The phrase “eating clean” consumes the media. From Instagram photos to Pinterest posts to new age cookbooks, eating clean diet tips and recipes circulate culinary-focused print and digital publications and forums. But, what is eating clean?
Clean eating is a simple concept that you and your loved ones can easily integrate into your lifestyles. Rather than calorie counting or extreme dieting, clean eating focuses on the emphasis of whole, or real, foods. Whole foods are those that are un- or minimally-processed.
Unprocessed foods include:
- Fresh fruits and vegetables
Minimally-processed foods include:
- Olive oil and other natural oils
- Hormone-free dairy products
- Meats cut from wild or pastured animals
- Whole wheat bread and pasta, popcorn, steel-cut oatmeal, brown rice, etc.
The benefits of reducing processed foods in your diet are vast, as low-sodium diets infused with fruits and vegetables can help prevent life-threatening illnesses and diseases such as cardiovascular disease, type 2 diabetes, obesity and high blood pressure.
Unfortunately, the convenience of processed foods and frozen dinners is difficult to avoid, especially for an older individual. If you believe your senior parent is consuming a high-volume of processed foods such as sodium-packed frozen dinners, canned goods or unhealthy snacks (potato chips, cookies, etc.), contact Synergy HomeCare Anaheim Hills. Our trained caregivers can help your loved one maintain a clean, well-balanced diet. Our caregivers can help your parent manage a clean diet from start to finish – meal planning, grocery shopping, meal preparation and even feeding assistance.
Shopping clean may cause you and your loved one to spend a bit more time in the grocery store, but the benefits of eating whole, fresh foods outweigh the risk factors of a heavy processed-foods diet. When shopping clean, read the nutritional facts label and search for unfamiliar, unpronounceable words and additives like artificial coloring and flavors. Nutritional facts labels should have few, recognizable ingredients. If you and your parent are looking to eat clean and shift toward a healthier lifestyle, connect with Synergy HomeCare today.
About SYNERGY HomeCare of Anaheim Hills
Synergy HomeCare of Anaheim Hills is the name you can trust in Anaheim, Anaheim Hills, Yorba Linda, Tustin, Santa Ana, Orange and Placentia for personal home care. Synergy HomeCare of Anaheim Hills is part of a national franchise of non-medical home care offices dedicated to providing exceptional and affordable service to anyone of any age. Synergy HomeCare caregivers are available 365 days a year, 24 hours a day, to those in need - including seniors, expectant moms, those suffering from sports injuries and debilitating illnesses, and more. Synergy HomeCare of Corona & Riverside can be found online at http://www.synergyhomecare.com/agencies/ca/anaheim-hills/ca25 . The location also hosts active social media pages on Facebook and Twitter. Ken and Anna can be reached at 714- 706-1613 and [email protected] .