Food & Wine
Clean Eating

Clean Eating October 2017

Clean Eating magazine is about consuming food in its most natural state, or as close to it as possible. It’s a lifestyle approach to food and its preparation, leading to an improved life. Each issue is filled with a variety of delicious, wholesome, low-fat, and easily made recipes that can be shared with friends and family.

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2 min.
join our 45-day health & happiness challenge

This 45-day preholiday transformation takes a hands-on approach to expertly guide you through a complete holistic health journey. Whatever your goal – to boost energy, slim down, remove sugar from your diet, cook and eat cleaner for improved health – our two industry-leading coaches will lead you every step of the way with six energizing weeks of cooking, clean eating, movement and mindfulness. MEET: KATE GEAGAN GOCLEAN45 NUTRITION COACH Award-winning registered dietitian, Clean Eating columnist and author of Go Green Get Lean, Kate’s life mission is to empower eaters to make better, healthier and more sustainable choices. She brings a welcome, balanced calm to the noise of “dieting” with her sensible approach to food. As she says, “What I believe is simple: You should love the food you eat.” MEET: GILLIAN MANDICH GOCLEAN45 LIFESTYLE COACH A…

3 min.
it’s time for a change

After a summer of cookouts, frozen treats and lazy days on the beach, it’s likely your body can use a hard reset – I know mine can. Over the course of the summer, I ate clean – and then not-so-clean – in spontaneous spurts. I exercised… and then didn’t exercise, with no real consistency. I didn’t put unnecessary pressure on myself, though; I needed a break from strict routine. But it’s definitely time to reignite my motivation and get inspired to crank health back up to its full potential. And what better way to do so than with our healthiest issue of the year, The Superfoods Issue. Start by adding the most potent superfoods to your daily diet with “The 10 Healthiest Foods of the Year” on page 40. It’s full…

3 min.
letters & advisory board

Q/ Does food combining really help with digestion? _ SARAH THOMAS, EDMONTON, AB A/ Food combining is a philosophical approach, not a scientifically proven method. Many variables impact digestion such as the type of food and amount consumed, size of meals, medications, sleep and stress. However, combining food groups such as carbohydrates with either protein or fat (for example, fresh berries with yogurt) is beneficial for regulating blood sugar. Many studies show synergistic effects when these food groups are eaten together. If you have specific digestive concerns, it can be useful to log your food intake, the time of the meal and your symptoms. Digestion is complex and the true triggers are not always obvious. Meeting with a gastrointestinal specialist or a registered dietitian-nutritionist can help determine tests and dietary strategies to…

3 min.
3 ways with superfood lattes

Toasted Coconut Spirulina Latte HEALTH BENEFIT: This latte gets its bright hue from spirulina, an incredibly nutrient-dense blue-green algae that's rich in antioxidants, chlorophyll, beta-carotene, iron, vitamin K, amino acids and the fatty acid gamma-linolenic acid (GLA). Turmeric Ginger Latte HEALTH BENEFIT: The golden spice is a potent antioxidant with anti-inflammatory effects. Studies show that turmeric can help relieve symptoms of osteoarthritis and digestive disorders such as irritable bowel syndrome. Plus, it’s packed with manganese, a mineral that helps with wound healing and blood sugar control. Acai Basil Latte HEALTH BENEFIT: Hailing from the Amazon rain forest, antioxidant-rich acai berry offers fiber and plant-based omega-3, -6 and -9 fatty acids. It contains a class of antioxidants called anthocyanins, plant pigments that have been associated with a reduced risk of heart disease. Turmeric Ginger Latte SERVES 1. ½ tsp…

1 min.
throw fat off your scent

If you’ve ever plugged your nose and taken a bite of an onion, you know how tightly the senses of smell and taste are intertwined. But the link may be even closer than imagined. Scientists at the University of California, Berkeley, have found that when the sense of smell in mice was intact, they gained twice as much weight as scentdeprived mice, even though they ate the same amount of fatty food. Moreover, mice with a heightened sense of smell gained even more weight on a high-fat diet than mice with a normal sense of smell who were on the same diet. The fact that those equipped with better olfactory receptors are more inclined to gain weight, paired with evidence that the elderly who lose their sense of smell tend…

1 min.
who you are predicts what you eat

When it comes to predicting unhealthy eating habits, who you are matters more than where you shop. RAND Corporation researchers found that being older, male and college educated were linked with eating more fruits and vegetables. Being male and not having a college degree were associated with greater consumption of unhealthy foods. The researchers studied the eating and shopping habits of two neighborhoods in Pittsburgh, both situated in a food desert, an area that has limited access to fresh produce and other wholesome foods. Participants were the primary food shoppers in their household and were predominantly women. However, researchers found that men consumed more fruits and vegetables and more unhealthy food than women, and that this might reflect that men tend to eat more than women. “We didn’t expect that individual…