a day of clean eating
As a continuation of my blog post A Beginners Guide to Clean Eating , I thought I’d share this video from Eating Well. I’d just like to add a couple changes I”d make
- The afternoon snack includes roasted almonds. I’d change it to raw almonds, preferably soaked. Almond skin (as well as other nuts and seeds) contains enzyme inhibitors, which protect the nut from the sun, and allow water to germinate the seed/nut. These inhibitors can interfere with nutrient absorption in the digestive tract. Soaking the nuts in water over night, also know as “sprouting”, activates the enzymes, deactivates the inhibitors and allows for easier digestion and nutrient absorption. Some dietitians and nutritionists say that roasting the nut deactivates these inhibitors, making them healthier than raw versions. While the roasted versions of nuts are nutritionally similar to raw nuts, the polyunsaturated fats in the nuts, which are very delicate, can be harmed and turn rancid when roasted.
- Chicken is dredged in white flour and the flour is also used as a thickener for dinner. Use freshly ground whole oatmeal, quinoa or millet instead.
- Whole grain rice blend is used as a side dish at dinner. While brown rice is a healthy choice, I would also recommend any of the ancient grains, such as quinoa, amaranth or millet.
Okay…onto the video!