When you hear about "clean eating" what does that mean to you? I think we've gotten into a mindset where restriction is healthy, but the truth is that our bodies need a variety of foods to beat deficiencies, fight illnesses, to grow properly, to optimize brain power.
When I first heard about "clean" eating, I assumed it meant it was food that grows naturally. I considered the primal diet to be the best example of "clean eating." It meant eating just vegetables, meat, fruits, and legumes. That was my opinion of what clean eating meant. But does that mean that clean eating is a term that's used loosely?
So that meant foods like breads, yogurt, granola bars, or anything I wouldn't be able to find in the wild/nature -- were not foods I considered "clean."