What Is Clean Eating – The Basics For Beginners

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What is Clean Eating

If you ever desire a life where you experience little or no stress, take little to no medications, or live a more healthy and productive life.

You may need to start embracing the clean eating diet approach.

With clean eating, you can improve your life and enjoy it fuller. We will discuss what clean eating is, how to go about eating clean, and the benefits of eating a clean diet.

Let me reveal to you this simple secret to living long, you will never hear your food vendor tell you this secret because this is what gives them power over you.

If you know about it you will reduce how often you consume the food you eat.

More than half of society suffers from one disease to another. From high blood pressure to diabetes, from cancer to urinary impairment, and many more.

These diseases don’t just appear from the sky. They come to visit us because of what we consume in our bodies daily.

Each time you consume these common foods like snacks, chocolate, candies, and fruit juice, you reduce your life expectancy by a little.

These foods go into your digestive tract and leave behind some toxic debris which in turn hurt most of the vital organs of your body.

Avoid Harmful Effects Of Unclean Eating

Now you don’t get to see the harmful effect very quickly. Why?

The effect becomes obvious when the organs in the body get too tired of getting rid of the debris left by these foods.

Eventually, the body starts getting weak causing several kinds of diseases and complications due to overworking of the organs.

This simple secret is the most important reason you need to start eating clean.

Now, what is a clean eating diet?

What a Clean Eating Diet Is And Not

The Clean Eating Diet has nothing in common with your food being clean or dirty. Although every food must be prepared and cleaned before consumption.

It is not going on a hunger strike to stay healthy. It is not skipping your food.

A clean eating diet is a way of eating that allows you to eat more, weigh less, and become the healthiest you can be, says Tosca Reno, author of The Eat-Clean Diet series.

You may be wondering how is it possible to eat more and weigh less. Yes, it is very possible and this is what I’m going to show you as you continue reading.

Here’s another way to see what The Clean Eating Diet is. It is the kind of dieting where the only thing you allow yourself to eat are unprocessed food, unpackaged food, whole grains and legumes, natural fruits, and vegetables.

Taking this approach means you are taking off your shoes and bidding goodbye to processed foods like snacks, candies, sugar-added food and food containing excess salt, and food containing saturated fats, to the best you can.

Eating clean doesn’t necessarily mean not eating unnatural foods at all, but it means taking every effort to minimally cut out unnatural food from your diet.

You enjoy a better life when you engage in a clean eating diet. Eating clean helps the body lose fat and weight. When you eat clean, you enjoy other benefits.

The Benefit Of Clean Eatingeating for your health

Better Sleep

A healthy and clean eating diet aids the body’s balance and triggers the body’s resting hormones responsible for sound and quality sleep.

As the body rests and stimulates you in your sleep. It spends its time repairing and healing damages in the body. This makes you feel refreshed after waking up from sleep.

Better Concentration

Another thing that processed foods contribute to is brain fog and focus issues. When you eat clean, you are also feeding your brain and you’re going to feel sharper and smarter.

When you eat unhealthy food, not every part is broken down. The part left unbroken creates a fog around the vessels of the brain.

And the implication of this is that the brain’s power reduces in functionality because of fatigue.

But healthy clean eating eliminates every possibility of developing brain fatigue. Which in turn increases your brain’s ability to gather information, assimilate, and process them faster.

It Reduces Hunger Hormones

The body has a natural thirst for satisfaction. This quest for satisfaction is what increases our cravings for food now and then.

But with a healthy eating diet, you get the hormone responsible for stimulating hunger under control. Thereby reducing the rate at which you consume food and crave food.

Also, this kind of diet allows your body to stay naturally cleansed and detoxed.

It allows your body to empty a lot of the old stuff in your colon and tissues that are controlling your cravings.

Lower Inflammation

The root cause of most pains and diseases is inflammation. Eating unhealthy foods with high saturated fat or sugar promotes inflammation.

Whole foods and herbs have healing properties that help to minimize and manage inflammation, preventing pain and disease as well as helping you reach your weight loss goals naturally.

How To Start Eating Clean

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Eat more vegetables and fruits!

Vegetables and fruits are undeniably healthy.

They’re loaded with fiber, vitamins, minerals, and plant compounds that help fight inflammation and protect your cells from damage

In fact, many large observational studies link high fruit and vegetable intake to a reduced risk of illnesses like cancer and heart disease

Fresh vegetables and fruits are ideal for clean eating, as most can be consumed raw immediately after picking and washing.

Choosing organic produce can help you take clean eating one step further by reducing pesticide exposure and potentially boosting your health

Here are some easy ways to incorporate more fruits and vegetables into your diet:

Make your salads as colorful as possible, including at least three different vegetables in addition to greens. Add berries, chopped apples, or orange slices to your favorite dishes.

Wash and chop veggies, toss them with olive oil and herbs, and place them in a container in your refrigerator for easy access.

Final Thoughts

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Eating clean does not need to be complicated and simple changes in your diet can go a long way to improve the overall quality of your health. Start with a few minor changes and go from there.

There are plenty of books available that can help you get started eating clean. 

If you have any concerns about your diet or what changes to make, it is always a good idea to discuss these with your doctor, especially if you are taking any type of medication.

Please leave your comments and questions below and thank you for reading.

2 thoughts on “What Is Clean Eating – The Basics For Beginners”

  1. Thanks for the article Jim! Gave me a really good general understanding of clean eating basics which I’ve been lacking for too long now

    • I am glad you enjoyed the article. There was a lot more to clean eating than I originally thought and I learned a few new things when I researched this topic. To find out more, there are several good books available on Amazon.


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