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3 Easy Steps to Clean Eating

Don’t think of clean eating as a 30 day program to check off your to-do list.  We like to think of it as a series of small steps towards making informed and healthier food choices.

If you’re busy like us but want to eat clean, here are 3 simple ways to get started:

Whole Foods

1. Eat more whole foods

Whole foods are foods that have been processed as little as possible, these include fresh fruits, vegetables, lean meat, whole grain, dried beans/ legumes, unflavoured nuts and full-fat dairy products. Processed and refined foods tend to be high in added salt, sugar and artificial additives. They generally have the nutrients and fibre stripped out during the refinement process, leaving you with empty calories that don’t contain the beneficial nutrients that your body needs.

Read more: 5 Processed foods you don’t need in your life.

Eating Clean

2. Eat from all food groups

A clean eating lifestyle means having balanced meals which include carbohydrates, proteins and healthy fats, as each is necessary for your body to function optimally. Healthy fats are unsaturated fats such as avocado, olive oil and nuts, while healthy carbohydrates are unrefined carbs in the form of whole grain, legumes, vegetables and fruit.

Natural Sweetener_Honey

3. Use natural sweeteners

Though your sugary cravings may mellow when eating clean, you don’t have to give up your sweet tooth completely. Simply choose natural instead of artificial sweeteners – agave nectar, coconut palm sugar, raw honey, molasses, pure maple syrup and dried fruit – are all good options.

Getting started

Clean eating can’t be achieved overnight. Start with small steps and go easy on yourself. If you have your coffee with one teaspoon of sugar, reduce it by a quarter every few days. You’ll soon realise your tastebuds would have adjusted.


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