There’s no denying that diets have been around for a long time. Each new phenomenon claims to be the latest revolution in weight loss and better health, and they range from the smart and the scary to the downright bizarre.
One popular example is the recent ‘clean eating’ phenomenon – a diet promoted not so much as a fad for weight loss, but a lifestyle change for long-term better health.
The diet involves consuming whole food and fresh produce as close to its natural state as possible. It also promotes eating a balanced diet, which is important for overall health.
This means avoiding processed and fast food, which have been linked to negative health issues, and instead eating food that comes straight from the source to your table.
Perceived benefits of clean eating include healthy skin, hair and gums, renewed energy and a faster metabolism.
Foods accepted by the diet come from all the main food groups outlined by the Australian Department of Health – including lean meats, vegetables, fruit, nuts and seeds, dairy, and fish.
Thinking about the definition of ‘clean eating’, it’s easy to see where organic meat such as organic beef and lamb fit in with the hype. Lean, unprocessed meat fits the definition of fresh produce perfectly, and is a known source of high-quality protein and energy.
In addition, organic meat is free from hormones and is not genetically modified – making it all the more ‘clean’.
If you’re looking to try clean eating out for yourself, here are some delicious recipe ideas using organic beef and organic lamb:
• Whole-wheat wraps with organic beef, red onion, cucumber, cilantro and balsamic sauce
• Organic lamb tacos with homemade guacamole
• Classic organic beef steak with sweet potato chips and salad
• Moroccan organic lamb with couscous