What Foods to Eat to Eat Clean…

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Question: You have written about eating clean and good foods that are healthy to eat but what exactly are some of the foods that you recommend and why?
Answer: Let’s break the foods down for you starting with good protein sources. Eggs are an easily digestible source of protein that delivers vitamins A, B12, D and selenium. Making eggs part of a balanced breakfast will satisfy hunger longer. Salmon is rich in omega-3 which is useful in fighting a bulging belly by improving insulin sensitivity, reducing fat storage and helps to fire up your fat oxidation. Canned salmon is easy to use and good for sandwiches or salads and contains more calcium, vitamin D and omega-3 than tuna. Beef and bison are super sources of protein especially grass-fed beef. Choose cuts that include the words “loin or round” in their name to reduce the amount of fat in it. The grass-fed beef contains more CLA which is useful in fighting fat, as well as, omega-3’s and vitamin E, plus it is generally leaner. Chicken is a standout choice for it’s versatility and protein-to-fat ratio while providing a good source of niacin. You have to love shrimp as long as it’s not fried. It has a high protein-to-fat ratio and is a significant source of selenium and vitamin D.
Super veggies include broccoli which is low in calories, high in fiber and folate vitamins C and K. It is also a source of the antioxidant sulforaphane. Any leafy green vegetable, especially spinach should be on your plate. Spinach contains Vitamins A and K and beta-ecdysterone which has growth producing properties. Also included on the list are green beans and asparagus. Basically if it’s green it’s full of flavor and good for you.
Blueberries are first on the list, and frozen is fine. These are full of the antioxident anthocyanin which helps reduce belly fat. Another seasonal berry that you can add to about anything and grows around here is the blackberry. Both of these can be added to yogurt, especially Greek yogurt or to cottage cheese for an added healthy punch. Both contain protein and calcium. Don’t forget low-fat milk while we are talking about dairy. It provides protein and calcium as well. Old-fashioned oats are a daily midmorning snack. This food is full of the fiber beta-gluten which aids in keeping blood sugar and cholesterol levels under control. The only supplement food source on the list is whey protein. It is easily digestible for quick absorption after a hard workout. Brands currently on the market are generally great tasting and easy to shake up and drink with milk or water.
This is a short list of some of the best foods for you so get these foods on the table and enjoy their tastes and healthy benefits.
God bless and keep training,
Daryl

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