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Clean eating can best be described as a holistic approach to finding foods that are fresher, less processed, and a higher quality. The broader idea comes from the belief that your health is the single most important investment you can make.
Observational studies have linked ultra-processed diets with poor health, weight gain, and early death. While there is no one right way, the clean eating approach prefer food in its natural state.
Clean eating is about choosing whole foods and ingredients, products that are minimally processed, and as additive-free as possible. It is not a punishing mindset, but a prioritising one:
The practice also promotes home-cooking and developing a culture of food that leads to meals that taste great and are better for you.
Many people have absorbed the lesson from childhood that vegetables and pleasure – and more generally, healthy food and pleasure – can never go together.
The excessive consumption of sugar is linked to an increased risk of poor health outcomes such as:
It's not recommended to consume sugar that is more than ten percent of your daily calories from added sugar.