A basket of unprocessed produce

Unprocessed: Benefits of whole foods

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QUOTE OF THE WEEK – 09-17-2018 – Pulling The Plug On Processed Foods.


When you start eating food without labels...BGGBH Quote Of The Week

HOW EATING UNPROCESSED IS KEY TO YOUR HEALTH.

On any given scroll through an Amazon book search you will something on the topic of eating unprocessed and clean.

I chose this quote to help us all keep in mind that before commercialized processed foods existed were the basic food groups that provided nutrition and energy.

Then somewhere we went astray.

I’d say one reason other than the commercial monetary incentive, was the invention of microwaves.

But that’s just me.

Today, We’ll take a brief look at how ‘eating without labels’ can be of benefit for daily health.

EAT THE PERIMETER = LESS CALORIES = LESS WEIGHT.

We’ve heard ‘eating the perimeter’ of the grocery store because the majority of unprocessed foods are not in the aisles.

Meats, fish, eggs, and produce are the main staples of an unprocessed diet and will provide you with the bulk of your nutrients.

Though if you want to get technical, most stores now have bulk bins where you will find grains and beans.

Sitting down to a dinner of 3.5 oz of tilapia, a cup of kale, a half cup of brown rice and fruit would yield 390 calories plus natural fat. carbohydrates, and fiber. A Big Mac combo would net 1130 calories with added preservatives, sodium, fat, and sugar.

As we know frequent high calorie meals equal gained weight.

LESS ALLERGEN LOAD.

When eating unprocessed whole foods, you lessen your chance of gluten, additive, or preservative allergy. And build up your immunity.

SATIABILITY & BETTER DIGESTION.

Final quick point to note is, whole foods provide fullness and allow the stomach to break down and absorb into nutrients.

BACK TO YOU..

How often do you eat whole unprocessed foods? Do you find it difficult to eat ‘clean”? Please comment below.

And for more, stayed tuned for the next Mindful Health Moment for more about nutrition.

“When You Start Eating Food Without Labels, You No Longer Need To Count Calories.” - Amanda Kraft Brokegirlsgottabehealthy.com