7 things you should know about whole foods...
Among the thousands of different whole foods our world provides, the majority of them contain most of the nutrients our bodies need.
Whole foods are the most nutrient dense.
Nutrient density is a measure of the number of nutrients a food contains in comparison to the number of calories. A food is more nutrient dense when the level of nutrients is high in relationship to the number of calories the food contains. By eating whole foods, you'll get all the essential nutrients that you need for excellent health, including vitamins, minerals, phytonutrients, essential fatty acids, fibre and more for the least number of calories. Foodless foods and lifeless drinks eventually lead to disease.
The healthiest foods are whole foods.
The healthiest foods are whole foods complete with all their rich natural endowment of nutrients. They have not been highly processed nor do they contain synthetic, artificial or irradiated ingredients. Whenever possible, the healthier way of eating means purchasing "Earth friendly
Grown" foods, since they not only promote your health, but also the health of our planet from which the whole
Surprisingly, most of the healthiest foods are familiar foods.
The healthiest foods are common "everyday" foods. These include the fruits, vegetables,
whole grains, nuts and seeds, as well as; grain oils, herbs and spices that are familiar to most people.
The healthiest foods are readily available.
Although there are many foods that are exceptionally nutritious, many of them are not readily available in different areas of the country. The healthiest foods are foods that the majority people can easily find at their local market.
The healthiest foods are affordable.
Whole foods that are not only familiar and available but also affordable, especially if you purchase them locally and in season are the best. This is also the time when they are the freshest and of the best quality.
The healthiest foods taste good.
The healthiest foods are also some of the world's best tasting foods. Find and create recipes using the healthiest whole foods that do not overpower, but enhance the unique flavour of each food. In fact, pleasure is a huge part if nutrition. Pleasure triggers the brain chemistry that prepares and triggers the entire metabolic nutritional process for acceptance by the cells. The cells wait for the delivery in great anticipation. You know that feeling of being excited when your food comes, that's actually a biological response!
Whole foods are under attack.
Keep in mind that E. coli, salmonella and other potentially deadly critters only come from animals with intestines. The media attacks wholefoods, telling us not to eat 'nightshades' and branding other wholefoods as dangerous but let's not forget that the most serious symptomatic responses come from eating meat. If you do have a reaction to a whole food, the good news is that with self care you can fix that. You'll learn how in my FDR!