Clean Eats Food: How To Restart & Heal Your Body
Are you ready to restart your body and jumpstart your health? The man behind Clean Eats joined Dr Oz to talk about how you can use fresh foods as healthy medicine. Get his advice about farmer’s markets, wild caught fish, and even Ghee. Dr Alejandro Junger has been called the father of detox, and he is passionate about helping people purify their bodies, losing excess weight along the way.
Dr Oz: Father of Detox
“Clean Eating is eating whole foods as you find them in nature, minus your toxic triggers,” Dr Junger said. Toxic triggers are foods that make you sick, and they can be different for everyone.
Clean Eating worked for Dr Junger, who at one time was taking seven prescription medications. By turning to whole, natural foods, he was able to improve all his health problems.
Dr Oz: Rainbow Vegetables
Vegetables are the building block for Clean Eating. Dr Junger thinks that greens are the best, and he suggested keeping them out in a basket in the kitchen.
“Make sure that you include all the colors of the rainbow in your vegetables,” he said. Dr Oz agreed with the idea of storing root vegetables in sight in your kitchen, so you will remember to eat them.
Dr Oz: Wild Caught Fish & Bulk Meat from Farmer’s Market
What about meat and fish? Is that a part of eating clean? Dr Junger told Dr Oz it can become confusing and expensive. He recommended going to your local farmer’s market to find antibiotic-free, grass-fed meat in bulk. Then freeze them to use them at your own pace.
With fish, colder water means fewer toxins. “Make sure that it’s wild caught,” Dr Junger said. Canned options such as Pink Salmon, Anchovies, and Sardines (which say Wild Caught on the label) might be more budget-friendly.
Dr Oz: Cow’s Milk Alternatives
Dairy may be a broader category than you first think. Cow’s milk can be a toxic trigger for many, but consider alternative milk options like Coconut Milk or Almond Milk. These can be used in soups, smoothies, desserts, and dressings.
Dr Junger also advised buying inexpensive free-range organic chicken eggs from your local farmer’s market. “Don’t be afraid of the yolk,” he said.
Dr Oz: Ghee Fat Ayurvedic Medicine
Gluten-free Grains, such as Quinoa, Amaranth, and Millet, can be good for a variety of meals and recipes, Dr Junger told Dr Oz.
As for fats, we should not be afraid of them, Dr Oz said. Options can include Coconut Oil for cooking and Olive Oil for dressings. Ghee is a rich fat that is used as an Ayurvedic medicine (Dr Oz did not like the taste). Almond Butter is a fabulous nut butter substitute if peanuts are a toxic trigger.
Clean Kitchen Condiments: Coconut Nectar & Spirulina
Salad is not a salad without toppings and dressing, right? Dr Junger showed Dr Oz some of his favorite salad toppers, including Apple Cider Vinegar, Nutritional Yeast (try it instead of cheese or on popcorn), and Spirulina (more protein than steak!).
Also think about using Raw Honey as a sugar substitute, or try Coconut Nectar, a concentration of the coconut’s natural sugars.