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March 3, 2019: Clean Eating

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Our bodies need fuel in the form of protein, carbohydrates, and good fats in order to perform properly. Much like a vehicle, the cleaner the fuel, the better our performance. Balancing clean eating with important nutrients is an essential part of a healthy lifestyle. This week, we’re going to talk about clean eating and how you can do it.

What is Clean Eating?

Clean eating is simply enjoying real food rather than processed food. It's about eating more of the healthiest options and eating less of the not-so-healthy ones. When you surround yourself with real food, you're more likely to get the vital nutrients and less likely to have to count calories. Clean eating and obtaining those nutrients is critical to maximizing your results all while making your life simpler.


When you eat whole grains, vegetables, fruits and beans you get a healthy dose of carbohydrates to fuel your muscles. As I write this, I'm using carbohydrates. My body is breaking down carbs into sugars and storing them in my liver and muscles. However, if you eat too many carbs, your body runs out of storage room and the excess becomes fat in your body.


Protein is known as the building block of life. Protein helps repair cells and create new ones. Meat, poultry, seafood, or plant-based proteins, such as tofu or tempeh, provide a complete protein that builds muscle. Muscles help your body absorb glucose from your blood which helps protect you against diabetes.


For those of you who were around in the fat-free era of the 80s and 90s, fat sounds like a bad word in a healthy lifestyle. But, your body needs fat to help absorb the fat soluble vitamins, like Vitamins A, D, E, and K. Fat also serves as an insulator and keeps your body warm. Trans-fats are the kind of fats that should be avoided. You should look for your healthy fats in avocados, nuts, wild-caught sustainable fish, olive oil, and free-range animal products like butter, cheese, and yogurt.

Changing your relationship with food gives you control over what you put in your body and simply eating more real foods helps maximize your body’s daily performance while keeping cancer, diabetes, and heart disease at bay. It's a win-win.

Next Sunday, we’ll talk about the Avengers of the nutrition world - super foods.

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I hope you have a wonderful week,


Kelly Morgan, Ph.D.

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