Learn how to tackle IBS with these simple strategies

Have you struggled with your digestion for a long time? You are not alone. Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) is the most common functional gastrointestinal (GI) disorder. According to the International Foundation of Functional Gastrointestinal Disorders, IBS affects between 25 and 45 million people in the United States, about 2/3 of which people are female. So what is IBS?

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How to build the perfect salad in 7 simple steps

Now that the weather is warming up, it’s the perfect time to enjoy big leafy green salads for lunch or dinner. The raw veggies are cooling and hydrating on hot days, especially when you’ve been in the sun or working out a lot. Salads can help cleanse, alkalize and reduce inflammation in the body. Creating the perfect salad is all about the variety and balance of ingredients that you choose.

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Post-workout smoothie with moringa

When you first glance at moringa powder you may mistake it for matcha, thanks to its rich green color. While these are two different supplements, moringa is proving to have as many noteworthy benefits for the body. Even healthy choices like exercise can cause inflammation, which may be part of the reason you feel fatigued and sore after a particularly tough workout. That’s why we created this post-workout smoothie.

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Powerful maca smoothie for hormone-balance

You already add moringa to your favorite smoothie and finally swapped matcha for coffee, but have you tried maca? Maca, a cruciferous vegetable related to broccoli and cauliflower, is exclusively grown at high altitudes in Peru and has been cultivated and used as medicine for thousands of years. Only in the past decade has maca infiltrated the modern health and wellness scene, where it has become celebrated for its natural ability to help balance hormones and libido in men and women.

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Move over banana bread, pear bread is here

Banana bread is a beloved baked good, thanks to its sweet flavor and moist texture. We’ve made our own version here at Clean Program. Introducing your new fave: pear bread. We remove bananas during our 21-day Cleanse since they can have a dramatic impact on blood sugar levels. Pears are an excellent replacement and result in an equally tasty bread that serves as the perfect breakfast or dessert.

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Is the mediterranean diet compatible with eating clean?

Some diets go just as quickly as they come, but the Mediterranean Diet seems like it is here to stay. Let’s be real though, it’s more like a lifestyle than a diet (probably why it continues to be loved by many). Overall, the Mediterranean Diet emphasizes the consumption of foods high in omega-3s and healthy fats, like fish and olive oil, and lots of plant-based whole foods like nuts, grains, legumes, fruits, and veggies.

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