Clean eating doesn’t have anything to do with food being clean or dirty. It simply involves choosing minimally processed, real foods that provide maximal nutritional benefits. The idea is to consume foods that are as close to their natural state as possible.

Most Americans eat a diet rich in heavily processed foods which have been made from synthetic ingredients, and packed with fat, sugar, sodium, chemicals, preservatives, food dyes and other additives your body doesn’t quite know what to do with. These additional items may be detrimental to your overall health and well-being.

Clean eating nourishes your body with healthy and nutrient-dense foods. Clean foods fill your body with plentiful vitamins and minerals, high-quality protein and healthy fats, which improve heart and brain health, assist with weight management, build a stronger immune system and increase energy levels, among other benefits. Foods in their natural state are more flavorful.

And in a study published in the American Journal of Epidemiology, European researchers have found that increasing your produce intake to more than 569 grams per day reduces your risk of mortality by 10%. Choose raw veggies whenever you can; in the same study, they were associated with a drop in mortality of 16%.

 

 

Simple Ways to Start Clean Eating Today

 

  1. Eat more vegetables and fruits. Vegetables and fruits are undeniably healthy. …
  2. Limit processed foods. …
  3. Read labels. …
  4. Stop eating refined carbs. …
  5. Avoid vegetable oils and spreads. …
  6. Steer clear of added sugar in any form. …
  7. Limit alcohol consumption. …
  8. Add vegetables to recipes.

 

Here are some easy ways to incorporate more fruits and vegetables into your diet:

  • Make your salads as colorful as possible, including at least
    three different vegetables in addition to greens. For example: add tomato, carrots, red or yellow beets, and celery to your salad.
  • Add berries, chopped apples, or orange slices to your favorite
    dishes. Try using fresh fruit to make a light, healthy sauce for seafood dishes.
  • Wash and chop veggies, toss them with olive oil and herbs, and place them in a
    container in your refrigerator for easy access.

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