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    Consumer Health: What is clean eating?

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Clean eating is in essence a way of eating. But it's also a way of living that lends itself to improving one's overall well-being.

Clean eating is the practice of choosing foods in their whole state, eating more plant-based proteins and whole grains, and avoiding processed and refined foods.

Clean eating also is a lifestyle. It’s a way of eating that encourages regular, balanced meals and healthy snacks, eating at home and packing food to eat away from home, and choosing wisely when eating out. And it encourages plenty of physical activity, getting enough sleep at night and managing stress in healthy ways.

Learn more from Katherine Zeratsky, a Mayo Clinic registered dietitian nutritionist, about clean eating and whether it might be right for you.

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