Have you heard the term “clean food” before?

It is one of the most popular diet trends at the moment, and is being adopted by many personal trainers, fitness enthusiasts and Instagram narcissists who consistently post photos of each meal with hashtags like #eatclean.

In fact, many people think that clean eating is a vital part of the development of a slim and muscular body.

But what is really eating clean?

And, more importantly, do you need to “eat clean” to lose fat and gain muscle properly?

In this article, I’m going to shed some light on what clean food is all about, and if it’s necessary or not when you’re trying to get fit.