What It Means to Eat & Live “Clean”
In a world of many choices, living your best life becomes a collaboration between you… and you. When you prioritize your well-being and focus on living clean, your health will thank you for it.
So what exactly is clean living? It’s a way of life that includes simple, healthy habits, from eating clean and exercising to taking care of your emotional health and doing things you enjoy. To live clean, you must honor your body and treat it with respect. After all, it’s the only one you’ve got!
What Is Clean Eating?
The expression “you are what you eat” exists for a reason. The foods, drinks and supplements you choose to put into your body can affect the way you feel, along with every aspect of your health. Clean eating means that the majority of your diet consists of a variety of, but not limited to, whole, organic and unprocessed foods – and avoids things like additives and artificial flavors.
How can you be sure you’re eating clean? Check out the ingredient label on a food product or supplement. If you can’t pronounce all of the ingredients easily, chances are it’s not as “clean” as you might like. Sundown® believes in living clean…and being transparent. There are no genetically modified ingredients^, gluten, wheat, dairy, lactose or artificial flavors◊ in ANY of our vitamins or supplements. See for yourself!
Remember, even the cleanest eaters can use some help getting all the nutrition their bodies require on a daily basis. Taking your vitamins regularly can help replenish any nutrients that may be lacking in your diet.
Embrace Clean Living
Now that you’ve got a handle on what clean eating is, what does clean living entail? Aside from eating a wholesome diet, clean living consists of getting plenty of sleep, a nice amount of exercise, and allowing yourself time to relax and decompress on a regular basis. Clean living means taking care of yourself in every aspect of your health and life, which may sound overwhelming, but we promise it’s much easier than it sounds.
Consider your sleep habits. A good night’s sleep is a major part of a healthy lifestyle and is vital not only to how you’ll feel when you wake up, but to your overall quality of life. Since we spend a third of our lives asleep (or hope to!), we should acknowledge its importance. Think about how refreshing it is to get a night of solid, peaceful, uninterrupted sleep – it’s a pretty good feeling, isn’t it?
Physical activity is just as rejuvenating and is a necessary part of clean living. An active body is a healthy body! Getting active is not only great for your metabolism, heart and muscular health, it’s vital for flushing any toxins out of your body. Exercise gets your blood flowing and allows you to sweat, allowing your body to rid itself of anything it doesn’t need. Think of the human body as compared to a body of water. Which is cleaner, a motionless pond or a flowing river?
Both sleep and exercise relate to the physical embodiment of clean living, but what about the emotional and spiritual aspects? It can be easy to dismiss our mental and emotional health as secondary to our physical health…but they couldn’t be more intertwined. Think about how anxiety or stress can take a physical toll on your body. And likewise, how joy and elation can make you feel like you’re walking on air! Embracing ways to support a positive mind and healthy spirit will have lasting benefits on your overall health.
To live clean, bump your personal well-being up on your list of priorities, preferably to number one. Focus on eating a balanced diet and incorporating daily supplements to help you get the nutrition your body requires. Sundown® Vitamin D3 1000 IU provides your daily allotment of vitamin D to support immune health.* Our Calcium Plus Vitamin D3 gives you your daily requirement of both Calcium and D3, which work together to support strong, healthy bones.* In fact, adequate calcium and vitamin D throughout life, as part of a well-balanced diet, may reduce the risk of osteoporosis. These, along with all Sundown® supplements, are truly “clean” – they contain no GMOs, gluten, wheat, dairy, lactose or artificial flavors◊.