Food & Wine
Clean Eating

Clean Eating May 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 at cleaneating.com

NEWSLETTER Did you know you can receive the best of Clean Eating every week in your inbox? Don’t miss our top recipes, step-by-step tutorials, the latest health news and tested tips from our expert contributors. Maximize your clean-eating lifestyle. Sign up for our newsletter at cleaneating.com/newsletter. 7 WHOLESOME WAYS TO FEEL SLIMMER Looking for natural ways to look and feel your best before plunging into summer? These supplements and herbs can conquer belly bloat and keep you energized for the longer days ahead. cleaneating.com/ slimmingsources MAKE YOUR OWN ALMOND MILK You know it’s clean when you make it yourself. And whipping up fresh, nutritious nut milk at home is a cinch! All you need is a blender, a nut bag and some almonds. Get cracking: cleaneating.com/almondmilk. Follow us on: Facebook.com/cleaneatingmag Twitter.com/cleaneatingmag Pinterest.com/cleaneatingmag Instagram.com/cleaneatingmag YouTube com/cleaneatingmag BRUNCH PHOTO BY GIBSON & SMITH, ENERGY…

2 min.
your whole- life reset

Ready for a reboot? This issue takes a threepronged approach to spring cleaning with low-effort, big-impact changes you can make in your home, to your diet, with the products you buy and the supplements you take to ensure you are surrounding yourself, your family and your inner and outer body with nothing but the purest and cleanest, so you can live your best, toxin-free life. There’s so much inspiration in this issue to take your health to new heights. After taking a closer look at your home’s health to make some simple changes that yield big benefits on page 74, head on over to page 82 and get excited to kick off the #Clean14 with us. Our very first eating challenge strips away everything but nutritious vegetables, fruits, nuts, seeds, healthy fats…

1 min.
what is clean eating?

The soul of clean eating is consuming food the way nature delivered it, or as close to it as possible. It is not a diet; it’s a lifestyle approach to food and its preparation. It's about eating real food, for a healthy, happy life. Eat five to six times a day – three meals and two to three small snacks. Include a lean protein, plenty of fresh fruit and vegetables, and a complex carbohydrate with each meal. This keeps your body energized and burning calories efficiently all day long. Choose organic whenever possible. If your budget limits you, make meat, eggs, dairy and the Dirty Dozen (ewg.org/foodnews) your organic priorities. Drink at least 2 liters of water a day, preferably from a reusable canteen, not plastic; we’re friends of the environment here! Limit your alcohol…

2 min.
letters & advisory board

Q/ Can eating a gluten-free diet lead to elevated mercury and arsenic levels? – RUSSELL MACINNIS, CHICAGO, IL A/ That’s the way the media spun it, but it’s not entirely accurate. The study, published in the journal Epidemiology and entitled “The Unintended Consequences of a Gluten-Free Diet,” found that rice and rice products frequently contain high levels of mercury and arsenic. Rice flour is also a common ingredient in processed gluten-free foods. The media made it seem as if high mercury levels are caused by not eating gluten, which is like saying that avoiding diet soda causes obesity. If you decide to replace gluten with processed gluten-free foods or load up on a ton of rice, then yes, there might be a problem. But a gluten-free diet can also include other grains…

1 min.
we hear you!

WEBSITE PRAISE I absolutely LOVE the new look of your website! It is clean looking and modern. It looks great! – Heather Chalmers, Calgary, AB ECO-CONSCIOUS PARADOX In “Cool Beans” (p. 54, March 2017), you recommend using zip-top bags. There’s nothing wrong with freezing beans in glass bowls. On page 8, you promote drinking 2 liters of water per day – not from plastic – because “we’re friends of the environment here!” Conflicting statements will be caught – please make certain your message is consistent. – Vicki Moseley, Cincinnati, OH EDITOR’S NOTE: CE recommends the use of eco-friendly cookware whenever possible – we appreciate you pointing out the oversight. RENEWED LOVE I have been getting Clean Eating magazine since 2009. I wasn’t going to renew my subscription until I got the March 2017 issue. Of course, the recipes are always good, but…

3 min.
bits & bites

Are you turned off by the taste of bitter foods like green vegetables, coffee and grapefruit? You could be one of the 25% of the population known as “supertasters,” meaning you may be genetically predisposed to be more sensitive to foods with strong or bitter flavors. When students in England took part in a study to prove a link between genetics and food preferences, however, they also discovered that, with continued exposure, some people can learn to like their greens. In a collaboration between BBC Learning and Coventry University’s Centre for Technology Enabled Health Research (CTEHR), the students, aged nine to 11, were separated into two groups; one group ate a piece of kale every day for 15 days, while the other group ate raisins. Over that period, the number of…