There are different kinds of diets but which do you think suits you most?
However certain communities may tell you otherwise, our team have come to the conclusion that diets emphasizing natural whole ingredients and minimum or no processed food is surely the right way to go.
Natural whole foods focuses on using natural ingredients to induce weight loss and improve health in general.
All what you need to know about natural whole food, it’s health benefits,food plan etc will be reviewed here.
What Does Natural Whole Foods Mean?
Natural whole foods is self explanatory, these are whole foods mother nature provided for us to take full advantage of but it seems most people would rather eat processed foods devoid of our basic nutrients
Basically natural whole foods focuses on:
- Plants; whole grains vegetables, tubers, legumes,seeds and nuts,herbs and fruit
- Reduction of refined foods: for those ingredients we can’t do without, although I’d recommend using natural ingredients such as locust bean, natural salt, strawberry, lemon,beets
- Encouraging consumption of organic food, if Possible from our own gardens
- Using of natural manure in our farms or gardens to increase production of natural whole foods
- Minimum consumption of steamed sea food
Although natural whole foods diet may be confused with vegetarian or vegan diets, I assure you they are not the same in any way.
Some vegetarians may include poultry or meat in their diets while vegans excludes any animal products including dairy, poultry, meat, seafood and eggs.
On the other hand, natural whole foods diet consumers eat natural food which comprises plants mainly.
Although exceptions are given to those with certain food allergies such as wheat and tree nuts.
Why Follow Natural Whole Foods Diet?
It Helps You Lose Weight
Nation wide more people are more obese than overweight. A recent study shows over 2.5 billion people are overweight and over 31% obese adults.
According to the Trust of America’s Health, if obesity trend were lowered by reducing the average adult body mass indix(BMI) by only 5 percent, millions of Americans could be spared serious health problems, and our country could save $158 billion over the next 10 years.
Making some changes in eating habits induces weight loss greatly.
Recent studies have proven that eating natural whole foods facilitate weight loss.
Natural whole foods is rich in fiber and natural nutrients which our immune system needs to help improve our health and fight against diseases.
A research of more than 950 persons showed that those following the natural whole foods diet lost more weight (about 5.5 pounds in over a period of 15 weeks) than those who consumed processed food
Following a natural whole foods diet would help shed those fat.
Adopting a healthy lifestyle, eating more natural food than processed ones would help you go a long way.
Including refined and processed foods like granola bars, sugared cereals, factory juice, dried fruits in your menu may hinder your progress.
Eat natural fruits instead, you could squeeze your oranges, pineapples or watermelon, call it a fruit shake!
- It Lowers Your Risk of Certain chronic diseases
Following a natural whole food diet may help reduce weight but it can also lower your risk of certain deadly ailments:
Diabetes is a chronic disease that occurs when the pancreas doesn’t produce enough insulin or when the body can’t effectively use the insulin to regulate blood sugar.
Following a natural whole foods diets may be effective in reducing your risk of developing diabetes.
A research showed that those eating natural foods had a 40% lower rate of developing diabetes compared to those eating processed foods and unhealthy diets.
A recent study reviewed that natural whole foods diet is responsible for the reduction in the risk of diabetes mellitus.
Natural whole foods like tropical green leaf greatly controls blood sugar level in diabetic patients as well as other vegetables rich in vitamins and minerals.
Heart disease is the narrowing of arteries(arteriosclerosis), fat deposit cling to the artery walls and may clog it, thereby causing a blood clot to form.
A heart attack may occur if the blood clot blocks one of the heart’s arteries.
Our researches have proven that one of the best preventer of heart conditions is adopting a natural whole foods diet.
It’s simple, provided you follow our weekly food plan and abstain from processed foods.
Studies have shown that unhealthy diets like refined carbs and sugar increases your risk of a heart condition
Natural whole foods brings to you the right diet to preventing a critical heart disease. Following the right diet is surely the best thing to do.
Changes in your DNA may lead to cancer, eating a large amount of deep fried, barbequed meat may increase your risk of colorectal, pancreatic and prostate cancer.
When cooking meat or sea food cook at a low temperature to decrease the amount of chemicals that may occur due to high temperature.
Studies States that eating natural whole foods diets may lower your risk of certain cancer.
A research carried out in over 54,000 showed that a natural whole foods diet lowers the risk of gastrointestinal cancer and some certain colon diseases, vegetarian and vegan diets included.
