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Clean eating is all the craze now but do you really know what clean eating is? It’s gotten relatively popular over the past couple of years but clean eating has been around since as early as the 1960’s, although the reasoning back then for clean eating was based more on a spiritual and moral level rather than eating clean for your health. Clean eating is as simple as it sounds, eating real unprocessed foods!

Most of the unwanted calories we add to our diet on a daily basis come from processed and refined foods. What are processed and refined foods? Candy, chips and soda are just a few examples of processed and refined foods. The first rule of thumb to clean eating is avoiding foods that have ingredients in them that are chemicals or simply names you can’t even pronounce. Processed and refined foods have little to no nutritional value and are very difficult for the body to digest, giving us side affects such as bloating, fatigue and weight gain.

Cutting processed and refined foods out of our diet and focusing on lean proteins, vegetables, fruits and whole grains is the first step to eating clean. Not only will you look and feel better by cutting processed and refined foods out of your diet you are on the path to a healthy eating and living lifestyle.

So what foods can I eat that are considered eating clean? I’ve compiled a short list of some of the best for you and best tasting clean eating foods:

  • Avocado Oil
  • Olive Oil
  • Almonds
  • Walnuts
  • Avocado’s
  • Almond Butter
  • Blue-fin Tuna
  • Trout
  • Mussels
  • Egg Whites
  • Flounder
  • Pork Chops
  • Wheat Flour
  • Quinoa Flour
  • Sugar Free Maple Syrup
  • Coconut Sugar
  • Honeydew
  • Blue Berry
  • Apples
  • Broccoli
  • Tomatoes
  • Kale
  • Spinach
  • Beet Greens
  • Beets
  • Turnips
  • Onions
  • Shallots
  • Chia
  • Flax
  • Unsweetened Almond Milk
  • Greek Yogurt
  • Brown Rice
  • Black Beans

Think this list is long? Truth is this isn’t even a quarter of the clean eating foods that you can enjoy! Get out there, read your labels and educate yourself on the foods you are putting into your body. Knowledge is power and knowing what you are putting into your body is going to put you on the path of eating and living a healthy life!