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Eating clean foods

"Natural goods" usually refers to foods and products that have not undergone extensive processing and are as close to their natural, original form as possible. These items usually include minimal or no additives, preservatives or synthetics.

Benefits of cleaning food:

  • Nutritional richness: Clean foods are often rich in important nutrients such as vitamins, minerals, fiber and antioxidants. They can help ensure you get the necessary nutrients to support your health.
  • Fewer additives: Clean foods usually contain fewer additives such as preservatives, dyes and flavor enhancers. This can reduce the risk of exposure to potentially harmful chemicals.
  • Better blood sugar management: Unrefined foods such as whole grains, legumes and vegetables have a low glycemic index, which can help regulate blood sugar levels and reduce the risk of type 2 diabetes.
  • Improved digestion: Foods rich in fiber, such as whole grains and vegetables, promote healthy digestion and can help prevent constipation.
  • Weight control: Clean foods are often lower in calories and fat than processed alternatives. Including them in your diet can help you control your weight.
  • Reduced intake of harmful substances: By avoiding processed foods, you reduce your intake of salt, sugar and trans fats, which are associated with various health problems, including cardiovascular disease.
  • Better taste: Clean foods can often have a more authentic and full flavor than processed alternatives, which can make meals more satisfying and enjoyable.
  • Reduced intake of harmful chemicals: Clean foods usually have less amount of pesticides and other chemicals that can be used in growing and processing food. By eating organic or foods grown with fewer chemicals, you can reduce your exposure to these substances.

Examples of clean foods:

  1. Fresh fruit and vegetables: Fresh fruits and vegetables that have not undergone processing or preservation. These foods are rich in nutrients and fiber.
  2. Nuts and seeds: Unprocessed nuts and seeds, such as almonds, walnuts and chia seeds, which are rich in healthy fats and proteins.
  3. Organic products: Organic food is often a form of natural goods because it is grown and produced with minimal use of pesticides and chemicals.
  4. Local and seasonal foods: Food that is locally produced and seasonal often has a natural quality and freshness. Read more about eating in season here!
  5. Natural oils: Oils that are cold-pressed from seeds or nuts, such as olive oil, coconut oil, and nut oils, are natural products used in cooking and skin care.
  6. Green tea: Green tea is less processed than black tea and is known for its health benefits due to its natural antioxidants. Here is a recipe for a face mask with green tea and Detox Deluxe!
  7. Natural sweeteners: Sweeteners such as honey, maple syrup and agave syrup are considered more natural than refined sugar or artificial sweeteners.
  8. Freshly squeezed juice: Juice freshly squeezed from fresh fruit or vegetables without additives or preservatives is considered a natural product.
  9. Fresh water: Clean drinking water that has not been added with chemicals or treated with artificial substances is one of the most basic natural goods.

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