7 Tips For Eating A Clean Diet
Alternative Medicine|January/February 2020
Diet Feeling a little dirty?
Karlyn Grimes

Autumn is well underway, so now is the time to clean up before the cool winter breezes usher us into the holidays. Now, I’m not just talking about raking leaves and busting out the seasonal decorations. I’m talking about cleaning up your diet to become an official clean-food connoisseur. Here’s your how-to!

EAT Plants

Plants are the staff of life. They give us the tools we need to build complex nutrients to keep our bodies functioning optimally. A study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition revealed that participants who indulged in 7+ servings of vegetables and fruits daily had a 41-percent reduced risk of death from all causes compared with those consuming 1 serving or less. Furthermore, boosting your consumption of produce and reducing your intake of animal protein significantly benefits the environment. Industrial livestock practices increase the risk of land degradation, water shortage, antibiotic resistance, and production of anthropogenic gases such as carbon dioxide, methane, and nitrous oxide. (Can you say global warming?) And don’t worry, you don’t have to become a vegan—even going meatless once a week has been shown to provide extensive health benefits and can reduce your carbon footprint. The bottom line when it comes to choosing plants: the more color and the less processed, the better!

EAT Organic ( WHENEVER POSSIBLE )

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