What’s all the buzz about wholefoods? Firstly let’s look at the Wikipedia definition: “Whole foods are foods that are unprocessed and unrefined, or processed and refined as little as possible, before being consumed.”
What’s so good about them?
Well, you may have heard that the closer your food is to its natural state, the healthier it is. I believe this to be true. When a food is processed and refined, it generally has been changed or had things added to it and it can sometimes no longer resemble “food” – definitely not as our ancestors would remember it.
For example did you know that margarine has almost the exact same ingredients as plastic? It’s only missing one molecule – and it shares 27 ingredients with paint! How can this be good for us? Not only that but wholefoods retain the original quality (and quantity) of nutrients. For example fruit or fruit juice. Fruit Juice no longer contains fibre, so you are consuming liquid sugar but without the benefit of the fibre to help your body regulate the sugar dump into your blood stream.
Do a quick audit of your fridge and pantry. Are there some foods you could do without? Like margarine! And 2 minute noodles and potato chips? For ONE DAY, try eating only wholefoods and see how you feel.