How To Eat Clean And Why?
16 October, 2019    Concetta Sultan

 

We all aspire to eat clean – raw, whole, and unprocessed foods that nourish, refresh and rejuvenate us. Clean, healthy and substantial foods that help us lead healthier and more meaningful lives. 


Imagine filling up your belly with lean proteins, some fibre, good carbs and fats, fresh fruits, and vegetables, raw seeds and nuts, essential vitamins and minerals – all in the right amounts and at the correct intervals during the day. Do that, drink lots of water, exercise regularly and you have a magic formula for the perfect metabolism.


Eating Clean is more than a buzzword. It is based on the most current nutritional science and is about a lifestyle that incorporates healthy eating. That means no sugary fast foods, no processed packaged foods and no unhealthy junk foods. Just wholesome and natural foods that complement our systems.


With this approach, we are keeping harmful and damaging toxins at bay. And the body is not in a constant firefighting mode. You feel more like yourself and less under pressure and threat from toxins. You can breathe easy, maximise your energy and optimise your health.


Whether you are a beginner or a long-time enthusiast of clean eating, this blog post is a great spot to spur your journey. Let’s discuss how to eat clean and all the benefits this practice entails. And just how Nuts & Stuff can help you achieve clean eating without any compromises!

 

1. How to eat clean

The clean eating movement started back in the 1960s when people shunned processed foods and began to veer towards healthier and more natural options. It was the local gymnasiums that took this movement forward and gave it momentum by making it popular with fitness enthusiasts, models and bodybuilders.


Here are the basic tenets to follow while clean eating that make it extremely effective:

  1. Choose unprocessed whole foods over processed foods. Remember, foods like frozen vegetables and packaged nuts and seeds can be included. Just Make sure to read the labels on the packages to ensure that no preservatives, sugars, trans fats and chemicals are included in the food.
  2. Choose unrefined foods over refined foods. Unrefined foods are minimally processed, and therefore are rich in vitamins, minerals, fibrous and nutritional content.
  3. Refrain from overcooking food and cook food very lightly so as to maintain all the good nutrients.
  4. Include lean proteins, good carbohydrates and fats with every meal to maintain a balanced meal.
  5. Reduce your intake of salt and sugar.
  6. Eat five or six small meals at regular intervals during the day.
  7. Hydrate with plenty of water and fluids.
  8. Exercise regularly.
  9. Remember to keep it simple. Include simple exercises - stretching, walking, swimming. And make time for your passions and hobbies.

 

2. Why to eat clean

Raw and whole vegetables, fruits, seeds and nuts form the basis of a clean eating lifestyle. These foods require little preparation and provide numerous health benefits. They are loaded with essential nutrients - fibre, vitamins and minerals and have antioxidant, antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, and anti-carcinogenic properties. 


Keeping away from processed foods reduces your exposure to harmful toxins, preservatives and chemicals that can drastically impact your health. Toxins from processed foods have been linked with inflammation, heart disease and other chronic ailments.

 

3. How Nuts & Stuff can help

Nuts & Stuff has always been about bringing you the best in everything. Sourcing the most sought-after ingredients – fruits, nuts and seeds, responsibly and sustainably. It is handcrafted using a delicate artisan process. That means all that incredible goodness is still intact and you can taste it in every morsel.


Nuts & Stuff is 100% raw, all-natural, vegan, gluten-free, and free of additives, with no sulphites or added sugars. And sprinkled generously with love.


The Nuts & Stuff packaging is sealed “All Good” and that’s our promise to you. We guarantee that every time you open a pack of Nuts & Stuff you will be swept by a wave of all good feeling! Here’s the link – Give it a go!



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