Eating a wholefood diet is something that we should all be doing! This certainly won’t be the first time you’ve heard about the benefits of eating wholefoods, and hopefully it wont be the last, as somewhere between now and 100 years ago we have found ourselves not only accepting unnatural and processed foods as something we know as ‘food’ but we have also come to expect this as the norm.
First, let us start by explaining exactly what a wholefood is. Wholefoods are foods that are unprocessed and unrefined, or processed and refined as little as possible, before being consumed. Examples include unpolished grains, beans, fruits, vegetables, and animal products, including meats and non-homogenised dairy products. All the foods that we expect our grandparents would have eaten before things like E numbers, stabilisers and chemical preservatives made their way into our daily meals and snacks.
So we have joined forces with Nākd who are trying to create a spotlight for the WHOLEFOOD REVOLOUTION that needs to take place, helping us all to be healthier and happier! For a whole week we are going to encourage readers of Hip & Healthy to go back to their grass roots and eat a more wholefoods as we know it is the best thing for your body, mind and soul! Plus, you’ll have more energy, better skin and a better immune system – there is literally no downside at all.
Foods you can eat:
- ANYTHING that has not been processed.
- Check the labels on everything you eat for anything unnatural in there. If you can’t pronounce it or don’t know what it is – it’s likely that it will be on the list of foods you can’t eat!
- For your snacks as well as eating things like nuts, fruits and veg you can also munch on Nākd bars as they are 100% made from natural ingredients, full of goodness and don’t compromise on taste! Just because you’re adopting a wholefood diet doesn’t mean it can’t be convenient and yummy – you just have to look in the right places!
- No added sugar or syrups! Most of the sugars you find in foods these days are highly processed and sometimes even bleached and stripped of all nutrients. Instead opt for energy fueling food that has naturally occurring sugars.
- No booze – it is January so if you’re not already on a sober stint now is the time to start!
- Cook your meals from scratch – use lots of veggies, and pulses as well as wheat-free grains such as quinoa, rice and buckwheat.
- Drink lots of water. Around about 2 litres each day is ideal.
Stay tuned for recipes, a live chat with our very own nutritionist Kathryn Fielding, when you can ask her anything you want about adjusting to a wholefood, diet plus we will also be supplying you with articles and content on why we think you should be switching to a wholefood diet and how to start implementing it now!
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