7 Foods you need in your clean-eating diet

April 17, 2014
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Eat real vegetables at every meal.

Increased vegetable consumption is linked to fending off or even curing cancer and will lower the meal’s insulin spike, keeping fat levels low. Real vegetables means stay away from the canned stuff!

Source grass-fed meats.

Grass-fed meat is found to be higher in CLA and Omega-3s than standard meat, both of which are essential to fending off inflammation and improved brain support. Plus, if you’ve ever had the chance to try it, you probably noticed it tastes better too.

Make 1 bottle of water home brewed tea.

Green tea, black tea (English style), and red tea all have disease fighting properties.
Cook with coconut oil.

Coconut oil is made up of lauric acid, which is anti-microbial, anti-fungal and provides immediate energy in the form of Medium Chain Triglycerides. If you maintain an extremely active lifestyle, this one is huge for you.

Eat raw blueberries and blackberries.

Both contain powerful phytochemicals and help prevent canker sores and mouth ulcers. It doesn’t hurt that they’re quite tasty too.

Eat plenty of cooked tomatoes.

Increased roasted tomato consumption and the resulting intake of lycopene is associated with decreased risk of prostate cancer (in Men).

Occasionally consume organ meats and oily fish.

They’re high in CoQ10, which is a powerful antioxidant that is essential in cell functioning that decreases with age (especially if you are on high-cholesterol medications called Statins).

When cooking the above healthy foods, always try and make enough for leftovers! This will allow you to avoid catastrophic diet breakdowns over the subsequent days. Isn’t that what always happens anyways? In any case, keep it healthy everyone. Summer isn’t too far off.



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