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Real Food Defined (The Rules)

Real Food Defined (The Rules)

By Staff Writer

Below are the rules we followed during our original 100 Days of Real Food pledge.

What you CAN eat:

Whole foods that are more a product of nature than a product of industry Lots of fruits and vegetables (we recommend that you shop for these at your local farmers’ market) Dairy products like milk, unsweetened yogurt, eggs, and cheese 100% whole-wheat and whole-grains (find a local bakery for approved sandwich bread and check the Understanding Grains post for more info) Seafood (wild-caught is the optimal choice over farm-raised) Only locally raised meats such as pork, beef, and chicken (preferably in moderation) Beverages limited to water, milk, all-natural juices, naturally sweetened coffee & tea, and, to help the adults keep their sanity, wine and beer! Snacks like dried fruit, seeds, nuts and popcorn All-natural sweeteners including honey, 100% maple syrup, and fruit juice concentrates are acceptable in moderation Also, check out the Recipes & Resources page for a more detailed list of meal options including links to recipes

What you CANNOT eat:

No refined grains such as white flour or white rice (items containing wheat must say WHOLE wheat…not just “wheat”) No refined sweeteners such as sugar, any form of corn syrup, cane juice, or the artificial stuff like Splenda Nothing out of a box, can, bag, bottle or package that has more than 5 ingredients listed on the label No deep-fried foods No “fast foods”

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