Rock Your World with Whole Foods!
I love whole foods. I can't get enough of them. Variety, colour, taste, texture; they have it all. With literally billions of recipe possibilities your diet will never become boring. Provided freely by nature, food ensures our survival and is integral to our health. Whole foods having the power to energize, heal, nurture, and pleasure is a fact about nutrition. Food is at the forefront of our cultures, traditions, and celebrations.
It breaks my heart to look around our Western Culture and see unnecessary sickness. As a result of modern food production and processing methods, our bodies have become wider, and yet we are nutrient deficient. But change is coming my friends. People are starting to rally. We are cheering for access to nutrient dense chemical free foods. We are stepping up and growing our own food in the most unlikely places. We are demanding our leaders either reject foods that are linked to sickness, or label all ingredients. We are beginning to recognize and believe in the power of whole foods.
Be a part of the whole foods movement by making a conscious decision to switch to a whole foods diet. It will be tough at first, but the rewards are immeasurable. Please don't expect to change your entire life overnight. My experiences have taught me that any major change requires time and determination to realize. Even after years of transformation I am still improving on my diet and lifestyle. Start small and achieve big!
- Research a place close to home to purchase whole foods. A farmer's market, community garden club, natural foods store, or supermarket. (Listed in order of best food quality)
- Choose a whole foods recipe. (At the time of this posting my recipe area wasn't built up yet so I sent you over to George Mateljen's site, the whole food movement pioneer.) Make a list of the ingredients you will need; purchase the ingredients from your newfound favourite market; make the food; and enjoy!
- Repeat this process for an additional meal each week until 3 meals a day 7 days a week are whole foods based.
- Start an indoor herb garden. When your herbs are ready trim them back and use the trimmings in your recipes. Take care to leave enough of the plant to continue growing and producing.
I am so excited to hear your successes; join the conversation by commenting below.
Krystal Bernier, Holistic Nutritionist