What Is Clean Eating? 7 Simple Rules To Live A Healthy And Clean Lifestyle

Posted By Amy Goodrich on Apr 23, 2014


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What Is Clean Eating? 7 Simple Rules To Live A Healthy And Clean Lifestyle

 

What Is Clean Eating?

These days a lot of health conscious people are talking about “Clean Eating”.

Clean eating is all about eating healthy, whole, unprocessed foods in their purest form. And although that is nothing new and I have been promoting this type of foods for ages, the phrase cleaning eating is relatively new and seen everywhere this days… and for some good reasons.

Clean eating dates back to natural health movements from the sixties, but a lot has changed these days. We have access to more varieties of veggies, fruits, seeds, and nuts to keep things interesting and making it easy, fun, and delicious to live the clean eating lifestyle.

Eating a clean and healthy diet will not only help you to lose pounds, but it’ll also give you more energy and improve overall health.

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Here Are 7 Simple Rules or Principles For A Clean And Healthy Diet

 

1.      Say No To Processed Foods

Processed foods are often high in refined salt, sugar, and fat. Always use fresh whole ingredients like fruits, veggies, whole grains, and unprocessed, grass-fed meat (if you are a meat eater). Avoid foods that come in a box, can or bag. Our body is simply not designed to process anything else than natural whole foods.

 

2.      Opt For Unrefined Grains And Sugars

Although it can be hard to avoid refined products all the time. I know… but substitute your white sugar with organic honey, maple syrup, stevia, or unrefined cane sugar. Avoid white rice, bread, and pasta and try whole grains like quinoa, brown rice, millet, and amaranth instead.

 

3.      Stay Away From Supplements

If you eat a healthy and balanced whole food diet with plenty of fruits, veggies, seeds, and nuts, there will be no need for supplements. Getting your daily nutrients from fresh produce is the best way to provide your body with energy and the building blocks it needs.

“We Are What We Eat”

 

4.      Drink Water Or Herbal Tea

Avoid soft drinks, coffee, and commercially available fruit juices or smoothies. Those are loaded with sugar, preservatives, and additives. Opt for filtered water, lemon water, herbal tea or homemade fresh juices or smoothies.

 

5.      Know Which Foods You Should Buy Organic

Buying all your foods organic would be the best case scenario, but for most of us, that would be unaffordable. Not all non-organic foods are laden with pesticides, GMO’s or hormones.

Foods like asparagus, sweet potato, avocados, spices, mangoes, kiwis, eggplant, and salmon are safe to buy non-organic. Berries, grapes, spinach, apples, eggs, milk, and steak are best bought organic. (check out the Environmental Working Group’s list for more info)

 

6.      Reduce Portion Size

It is better to have 3 smaller main meals and 2 to 3 healthy whole food snacks during the day. This will also keep your tummy full, prevents overeating at main meals, and keeps your energy levels stable.

 

7.      Eat At Home

And the easiest way to live a clean and healthy lifestyle and avoid processed foods is to eat at home. There you are in total control of what you eat. Always use fresh, whole, natural ingredients. And preparing healthy foods shouldn’t take you all evening. There are plenty of quick and healthy dishes for you to try… believe me!

 

If you want to change your lifestyle and/or detox your body and need some help, I created a 10-day whole food detox and weight loss program that will teach you how to lose weight in a healthy way and keep pounds off without the need to live a restrictive lifestyle or put your body through boot camp style workout plans.

Click here for more info

 

 

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4 Comments

  1. Please mail me diet for Gout and things not to eat high uric acid

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    • Hi Ram Sharda,

      Here’s an article that can help you http://www.body-in-balance.org/home/home-remedies-for-gout/ . Stay away from processed foods, sugar, alcohol, and high purine foods like organ meat, anchovies, herring, asparagus, and mushrooms. Eat a clean, whole food, alkaline diet and detox your body once in a while. If you are serious about changing your lifestyle, detoxing, and/or lose weight, click here: http://products.body-in-balance.org/

      Take care!
      Amy

  2. This article is written in a concise way, I like it!

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    • Thanks!

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