What is “Clean Eating”?

        Dirk Foster      Healthy Food


Perhaps you’ve heard the term “clean eating” tossed around over the last couple years. Maybe you think it has something to do with not getting food all over your face.  Or maybe you think it means washing your food with soap. But it has nothing to do with how messy your face gets or if you wash your food.

“Clean eating” is a fairly new term used to describe a dietary principle that emphasizes eating whole, organic unprocessed foods that come directly from nature.

You would think it would just be common sense to eat only fresh, natural foods. But we live in an age of hyper-convenience where food is often delivered to us fast, pre-prepared and pre-packaged. Half the time we don’t even know what’s going into our bodies. We just pay for it and wolf it down with no thought about what it actually is or what actually does to us.

The best way to eat healthy food is to put some thought into WHAT you are eating. Here are A few things to consider when stocking your kitchen:

1. Choose whole, organic foods that come directly from nature.

2. Eat an abundance of fresh, organic fruits and vegetables every day.

3. Whenever possible avoid foods that come out of cans and boxes.

4. Derive the majority of your protein from plants, nuts and legumes.

5. If you’re going to eat animal protein make sure to only eat fresh caught fish (non-farmed), free           range chicken or grass fed beef.

6. Avoid artificial sweeteners, salty foods and unhealthy fats.

7. Drink lots of water all day every day.

8. Instead of eating 3 large meals per day, try eating 5 small meals instead.

Eating clean is not complicated. In fact, it’s very simple once you get used to buying and preparing natural foods. It’s never too late to try new things. So if you want to improve your diet and improve your health, try eating clean and notice how great your’ll start to look and feel.

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