Anything that isn't processed, like egg whites, chicken breast, and turkey breast (not deli) for protein, fruits and vegetables (excluding things like banana chips and the like that are processed and fat-laden), whole grains like brown rice, ezekial bread, oats, etc., and healthy fats, like avocado, natural peanut butter, and unsalted nuts..Hope this helps!!
Yes; fresh, whole organic foods as much as you can. Pay more attention to the ingredients list than the "nutrition facts" label. If there are things in the ingredients list that you are not familiar with or can't pronounce or that an average cook wouldn't have in their own pantry, don't consume it. We are "cleaning" our bodies of toxic, non-nutritional, synthetic, mystery junk and feeding it real food.
For many people this is a totally brand new way of thinking about food. The best way to begin is with baby steps. Eliminate something and then replace it with something healthy. For instance if you have been drinking soft drinks, see if you can replace them with water that you flavor with lemon juice.
If you need ideas for recipes go to the "Clean Eating & Recipes" team, click on the red apple and you will be taken to the team's recipe book.
Browse through the threads (old and new) of both these teams to see what things we have been talking about. You will find a wealth of information in our threads. Don't hold back any questions you have; just chime right in. We have old timers and brand new timers and all the timers in-between.
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Hospitals are terrific for traumatic care; for acute care. They do a really, really good job in saving lives when it's a sudden bleeding emergency. But in terms of chronic care, they're terrible; (that is) in terms of the illnesses that most people have, endure, that cost the most money, that last the longest and ultimately die from. -Dr. Andrew Saul
Clean eating is basic: not packaged foods with preservatives or additives: Fresh vegetables of just about any kind, low fat lean meats, turkey, chicken sirlon, organic fruits and oils, olives. A clean eating book might be your best source, or your local organic market. Everything you love and nothing you hate. good luck.
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