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AVERYHAPPYCOINCIDENCE
WhileI wasshopping,anothercustomeraccidentallyput
a copyofNovember’sHFGinmytrolley.I wasgoingtoput
it backwhenI gottothetill,butdecidedtobuyit anyway.
AndI’msogladI did.Whataninterestingmagazine– it couldhavebeen
writtenjustforme!I readeveryarticlewithinterestasI havefamilyand
friendswhoareaffectedbyalmosteverythingdiscussedintheissue.
A fewweeksagomybloodpressurerosetoanalarming180/50and
I wasencouragedtotrytheDASHdiettoimproveit.WhileI wasa little
sceptical,I waseventuallyamazedthatafterjustoneweekmyBPwas
downto128/73.And,eventhoughmycaloriecountformostdaysis
around2,000kcal,I’velostnearlya stonewithhardlyanyeffort.
I amnowdesperatefornewrecipesthatare
DASHdietappropriate.I boughta fewbooks
online– butI onlyrealisedtheyhadUS
measurementsoncethey’darrived.Doyou
haveanynutritionistapprovedrecipesyou
couldrecommend?ANNE,VIAEMAIL

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EditorMelaniesays:Weagree– purchasing single-use plastic is not
ideal.Wewouldalwaysrecommendbuying larger quantities of grains
andcookingathomewherepossible,and take this as understood within
eachrecipemethod.However,wethink it’s important to include healthy
optionsforthosewholackconfidence in the kitchen, are adapting to
a newdietorfindthemselveseatingaround a busy schedule. We hope
peoplewillmakeanefforttoditchtheplastic whenever they can.

EditorMelaniesays:We’resopleasedHFGfellintoyourtrolley!This
month,AmandaUrsellinvestigatesSuperDiets,oneofwhichis DASH.
Sheincludes3 recipes,butyou’llfindplentymoreathealthyfood.co.uk.

SWEETENER
SUBSTITUTE
I would like to make the
flourless chocolate cake from
the November issue, but I’m
having trouble finding Natvia
sweetener locally. What
other sweeteners would you
recommend as a substitute?
CAROL, VIA EMAIL

Recipe consultant Phil says:
Any other granulated
sweetener that resembles
sugar should work. Total
Sweet xylitol would be fine,
for example Just avoid those
that come in a powdery form.

POUCHESANDTHEPLANET
I haverecentlyre-subscribedtoHFGbecause I enjoy discovering
andreadingaboutdifferenthealthtopics/recipes/fitness and
environmentalissuesregardingfoodin general. However, last month
I wasverydisappointedtoseethatthe recipes included ‘pouches’ of
readytoheatriceandgrains.Surelywe should be encouraging people
tobuylargerquantitiesoftheseingredients to reduce the purchase
ofsingle-useplastic?Plus,quinoaand rice aren’t exactly difficult or
time-consumingtocook.DAWN,VIAEMAIL

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