Why Whole Foods

What Are Whole Foods?

Let’s start with what is not a whole food. A foot long sub sandwich drowning in fatty dressing is not a whole food. Chocolate cake with extra icing and strawberries on top is not a whole food.

Even whole grain bread – once it’s slopped in mayonnaise and stuffed with fatty meats – is not a whole food. Without a doubt, few people in America know how to identify whole foods.

They aren’t likely to find many whole foods in restaurants, school cafeterias or fast food drive ins. You can find whole foods in a grocery store, but the quality of these can be lacking. No wonder the best types of whole foods are so hard to find!

Whole foods are basically those that aren’t processed or refined by any chemical methods before being served to unsuspecting people. These whole foods have little or no sugar, fat or salt.

Granted, some whole foods, like fresh fruit, have natural sugars. Those aren’t the problems. The sugar in a peach doesn’t harm you. This innocent peach becomes dangerous when it’s put on a piece of cake, drenched with sugar based syrup and topped with three scoops of vanilla ice cream! In that sugar overload is the poor, innocent, harmless peach – the only whole food on the dish.

Here’s a simple test – whole foods are those that are as close to the natural state as possible and are easily assimilated into the body as useable energy. Whole foods are nutrient-dense, which means that they are power packed with all the right kind of natural vitamins and minerals.

Raw vegetables are very beneficial to the body. Similar to the fruit example, a carrot is crunchy, filling and naturally sweet in its raw state. Cut up that carrot, steam the life out of it and then cover it with a sugary sauce and it’s hardly the same vegetable.

You can even take that carrot and shred it into cake to make carrot cake. If you think that eating carrot cake is healthier than yellow cake, then you’re fooling yourself. The little bit of carrot does not have enough nutritional benefit to overcome the harm of the cake flour, sugar, shortening and other ingredients found in carrot cake.

Don’t be fooled – all organic food is not the same as whole food. Just because a label claims to be “organic,” that doesn’t mean it’s equal in quality.  Food manufactures are trying to counter your desire for healthier food by making you think what they have in the can or box is organic.

Only certified organic foods are the real deal. Genuine organic foods are grown without toxic chemicals, instead using natural techniques of farming that are ancient and need to come back.

Food manufacturers like those additives because they allow for longer shelf life on foods. Here’s another clue: genuine organic foods have a short shelf life. That’s a good thing. That means the food you buy is fresh and not months old in boxes.

If you want to replace toxics, fat and chemically processed foods with whole foods, choose raw vegetables, fresh fruits, nuts, sprouts and seeds. Go to the farmer’s market instead of the grocery store to find many of the best whole foods or use whole food supplements to get the nutrients.

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