Move over junk food. Clean eating is the new ‘it’ trend in 2017. Whether you are health conscious or junk food enthusiast on a road map to better health, clean eating is a relatively facile eating pattern that focuses on fresh, whole foods. It is not about tracking your calories intake, but rather making a smart decision to eat minimally processed foods which provide maximal nutritional value for an optimum long term health. When there is a will, there are ten ways you can do to maintain a clean eating lifestyle.
It’s estimated that from birth till age 50, we would have ‘consumed’ up to two tons of toxic wastes from our food, water, beverages, medications, and environmental pollution. Since we’re constantly being exposed to toxic metals and chemicals, we may never be able to remove all toxins from our blood and body tissues. Water-based toxins may be removed through our kidneys and skin. In women, monthly menstruation cycle also helps in detoxification. However, most heavy metals are trapped in body adipose (fats) tissues and difficult to remove. Being bio-accumulative, these metals present in blood of an expecting mother could be passed on to her fetus through its placenta. Heavy metals have been linked to higher incidence of autism, attention deficit disorder, and mental retardation in children (Drum 2009).