How Whole Foods Affect You
Someone once said to me that if I eat a whole pie, that means I’m eating a whole food. This article will be exactly about our health topic, natural remedies for life, and eating whole foods as well as the principles for life. Just because you might eat half a pie or a whole pie does not mean that you’re eating a whole food. In fact, this article is all about whole foods. It has nothing to do with processed foods.
If you look at the meaning of whole food, it is actually unprocessed, unrefined, and in fact, can be eaten raw. It is pure and there is nothing added to it. That’s the beauty of a whole food. It is indeed, pure. Just the way it was made in the first place. That’s why when you say whole foods you can indeed eat most of them raw.
Now whilst this is not an article on raw foods or a raw food diet, it does go hand in hand. In fact, you can eat whole foods raw and you can cook them as well. They are meant for your body, for nutrition, rejuvenation, cleansing, and healing. This is not exactly rocket science, but we have actually researched on whole foods and we found out that they can actually enrich your lifestyle and even reduce the risk of cancer. Surprise, surprise! Well, it goes without saying that whole foods are exactly that. They are meant for your body and meant to heal as well.
In reference to any health study that the people of long ago might have done, the whole food diet has been around for thousands of years and mankind has lived very well on whole foods. It’s only in the last 100 to maybe 50 years that we have really sort of polluted ourselves with refined and processed foods with excess sugar, alcohol, meats, chemicals, and additives to them. They were not there over 100 years ago. There’s an old saying that if my grandmother would eat something just like it is, then it is probably good for you. That saying is going out of fashion because you see a lot of people nowadays opting to have some sort of processed food or convenience food, and because it’s convenient, it means it’s pre-packaged usually, or a frozen meal which has to have come from some sort of processing. Obviously it’s not the same as a whole food. As you can see it is very important to get this right and understand the principles behind whole foods.
When you look at the original creation, if you could put it that way, we were fed with certain foods. What was available to us at the time was certainly whole food. If you look at fruits and vegetables, nuts, seeds, oils, grains, some eggs, milk, honey, spices and herbs, beans, and legumes, all of those things are whole foods. In fact, you can eat all of these raw. These are actually in symmetry with the body. They actually make up our body so the chemicals in these foods are actually found in our bodies as well. If you try anything else, like a processed or chemically-enhanced food, then it is really offering your body something different. It is doing something different to your body, where it is meant to go one way and you’re presenting it with another. It’s sort of like a round peg into a square hole, only some of them fit but they don’t fit perfectly. Our cells and DNA rely on good symmetry with our food and energy intake. If it’s a perfect match, it is great. If it’s not a perfect match, then you’re losing a lot of opportunity to feed, heal, and cleanse yourself with these natural foods.
We mentioned before fruits and vegetables, nuts and seeds, oils and grains, great fruits out there like apples, oranges, grapefruit, watermelon, and all these things have specific and targeted messages to your body. It’s important that you have a good intake of these whole foods and vegetables as well. Broccoli, asparagus, cauliflower, pumpkin, and all of these things also target certain aspects and sections of our body so it’s important that we have a good mix of vegetables in our diet as well as a whole food. Now what about seeds like sunflower seeds? Or nuts like almonds and macadamia? Oils like olive oil or flaxseed oil are deposited towards certain parts of the body, so if you have a great mix, they can certainly help towards your overall well-being. If you look at another whole food like honey, it is a natural antibacterial and it can target certain areas. If you have a wound, you can put honey straight on to that wound without worrying about infection. If you have a sore throat, you can have some honey and it will soothe the throat. Its antibacterial property will help prevent the spread of bacteria and infections in your throat.
Certain spices are used in our everyday cooking, but did you know that they were used through ancient medicine well before cooking to heal certain ailments that you might have? The Chinese are renowned for these the ancient Chinese remedies with the herbs or spices. You can add boiling water to specific herbs and spices and breathe into the aroma of some of them to help open up your airways or to heal a cut or a lesion. All these herbs and spices have certain targets to your body and the ancient message certainly embraces this. There’s no reason why you can’t use these today. They are very vital to our own health and well-being. They are made for our body and we should embrace that fact as well.
Another aspect of whole foods is that they can target certain parts of your body, as mentioned before, and they are known as signature foods to the body. What does this mean? It means that certain body parts are looking for certain nutrients or keys to the door to unlock them. If you use certain foods in your diet, it can certainly open up the doorway to those cells to allow certain nutrients to flow, heal, and regenerate. Here are some examples.
If you look at a bunch of grapes hanging low, you’ve got to realize that it is meant for one part of the body. It is a signature to your blood. All of the grapes clump together, similar to what your blood cells would do. It is great for cleansing and enriching your blood as an antioxidant as well. You’ve heard of this term, antioxidant, a lot in today’s media. The skin of the grapes is a great antioxidant to get rid of the free radicals which are implanted into us as we go through everyday life. Even the oxidation of foods in us can cause some minor damages as well. These antioxidants help grasp these things and remove them from the body.