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Diet & Nutrition

Diet & Nutritional Advice to Stay Healthy

Wholefoods, why do we always hear about this word when looking at how to keep yourselves healthy.  Everyone talks about how you must eat “wholefoods” to make sure you have a good diet and in return you will become healthy, but are these wholefoods exactly?!?
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One of the main reasons wholefoods are considered ‘whole’ is because to some degree it will have all three macronutrients present in some quantity i.e. a wholefoods contains protein, carbohydrate and fat.  Most processed foods we see in shops have been denatured by human intervention somewhere along the way and often contain just one or two of the macronutrients and more importantly they are often lacking in vitally important micronutrients like vitamins, minerals and enzymes.

As a result, without the all important enzymes these de-natured, damaged foods are difficult to absorb, placing a stress on the digestive system. Furthermore, processed foods tend to actually cost the body vital energy and nutrients to be able to breakdown, digest and assimilate.

Remove processed food

So lets have a go at spending a week or two on removing as many processed foods from your diet as possible and encourage yourself to try and eat only ‘wholefoods’.  If you have looked in your kitchen and tried to limit your food to only wholefood, you will have realised that it pretty much limits you to just fresh meat, fish/seafood, some grains, vegetables, fruit, nuts, seeds, butter and oils.

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Organic Food

Another way to ensure your food doesn’t contain a huge amount of harmful toxic chemicals or is processed and consequently damaged is to go organic.  Organic certification means that the plant or animal has been grown/bred without the use of chemical fertilisers, pesticides, or any other chemicals often used in farming processes.

There is tons of research out there nowadays showing the higher levels of micronutrients present in organic meats and vegetables when compared to most of the commercially farmed produce we find in our supermarkets today. Unfortunately, most of our farmed products in the 21st century have far less nutritional value than they did say 60-70 years ago and therefore going organic is one way of clawing back the deficit caused by current commercial farming methods and the consequentially damaged soils that result from the use of fertilisers etc…

Below is my list of recommendations for how to go organic:

1) Buy your wholefoods from farm shops or farmers markets

2) Get your weekly shop from local markets and only buy your food as you need it making sure it is fresh.

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