one fantastic way of fighting back.

Read more

Recommended reading - The science of food

Experts

How taste works

Interested to know how your taste buds work? We talk to the experts

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In Brief

Complete Food and Nutrition Companion

Catherine Saxelby’s latest book is your new nutrition bible.

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Experts

Busting popular food myths

Do ‘negative calorie’ foods exist? Can you blame a slow metabolism? Popular food myths busted.

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In Brief

Work-off a factor in food labelling

How long would it take you to work off your afternoon snack?

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In Brief

Food allergy knowledge, parents and schools…

Would you recognise the symptoms of an allergic reaction to food?

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Community

Google is not the same as science

Mamamia’s Mia Freedman challenges the emerging wave of ‘Google experts’.

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In Brief

Junk food and your memory

Here’s another reason to cut back on foods high in sugar and saturated fat.

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Experts

How unhealthy is fast food?

Professor David Cameron-Smith weighs up the nutritional value of fast food to assess.

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Experts

Food for healthy eyes

Ophthalmologist Dr Eric Mayer gives us some food for thought on nourishing our eyes.

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Experts

Decoding food labels

Four simple tips for understanding the wealth of nutritional information on packaged food products

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Experts

What drives our food choices?

From mood to cost to nutritional value, a complex variety of factors influences what we eat

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Lifestyle

What’s the healthiest takeaway food?

Some nights, a home cooked meal isn't going to happen. Here's how to make the best takeaway choices

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Experts

Will the real superfoods please stand up?

What's a ‘superfood’, really? An expert examines them to see which are worth the hype

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Experts

Why vegetables are the real superfoods

The health benefits of vegetables are here to stay.

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Experts

Eggs – good or bad for you?

How healthy are eggs? Research says there's no reason to be scared of these nutrient-rich gems

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Experts

How fermented foods can boost your health

Another over-hyped fad? Not quite. There is some good science behind the fever for fermented food

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Experts

5 reasons not to cut grains from your diet

Fibre-rich whole grains are vital to a balanced diet. Accredited Dietitan Tim Cassettari explains

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Experts

The brain-boosting diet

Nourish your brain for better focus, memory and mood with these delicious and nutritious foods.

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Experts

Super-foods!

Your mum was right, eat your greens!

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