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Shirley's Whole Food Blog

good and good for you

•   cardiovascular disease

So what’s so good about healthy whole foods? For one, they’re loaded with fiber, vitamins, and minerals. When you eat whole foods, you’re getting the food in its natural state. You’re getting it intact, with all of the vitamins, minerals, and other nutrients that are in the food. Basically, it’s the healthy whole food, rather than the bits that remain after refinement and processing. It’s the difference between an apple and apple juice, or brown rice and white rice. Any dietitian will also agree that eating  free range chicken, grass fed beef, and plenty of wild fish is much more desirable than eating their conventional counterparts because of their significantly higher nutrient levels (omega-3 fatty acids in particular). But navigating the commercialized food world is a daunting task these days. Food manufacturers pull out every nasty trick in the book to deceive consumers about the nutritional value of their foods by using meaningless words like "natural", or creating "organic" junk food products that are hardly any better than their conventional counterparts. When you begin an Awakened Fitness program, Alex will help you design a diet that avoids these pitfalls, meet your needs, and help you achieve your fitness and health goals.

•   many types of cancer

Whole Food Nutrition

the importance of whole foods

​Studies have found that a diet high in healthy whole foods like fruits, vegetables,
and whole grains have been associated with a reduced risk of diseases such as: