Clean Cuisine is not low-fat, low-carb, gluten-free, vegan, vegetarian, Paleo, or raw. And it is absolutely not a fad diet. Rather, Clean Cuisine is an anti-inflammatory, nutrient-rich way of eating based on unrefined “whole foods,” with a heavy emphasis on plants (beans, nuts, fruits, vegetables, seeds, etc.)
Eating Clean Cuisine means choosing foods in their most natural and nutrient-rich state. For example, unpasteurized “whole orange juice” made from peeled whole oranges is far more nutritious and offers countless more phytonutrients, fiber, antioxidants and vitamins when compared to processed pasteurized orange juice. It is even far better than the super fresh trendy pressed raw juices that are currently all the rage. Whole olives or whole flaxseeds are always going to be more nutritious than their oils. Corn on the cob will always be a better choice from a nutrition standpoint than corn flakes or corn puffs. Making these subtle food distinctions and choosing foods in their most natural and unrefined state dramatically increases the overall nutritional value of your diet and does wonders to reduce inflammation and improve your health and appearance—both inside and out.
Our Clean Cuisine food pyramid below will give you a better idea of which foods we eat more of and which foods we eat in moderation.