Eating your way to optimal health.
A little while ago I sent out a survey on Wholesome food. One of the questions was what you would most like to read in our blog posts. Not surprisingly, 90% answered eating for my health.
This topic is huge and there is so much information out there. I decided to start with my story and tell you how I have been eating myself back into optimal health and performance.
According to the Webster dictionary, a micronutrient is a chemical element or substance that is essential in minute amounts to the growth and health of a living organism.
Micronutrients (like vitamins, minerals and antioxidants) are different from macronutrients (like carbohydrates, protein and fat) because they are only necessary in very tiny amounts. Even with these tiny amounts, sometimes less than 1/1000thof a gram, micronutrients are vital to the proper functioning of all of our body’s systems.
Some functions of micronutrients:
Dietary fibre includes the parts of plant foods your body can’t digest or absorb. Unlike other food components, such as fats, proteins or carbohydrates — which your body breaks down and absorbs — fibre is not digested by your body. Instead, it passes relatively intact through your stomach, small intestine, colon and out of your body. Taking with it toxins, waste, fat, excess hormones and cholesterol particles out of the gut.
Some functions of Fibre:
Did you know that you can create your own, awesome salad which is a completely whole and perfect meal? Our Wholesome Food salad table includes all the nutrients and food groups that your body most needs in order to feel great and it will leave you feeling healthy and satisfied!
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Proteins are a fundamental building block of many of the cells in our body. Muscles, hair, skin and connective tissue are mainly made up of proteins. Many important things like enzymes, hormones, neurotransmitters, and even DNA are partially made of protein. I think you are getting the gist, proteins are very, very important for us.
Some functions of proteins:
The overnight pudding might just be the healthiest and most delicious pudding on earth! It is also incredibly fun and easy to put together. Use this little treat if you have friends or family over for dinner, they won’t even realise that their pudding is this good for them!
You and your family will LOVE this little creation.
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Start the day feeling fantastic with the Wholesome Food Porridge!
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Pancakes like you have never experienced before. Enjoy these delicious Wholesome Food treats as a dessert or as a deeply satisfying breakfast. Continue reading The Gluten-Free Pancake
You can’t buy happiness, but you can create smoothies and that’s kind of the same thing!
At Wholesome Food, we believe that your body has been created perfectly. We believe that you just need to look after your body well, and to do that, you need to make sure you put the right nutrients in. The best way to do that is to make delicious meals that you will enjoy, and your body will thank you for. This is why we have put together some amazing recipes just for you!
Smoothies are an amazingly easy way to get the right nutrients into your precious bod. Try this recipe, it will change the way you do smoothies!
There is no point in resisting, keeping your body healthy has never tasted so good.
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A hot topic ….. are they bad, are they good. I have come full circle on this one. I cut out ALL carbs, to overdoing the carbs, to finding a healthy balance. I spent hours on this topic, wading through the articles and research papers about carbohydrates trying to understand them better. What did I find? Every person’s body is different and will require different carbohydrate intake. It turns out that high or low carb intake is less important than the type of carbohydrate you eat.
The Function of Carbohydrates