WholeFoods

Wholefoods are an excellent source of nutrients to nourish the whole and fight diseases.

Wholefoods are a combination of :

  1. Vegetables
  2. Fruits
  3. Whole grainsfresh fruit
  4. Legumes

Eating fresh fruit is a good source of dietary fiber. Eat a wide variety of fruit for maximum health benefits. choosing to buy fruits in season provides better quality and value. Also, adding different colors increases the variety of nutrients to enhance your health. You should eat your fruit in moderation though if you are watching your weight as fruits are high in fructose a natural sugar found in fruits.

LegumesLegumes

Legumes are part of a larger whole foods group that consist of dietary fiber and complex carbohydrates, so incorporating this food group in your meals you are increasing your intake of plant-based protein. Eating legumes at least twice a week will add a variety of nutrients to your diet without putting on weight. Use legumes in soups, stir-frys, and salads.They have a low glycemic index which means they make you feel fuller for longer.

Salad

SaladSala adds a variety of whole food to every meal whether you eat them as they are or add it to be part of a meal.  Adding salads to meals adds freshness and a variety of nutrients through color. What we eat build a foundation of our healthy. eating whole foods such as fresh salads promotes the growth and repair of cell tissue which in return support the immune system to fight disease.

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Whole foods are the easiest and less expensive meals to prepare. Like a meal below, boil some chickpeas, sweet potato separately and then add your fresh whole food ingredients, drizzle some lemon juice or find my preservative free salad dressing here. Your delicious meal is good to go. I love food like this so clean, no additives, or flavor enhancers. Whole foods help to curb cravings as they keep you fuller for longer, like black rice good for cold salad or add to soups and stir-fries

Avocado, Chickpea Saladblack rice

Meal Preparation is an important part of how we perceive food before we eat it. So taking time to cut ingredients does not only make food look appetizing but increases the chances eating healthy. Most people find that preparing food from scratch time consuming but I think it is the most rewarding activity for your mental health and well-being.Preparation
I hope you are encouraged to eat healthy by reading this article. You can also check out my article on how to look after yourself for maximum healthy living here.

 

 

 

 

 

12 thought on “WholeFoods”

  1. Mysa

    Great post, although I eat healthy there are days when I feel lazy, your post has definitely motivated me to eat healthy on lazy days too, eating whole foods does work out to be cheaper, and it feels rewarding to the body.

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  2. kathleen

    Thank you for such a great article. I am so excited to see you sharing the great news about whole foods! You make it so SIMPLE!! The easier the better!! I forgot about adding variety of colours of vegetables to my diet, I stick to green a lot! I be will mixing it up!!

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  3. Glen Palo

    I think our definitions of whole foods are substantially different. While vegetables, grains, legumes, and fruit make up the bulk of whole food dieting. Lean grass-fed meat as well as fish should be part of the whole foods eating experience.

    I like eating whole foods because mostly they are not processed foods. As you stated, it may take longer to prepare whole food meals. But healthwise, it is worth it.

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    1. admin Post author

      You are absolutely right Glen in saying lean meats, as well as fish are also part of whole foods totally agree with you. I just intentionally chose not to include them in this article as i have my reservations on those. Thank for bringing that up. Thanks for your contribution.

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  4. GiuliaB

    Ben, you touched on a rather sore point for me there. Cards on the table: I hate cooking, which means I hate having to prepare a fresh meal from scratch. And that’s because I am lazy. So, I find it mentally stressing to have to peel vegetables and to put together ingredients, in such a way that they ‘make sense’ together, let alone matching colours together!
    But, I loooove to eat wholefoods!!! So long as it is prepared for me, I love fruit, including the more exotic one. I find salads as refreshing as you say – and yes, I do prepare salads in the summer. And of course, I do enjoy legumes, to the point that I have often thought of converting to vegetarianism and replace my protein intake with regular legumes based meals.
    Now, my question however is this. Is there a difference between plant proteins and meat proteins?
    I hope you can help me with this little conundrum. In the meantime, thank you ever so much for making wholefoods more inviting through your informative post 🙂

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    1. admin Post author

      Hi, Thank you for your constbution. Aren’t we all guilty when it comes to food sometimes the best is to not stop trying to eat healthily. To answer your question about plant and meat protein. Basically, all protein is the same the important thing is to add a variety of foods to your meals for maximum nutrition benefit. for more information please refer to this article https://nutritionstudies.org/animal-vs-plant-protein/

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  5. Devara Garrison

    Hello,
    Great article! I enjoyed the information and your images pop! Makes me hungry.
    We all know how important it is to eat right, but getting into that routine can sometimes be very difficult.
    I know fruit is important in moderation, but what about bananas? I’ve heard they are really bad for you if your trying to lose belly fat.
    Thanks,
    Devara

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    1. admin Post author

      Hi Devara, you are right most fruit in moderation is good. But generally bananas are a good part of a meal plan, especially if you are trying to lose weight. So while bananas have a range of nutrients such as potassium and Vitamin B-6, you should keep in mind of their calorie density depending on your meal plan. I normally use one medium to small banana with my eating plan anything more than that will not work with my long-term weight goals.

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