Simply put…Clean Eating is about moving toward a more natural way of eating.
It’s not about counting calories or eliminating food groups.
It is about eating more organically grown and locally sourced whole foods.
It is about staying away from chemically laden foods such as processed or heavily refined foods; or meats laced with unusually high amounts of hormones and anti-biotics; or “GMO-ed” vegetables and fruits; or meat from animals kept in unsanitary confinement…
I think you get the picture.
Clean eating can be seen as eating food grown, harvested and raised as Mother Nature intended.
So keep these things in mind….
--Spinach, the healthy food that it is, can quickly become unhealthy when it’s grown in soil treated with chemical fertilizer, or sprayed with pesticides or insecticides.
--The meat from a cow who was raised on GMO corn and soy, might need more antibiotics, due to the wrong type of food the cow has eaten or how well she is treated.
--The skim milk might be less calories, however can our bodies assimilate the fat soluble vitamins that are in the milk without the fat?
Have the manufacturers’ taken things out or put things in, that go against the rules of Nature?
Let’s start asking more questions! Let’s start being more aware! And let’s start voting with our forks!
I don’t know about you, but I prefer quality over quantity when it comes to my food.
Why does this matter to you?
Because your health now matters!!
So you want to be healthy? Stay healthy? Then keep this in mind….eating “clean” can help your get healthier and enable you to maintain great health!
3 tips on making this eating clean mentality your everyday normal….
What type of labels should I look for when shopping for clean meat?
Animals raised in a humane and ethical way look for:
Get to know your local farmers. The certified and "approved labels" may not be on the packaging, but once you get to know the farmers through meeting them, or communicating with them via email or the telephone, you will be able to get a better idea of how they feed and treat their animals.
Where to start?
Go to local Farmers Markets and Stands when the season opens.
Here are two local farmers that I know that deliver to a specified location weekly:
Debra Loss at email@example.com Reach out to Debra via this email and let her know that you would like to get on her list.
McDonald Farm at www.pasturepride.com Contact them via their website.
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