How well do you understand the concept of clean eating? Folks use that term a lot these days, but we want to make sure it’s not just a throw-away phrase, devoid of real meaning.
What is Clean Eating?
Clean eating is really just getting back to basics and consuming delicious whole foods that our ancestors would have enjoyed their entire lives. It’s not any one diet or approach to eating, but more of a resolution to eat good foods free of adulteration. Perhaps we might distinguish clean eating from “dirty” eating by showing what you should NEVER consume.
- Foods stricken with pesticides, hormones, antibiotics, and other dubious chemicals.
- GMO foods
- Processed foods
- Excessive sugar (including sugar imitations like sucralose and aspartame).
- Excessive alcohol
Most of us know what constitutes clean eating, so it’s more of a question of how to do so amid a world saturated with bad food. We have a few suggestions.
How to Eat Cleaner?
Now that you can see why this is important, Fresh Flamingo wants to share a few practical strategies
Avoid the Junk Aisles in the Grocery Store
We advise shopping along the perimeter of a store because that’s where you’ll find fresh produce, meats, nuts, and other nutritious items. Most of the central aisles contain junk food packed into boxes. Also, resist the temptation to purchase candies at the checkout line.
Check Labels Meticulously
Most Americans never read the Nutrition Facts or labels on foods. If you get into this habit, however, you can better avoid foods made with bizarre ingredients you can’t pronounce. Plus, the labels will show you what to expect in terms of sodium, carbs, fats, sugar, protein, and more.
Cook at Home Using Whole Foods
Cooking food at home almost always beats eating in restaurants. Not only do many food joints serve unhealthy products, but you usually have no idea what kind of cooking oil they use. Take control of how you eat by cooking for yourself.
Choose Fresh Flamingo Foods When You Don’t Have Time to Cook
Perhaps that last part about cooking sounded a bit daunting. That’s okay because Fresh Flamingo is in the business of reducing that burden with our freshly-prepared delivery meal options. They come already made with minimal prep work involved.
We have everything you’ll ever need for children’s school lunches as well as an assortment of options to satisfy numerous dietary styles. So, whether you’re a vegan, a keto dieter, or just need something balanced and easy to make, you’re in the right place.
Don’t forget this is a great way to stay fit and save time.
Fresh Flamingo hopes you found these suggestions helpful. We’re always willing to brainstorm clean eating ideas with you if you reach out to us. Contact us any time to learn more about our products and services by dialing (941) 650-6551.