Eating clean has become a trendy term. You may have heard me talk about how I’ve cleaned up my diet. Not quite sure what it means? Let me share.
The food industry has become a filthy place, believe it or not, we expect all food put onto the shelves in grocery stores to be good or at least safe for us. I also used to think it wouldn’t or couldn’t be there if it were dangerous. Sadly money talks in all areas of the world, including the food industry. Our food has been changing in the last 50 or so years, and most of us have been unaware of it. I know I was until I started studying nutrition.
There is little research done on the long term effects of chemicals in our bodies, which get there from the food we eat. The most harmful ones are the chemicals not on the label; sprayed on the vegetables, or given as medication to the animals we eat, or genetically modified right into the seeds.
I should warn you now…the more you learn about this, the harder it becomes to grocery shop and choose food you want to eat. But the better you will feel.
Do you know what a GMO is? A Genetically Modified Organism has been changed at the seed level to withstand the heavy spraying of pesticides, and it is not required to be labeled. It has come to the point that if produce is not organic or Non-GMO it is covered in chemicals that are now grown into the food.
Our bodies do not digest chemicals well, more often than not the body will become inflamed, will bloat, and spend lots of energy fighting or doing its best to digest these chemicals. You feel sore, achy, and tired.
This is why when possible, buy organic, or look for the Non-GMO label. Consider where your food is coming from and how it’s been treated, whenever possible buy local from a trusted source.
Grocery Shopping Tips:
1. The clean food is found around the perimeter (the outside aisles) of the grocery store. The isles are full of processed junk.
2. Read the ingredients: how many are there, do you know what they are.
3. Buy organic or non-GMO, or a trusted local source
4. Play detective; where did the food come from, do you trust it, what’s in it?
Eating clean is simplifying the food you eat.
Look at the ingredients of everything you eat.
Can you pronounce them? Do you know what they are?
Eating clean is eating products with 3 or no more than 5 ingredients that are not chemicals.
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