Mother blogs about family's success with 'clean eating'

Mother blogs about family's success with 'clean eating'

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - After a few months of eating heavy holiday party food, a lot of people are ready to clean up their diets.

Clean eating refers to food in its most natural state without extra sweeteners, preservatives or other additives. The key is finding ingredient labels that don't read like a science experiment.

When the Leake family of North Carolina refined their cooking by eliminating refined sugar and white flour, they noticed improvements in their health, including in their daughter, who struggled with asthma.

"She literally went an entire year without wheezing at all after we changed our diet," said the girl's mother, Lisa Leake.

Leake blogs about her family's experience with clean eating at 100DaysOfRealFood.com.

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