Clean eating isn’t about making sure you rinse off your veggies or meats before tossing them in a stir-fry. At its simplest, clean eating is about eating whole foods, or "real" foods — that means embracing foods like vegetables, fruits and whole grains, plus healthy proteins and fats. These foods are un- or minimally processed, refined, and handled-- making them as close to their natural form as possible. The idea is more about being mindful of the food's pathway between its origin and your plate, and avoiding highly refined foods with ingredients you'd need a lab technician, or at the very least, a dictionary to help you pronounce. It also means cutting back on refined grains, pesticides, additives, preservatives, unhealthy fats and large amounts of sugar and salt.
So, what’s the point of eliminating basically anything you can’t get from the farm? Not only are the benefits immense, it’s not as hard as it sounds!Read More