The Health Benefits of Whole Foods
Nature is clever. Natural foods in their whole, unprocessed form have an intrinsic nutritional integrity. The components of whole foods work synergistically.
Wholefood as a philosophy considers that the whole is greater than simply the sum of all parts.
This philosophy, also takes into account that the whole includes many aspects we cannot see or touch, but as equally as important as nutrients. It considers that we are not just physical beings, and that the nutrients we require are not just physical.
• Food is a delicious and joyful part of life and this has an essential role to play in the process of digestion and absorption of the actual nutrients.
• Eating food within it’s season provides us with the nutrients to feed the soul eg the grounding and concentrated forces for root vegetables, nuts and seeds when the weather is cold. As the sap and temperature rises, the energy expands upwards and outwards above the ground giving us the flowers that form into fruit and vegetables, and leaves. When we eat food out of season, we are easily disconnected from the subtle, non-physical nutrients and life forces in our food. If one is eating mostly conventional food, there would be none of either and this is another fundamental reason for eating organic and bio-dynamic food. They generally taste amazing (especially when it as close as possible to picking) as life force very often translates into great deliciousness. Lifeforce also very often translates into nutrient density.
Source Jude Blereau, Writer and Wholefood Industry Pioneer
“The problem with nutrient-by-nutrient nutrition science…is that it takes the nutrient out of the context of the food, the food out of the context of the diet, and the diet out of the context of the lifestyle “
Cited from ‘In Defence of Food’ Michael Pollan
As a general rule, the more processed a food is, the worse it is for your health.
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