At Gourmet Garden we believe in eating clean. There are many benefits to this lifestyle and we look forward to informing you and helping you to enjoy the experience!
The Real Deal on Natural Healthy Food!
Why is eating healthy so important? Most people are too busy that they don’t think about the health benefits (or concerns) of what they put into their body. People turn to trendy dieting in order to quickly remedy a health or weight-based concern, this can cause stress, which in turn can cause weight gain. This is a vicious cycle that is hard to break… Clean eating isn’t a trendy diet – it’s the real deal on your way to a healthy lifestyle.
What is Clean, Natural Eating?
Clean, natural eating is based on the premise that the best way to eat is to enjoy whole foods. By avoiding processed and refined foods, like sugar, deli meats, etc, you will feel better and reap the various health benefits.
What are Whole Foods
Whole foods are foods that have not been modified, in the lab or a manufacturing facility. If you can’t pronounce it, don’t eat it! The food that you eat in our meal plan include a variety of nutritious, high quality, whole foods. Don’t be concerned only about low fat vs. low carb. Eat like your body was intended to, and skip the processed stuff!
Eliminate, Replace & Balance
Our food is prepared to eliminate refined sugars, replace saturated fats with healthy fats, and combine protein with healthy carbs for well balanced meals. Eating balanced meals means you’ll be less likely to eat junk food, which in turn will fuel your body and reduce hunger pains.
The benefits of clean eating:
Consuming whole vegetables, fruits, and lean proteins will balance your energy levels and leave you feeling great throughout the day. You will think more clearly, have better muscle tone, absorb nutrients more efficiently, and your energy levels will rise.
Maintaining A Healthy Weight
Clean eating will put you on the road to a healthy lifestyle and maintaining the proper weight. Through a diet high in vegetables, fruits, lean meats, and whole grains you’ll feel better from the inside out.
Build A Stronger Immune System
Studies show that it is very important to have a strong gut and immune system. Building up your immune system through a well-balanced diet of healthy foods allows it to fight off illness naturally and recover quickly.
Processed foods cloud the mind and cause the body to feel slow and run down. Eating healthy, whole foods that are high in healthy fats (Omega 3 fatty acids) will keep the brain functioning at top capacity.
A ‘brain-healthy’ diet can reduce the risk of heart disease and diabetes as well as, encourage good blood flow to the brain according to the Alzheimer’s Association.
Boost Energy Levels
Combine protein and fiber to boost energy levels naturally and effectively, eat foods that allow a slow and steady release of energy.
Nutrients found in whole foods will allow your body to regulate hormonal function throughout the day and help you achieve a deeper sleep at night. Getting between 7-9 hours of sleep gives your body time to establish muscle memory from a workout or project, build and repair muscle, sharpens your focus, reduces reaction time, and greatly increases energy levels upon waking. In other words, eat cleaner, sleep better, be healthier.