Wholefoods

What exactly are they and what are the benefits of consuming them.

So what is a wholefood?!

Plant-based foods that are in their natural state
and are not processed or refined.

This includes vegetables, fruits, wholegrains (think rice, oats, quinoa etc), legumes (beans), seeds, nuts, herbs and spices.

There is an ABUNDANCE of food options when it comes to wholefoods and this is what you will learn in the Wholefoods Bundle.

Nourishing our body with a diverse range of wholefoods is a fantastic way to ensure we are getting all the nutrients we need, and when our bodies are full of healthy nutrients – it affects how we feel each day, our overall and long term health, as well as the prevention of chronic diseases.

There is loads of reliable scientific evidence to support this.

We can also understand this by looking at the different types of wholefoods. These foods contain all the essential nutrients, vitamins and minerals our bodies need. Therefore by consuming these foods, our bodies are getting exactly what it needs, in the right package, and can therefore function at an optimal level.

Take an apple for example, it is made up of a whole host of nutrients, this includes vitamins, minerals, protein, carbohydrates and fibre. Our bodies know exactly what to do with this when we eat it.

Unfortunately, our food system has moved away from whole natural foods, such as vegetables, fruits, grains –  to foods that are highly processed and contain limited nutrients. This means every time we consume these foods, we are not only putting unhealthy foods into our body, but we are forgoing the healthy nutrients found in wholefoods.

In addition to this, there is a myriad of complex information surrounding nutrition and marketers take advantage of this by making you believe highly processed foods are healthy, low in sugar, low in fat and are good for you, simply to get you to purchase their product. They commonly use wholefood ingredients to try to convince you a highly processed product is healthy.

Today the majority of people are getting most of their energy from processed foods.

The result is that most people aren’t getting the nutrients their body needs, and therefore don’t feel 100% each day. This also leads to a new normal in which people think that feeling lethargic, low energy and tired is normal and they don’t have control in feeling better. The other side of this is people who might not necessarily feel low in energy, because they have gotten use to a certain level of energy and believe that to be normal – without realising they could have much more energy and be functioning at a more optimal level. 

The good news is you do have control! And you don’t need to try to make sense of all the misinformation out there. The information you learn outlines the best diet for your body, and it just so happens to be one that is SIMPLE, EASY, the MOST OPTIMAL for your health, not to mention full of an abundance of delicious foods!

The SIMPLE equation is

In order for our bodies to operate at 100%, it needs:

NUTRIENTS

And the most nutrient dense foods are 

WHOLE FOODS

One last point to make:
Where does meat/dairy/eggs fit in? There is no comparison between animal-based foods and wholefoods when it comes to nutrients. Wholefoods are naturally packaged with a wide range of nutrients that our bodies thrive off, plus they are lower in calories. On the other hand whilst animal-based products do contain certain nutrients, they tend to have concentrated amounts of individual nutrients but then are low or deficient in others, they are also more calorie dense than wholefoods. In addition to this some of these products contain unhealthy components such as saturated fats, cholesterol and other harmful properties that are shown to cause and increase the likelihood of chronic diseases. The wholefood approach doesn’t follow an all or nothing approach, so the key is to eat a diet RICH in wholefoods, so you are providing your body with the nutrients it needs to thrive.