Why Is Clean Eating So Important?

A clean, healthy diet is the key to optimal health and nutrition. A healthy body can ward off sickness and is less susceptible to certain cancers or obesity-related diseases. Processed foods and acidic bodies have been directly linked to cancer and are more prone to sickness.

Healthy, whole foods will make you feel vibrant and energized, while processed foods will make you feel sluggish and miserable. Whole foods are unprocessed, unrefined food products or refined as little as possible before being consumed.

Eating clean is simple. Clean food is whole, unprocessed, without chemicals, and mostly plants.

Whole foods are eaten in their natural form. A tomato, for example, is a whole food, while ketchup is not. Whole foods typically do not contain added ingredients such as sugar, salt, fat, food dyes, artificial ingredients, fillers, etc.

Examples of Whole Foods

  • Whole Grains
  • Fruits
  • Vegetables
  • Nuts
  • Seeds
  • Unprocessed (Lean) Meats
  • Fish (Salmon)
  • Non-Homogenized Dairy
  • Legumes
  • Eggs

Whole foods are the best source of complete nutrition and provide our bodies with maximum nutritional value.

Take a look at the Clean Eating Shopping List I put together if you need ideas on how to stock your fridge and pantry!