Eating “clean food” or “clean eating” is a popular concept for those who are trying to be healthier. But, what does clean eating mean? Very simply, clean eating is eating food that is not processed or artificial. That is, eating food that is as close to its natural form as possible. Examples include fresh fruits, fresh veggies, whole grains, brown rice and organic meats and eggs. The idea is that by eating clean foods, the nutrients derived from them are maximized, which is healthier. In addition, we won’t be introducing unwanted chemicals and preservatives into our bodies which can potentially cause health problems.
Fully “clean” food includes organic fruits and veggies, organic meats, organic honey, and pasture raised eggs
Minimally processed foods include items that are frozen or minimally processed such as frozen fruits and veggies.
Processed foods include white flour, sugar, white rice, boxed and canned foods.
Eating healthy on a budget is sometimes difficult. Processed and boxed foods are often cheaper than fresh foods. Some tips from The Daily Burn for eating clean foods on a budget include the following: