Eating Cleaner (Tips)

What better time than the present to assess your diet and start making some healthy changes? Choosing to eat a cleaner diet can give you more energy, strengthen your immune system, and even help shed those pesky holiday pounds. Here are a handful of ways to get your diet back on track with a clean makeover.

  1. Check the sodium (aka salt)! You can check the nutrition facts on most foods to see what the daily percentage of sodium is per serving.
  2. Opt for organic! Eating organic is a great way to help out Mother Earth since organic foods have less of an environmental impact (no pesticides or toxins are used by organic farmers) and animals that are raised for food enjoy a nicer life-style compared to non-organically raised animals. Since organic products can be more expensive, prioritize your organic purchases by focusing on fruits, vegetables and meats. And don’t forget to stock up on lots of fresh fruits and veggies as it’s super important to incorporate them into every meal!
  3. Stay away from junk food! Junk foods (chips, cookies, baked goodies, candy or anything seemingly “unhealthy”) are full of refined sugars and hydrogenated and trans-fats, all of which are really bad for you. At first, it’s hard to give up junk foods, but once you start eating healthier foods, you will crave unhealthy foods less.

Do you have any healthy snack foods that help you curb your junk food cravings? Let me know in the comments below! & don’t forget to follow up!