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Clean Eating

Clean Eating October 2015

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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in this issue

1 min.
what’s fresh at cleaneating.com

Clean Eating Fans Have Spoken Do you go meatless once or twice a week? Why or why not? I try to do it more and more! Having a veggie taco now! Yum! – Yolanda Garcia Davern Only eat meat one to two times per week. Some weeks none at all. – Kylie Bolan Yes! I do it for environmental/sustainability purposes. – Erin Lalonde Always have. Mom thought a big Sunday pot roast was best followed by a veggie meal. Nothing tastes good if eaten constantly. – @jayohnie Follow us on:…

3 min.
the intention behind clean

An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. Sure, maybe Benjamin Franklin wasn’t talking about health at all when he first uttered that now-famous proverb (apparently he was talking about fire safety), but those words are precisely why you eat clean: to protect your health and do your very best to thwart potential health problems and illness down the road. The vast majority of our readers tell us that overall health and disease prevention is the number one reason they eat clean and read this magazine. This is particularly interesting to me, especially lately, because there’s a trending discussion swirling around the “health and dieting” culture, casting a wide net on cleansers, dieters, organic devotees, juicers and even clean eaters, labeling them “orthorexics.” By definition, orthorexia is an extreme…

2 min.
meet our experts

Q: How can I cut onions without getting teary-eyed? — TALIA ROSS, SPOKANE, WA A: When you cut into an onion, its enzymes react with amino acids to create sulfur compounds that can reach your tear ducts and cause tears. This can be an uncomfortable feeling, but it can be minimized in a couple of ways. First, use a sharp knife to slice and chop as it will reduce the pressure you need to slice. If it’s sharp enough, it slices through the onion’s cells more easily. On the contrary, if it isn’t sharp, you’ll need to place more downward pressure. This bursts the cells and spreads the compounds further into the air, causing discomfort and tears. Another way to minimize tearing is to refrigerate onions for 30 minutes before cutting them.…

2 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, leading to an improved life – one meal at a time. 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 two liters of water a day, preferably from a reusable canteen, not plastic; we’re friends of the environment here!…

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ERIN MCKENNA FOUNDER OF ERIN MCKENNA’S BAKERY NEW YORK CITY, NY In 2005, Erin McKenna created the world’s first vegan, gluten-free bakery, Erin McKenna’s Bakery (formerly known as BabyCakes NYC), with the goal of making “eating vegan and gluten-free fun and delicious.” For McKenna, featured in “Cooking With” (p. 32), “clean eating is eating from the earth with as few ingredients as possible,” she says. “I eat clean most of the time!” MARILYN DUNPHY FOOD STYLIST TORONTO, ON Marilyn Dunphy says one of her favorite parts of her job is "the team effort and collaboration that comes with working with a group of talented people." In addition to food-styling "Eat More Plants" on page 54, her work has appeared on the web and on TV. As an avid gardener and collector of vintage kitchen gadgets, Dunphy says…

3 min.
we hear you!

Tell us what you thought of this issue by emailing us at CEeditorial@aimmedia.com. Plus, get bonus recipes and more clean-eating content on social media. GENDER MATTERS I am a 71-year-old man and was reading the “Ask Me Anything" column in a past issue in which Jonny Bowden cited a study saying, “Overweight women given 2 tablespoons of coconut oil daily over the course of 12 weeks lost inches from their waist and also improved their HDL (good) cholesterol profile.” I love your mag and buy it all the time, but wish you would include study results for men as well as women. I realize that some things work on one gender and not so well on the other, so I feel this should be made clear in the article. If the article…