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EAT WELL

Taking small steps to eat healthier can yield immediate results. By Chantal Houde

t doesn’t matter if you’re travelling around the world or looking to create a healthier lifestyle at home, clean eating is the key to wellness. Clean food energizes you, boosts your immune system and, if you’re travelling, lessen the effects of jet lag and helps you acclimatize to different environments. But what is clean eating? What types of foods are clean?

Here’s a simple guide to what types of food to include in a clean diet and how to consume them. Start incorporating these ideas into your life and you’ll be feeling energized, light and healthy in no time.

1. Fruit and vegetables should form the core of your diet.

Fruit and vegetables have high nutritional value in relation to the calories they provide, which means that you can and should eat a lot of them. Green plants should hold highest priority; try to incorporate more greens into your diet every day. Don’t forget about herbs, spices and plants from the sea. Be open to trying different types of colourful produce wherever you find yourself. 2. Choose regional, organic produce whenever possible.

Food that is grown locally and without harsh chemicals will not affect our bodies and the environment in harmful ways.

3. Unprocessed food is more easily digested by your body

Avoid foods that have been altered from their original form. Look to foods that don’t include additives that are hard for the body to process, such as nitrates, preservatives and food colouring.

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Wander Wellness Travel Magazine Summer 2015  

Inspiring the well-being of body, mind, and soul through incredible travel experiences.

Wander Wellness Travel Magazine Summer 2015  

Inspiring the well-being of body, mind, and soul through incredible travel experiences.