Just because you eat organic foods, does not mean you are necessarily eating healthy foods.
Let’s face it, organic cookies have just as many calories as non-organic cookies.
Pristine Plate Tip #3:
- Skip The White Stuff- Salt, sugar, and white flour may be organic, but they are not considered to be “clean” foods, and are best avoided whenever possible
The Tight-y on the White-y:
- High salt intake is associated with an increased risk of stroke and cardiovascular disease.
- Sugar is linked with obesity, high LDL cholesterol (the bad kind), and diabetes.
- White flour, even whole-grain flour to some extent, has a similar impact on blood sugar levels as white sugar. If possible, avoid flour altogether and stick to less-processed whole grains, such as sprouted breads, quinoa, amaranth, wild rice, millet, and buckwheat.
Let’s be honest….
It is close to impossible to completely eliminated salt, sugar, and all flour from your diet. The key here is to eat foods as close to nature as possible. Try making a meal without adding more than a pinch of salt. If you are using tamari or some form of soy sauce (we recommend Bragg’s Liquid Aminos for the lowest sodium content) eliminate the extra salt completely. You will notice something miraculous taking place. You will begin to truly taste your food for the first time! There is nothing more delicious than a vegetable in its truest, most unadulterated form!
What is on tonight’s clean eating menu? Follow the links below for a feast for all your senses!:
- Buckwheat Tabbouli (Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free, Vegan) serve wrapped in a large lettuce leaf with homemade hummus!
- Almond Kelp Noodle Salad (Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free, Vegan)