WellesleyWeston Magazine

SPRING 2017

Launched in 2005, WellesleyWeston Magazine is a quarterly publication tailored to Wellesley and Weston residents and edited to enrich the experience of living in two of Massachusetts' most desirable communities.

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it's better to eat the whole egg for absorption purposes. I also encourage people to eat whole fat milk and yogurt. When they skim the fat off of the dairy, they replace it with other substances that are not healthy to make it tasty. It is better to eat the whole fat and perhaps eat less of it." Inflammation in the body is a specific issue that Ghosh spends a lot of time discussing with her clients and addressing in their diets. "The root cause of many diseases is inflammation in the body," she says. The typical American diet can be acidic. It is grain and dairy heavy. Processed or fried foods, often high in trans fats and sugar, can induce inflam- mation by damaging cells in the lining of blood vessels. Foods that combat inflammation include leafy green vegetables, fruits, olive oil, nuts, and fatty fish. Leafy greens for example help combat this inflam- mation. "Coconut oil is great too," she says. "I bake with it, roast my veggies in it, and add it to smoothies." In addition to coconut oil and leafy greens, Ghosh also promotes eating probiotics to counteract inflammation in the digestive tract. "Our immune system is largely in the digestive tract. If your gut is not doing well, it can lead to allergies and inflammation. It is good to take probiotic supplements and eat probiotic rich foods like raw sauer- kraut, kimchi, kefir, and yogurt as they restore digestive health and in turn help strengthen immunity," she says. Bone broth has also been shown to help boost immunity, particularly when it comes to upper respiratory infections, and it may help replace electrolytes after exercise. Ghosh points out that it is now readily available at grocery stores but it's easy to make your own. "I will make my own by adding all my chicken bones to a slow cooker with water and cook it for 15 hours or so." Ghosh concludes in stating, "When people think of diets or healthy eating, they think of elimination. I want to encourage people to look at it from another perspective. Let's add to your diet. You can eat red meat, but let's pick high quality grass fed meat and add some extra greens. Starting with a small change now can lead to bigger changes in the future. I prefer this method as it is more sustainable than crazy diets and bouncing back and forth. Healthy eating is meant to be and needs to be sustainable, so start with what you are comfortable." Perhaps, as a result of all the information that Freeman and Ghosh have shared, there is a small step that we can add to our diets this spring. 196 W e l l e s l e y W e s t o n M a g a z i n e | s p r i n g 2 0 1 7 Sandrine Ghosh's Favorite Food Blogs: n wellandgood.com n deliciouslyella.com n thehealthychef.com n nutritionstripped.com n cookieandkate.com n loveandlemons.com n mynewroots.org n rubiesandradishes.com n sproutedkitchen.com Contact Details: JULIE FREEMAN, MA RD, LD, RYT Integrative Nutritionist Feel Great Look Great Nutrition Services www.juliefreeman.net SANDRINE GHOSH Eat Clean Nutrition www.eatcleanmarin.com P H O T O S B Y M E D I A B A K E R Y food & wine "a small change now can lead to bigger changes in the future"

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