WHOLE FOODS: Foods that are not processed at all, or that are processed minimally and are free from additives and other artificial substances.
They say you are what you eat. If that’s the case, would you rather be whole or incomplete? That’s what we thought! Eating a diet that is considered whole will keep your body functioning properly, which makes it stronger and better equipped to battle any invading diseases, including cancer.
Consuming a diet mostly comprised of processed foods, also known as empty calories, supplies us with excessive calories, fat and sodium, and tends to be low in fiber and phytonutrients. This can negatively impact our bodies and play a role in the development of obesity, diabetes, hypertension, hyperlipidemia and certain types of cancer. That’s why we’re pro-whole foods, not processed foods!
The vitamins and minerals abundant in Whole Foods include the necessary raw materials that our bodies depend on daily. We also get the benefits of fiber and phytonutrients, both of which boost immunity and protect against chronic diseases like cancer and cardiovascular disease. Whole Foods are considered “Nutrient Dense” meaning they contain a variety of nutrients, while foods that are heavenly processed are considered to contain “Empty Calories.” It’s time to just count calories that are conducive to your health, and those are going to be found in Whole Foods.