Decoding Popular Diets: Clean Eating

Decoding Popular Diets: Clean Eating

With clean eating magazines, restaurants, and blogs along with countless clean eating devotees, the buzz around the popular program is likely here to stay.  And for good reason.  It's less of a fad diet than it is a simplified approach to healthy eating.  Choose whole foods, skip most processed foods, and quickly evaluate labeled foods with a short set of rules.  But can eating healthy really be that easy?  Time to evaluate!    

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Decoding Popular Diets: An Overview

Decoding Popular Diets: An Overview

I love talking about food - from kale salads to peanut butter pie and from #trending superfoods to the staples of grandma's kitchen pantry.  So, when I meet new people and they discover I'm a dietitian, I genuinely welcome the flood of questions that I usually receive.  Often they've read or heard of a bite (ha!) of nutrition news and want my take on its validity.  Sometimes there's merely a whisper of hope that it's true (does drinking red wine match the benefits of working out?) and other times there's real interest in pursuing the plan (will removing dairy from my diet improve my digestion?).  The most frequent topics posed, however, include overall diet approaches such as going gluten-free or adopting the paleo diet, which leads me to the beginning of an exciting new series!

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