Simply put, “Clean Eating” means consuming foods in their most natural state, when they contain the most nutrients and are healthiest for you.
Clean Eating habits have been known to reduce cholesterol, reduce calorie intake, raise energy levels, and to help people lose weight, too.
Think of it as a lifestyle choice – not a fad diet.
The Cabbage Soup Diet can be considered as Clean Eating because you’re consuming raw vegetables, fruits, and lean proteins.
5 Tips for Clean Eating
Consume several small meals per day. This does not mean a huge dinner of pasta, bread, and other carbs. Instead, aim for nuts, fruits, vegetables, and especially in season produce. Clean eating also means local and in season consumption.
Drink plenty of water. Drinking water helps transport nutrients around the body. Drinking water helps digestion. Drinking water helps our skin to look and feel soft and fresh. Water, water, water! Clean eaterers typically aim for a gallon of water per day!
Abstain from alcohol. Red wine, rich in antioxidants, is acceptable to most clean eaters, but the typical dark liquor mixed with soda is not. Many clean eaters refuse all alcoholic beverages.
Clean eaters consume a majority of organic foods. In addition to produce, clean eaters prefer grass fed beef, free range poultry, pesticide free vegetables, and native, local items.
Consume a variety of fresh foods – and eat them plainly, or cleanly. Lightly sautee, steam, or grill your foods. Avoid processed foods, chemical sugars, or fatty fried items. Enjoy foods as naturally as possible!
Do you practice clean eating?
Today is a great day to start!
To your health,