Clean Cuisine’s clean eating diet is an anti-inflammatory diet based on unrefined foods packaged in their most natural and nutrient-rich state. This means you want to choose whole foods that are unadulterated…just the way nature intended. You want to go for corn instead of corn flakes or steel cut oats instead of a granola bar that is “made with oats” (but also made with a bunch of junk like high fructose corn syrup, processed corn oil, etc.)
Clean Cuisine’s anti-inflammatory diet also places a heavy emphasis on plant-based nutrition. Although you can still enjoy modest amounts of high-quality animal foods (such as grass-fed beef or pastured eggs), the bulk of your calories should come from phytonutrient-rich plant-based unrefined foods (lots of vegetables, fruits, unrefined whole grains, beans, seeds, nuts, legumes, etc.) Seafood is encouraged on the Clean Cuisine anti-inflammatory diet because it is so rich in anti-inflammatory and metabolism-supporting omega-3 essential fats.
What Makes the Clean Cuisine Anti-Inflammatory Diet Different Than Other “Clean Eating” & “Anti Inflammatory” Diets?
The Clean Cuisine Anti-Inflammatory Diet bridges the gap between what we should eat, what tastes good, what is best for our bodies and what is actually doable in the real world. The Clean Cuisine Anti-Inflammatory Diet encourages a sustainable way of eating that is in sync with the needs of our bodies and the environment. This way of eating stands apart from other “diets” in several distinct ways:
The Clean Cuisine Anti-Inflammatory Diet is much more than an all-natural diet that encourages unprocessed foods; The Clean Cuisine Anti-Inflammatory Diet is based on nutrient-dense and anti-inflammatory foods that have intrinsic healing and health-promoting properties. Not only does eating a nutrient-dense, anti-inflammatory diet prevent disease and help control the symptoms of numerous inflammatory diseases (asthma, allergies, fibromyalgia, multiple sclerosis, heart disease, etc.), but clean eating also supports a healthy metabolism, curbs food cravings and results in hunger-free weight loss.
The Clean Cuisine Anti-Inflammatory Diet reflects the latest research on the understanding of the science of appetite that nutrient-dense , anti-inflammatory foods have the power to “turn off” hunger and cure food cravings. Following the Clean Cuisine Anti-Inflammatory Diet will not only lead to weight loss and reduced inflammation but will also regenerate healthier, stronger, smoother and more elastic cells, thus slowing the aging process. The body regenerates nearly all of its cells (7 to 10 trillion) every 90 days and the quality of the cells that are regenerated depends on the food eaten. In 90 short days of eating clean you can expect to look younger, feel better and be slimmer. In short, clean eating will change the way you age, look and feel. Most important, results are achieved without deprivation and without going to extremes.
The Clean Cuisine Anti-Inflammatory Diet features the sensibility, wisdom and benefits of veganism along with the pleasures of the omnivore way of eating and cooking by encouraging the consumption of ethically conscious and sustainable food choices. Choosing more unprocessed plant-based “whole” foods (vegetables, fruits, whole grains, beans, legumes, nuts, seeds, “whole” soy, etc.) and less animal foods (eggs, dairy, meat, chicken, etc.) is not only healthy for the environment, but it is the key to consuming a high intake of anti-aging, disease-fighting and fat-burning antioxidants and phytonutrients found only in unprocessed plant-based foods.
The Clean Cuisine Anti-Inflammatory Diet does not place the emphasis on “counting food” in the form of macronutrients (carbs, fats and protein) but rather on “making food count” through optimal intake of micronutrients (vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and phytonutrients). Instead of restricting calories or portions, The Clean Cuisine Anti-Inflammatory Diet changes the proportion of the dinner plate to emphasizen unrefined plant-based foods and deemphasize animal foods. In a clean eating recipe, foods such as meat and chicken are used more as condiments and flavor-enhancers rather than taking center stage at the dinner plate. But rest assured, flavor is not compromised…just the opposite.
Clean Cuisine Anti-Inflammatory Diet is everything any foodie could ask for—flavor-forward, fresh food that is unspeakably good, guilt-free and easy to prepare. Put together simply, but with flair, cooking Clean Cuisine clean eating recipes requires no fussy cooking methods; robust flavors come not from added fats and sugar but rather from herbs, spices and simple culinary techniques. The culinary herbs and spices used in Clean Cuisine dishes are both flavorful and functional, contributing antioxidant and anti-inflammatory healing properties to the recipes.
Here at Clean Cuisine and More, you’ll find numerous clean eating diet recipes, clean eating cooking video demos, a healthy product review section where we feature some of our favorite clean eating convenience foods, nutrition guidelines that will help your whole family eat clean, and even fitness advice and workout videos. Importantly, we strive to make all of our advice and recommendations as realistic and doable as possible. If you have any questions feel free to contact us anytime. We’d love to hear from you!
A healthy diet plan is good for everybody…and the foundation of healthy eating starts with clean eating.
(Original Post Sources: Clean Eating Parts 1 and 2)