I’m going to go out on a limb here and say everyone wants to be healthy, fit and maintain a good weight. One way to accomplish those goals is to eat healthy. Ahhhh the term “healthy eating.” It means something different to so many people. For example, some people truly believe that healthy eating means avoiding all carbs. Others believe it’s cutting fat and calories. Some people try fad diets. Then there are the people who buy all “skinny” foods. By “skinny” foods, I mean foods that are labeled “low-fat” or “sugar-free.”
Here’s the deal though, many of those “healthy” foods that I mentioned above are not healthy at all. In fact, they’re quite the opposite. One way to ensure that you’re truly eating healthy is to switch to a clean diet. Clean eating is when you consume food in its most natural state, avoid all processed foods and ditch the refined sugars. Below is an infographic highlighting some key do’s and don’ts of clean eating.
When shopping for clean foods, anything that doesn’t have an ingredient label is generally a good choice. Think about it, do peaches have an ingredient label? NO! Does kale have an ingredient label? NO! It’s the same thing with unprocessed meats, fish and poultry. That’s because we already know what these foods are made of.
When you are buying foods that have an ingredient label, make sure to read it carefully. As a general rule of thumb, the less ingredients, the healthier it is. Also, if you don’t recognize an ingredient beware!
And remember, when eating clean it’s preferred to go organic. To find out which foods you should always buy organic, check out the Dirty Dozen/ Clean 15 list.
Clean Eating Shopping Tips
When shopping for clean foods, one tip is to shop the perimeters. That’s typically where you’ll find fresh fruits, vegetables, meats and dairy. Processed foods are usually stocked in the aisles.
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