Thursday, May 26, 2011

Foundation of a Healthy Diet :CLEAN EATING

Eating healthy has been a way of life for me from a young age until now. It wasn't until I came across the idea of "clean eating" that I really noticed a difference in my energy levels and overall health. To begin understanding the concept I purchased the book The Eat Clean Diet by Tosca Reno. I would tell anyone and everyone to buy this book to get them in the right direction of a true nutrition program. The emphasis Tosca puts on clean eating is to eat foods in their most natural form. I know you all have heard the saying you put gas in a car to make it go so therefore you would put food in your body to have adequate energy. Since this is the case, why not feed your body with nothing but, the cleanest foods?

Eating clean involves eating foods in the most natural state. Unnatural substances that are added to foods are what you would find in boxed foods. These substances include; preservatives, food colorings, added chemicals for baking and adding tastes. Next time you are at the grocery store look on the back of a box of pop tarts, little debbies, or even crackers. You will see a long list of ingredients, rule of thumb is if you cant pronounce them they usually aren't good for you. You would be very surprised at what types of foods have these hidden "bad" guys. Most often you will see these chemicals and preservatives in sauces, baked goods, candy, juices, and even some cereals and crackers. The good thing about the nutrition world is its getting more and more advanced so for those of you that can't live without some of these items you can find them in a more natural state at local earth fares, fresh markets, and whole food stores.

I encourage everyone to start a new way of eating by choosing to eat clean! You won't be disappointed.

Have a Happy Healthy Day,
Krystal A. Goodman

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