If you want to lose weight, rid yourself of disease, look young and live a happy healthy life , eating a diet based on whole-foods is the way to go. We are given everything we need on the planet naturally, so why invent new ingredients and process the life out of the food we eat? As a species we are the unhealthiest life form that exists on this planet, and why? Because of what we eat. For the first 5000 years of civilization, humans relied on foods and herbs for medicine. Only in the past 50 years have we forgotten our medicinal “roots” in favor of patent medicines.
Whole foods are a virtual pharmacy of nutrients, phytochemicals, enzymes, vitamins, antioxidants, minerals, anti-inflammatories and healthy fats. All of which can help you to live a long and healthy life, free of dis-ease and full of vital energy. If you are eating the right amount of nutrients in your body daily, you shouldn’t be getting sick. Just face it, who is getting enough nutrients? With the processed food you can buy in every supermarket, fast food restaurant and corner shop, now days it is easier to buy processed junk than it is to buy fresh non processed whole food.
Look at the animals in the wild, can you tell how old they are? Do they have hundreds upon hundreds of diseases and cancer? Or do they have obesity or are they malnourished? NO, no and no! Have you ever wondered why? It is because they eat what they are naturally designed to eat (food that is found in nature), they do what they are meant to do to survive. They exercise, sleep, play, eat, sun bake, breathe in the fresh air, show their emotions and eat fresh organic whole foods. To live a healthy life it could be that simple.
Whole foods are the best way to get nutrient density. Among the thousands of whole foods available to us most of them contain the nutrients we need. Nutrient density is a measure of how much nutrients food has in comparison to the amount of calories. By eating fresh whole foods you will get all the essential nutrients you will need for good health.
The rule I like to follow is that “If you can’t pronounce it, you shouldn’t be eating it.” – Michael Pollan, American author
Farmacist Desk Reference Encyclopaedia of Whole Food Medicine Vol. 1 . Don Tolman 2006