Eat Real Food
Most of us are far removed from a whole food diet, and perhaps the most nourishing way to eat is to eat a majority whole foods diet. Do you know what is in the food you eat? Does your diet consist of pre-battered, pre-marinaded or packet ready to eat foods? What is in those foods? Do you even read the labels?
It’s not only healthier, but it can be more affordable to eat whole foods.
The effort is well worth the investment.
Benefits of a whole food diet
- You know exactly what is in your meal.
- Less processed foods have more nutrients including vitamins and antioxidants.
- You will feel better – some ‘side effects’ include more energy, better sleep, better digestion and better concentration.
- You reduce your risk of chronic illness – the more nutrients in your diet the more your body is able to fight off disease.
- It’s better for the environment – the fewer steps involved in getting to the final product to you the better, including fewer fuel emissions, less packaging and less waste.
What to do?
Make your own food
/ purchase your meals from a company that prepares meals or snacks using only whole foods.
Make it simple
– Use simple ingredients. Choose fresh ingredients that have had the least amount of processing and have the least amount of packaging. Only buy foods with whole food ingredients and no chemicals or highly refined food items.
– find simple recipes that use whole ingredients that you enjoy. From there you can experiment with making more advanced and time-consuming recipes that you can make ahead of time and freeze, etc for when you need them, saving time later.
– we eat badly when we do not plan ahead. We crave fatty, sugary foods when we get too hungry. Planning ahead encourages you to make healthy, smart food choices. Try to plan your meals for the whole week. Include snacks, breakfasts, lunch and suppers. make weekly shopping lists.
Would you be interested in us preparing a whole foods meal plan
and shopping essentials list (for flexitarians and vegans)?
Please let us know in the comments below.