While I write this, Aussie strawberries are under threat. Someone has deliberately sabotaged one of our favourite fruits and it has had a devastating knock-on effect on our farmers. I watched a farmer speak about the impact it has had on his farm and his family. He urged Aussies to continue to eat strawberries, using the line ‘cut ’em up, don't cut ’em out’.
This message really resonated with me. There’s no need to stop eating strawberries completely. Instead, simply cut them up to ensure they are safe to eat.
This level-headed approach reminded me of the ‘swap it, don't stop it‘ campaign, which encourages you to make small changes to improve your health, without losing the foods you love.
Healthy Food Guide follows a similar balanced view. We don't believe that you have to cut out entire food groups or follow fad diets to be healthy (see page 18), but we do realise there's a lot of confusion out there about just what’s healthy, especially in the supermarket.
To make it easier, we uncover the healthiest products in our 2018 Healthy Food Guide Awards (p31). And, while you’re shopping for our winning products, why not support our farmers and pick up a punnet of strawberries too!
Enjoy the issue!