What is it?
The word ‘clean’ doesn’t mean washing your food before eating it. It actually means eating foods that are as pure and as close to their natural form as possible.
Processing, chemicals, pesticides and preservatives can erode a food’s nutritional content and also actively contribute to disease and obesity. By avoiding these things, you maximise nutrients and your body receives everything it needs to work at peak efficiency.
Keep it original
Think about what you’d find on a farm. There are oranges on trees, not orange cordial. You find potatoes in the ground, not salt and vinegar chips. Cows produce dairy, not triple choc ice cream. Celebrate food that is in its natural form.
Lose the label
If there’s more than one or two ingredients listed on a label, it’s time to take a closer look. That’s especially true when ingredients sound like something from a school science class. Clean eating is about keeping food simple and easily identifiable.
Processed foods rely on salt, sugar, fat and other additives to pack a flavour punch, so at first clean eating may not excite your tastebuds. Don’t worry, you’ll adjust. Rediscover the amazing flavours nature provides in the form of herbs, spices and zests, and explore different cooking methods to uncover different layers of flavour.
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