Monday, 26 November 2012

clean eating

What Is Clean Eating?
Clean eating is eating natural, whole, unprocessed foods, avoiding artificial ingredients, preservatives and hydrogenated trans-fats. Avoiding sugar, artificial sweeteners e.g: Splenda (Sucralose) and aspartame, and substituting them for natural sweeteners like stevia and xylitol.

Example: Eating whole grains like whole wheat bread instead of white bread (make sure it's 100% whole grain, some advertise whole grain but also add white flour to the ingredients), brown rice instead of white rice, fresh fruit instead of concentrated juices.

Eat whole grains, legumes, complex carbs, fruits, nuts, seeds, vegetables, fish, good fats (omegas, monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats), lean or organic meats (if you eat meat), drink water and stick to natural ingredients.

Eat lots of plants, so lots of fruits and vegetables, and go organic if possible. Always read the ingredients and if you don't recognise any of them or can't pronounce it, don't buy it. Try not to buy anything with more than 3-6 ingredients. Experiment with recipes, use herbs and spices to flavour your food.

Prepare all your meals for the week so you know exactly what's going in your food and you. Spread them out into 5-6 small meals a day. If this isn't something you are used to, it may take a while for you to adapt and make a habit of it. Make small changes each day, and don't beat yourself up if you make a mistake, we are human, we all do it! It's the small changes that count at least you are doing something.

Clean eating and not disposing of any junk in your body will result in:
More energy, clearer skin, better health and hopefully a happier you!

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