Take your health to a new level!
If you’re looking to take your health to a new level, a clean eating reset can help. With a focus on whole foods that are nutrient rich, you will be fueling your body with exactly what it needs to look and feel it’s best: FOOD. No more poor quality oils or refined sugars. No artificial sweeteners, preservatives, food colorings or additives. Just clean WHOLE food. It’s the best way to support your overall health.
What Exactly is Clean Eating?
Clean eating is a focus on whole foods. That means fresh fruits and vegetables, whole grains, nuts and seeds, beans and legumes and healthy fats. What this looks like when grocery shopping is shopping around the perimeter of the store with less time spent in the isles. In fact, you’ll probably leave the store without one single box! Think whole foods that grow from the earth with little to no tampering from man. No ingredient lists with additives and preservatives that you can’t pronounce.
And gone are the days that low-fat/no-fat is best. We now know that fat is actually good for the body. When we give our body FOOD, it knows what to do with it. It’s refined sugars, oils, additives, preservatives, pesticides and chemicals that our body ends up storing as fat.
Need more reasons to do a reset? Here are 10 benefits to clean eating:
- Weight Loss (naturally)
- Increased Energy
- Clearer Skin
- More restful, sound sleep
- Better mood and outlook on life
- Reduced inflammation and joint pain
- Stronger immune system (less time being sick)
- Improved heart and brain health
- Cancer prevention
- Cheaper for your wallet
Let’s break it down a little further:
Eat the following foods:
- Organic fresh vegetables
- Organic fresh or frozen fruits
- Organic, pasture-raised eggs
- Organic, grass-fed meats
- Wild-caught fish
- Organic nuts and seeds
- Beans and legumes
- Whole grains: brown rice, quinoa, millet, amaranth, teff, buckwheat
- Healthy fats: olive oil, avocado oil, coconut oil,
- Fermented foods: sauerkraut, kimchi
- Natural sweeteners (in moderation): pure maple syrup, organic honey, brown rice syrup, coconut sugar, agave, liquid stevia
Avoid the following foods:
- Pre-packaged foods, fast foods
- High fructose corn syrup, cane sugar, artificial sweeteners (aspartame, swerve)
- Poor quality oils and fats such as corn, soybean, canola, cottonseed, lard
- Fried food
- Preservatives, additives, artificial colors
- Soda, diet soda, sports drinks, sugary drinks