What is eating clean? Nope, it doesn’t include extra washing or Clorox-ing your fruits and veggies! Eating clean is the concept of eating only the most minimally processed foods. Minimally processed means no pesticides, no additives, no preservatives and no chemical processes. Produce, protein, whole grains, water, unsweetened teas and sparkling water can be consumed throughout the day, as much as you’d like! Your body recognizes these foods, since they are natural and not synthetic, and will level out to its personal best weight. You don’t need a degree in biochemistry or nutrition to start improving your body, health and life. Simply enjoy the clean foods and avoid the processed ones. Some of the benefits of eating clean are as follows:
Eating clean doesn’t mean you need to spend your entire paycheck at Whole Foods or start eating vegetarian – you only need to ask yourself one question before putting an item in your shopping cart “what has been added to this product?” Was it fed antibiotics? Are there any preservatives? Added sugar? (Remember high fructose corn syrup is processed) You don’t need to go cold turkey, but make small changes where and when you can. Publix and Harris Teeter have a great variety of organic foods and produce, so you can pick up natural options while doing your regular weekly grocery shopping! If you are open to the idea I suggest:
In Defense of Food
The Omnivores Dilema
The Paleo Diet
CleanEatingMag.com (They have a great free newsletter)
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