So what is a whole food and why does it matter? A whole food is an ingredient that comes from nature in it’s most unadulterated, unprocessed state. Foods like carrots, onions, chicken, spinach, tomatoes, olives, honey, rice, and more would be considered whole food ingredients. One of the acronym’s I love to use when it comes to choosing healthy options that can help improve the quality of your skin, increase your energy, and make you feel better, are FLOW foods. FLOW is an acronym I created when broken down means – Fresh, Local, (Minimally processed), Organic, Whole Foods.
It’s not rocket science when it comes to eating healthy but with all the dietary advice and recommendations that are floating in the internet space it makes sense that there is a lot of confusion when it comes to choosing healthier options. Although there are other principles I’d like to discuss, I’d like to simply state for this blog post that whole foods are anything that are unprocessed, unadulterated, and come straight from nature. If you know what it is by simply looking at it, then it’s most likely a whole food. And no, mac-and cheese doesn’t count, even though it is incredibly delicious.
If you do not have a sensitivity or an allergy to eggs, then eggs would be one of the most perfect whole foods out there. Eggs are loaded with healthy fats, they are high in protein, and contain essential vitamins and minerals that are essential for optimum metabolic function. Healthy fats and proteins in particular, are essential when it comes to nourishing your skin from the inside out. 2-3 eggs scrambled with coconut oil, a handful of spinach, and some salsa on the side would be considered a whole food recipe that could help you nourish your skin.
Why does it matter? Because whole foods heal. Any food that is wholesome is healing in nature. That is why Whole foods should be included in at least 80% of your diet. I like 80% because it is a high number but not so high that it’ll make you go bat shit crazy when it comes to healthy eating (which is something I also want to talk in the future). As long as you are eating whole foods, in balanced, and in a relaxed state of mind, you will begin to slowly transform your skin, and your self, from the inside out.
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