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Eating Clean | What Does It Mean?

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March 27, 2017

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“Eating clean” is more than just a hot food trend, it’s one of the best ways to ensure sustainability as well as personal health and longevity.

Here are some basic principles of eating clean:

Eating Clean Means Minimizing Salt, Sugar, and Fat

Because clean eaters avoid processed foods, they naturally consume lower amounts of salt, sugar, and fat—all of which can be harmful to the body in excess quantities.

Eating Clean Means Opting for Unrefined Ingredients

Unrefined grains include brown rice, quinoa, or mullet. Unrefined sugars include honey and maple syrup—yum!  Other products, ranging from coconut oil to sea salt, can also be found in unrefined varieties.

 

Eating Clean Means Not Drinking Calories

Consuming calories through beverages is one of the fastest ways to put on excess and unwanted weight.  Why?  Because beverages with calories include high-cal drinks like fat-filled fast-food shakes and specialty coffees, as well as sugar-laden soft drinks.  Clean alternatives include water, unsweetened tea, low-fat milk, and diluted fruit juice.

Eating Clean Means Shunning GMOs

Genetically modified foods are those made from organisms (plants or animals) that have undergone DNA changes via genetic engineering.  Worldwide there are substantial concerns among consumers about the safety, regulation, and labeling of genetically modified organisms (GMOs).  Clean eaters firmly avoid GMOs. Because the environmental impact of GMOs has been called into question, avoiding them can help our planet.

Eating Clean Means Avoiding Foods Produced Using Antibiotics, Hormones, Pesticides, and Herbicides

Clean eaters choose foods that are certified by the USDA (United States Department of Agricultures) as being “organic.” This means the food is free of antibiotics, hormones, pesticides, and herbicides, as well as GMOs.  Certified products come from only from farms or businesses that use organic practices, that have been inspected onsite by USDA regulators, and that are in full compliance with USDA “organic” certification requirements.  Organic food is not only healthy, but its production is environmentally friendly.

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