Your quick guide to eating clean (don’t get groceries without this)

Nutrition

By pH health care professionals

“Eating clean” is something you hear a lot. But what does it mean for food to be “clean”? And what’s “dirty” about food that isn’t so-called “clean”?

So if you've ever tried to eat clean or want to, here's a quick cheat sheet.

What exactly is clean eating?

Clean eating is all about eating more whole, nutritious, fresh foods -- as nature intended. Clean foods are unprocessed, or minimally processed, and are in their most natural, organic form, free of pesticides, GMOs, added sugar, unhealthy fats, preservatives, color additives, binders, stabilizers and emulsifiers.

The benefits are numerous. For example, eating more fruits and veggies has been shown to boost your mood and give your skin a natural glow. Clean foods are better for you and for the environment.

Want the most nutritious food on your table at home? Go clean! Use this guide below to help you make the “clean” choice every time.

How to choose clean foods

Check out these examples from Prevention:

Eggs

Energy bars

Nuts

Zero-calorie drinks

Greens

Find more examples of how to choose the cleanest foods for your family in Prevention’s article here.

Remember, Proactive Health Labs offers nutritional counseling and testing at our Southern California health centers in Sherman Oaks or Santa Monica!

Enjoy Your Clean, Healthy Life!

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