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Clean Eating

Clean Eating May 2018

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

7 Hearty Spring Salads It’s the perfect time to turn seasonal produce into a satisfying meal. These crisp salads are all deliciously hearty with loads of fiber and protein and can be made in 30 minutes or less. cleaneating.com/springsalads 5 BEST-EVER BURGERS Is a Memorial Day cookout – or any cookout for that matter – complete without hamburgers? We don’t think so! Here are 5 juicy and delicious burger variations to help you celebrate the start of spring. cleaneating.com/burgers DIY NONTOXIC CLEANERS The key ingredients you need to clean your home just might be hiding in your pantry. cleaneating.com/diycleaners DON’T MISS A THING Did you know you can get the best of Clean Eating delivered straight to your inbox each week? Sign up to receive our top recipes, important health news and exclusive expert tips at cleaneating.com/newsletter. Follow…

2 min.
heal from within

Two words on everyone’s lips that are completely transforming the frontiers of health these days are “gut health.” It’s the number one health concern and area of interest for Clean Eating readers, but microbiome intrigue completely transcends the Clean Eating sphere – and for good reason. A flourishing gut directly impacts the vitality of your immune system and has the ability to boost and stabilize mood, prevent disease, influence weight, affect heart health, fuel energy and potentially extend life. On the flip side, a neglected gut has been scientifically tied to all sorts of fallout including autoimmune diseases and sensitivities, depression, cognitive decline and more. The good news is that there is so much you can do to fix and nourish a thriving gut starting right now. We collected all the…

2 min.
letters & advisory board

Q/ Are vegan omega-3s just as effective as fish oil? A/ Fish oil–based omega-3s have been heavily studied for their anti-inflammatory properties and for their benefits for heart, brain and eye health. But plant-based alternatives have been less promising. While nuts, seeds and their oils contain omega-3s in the form of alpha linolenic acid (ALA), ALA’s conversion into beneficial docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) and eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) is inefficient. A better alternative is algae oil, which studies have found to be just as well-absorbed as fish oil. However, many algae oils lack sufficient amounts of EPA, so they may not be as effective as fish oil for every health concern. Before supplementing with a vegan omega-3, speak with your health-care practitioner. – KATHRIN BRUNNER We Hear You! More Meal Plans, Please! I am a new subscriber…

1 min.
meet our experts

kathrin brunner CNP Clean Eating’s “Clean Living” columnist, nutritionist and yoga teacher. Brunner teaches at The Institute of Holistic Nutrition and has a private practice that offers a variety of workshops, corporate talks and yoga classes. erin macdonald RDN tiffani bachus RDN Clean Eating Academy instructors, co-owners of the U Rock Girl nutrition and training program (URockGirl.com), registered dietitians and nutrition, fitness and wellness experts. heather bainbridge BSc, MA, EdM, RD, CDN Certified dietitian-nutritionist and registered dietitian who specializes in counseling clients to achieve a healthier weight and improve conditions including type 2 diabetes and heart disease. jonny bowden PhD, CNS Board-certified nutrition specialist, motivational speaker, author and expert in the areas of weight loss and health. pamela salzman BA, MBA Clean Eating’s Contributing Culinary Nutritionist, Clean Eating Academy instructor, natural foods cooking instructor and holistic health counselor. Her blog,…

4 min.
3 ways with   adaptogenic mushrooms

Reishi Golden Milk Nightcap SERVES 2. 1 cup full-fat coconut milk, well blended1 cup unsweetened plain almond milk1 tbsp minced fresh ginger1 tbsp minced fresh turmericPinch ground black pepperSmall pinch pink Himalayan or sea salt, optional1 tsp reishi mushroom powder1 tbsp raw honey 1. In a saucepan, combine milks, ginger, turmeric, pepper and salt. Bring to a simmer over medium-low heat, whisking occasionally. Turn off heat, cover and let stand for 5 minutes. 2. In a high-speed blender, add milk mixture, reishi powder and honey; blend until smooth. Serve warm. PER SERVING (1⅓ cup): Calories: 282, Total Fat: 26 g, Sat. Fat: 21.5 g, Monounsaturated Fat: 2 g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 1 g, Carbs: 14 g, Fiber: 1 g, Sugars: 9 g, Protein: 3 g, Sodium: 106 mg, Cholesterol: 0 mg Shiitake “BLT” Sandwich SERVES 2. 6 oz thinly…

2 min.
medicinal mushrooms

TURKEY TAIL HEALTH BENEFITS: A drug derived from turkey tail mushrooms is a component of cancer treatment in several countries. Trials in patients with colorectal, gastric and lung cancers have suggested that turkey tail extracts could boost immune function and improve survival in these patients. TRY: Turkey tail powder can be taken to help improve the defences of your immune system and reduce the chances of getting the cold or flu. WE RECOMMEND: Om Turkey Tail ($25, ommushrooms.com) REISHI HEALTH BENEFITS: An important immune-boosting effect of reishi mushrooms is enhancing the activity of natural killer (NK) cells, which has been shown in human studies. NK cells are immune cells that attack cancerous and virus-infected cells. Trials in patients with cancer suggest that reishi supplementation may help to enhance the efficacy of chemotherapy. TRY:…