Superfoods for Every Foodie
What is a superfood anyway? These days, it’s such a ubiquitous term that you probably can’t help but wonder, “Is it really that super? What makes it so?” And it’s a fair question. I can’t speak for all publishers or food brands that employ the term, but I can certainly speak for Clean Eating. The process for proclaiming a food “super” first starts out with our team consulting our advisory board and gathering responses on what they consider the most nutrient-dense and of-the-moment foods. We then take the most overlapped suggestions from panel to research and distill the short list until we have a tight crop of nutritional heavyweights that the science simply can’t deny. Every fall, we round up 10 of the most healing and preventative foods of the year, but this time, we decided to shake things up a little. Instead of covering the slightly more exotic superfoods du jour (we’re looking at you, camu camu), we opted for everyday superfoods you’re probably already eating – and that are super-easy to find – so you can learn a little more about these underrated heroes and make room for them at your table more often. For those of you who like to elevate your wellness agenda with even more fervor, we’ve got you, too. This issue is loaded with recipes, tips and tricks to power and protect you. Hoping you find some inspiration within.
LET’S GET SUPER
Discover this year’s top 5 everyday superfoods and additions for the wellness overachiever on page 40. Up your immunity, energy and prevention game by adding supplements to your cooking (page 66) and create a protective force field around your health with our healing spice blends on page 62.
Make weeknight cooking fast, easy and virtually cleanup-free with our 1-pot Dutch oven cooking on page 52, and take the guesswork out of meal planning and shopping with our 2-week, preholiday kickoff Clean 14 meal plan on page 74.
What’s radical transparency, and how will it affect you? Do your mitochondria hold the key to all-day energy, and should you consider carb cycling to promote fat loss and brain-sharpening ketosis? These are the hot topics we’re geeking out over this issue.