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How to Stock a Clean Kitchen

Author and M.D. Alejandro Junger shares his step-by-step guide to assembling the perfect pantry.

Hold whomever you like responsible—Gwyneth, maybe Gisele—but clean eating is one trend that's here to stay. The basic tenets? Consume whole, organic foods (namely produce and lean meats) while cutting back on (and ideally, eliminating) caffeine, processed sugar, alcohol, gluten, and dairy. “Removing these toxic triggers from your diet can make a hugely positive impact on your health,” says Alejandro Junger, M.D., author of the new book Clean Eats. “Most people have more energy as a result, and some have even overcome issues like chronic headaches and seasonal allergies.”

We’re all for eating clean, but the path to doing so isn't always obvious. According to Junger, the secret to success starts in the kitchen. “Keeping your kitchen well-stocked will make cooking with the right foods easy and fun,” he says. In other words, you’ll be more likely to stick with it. Here, the 10 essentials Junger suggests you have on hand: