Clean eating is all about eating natural and whole food. The aim is to eat as much unprocessed food as possible and to minimize eating industrially produced food. Avoid compound foods with flavor enhancers other additives. Instead, choose simple, natural foods like quinoa, brown rice, or edamame.
The concept of "Clean Eating" comes from the USA and was developed by Tosca Reno. In her bestseller, The Eat-Clean Diet Recharged!: Lasting Fat Loss That's Better than Ever, Reno presents her nutritional concept.
Reno, a nutritionist, and motivational trainer struggled with her own weight and developed the clean eating concept because dieting did not help her. The concept is simple: you need lots of exercise and a healthy diet with fresh, unprocessed food. According to Reno, artificial additives in food are the worst for the body. So ban them from the kitchen as much as possible during clean eating. Instead, cook fresh food with untreated ingredients, aka "clean".
Clean eating is the original diet. Many of the recommendations might seem like common sense. On the whole, it corresponds to the usual nutritional recommendations. To get the most out of the clean eating lifestyle, eat lots of fresh vegetables, fruits, and whole-grain products. Limit salt, sugar, and unprocessed foods when possible. If you are also concerned about calorie intake, keep in mind that these whole foods will typically be lower in calories than processed foods.
Here is a roasted sweet potato recipe that fits all the clean eating criteria!
A quick and easy "clean eating" recipe that the whole family will love.
5 side dishes
Roasted Sweet Potatoes
Preheat oven to 425 degrees Fahrenheit.
Wash, peel, and then cut sweet potatoes into 1/2 inch cubes.
Place potatoes on large sheet pan.
Toss potatoes in olive oil and seasoning.
Roast potatoes in oven for 26-35 minutes, flipping potatoes every 10 minutes.
Clean Eating is, therefore, a great longterm dietary lifestyle. It can help lower risks for lifestyle-related disease, and promote weight loss. If you've previously been subsisting on processed foods, you'll notice more significant health improvements than you would if you've otherwise been fairly healthy.
So how clean is your food? How do you manage to bring healthy food to the table for your family in everyday life? Speak about it in the comments or on FamilyApp.