What does Atkins, Paleo and Sugar Busters have in common? That’s right, they are different kinds of fad diets that have taken the eating world by storm at some point in time. But there’s another fad diet that is growing increasingly popular, but not as popular as we’d like it to be, yet! Yup, we’re talking about the Eat Clean Diet.
If you’ve heard of this diet, awesome! If not, we don’t blame you. While we don’t advocate any of the other fad diets, we thought we’d share a little more about this lesser-known fad diet that that we think is what most of our organic friends have already been doing!
So, what exactly is clean eating? For starters, it is definitely not eating while cleaning your place up! While there are a few ways to approach this diet, we like the following approach the best: To remove all types of chemicals from the food you consume and ultimately, preventing such chemicals from getting into your body.
The fact of the matter is, no matter how much workouts you do, or how many diets you try to follow, you will not be able to get healthy without first eating healthy. The focus of this fad diet is not about losing weight, but about minding what you put into your body, and ensuring that only healthy, clean foods are consumed, leading to a healthy body.
If you’ve connected the dots, you’ll understand how we think going organic is similar to the goal of this diet. Organic produce is grown without artificial chemicals or pesticides to ensure that everything that goes into your vegetables and fruits are natural. (The only way Quan Fa Organic does it!) Likewise, organic products seek to only include natural ingredients and eliminate ingredients with weird-sounding words that probably isn’t natural. (Read also: What is Organic Food?)
Our simple rule stands, if you can’t pronounce the ingredient properly, then you probably shouldn’t be eating that. A good way to start is by reading the ingredient list. Foods may be labeled as organic, or whole wheat, but the ingredient list is the one that reveals what truly goes into that food. It is generally better if you choose items with fewer ingredients – do not go over six ingredients for a start, and slowly decrease it to 1-3 ingredients. Again, avoid unpronounceable words. We believe that that’s the only true natural way to eat.
Have we piqued your interest yet? Stay tuned for next week’s article where we dish some tips on how to get started on your way to a healthier body!
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