Let’s Talk About Clean Eating…

  You might have heard the term “eating clean” thrown around in the past several years but never really knew what it was all about.  You can think of eating clean as rewinding the clock, back before food was so commercialized and processed.  Back to the basics!  What we put in our bodies has a direct impact on our health, so we want our food to be as close to the way nature designed it.  It’s not a diet, it’s a choice you make about what you put in your body on a daily basis.   In addition to recipes for those just starting to clean up their diet or for those who just need some inspiration, “Clean Eating Magazine” shares a clear description of what it’s all about… 1) Choose organic whenever possible.  If your budget limits you, make meat, eggs, and the “Dirty Dozen” your organic priorities, but as they say, “Pay the farmer now, or pay the doctor later!” 2) Aim to drink at least two liters of water everyday, preferably from a reusable canteen, not plastic. 3) Get label savvy.  Clean foods include a short list of ingredients, and you can pronounce them!  Anything you don’t recognize can be searched online very easily.  It’s amazing what manufacturers put in our food in interest of preserving and adding flavor!  Here’s a list from Whole Foods on what ingredients you should watch our for, although there are new “ingredients” being created all of the time. 4) Avoid processed and refined food, such as white flour, sugar, bread, and pasta.  Enjoy complex carbs such as whole grains instead.  Steer clear of trans fats, fried foods, or...