Whole foods are the healthiest

Whole Foods: Your Best Bet for Health

by Kelley Herring on December 6, 2012

Whole foods are foods in their most natural, unaltered forms—just the way nature intended. Wholesome and free from processing or adulterating, whole foods were custom designed by Mother Nature to fuel our bodies with a wide array of nutrients and enzymes that sustain life and protect against disease.

Fresh fruits and vegetables, nuts and beans—these foods look very much on our plate as they do in the garden, wrapped in their own perfect packaging.

Processed foods, on the other hand, have been stripped and extruded, and combined with artificial colors and flavors resulting in a meal that is unrecognizable from its original whole food origin.

Eating whole foods is not only beneficial to your health, but also to the health of the environment. When we eat a diet of primarily unprocessed whole foods, we naturally lower our consumption of harmful fats, additives, preservatives and artificial ingredients and increase our consumption of fiber, good carbs, essential fatty acids, vitamins, minerals and phytonutrients. In doing this, we lower our risk for a myriad of chronic diseases including heart disease, diabetes, and cancer.

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About The Author

Kelley Herring, founder of Healing Gourmet, is a natural nutrition enthusiast with a background in biochemistry. Her passion is educating on how foods promote health and protect against disease and creating simple and delicious recipes for vibrant health and enjoyment.

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