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Sugar, veganısm, clean eating and you

Like us, you love your food. Indeed, never has food been such a big part of our culture – witness the constant flow of new cookbooks, the millions of followers for #foodporn, the fact there’s always a cookery show on TV, somewhere. But as much as we love food, we’re confused by the messages around it. So in our first food survey, we asked what you really thought about healthy eating – the results surprised us

Sure, you’re healthy readers, so you’re pretty clued up. In our survey, most of you cite the Mediterranean diet as your favourite way of eating – great news, as it’s backed up by numerous expert studies. Most of you choose nuts and fruits as your favourite snacks over crisps and biscuits. And most of you describe yourselves as ‘somewhat healthy’ – which, ironically, seems like the most balanced, healthiest way to view yourself.

But – only 35 per cent are confident you know what a healthy diet is. A significant 86 per cent felt healthy eating information is always changing (perhaps the two stats are related). And the biggest surprise was your response to ‘Do you think “clean eating” is healthy?’. A massive 53 per cent said ‘I’m not sure/I don’t know’. Hundreds of comments swung between ‘Cutting out processed food must be good’ to ‘Can lead to obsessive eating and restricting nutrients’ to ‘What on earth is ‘clean eating?’.

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Eat yourself healthier this autumn with our special Food Issue! Inside, you’ll find delicious recipes to help you fight off colds, beat the bloat and get glowing skin. We reveal the results of our food survey – including what you really think about the trend for clean eating – and launch our #snackhappy campaign. Plus, how to recharge your sex drive, cut your breast cancer risk and the truth about feeling low in winter. Find out more in the brand new issue of Healthy!
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