Category: How to Eat Clean

  • What High Temperature Cooking Does to Your Body

    Many people are not aware that you should never cook at high temperatures. Grilling, frying, or sauteeing at high temperatures puts you at risk for several health problems ranging from heart disease, inflammation, and cancer. Why High Temperature Cooking is Bad Inflammation Researchers at Mt. Sinai School of Medicine in New York concluded earlier this […]

  • Is Cheese Part of Clean Eating?

    Good news for cheese lovers – cheese is an allowable food when eating clean, as long as you pick a cheese that adheres to the clean eating principles. Here are some easy-to-reference criteria for buying a cheese that fits within the clean eating parameters: Block Cheese (not pre-grated): Pre-shredded cheese sold in bags contains an […]

  • What Are GMOs (Genetically Modified Organisms)?

    What does Non-GMO mean, and why are GMOs bad? The vast majority of soy, corn, and rapeseed (canola) oils are derived from genetically modified crops (GM crops). GM Crops come from seeds whose genes have been altered in order to enhance the growth, survivability, and/or nutritional value of the organism. The growing popularity and usage of […]

  • Healthy cooking spray alternative

    I have long been a fan of non-stick oil cooking sprays because they allow you to use a fraction of the anount of oil you would normally use, even when you are attempting to be very sparse.  If what you want is the absolute mininum amount of oil required to get the job done, nothing […]

  • Is Sushi Clean Eating?

    Sushi lovers are going to ask “Is sushi considered clean eating?” Despite the commonly held belief that sushi is healthy, that’s not necessarily the case. There are several problems with eating sushi if you are concerned about clean eating. Do the words high-calorie, sugar and white rice help you see the problem? Suchi is typically […]

  • Clean Eating Soy Sauce Substitute

    A question that comes up frequently:  Is soy sauce clean eating?  Soy Sauce is not part of a clean lifestyle or healthy diet because of its shockingly high sodium (salt) content. Just one tablespoon of regular soy sauce has 900 to 1000 milligrams of sodium – that’s more than half of a day’s maximum recommended […]

  • Macronutrients

    Macronutrients are the nutrients that your body requires in large amounts in order to keep functioning. There are three categories of macronutrients — carbs, fats and proteins. The macronutrient composition of the food you eat affects how hungry or full you feel, your metabolic rate, brain activity and hormonal response.  With clean eating, the aim […]

  • Clean Eating Food List

    Fruit Fresh fruit can almost always be considered a clean choice.Please read the section on Organic food for a more in-depth discussion on this. Cleanest Choice for Non-Organic Fruit If you don’t buy organic, your best choices for fruit are those which are typically lowest in pesticides.  These are: Kiwi Mango Papaya Pineapple Grapefruit Cantaloupe […]

  • Organic Vs. Non Organic

    Do You Have to Eat Organic Foods to Eat Clean? Eating “organic” has become a growing trend as more people are getting wise to the fact that what they put in their body directly influences their state of health and wellness. But what exactly does organic mean, and will you have to buy and eat […]

  • Fruit

    Clean Fruit Options: • Fresh fruit • Canned fruit with no added sugar • Frozen fruit with no added sugar • Dried fruit with no added sugar • 100% fruit juice Fresh fruit can almost always be considered a clean choice. I  use the words “almost” and “considered” for a couple of reasons, which have […]

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