You owe it to yourself to educate yourself about what you are putting into your body. Unfortunately the days of believing what manufactures say are LONG gone. The food industry has turned into a monopoly of big business. Much of the food offered is at a standard that is not only sub par but dangerous to our bodies and our environment. If your health isn’t motivating enough take a good look around. It is making America FAT. These manufactures are not only playing with your health but your waistlines. It all comes down to the all mighty $. That’s a good thing! Those same manufactures need OUR money to keep living the high life. If enough people start to demand better the manufacturers will raise their standards. If people still buy hormone-laden meat, pesticide-laden fruits and vegetables, and hydrogenated processed goods, the manufacturers will continue to poison our state of living and being.
RBT tips for Clean Living
EAT ORGANIC UNPROCESSED FOOD
Why? Because it’s real food! Organic foods provide us with the nutrients that are essential to being you…not to mention they taste better! Organic meats, eggs, and dairy products are hormone free and will provide with nutrients minus scary growth hormones!
• Make it a goal to purchase organic meat when possible. If you are purchasing meat look for Grass Fed labels. Grass fed meats have a higher level of Omega 3 fatty acids and much less saturated fat then their grain fed cousins.
• Fruits and vegetables of which you consume the skin or have a thin skin should be added to your organic list as well. For example strawberries, lettuce, grapes, and potatoes are all high on the pesticide list. Items such as pineapple, banana, lemons, avocados, where you don’t eat the skin you can save your coin and buy conventional.
• When purchasing packaged foods avoid:
Artificial colors: especially red dye No. 40, blue dye No. 1, and yellow No. 5
Preservatives including nitrates, sulfites, MSG, aluminum, BHA, BHT, TBHQ, as well as hydrogenated and brominates oils.
Artificial sweeteners: especially aspartame. Splenda is a no no as well! High fructose corn syrup isn’t considered an artificial sweetener but it is absolutely should be avoided at all cost!
Good swaps are agave nectar, honey, Truvia, and my personal favorite Stevia.
• Aim to eat a balance and variety of foods. Vegetables including legumes and fruits should have the largest place with 8-10 servings a day. Having variety in your food daily is highly beneficial to guaranteeing that you are getting all of your nutrients and combating boredom.
• Eat fewer processed grains. Grains are less nutrient-dense than most fruits and veggies. Natural unprocessed grains serve their purpose in a clean living plan but they should not take the place of fruits and vegetables.
• Eat fewer processed and damaged oils. Of the 3 types of fats, polyunsaturated fat is the least stable and most used. Industrial processing, heating and even adding Oxygen to them can damage these oils transforming them to once healthy fats to toxic anti-nutrients. Obvious bad choices are fried foods, processed snacks, baked goods, and butter substitutes. Get your fats from organic cold pressed olive oils, unprocessed nuts and seeds and fruits like avocados. (Yup, it’s a fruit)!
Live clean. Be you!