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Clean Eating

Clean Eating April 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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1 min.
dig into more ce

We’re thrilled to announce that our website has a whole new look and feel. Feast your eyes on bigger, beautiful photos, find more of what you love thanks to a cleaner, user-friendly design and enjoy a faster mobile experience so you can get inspired (and shop for what you need) on the go. MEAL PLANS It’s easy to eat clean when you download one of our many meal plans and shopping lists. Choose from Paleo, energy-boosting, vegetarian, gluten-free plans and much more. Go to cleaneating.com/ meal-plans. 10 WAYS EATING GREEN CAN KEEP YOU LEAN Lose weight and reduce your carbon footprint? You bet. America’s Green Nutritionist Kate Geagan explains how you can transform your life and your world for the better, one plate at a time. cleaneating.com/getlean 7 SUPERFOOD SMOOTHIE BOWLS Start your day off right…

3 min.
slim, savor & nourish

Welcome to our annual weight-loss issue. Readers loved last year’s “Drop 5 Lbs in 2 Weeks” meal plan, so it’s back again by popular demand on page 80. For more healthy, slimming hacks, flip to page 38, where dietitians Erin Macdonald and Tiffani Bachus explain the gut-weight connection and how nourishing your microbiome could be the missing link between you and your healthiest weight. Even if you’re already there, gut health is a top concern for readers, and this story warrants a read for all of its sound advice for balancing healthy bacteria to fight inflammation, improve digestion and brain function and strengthen your immune system. Recently, my husband and I made the switch to a mostly Paleo diet based on how positively our minds and bodies respond to fewer grains…

3 min.
letters & advisory board

Q/ What is sous vide cooking? -LAUREN HUDSON, PHILADELPHIA, PA A/ Sous vide is a French cooking technique in which food is placed in a vacuum-sealed pouch and steamed in a water bath for typically 1 to 8 hours (depending on the type of food). The end result is perfectly and evenly cooked food with locked-in flavor. Unlike other cooking methods that require higher heats to achieve that target, sous vide is a foolproof method that cooks to the precise internal temperature every time. Start with poultry, eggs, fish and steak (but keep in mind searing is an extra step if you want your food to brown or have a crispy outside). Cooking sous vide reduces the likelihood of under- or overcooked foods; however, you’ll need additional equipment to execute it. - HEATHER…

3 min.
get your fry on

Chile Cheese Polenta Fries HEALTH BENEFIT: Whole-grain cornmeal contains a high concentration of the carotenoids lutein and zeaxanthin. These carotenoids protect your peepers from harmful blue light and decrease your chances of developing age-related macular degeneration. Sumac Fries HEALTH BENEFIT: Russet potatoes are a rich source of the water-soluble vitamin B6, which is necessary for red blood cell formation and for brain and nervous system health. Harissa Carrot Fries HEALTH BENEFIT: These carrot fries provide a boost of antioxidants, including the nutrient beta-carotene, which is converted to vitamin A in the body. The vitamin contributes to the health of your skin, eyes and immune system. Sumac Fries SERVES 4 to 6. 1¼ lb scrubbed Russet potatoes, skin on 1 tbsp olive oil 1 tsp sea salt 1½ tsp red sumac, or to taste 1. Preheat oven to 425°F. Meanwhile, cut potatoes into ¼ x 3-inch…

2 min.
the mineral of life

That’s the number of minutes of moderate-paced exercise you need per day to fight inflammation, according to researchers at the University of California San Diego School of Medicine. Senior study author Suzi Hong, PhD, of the Department of Psychiatry and the Department of Family Medicine and Public Health at UC San Diego School of Medicine, says the team's findings may one day lead to new therapies for those suff ering from obesity and chronic inflammatory conditions such as fibromyalgia. Adding to the already-proven benefits of exercise, which include cardiovascular support and weight management, the researchers found that one 20-minute block of moderate-paced exercise (such as fast walking) activates the immune system, which produces an antiinflammatory response. During this response, the body’s cells produce small secreted proteins called cytokines. One such…

1 min.
supercharge your gut

1. DRINK TO YOUR GUT HEALTH Yogi Cinnamon Berry Probiotic Balance Tea combines the heat-stable probiotic GanedenBC30 with aromatics such as hawthorn berry, hibiscus flower, Korakundah black tea leaf, cayenne and cardamom. $5, yogiproducts.com 2. HEALING HYDRATOR One bottle of Suja Juice Orange Ginger Pineapple Pressed Probiotic Water contains 2 billion vegan probiotic colonyforming units (CFUs) and loads of fruity flavor from organic orange, pineapple and ginger juices. $3, sujajuice.com for where to buy 3. STRAIGHT TO YOUR GUT Farmhouse Culture Garlic Dill Pickle Gut Shots commingles both tangy and fermented ingredients such as garlic, dill, cabbage, cucumber and sea salt to emulate the taste of homemade pickles, with 10 billion CFUs per serving. $6, farmhouseculture.com 4. HEALTHY INDULGENCE Adding a daily serving of Sakara Chocolate Probiotics nourishes your microbiome with 10 billion active bacterial cells. This…