When people usually think of the terminology, eating clean, they generally are referring to eating healthy overall. But, what exactly does eating healthy mean?
In reality, eating clean or eating healthy can mean a slew of different things to different people. For the majority of us, eating clean or eating healthy means eating natural and whole foods, consuming a balanced diet, and making sure to get all the necessary nutrients in our diets as much as possible. For many of us, this can be quite a struggle. With fast food establishments around every corner, and processed foods being sold all over the place with shiny labels beckoning us with their colors; eating clean serves to be quite a challenge, but alas, it IS possible. Eating clean is a lifestyle in and of itself, and those who eat clean must work on it each and every day until it becomes second nature.
When people strive to eat clean on a consistent basis, the first plan of action must be omitting processed food completely out of the mix. This includes foods that have been sitting on the shelves of grocery stores that are in cans or boxes, and foods that have a tremendous amount of ingredients listed. As a rule, eating clean includes eating natural foods such as fruits and vegetables, lean meats, and consuming grains which have not been processed.
All-natural cheese is an example of a clean food, as are nuts and even full fat butter. But, processed margarine, chips, cookies, and cakes are not considered “clean” foods.
The result of eating clean for many people seems to be an added vitality and overall happiness; a more lean and fit body, and a positive outlook. When people eat clean, it has been shown that they have more energy, are more ambitious as a whole, and look better in terms of healthier looking skin and hair appearing shiny and lush.
At the end of the day, eating clean might be a small struggle, but that is a small price to pay for the immense benefits eating clean and healthy provides.
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