Eating lots of whole foods can have a positive impact on our health, but what exactly are whole foods. Organic whole foods are foods that are unrefined/unprocessed completely or processed and refined as little as possible. Examples of organic whole foods are unpolished organic grains, organically grown produce, and non-homogenized milk. Most often you can find organic whole foods at Farmer’s Markets because the shelf life of organic produce and many other whole organic foods have a short shelf life.
Live organic whole foods tend to be high in anti-oxidants, which are shown to reduce the risk for certain types of cancers, heart disease, asthma and even arthritis. Organic whole grains are higher in fiber than refined grains and are essential to a healthy digestive tract.
Many foods are stripped of their vitamins and minerals after being processed or refined. Part of the reasoning is to lengthen shelf life. For example, the skin is taken away from canned tuna, and this is where many of the essential Omega-3 fatty acids are located. Refined and processed foods also have many chemical additives and fillers to promote longer shelf life, or to simply make the color more attractive. Organic whole foods do not contain the chemicals or additives.
When shopping for organic produce or organic whole foods it is important to make sure you check the labeling as all whole foods are not organic nor are all organic foods considered whole foods.
Knowing the benefits that whole foods can have on your health, what is the best supplement to be taking? I personally like Uri International “The Feast”. Most of us just don’t have the time that is needed in shopping for the 83 varieties of fruits, vegetables, seeds, sprouts, nuts and berries that are in one easy scoop of The Feast. Besides, the time to juice all of those whole foods, it can be very expensive to purchase. Uri’s The Feast saves time and money and uses the best nutrition dense produce and fruits in its blend.