If you participate on social media then I’m sure you’ve seen plenty of food selfies based on a good clean diet. A lot of these pictures show this food as being extremely colorful and looking quite delicious. The only thing is that it might not have been prepared cleanly. You need to remember that just because an Instagram picture shows something, this might not be true. Within this platform, the appearance means a lot more than the actual nutrients. All of this has actually changed our perception of what clean eating is all about. People who regular post these recipes focus more on the aesthetic appeal rather than how healthy it will be for the body.
Take sugar for example. We try to move away from processed foods and try to minimize sugar in the diet instead focusing on natural sugars. The truth is that sugar is sugar regardless of whether it’s coming from honey, fresh fruit or from a different food type. If you eat a lot of this natural sugar, it doesn’t necessarily mean that you’re clean eating. Even foods rich in natural sugars should be eaten in moderation. I usually try to eat as many vegetables as possible and try to avoid fresh fruit as much as I can. So what can we do to start eating cleanly in the right way?
- The first thing we need to do is buy organic fruits and vegetables. This will be free of chemicals and will do much more for your body than anything else.
- Phytonutrients are very important and in order to get all types, you need to eat fruits and vegetables of all colors. Next time, try corn, cauliflower, beetroot, kale and tomatoes.
- Eat less processed foods and buy organic meat like grass-fed beef. This will contain far more healthy fats and better quality protein.
- Have lots of seeds that are plant-based. These will provide a good quality of protein and also healthy fats.
These are just some steps that you’ll need to complete if you are to start eating cleanly. With a little more research and a lot more discipline, you can start eating cleanly completely. I’ve highlighted how a healthy diet can do wonders for your health so make sure you read that if you’re not sure of the benefits of a healthy diet.