Being an advocate of 'clean eating' comes with its fair share of criticism. I understand that it is not for everyone but I do try to offer a balanced opinion on why I choose to adopt this style of eating myself. This is not about being on a ‘diet’ or being a slave to healthy food but more about eating well and sourcing the very best ingredients to create delicious and nutritious food. For me, to ‘Eat Clean’ has meant cutting out over-processed, high-sugar food and embracing natural produce. I personally look to buy organic produce, where possible, to get the best possible flavour from my ingredients. Although there is no conclusive proof that diet affects health, surely organic foods that are less exposed to artificial chemicals and fertilisers, must be better for our health and wellbeing. Feeling better and stronger has been a great motivator and what better way than piling my plate full of tasty food. I certainly never go hungry! Just take a look at my recipe for Nutritious vegetarian Korean bibimbap quinoa to see how wholesome and filling a dish can be! I don’t have all the answers because I am on my own journey to understanding the complexities. All I know is that the world produces more food than ever before, yet we have more complex diseases than ever. This is worrying as food is supposed to sustain us, not cause us illness! We need to take better care of ourselves and our planet and I hope I am not alone in this quest. If you are interested in finding out more, there is more information on the website and in my book Eat Clean: Wok Yourself to Health http://bit.ly/eatcleanbook. Love, Ching x
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