While you may have heard of clean eating as one of the latest health trends, the truth is there is nothing about this that is faddish and instead, clean eating is a basic way of making healthful food selections. The idea of clean eating is bringing attention to more healthful ways of eating.
The basics of clean eating line up with the basics of making healthful food choices. Either way, this will lead to making better decisions when it comes to selecting the food that you eat. These small changes can add up to improvements in your health and well-being, or can help you in managing chronic health conditions.
Tips For Clean Eating
Eating this way can be a lifestyle change. Follow these tips for clean eating.
- Eat real food
- Eat whole foods
- Eat fewer processed and packaged foods
- Eat for nutrition
- Prepare food at home in healthy ways
- Pack food for lunches
- Choose wisely when eating out
- Eat more organic foods (fruits and vegetables)
For protein, select plant based foods such as beans, lentils, peas or high protein whole grains like quinoa, barley, and buckwheat. Also pay attention to and cut back on sugar, salt, refined grains, additives, preservatives, and unhealthy fats in the foods that you choose.
Following these tips for clean eating can help you to make small changes in your diet and lifestyle that will add up to improvements in your health. While all ways of eating are not right for all people, a registered dietitian nutritionist can help you determine the ways of eating that are right for you.
Our RDNs customize and personalize meal plans that take your health, condition, and goals into consideration. They partner with you to find food and nutrition options that are right for you.