“This makes good sense because when your body is getting the nutrients it needs without taking in “extras” which may be harmful. You can help reduce your risk of kidney damage, heart disease, type II diabetes and a stroke.” — Slim
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In this article you will get an introduction to the world of “Clean Eating” and guided in the right direction if you think it might be something you want to bring into your life.
In a nutshell, the only rule to eating clean (if there are any rules.)
Is you choose to eat foods that are not refined or processed. And as close to their natural and raw state as possible. The idea is this will give you more nutrition and less chemicals/toxins in the food you are eating.
Eating Clean is Not Dieting, It’s About Your Nutrition..
Clean Eating is not like being on a diet. There are no restrictions on any specific amount of food or calories. Generally speaking, you can eat as much as you would like to, or less for that matter.
Clean eating is becoming more and more popular every day.
Part of the reason for this may be because when you start eating clean. You are choosing to live, as free as possible from many of today’s common ailments caused by chemicals found in most processed foods.
This makes good sense because when your body is getting the nutrients it needs without taking in “extras” which may be harmful. You can help reduce your risk of kidney damage, heart disease, type II diabetes and a stroke.
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Whole food ingredients may seem be a bit more expensive, but the resulting health benefits are well worth it. You may also save yourself from huge medical bills later on in life.
Clean Eating Fakes and Liars..
Even if processed foods have had nutrients added in to replace what they’ve lost during processing. They are still not as healthy as the real, unprocessed versions. Next time you go to the store, try to buy as many of your ingredients as possible from the produce aisle rather than the canned goods or frozen aisles. Not only will your meals taste better, they’ll also be better for your health.
When in doubt about a certain food, check the nutrition facts and ingredient list carefully. Make sure that the bulk of the ingredients listed are whole foods and not artificial or processed. You need to also beware of foods saying they are “whole” on the label. But only partly made with clean ingredients.
Smooth Transition Into Eating Clean..
If you have spent a long time eating processed foods switching to eating clean. It might be easier on you and your loved ones by starting off slow.
Like one or two days a week and gradually building it up to every meal, every day. This is because many people can become midly addicted to the chemicals in processed foods. And these kinds of addictions are best broken by “gently nudging” them out, rather than going “cold turkey” (no pun intended) on them.
There is also a “thing” you could call a “re-training” period where you need to adjust to making and cooking food from your new ingredients. In the beginning you might find it takes you more time to prepare and cook your clean eating food.
The way I shortened this learning curve for myself was to by getting a slow cooker and searching online for some hearty slow cooker recipes in winter.
I’d set my alarm for 45 minutes earlier. Get up, prepare my clean food, load up my slow cooker and head off to work. When I got home after a hard-days-work. We had this “divine, home-cooked” smell through our house and an amazing, nutritious meal waiting for us.
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