Processed VS. Wholefoods

Processed VS. Wholefoods

WHAT ARE WHOLEFOODS?

Wholefoods are foods that have gone through minimal processing and they are miracle workers for your system. Your body breaks down wholefoods much easier than processed foods because they’ve got a low GI. Foods low in GI release energy at a slower rate, making you feel fuller for longer.

WHOLEFOODS INCLUDE:

  • Fresh fruits and vegetables

  • Raw nuts

  • Dried legumes

  • Farm-fresh eggs

  • Unrefined grains (Whole wheat bread and pasta, steel-cut oatmeal, quinoa and brown rice)

  • Frozen fruits and vegetables

  • Meats (Think wild over pastured, pastured over grain fed)

  • Oils (Your best options are nut oils, seed oils and avocado oil)

  • Dairy (Hormone-free)
It’s important to remember that your nutritional intake should be mainly made up of whole foods (aka, the really good stuff).
WHAT ARE PROCESSED FOODS?

The term “processed foods” refers to any food that has been deliberately altered before it’s available for us to buy and eat. It can be as simple as freezing or drying food to preserve nutrients and freshness, or as complex as adding cheap fats and vegetable oils. Since these are often hydrogenated, turning them into trans fats, they are to be avoided at all costs.

PROCESSED FOODS INCLUDE:

    • Dried fruits

    • Margarine

    • Bacon

    • Ketchup

    • Flavoured nuts and microwaved popcorn 

    FOODS TO AVOID

     


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