A second research revealed that people following a natural whole foods diet had a 35% lower risk of developing gastrointestinal cancer.
High Blood Pressure
A study suggests excluding refined food from your menu reduces your risk if a high blood pressure.
Basically, processed food contains salt( sodium), too much of salt would require your body to hold extra water to wash the salt away. As a result of this, the added water puts stress on your heart and blood vessels, which causes high blood pressure.
A study of 12,000 people showed that indulging in a natural whole foods diet greatly reduces the risk of high blood pressure.
Studies have shown that following a natural whole foods diets reduces your risk of Alzheimer’s disease in older people.
Natural whole foods diet has a very high number of antioxidants which hinders the progression of the disease.
A study of 22,000 people showed that eating natural fruits and greens reduces the risk of Alzheimer and older people’s related disease.
Eating natural whole foods helps this ecosystem as much as it improves your health.
Individuals who follow natural whole foods diet perceive things in a different way. They tend to protect the living components of our ecosystem.
Following a natural whole food diets reduces burning, which releases dangerous gas into the environment like greenhouse gases which is responsible for glabal warming.
A research showed that natural whole foods waste are good for producing organic manures
Greenhouse gas emissions can be reduced if people adopt natural whole foods diet, stopped barbecuing their sea food and abstaining from processed food.
Natural Whole Foods Diet Plan
Basically, most people depend on animal products for their food.
A recent study showed that Asians consume more dairy products like fried chicken compared to the world at large.
Natural whole foods like broccoli, lettuce, green pepper, avocado, asparagus, artichokes, leeks, watermelon, steamed sea food (where necessary) should be consumed more.
- Vegetables: Aubergine, asparagus, cauliflower, parsley, pumpkin, brussels sprout, cabbage etc.
- Fruits: Mandarins, apple, orange , plum, peaches, mangoes, apricots etc.
- Healthy fats: Avocados, olive, quinoa, canola, cheese, fatty fish etc.
- Legumes: Clover, beans , peas , lentils , carob , soybeans , tamarinds , chickpea etc.
- Spices: Celery, paprika , coriander , cumin , peppermint , sesame seed , parsley etc.
- Plant milk: Rice milk, almond milk , soy milk , coconut milk etc.
- Plant protein: Tofu(10g of protein per half cup), tempeh , edamame soy( 8.5g of protein per half cup) according to research, etc.
- Whole grains: Whole wheat, corn , quinoa , sorghum , oats , spelts , rye , barley etc
- Beverages: Freshly squeezed orange , coffee , etc.
Steer Clear of Food Like;
- Fast food: Pizza, chicken fingers, fried chicken, French fries etc
- Refined carbs: Pasta, bagels, white rice, white bread etc
- Factory animal products: sausage, bacon etc.
- Tin food: Tuna, beans , peas ,green beans , tomato paste etc
- Sugars: Factory juice, cereals, cookies , soda etc.
30 Day Food Plan
Breakfast basket – strawberry , oatmeal , coconut milk , peanuts , carrot , cabbage , cream , tofu , green beans , blueberry , avocado , pumpkin , cauliflower , parsley , cabbage , tomato , kale ,sliced apple , freshly squeezed orange .
Lunch basket – quinoa, barley , tofu , tempeh , avocado , beans , shrimp , cheese , chickpea , clover , roasted vegetable , zucchini noodles.
Dinner basket – lightly barbequed fish , lettuce , spinach , farm bacon , steamed potato , butternut squash curry , black bean protein, apricots , peaches , walnuts , portobello fajitas.
Dessert – protein crunch and caffe mocha
Reduce Animal products
supplement your meal with little amount of animal products. I would rather you rear them yourself if possible. For example, dairy, goat, cow, pig etc
Natural whole foods diet is a healthy lifestyle which helps to eradicate unhealthy food choice and improve health .
It helps improve our ecosystem, produces organic manure for our farms, reduces emissions of greenhouse gases etc.
Natural whole foods is beneficial in reducing the risk of your heart disease, high blood pressure, cancer, Alzheimer disease , diabetes , excessive weight gain , high cholesterol etc
According to Hippocrates- ” Let food be they medicine and medicine be thy food”
The only cons to following a natural whole foods diet is a glowing skin and a healthy lifestyle.