Mareya Ibrahim, also known as The Fit Foodie, is a nationally recognized food and clean expert. It was when her got cancer and was to avoid raw produce, she knew that she had to critically look at safety. And with her patented products including eatCleaner® line, she became a changemaker who is helping eat safer and better and also save the environment at the same time. Most importantly her also got to witness that love and necessity was this ’s invention. An idea that changed her life and others too!
Sustainable Foods Summit and she shared her views on for 2018.interviewed Chef Mareya at the eve of the
According to Chef Mareya, the next “It” superfood is the tart cherry – it will take on a new meaning in 2018.
Tart cherry is also known to reduce and inflammation and help with post-exercise . A source of , you can now replace your with a tart alternative. Different from your everyday , dark , tart cherries are sour, small and bright red.
It is available in many forms – fresh, chocolate-covered, concentrated and juice – look for tart cherries in goods, , , and beverages. There are many companies like Cheribundi that offer a variety of ready-to- featuring the tart little ., dried,
The second superfood to watch out for are shishito peppers.
These edamame once reigned supreme as a fun, shareable appetizer. These -fighting peppers are full of active and , and are super easy to prep and eat. Just with a little coconut oil and or grill on a flat top until soft and blistery, add a of salt, then pop the whole thing into your (removing the ).are little spark plug peppers that are up on menus everywhere, taking over where fried calamari and
According to Robert Schueller,Director for ’s Produce, of shishito peppers increased over 25 percent from October 2016 to September 2017.
And finally “living” produce is the third superfood to look out for in 2018.
We all know the importance of filling up on fresh fruit and . But by the time these yummy morsels arrive on our , they have already lost a ton of . The solution? “Living” produce!
All over the country, this-fresh superfood option is popping up at local markets. These are veggies still attached to their to help maintain nutrients and prolong life. Roots-on varieties are grown hydroponically and without the use of , making them a healthier, eco- choice. You can also harvest your very own nutrient-rich anytime you’re ready to eat
According to lettuce blends last up to 18 days, compared to an average 3-5 days for your typical bagged salad. Also, companies like Aggressively Organic help you grow your food using hydroponics.’s Living Greens, their escarole, endive, cress and
Ways to embrace a more holistic way of living
Chef Mareyathree simple ways that people can easily incorporate by making changes to food choices!
- First up, . It’s just too easy to grab , but they can really add up to $3-5 a piece. A or pitcher is better for the environment and will save you a lot of .
- Make your own juice, lemon, lime, and cucumber. or spa water and drink more every day – just add slices of
- Growing your own is healthier, cheaper, and better herb on your windowsill. Once picked, the value of your produce will immediately start to decline. With time from the field to your local store, it’s estimated they only retain about 45% of their nutrients by the time you get them home. – even if it’s just a simple
- And lastly, pre-gas, which is 20 times more harmful to the environment than emissions. Invest in a composting bin for food that has gone past its prime. your produce. Every year, about 40% of all produce grown gets thrown into landfills. Landfills are huge contributors of methane
About Mareya Ibrahim
She is the creator of EatCleaner.com, the premier destination for fit food and superfood information, author, nutritionist and inventor of the patented eatCleaner® line of food wash, , and shelf life extension products.
Chef Mareya will be speaking about the major San Francisco, US held on the 30-31st January. The Sustainable Foods Summit, organized by Ecovia Intelligence, is an international of summits that focuses on the leading issues the food industry with regards to and eco- such as Organic, Trade, etc.food and trends for 2018 at the Summit in
Her column, The Fit Foodie, appears in Edible YouTube cooking show .County Magazine. Her new book, The Real Dish will release in early 2019 under St. Martin’s Press. She is also a contributor to the NY Times bestseller, The Daniel Plan: 40 Days to a Healthier Life and is the author of The Clean Eating Handbook: 31 Essential for , and a Fabulously Fit Life. Chef Mareya is the of The Real Dish Facebook Live show, demonstrating how to make simple that are healthy and nutritious. Mareya was also a featured chef on the Emmy-nominated show Recipe Rehab and has been seen on the Food ’s Cutthroat and over 400