Young adults are constantly warned for putting their health at risk owing to the faddy diets. However, one diet recommends avoiding dairy to be ‘clean eating’.
What is clean eating?
Here it means eating only clean food that is cooked from scratch such that the foods are chosen in their natural form and refined sugar is totally eliminated. The extreme versions may also exclude grains, gluten, and diary and promotes only raw food diet.
What’s on the menu?
Pippa Selby, for three years is a clean eater, starts the day with a bowl of smoothie, fresh fruit, frozen fruit, oats and nut butter.
Lunch may be a homemade soup or a mozzarella salad. For dinner one baked sweet potato or grass-fed, meat in free range and homemade chips.
Other clean-eating includes the kale smoothie, smashed avocado, chia seeds and quinoa.
Where does it come from?
It’s been around for more than a decade, says Catherine Collins, a dietician.
A-list of celebrities Gwyneth Paltrow, Katy Perry, Miranda Kerr and Jessica Alba are all fans. But the foodie bloggers have given wings.
Clean Eating Alice, has half a million Instagram followers and to her name, two cookbooks.
In a interview recently with the Sun, she said, she chose clean eating term as it encapsulated all that she wanted to do in the diet, clean up and get rid of the rubbish that is processed and to start eating real food.
Is it good?
Pippa Selby started clean eating as she suffered joint pain and dizzy spells. She says, becoming obsessive is easy.
However, Collins point out that cutting down dairy and wheat, your body will cry for nutrition.
The best diet is a varied one, says Collins including olive oil, vegetables, lean meat and a handful of nuts to snack on.
The more restrictive, the less healthy the diet, she concludes.