With our inaugural Prevent & Heal issue, I want to get back to what our definition of clean eating was created to do. It’s about balance and nourishment. It’s about food as a social connector, bringing friends and family together to enjoy and share. It’s about fueling your body with foods that are as close to nature as possible.
Supporting our communities and honoring the plants and well-raised animals that give their lives to nourish us. It’s about eating delicious, soul-satisfying foods and never depriving yourself. Yes, it also means enjoying that glass of wine and piece of cake every now and then.
Above all, it’s about meeting the demands of this crazy life with meals that provide all-day energy and that counteract the strains you put on your body and your health by healing and protecting you with every nutrient-dense bite.We created this issue knowing that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says that every year, up to 40% of deaths from the five leading causes of disease in the US are preventable. When you consider that nearly half of your fate – when it comes to disease – can be influenced by your environment, lifestyle and the foods you consume, it makes you think a little longer about your next meal. And not in an obsessive kind of way – that is never the intention here. More so in a “I’d like to live long enough to dance with my son at his wedding” or “It would be great to watch my grandchildren have kids of their own” way. And that is a very healthy thing to strive for so long as you cut yourself some slack here and there.
We want to give you the tools to eat clean and help you understand how foods can enrich your health and your life. It’s about improving your relationship with food. Not the other way around.
Plus, I’m thrilled to introduce the Clean Eating Academy, CE’s very own online cooking school, to help take your health-focused career or home-cooking skills to impressive new heights. The first course launches September 28. Register now.
– Alicia Rewega, Editor-in-Chief
20 LIFE-EXTENDING MEDITERRANEAN FOODS
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