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How Your Body Deals With Stress

Do you find yourself feeling stressed as we get closer and closer to the end of the year? There may be huge deadlines to hit, goals to reach, school years to conclude and farewells to be had. Maybe you are feeling like you’re reaching the end of a marathon, and just thirsty for the finish line. We totally get it and believe it or not, so does your body.

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Where Are Additives Found?

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Have you ever wondered why people say MSG is bad for you? Well, it is an additive, and we thought it might be helpful to unpack this concept a little! 

In our previous blog for this month, we shared what preservatives are and what kinds of ailments they have been known to cause. In this blog, we want to remind you of the heart behind sharing this well-researched information, before we explore what additives are and how they affect our body’s natural state. 

The heart of the Wholesome Food blog is to bring the right information to your inbox so that you can make wise decisions about food for you and your family.

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What’s So Bad About Processed Foods?

As you may have seen in our blog last month, we have started discussing what a processed food is. We walk through the shops, and pile up our trolleys with foods that are well packaged and attractive, not realising that they could be causing and contributing to a serious level of unwanted illness.

In this blog we will unpack why chemically processed foods have a directly negative effect on our bodies, and why we should avoid them if we want to live a healthy life.

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What Are Processed Foods?

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Most of the food we consume has been processed in some way or another. Whole foods, such as fresh vegetables and fruits, nuts, seeds, and whole grains, have likely been cleaned, trimmed, shelled, husked, ground, or wrapped and this is a type of processing.  

Processed food is any food that has been altered in some way during preparation.

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Power of Superfoods [Part 2]

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Last month we spoke about the Power of Superfoods and just in case you forgot what makes a food SUPER, here is a small reminder:

Superfoods have extra-large doses of essential vitamins and minerals in them which can help us ward off diseases and live a longer, healthier life. They are also fantastic for your gut health, superfoods can be a great source of antioxidants. Antioxidants are incredible as they work at shielding our bodies from cell damage and helping prevent awful diseases.

In this blog, we have listed some of the more ‘exotic’ Superfoods that are available for anyone and everyone! You can incorporate them easily into your diet in many different ways. Read on to encounter the power of Superfoods!

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Balanced Blood Sugar Can Change Your Life!

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This is a topic well written about. As mentioned previously the aim of our blogs is to keep it simple. So I will try my best to keep it simple and palatable for you and will leave some awesome links to more scientific research. In the last couple of years we have heard a lot about blood sugar levels, GI foods, insulin resistance and diabetes all this information can get a bit overwhelming! Here is a breakdown of some of these key terms.

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Why Diets Don’t ​Work

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I just thought I would start off by wishing you a very Happy New Year!! I hope that the year ahead is filled with love, laughter, peace and incredible relationship with those around you. 

As we all know, the number one New Year’s resolution around the world is “I am going to lose weight.” 

So before you choose the current trending, fad diet and spend a fortune on all the products you need, we thought we would send you an article on why diets don’t work and give you a few tried and tested ideas of what will work.  

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Is Stress Making You Fat?

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The word Stress seems to be the buzz word these days. Did you know that stress can have an impact on your physical body?  In this blog, we will look at the different ways stress can affect your health. We’ll also explore ways to naturally sooth stress by eating foods that will help to calm your body.

First of all, we need to understand not all stress is bad.

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How To Eliminate Harmful Toxins

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Did you know that the toxins found in food make you put on weight and they upset your hormonal balance? What exactly is a toxin and how can you help your body out by avoiding them? In this blog we will explore what toxins are, and how they can really affect your health. At the same time, we will take a look at a few easy steps you can take to remove toxins from your system.

Removing toxins from your diet can have a huge effect of your health, trust me, I know!

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