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Unfortunately for many of us, processed food is part of the daily intake of for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Going ‘green’ is a lifestyle choice that is no doubt trending at the moment, with many people switching to a plant-based diet for a healthier life. If this switch seems too far-fetched for you, read up on our top five ways to cut out processed food from your diet.

Buy fresh food

Fresh fruit and vegetables are great to constantly keep around the home or office, to avoid snacking on nasty refined sugars. Apples, oranges and bananas are all quite filling and should tide you over until the next main meal of the day.

Stop binge eating

Keeping to a strict diet can only work for so long, since your body will be craving sugar or processed food that it’s been accustomed to having. Such diets have expiry dates that will leave you binging instead of cutting out these nasty foods altogether. Rather, choose to take it step by step and listen to your body throughout the process.

No more soft drinks

Keep to drinking tea and water as your main drinks which can be naturally sweetened with lemon and honey. You’re probably sick of hearing that soft drinks are toxic to healthy oral hygiene, and make it harder to achieve a clean body from the inside out. Limit fruit juices to once a week, and if you’re craving something sweet, consider eating a seasonal fruit.

Bye-bye fast foods

Fast foods are tempting because they are easy to get your hands on, and take about no time at all to prepare. These types of foods hold a tremendous amount of trans fats which are toxic to a healthy body. Try to keep away from anything deep fried in oil.

Whole grains instead of whole wheat

Whole grains are healthier and much more filling than traditional whole wheat products. An easy transition for anyone who suffers from coeliac disease and requires a gluten-free lifestyle. Choosing whole grain products helps to lower the risk of obesity, heart disease and diabetes.

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By Felicia Sapountzis