The world of nutrition, fad diets and food culture, there is always a latest and greatest new trend. One thing that has been a constant is where food comes from and what it is made of. This is simple, its whole food. Food that has very little processing, free from additives and no artificial substances. This is whole food.
- Fresh Fruits
- Fresh Vegetables
- Whole Grains, in their true form (oats, brown rice, barley, popcorn)
- Herbs and Spices
Yes, whole foods can be starchy, yes they can simple and yes to some, they can be meat or animal products, if they are in their whole, true form.
Why? When food is processed, multiple harmful agents are often added, such as fat, sugar, salt and aa variety of other preservatives. Yes, some of these things can be tolerated by our body, but for how long? How much is actually safe when none of it is truly helping your body.
Have you heard the expression:
“Everything you eat is either preventing disease or promoting disease.”
In my professional opinion, this is absolutely true. It is hard for me to say that something is healthy when I can tell you the multiple ways if can also be unhealthy. In the same breath, I will say that this is why my own journey with food beliefs has been a struggle. I have seen the power of nutrition and what it can do. I know how powerful your fork can be. But I have also seen the power of what your body can do to always strive for balance, until it no long can.
Food is more than just eating for health. Its eating with emotion, convenience, availability, hormonal control, and much more.
Whole food, it’s food in its more natural, whole form. It is absolutely the best recommendation I make to all clients, select food that is still true food.