The term clean eating has been gaining more traction among nutritionists, dietitians, and even medical practitioners. Clean eating is a very simple concept that is filled with numerous health benefits. Instead of traditional diets that focuses on ingesting more or less of a specific item such as fewer calories, no carbs, or more protein, clean eating focuses on being more mindful of what’s in the food and where it was derived from. A clean diet consists of eating whole foods, or “real” foods — those that are not or minimally processed, refined as well as handled, making them as close to their natural form as possible. A good rule of thumb to follow is eating organic and all natural when every possible.
A great way to start clean eating is by adding 3 to 5 new foods per week into your diet. Additionally, start by adding the foods you eat more frequently.
Did you know:
- Artificial sweeteners trigger the death of brain cells causing memory loss
- High fructose corn syrup and foods high in sugar have been shown to cause brain shrinkage
- GMOs in non-organic vegetables and many processed foods cause “brain rancidity” – this is where vital omega-3 fats in your brain are literally caused to go rancid and become toxic
- Toxic pesticides and herbicides are commonly used on fruits, veggies, and grains and have linked to a myriad of diseases