Whole foods

Unprocessed eating, also known as ‘whole foods’, refers to food that is in its most natural state or minimally processed before consumption. This includes a wide range of fruits, vegetables, nuts, seeds, and whole grains. Nowadays, this is not as normal as it might seem. Currently, even 70% of all food in supermarkets is ultra-processed! Want to learn more about unprocessed eating but don’t know how to start? Read more!

The idea behind unprocessed eating is not just focused on improving overall health, but also on preserving the environment and supporting sustainable food production. In this blog, we explore the benefits of unprocessed eating and provide tips on how to integrate this way of eating into your daily life. At the end, we share a few simple and delicious recipes to get you started.

Various vegetables and nuts.

Benefits of eating whole foods

  1. Nutrient-rich: unprocessed foods are rich in essential nutrients such as vitamins, minerals, fibers, and antioxidants that are crucial for optimal health.
  2. Fewer added substances: by opting for unprocessed foods, you automatically avoid an abundance of added sugars, salt, and unhealthy fats, often found in processed foods. You also consume fewer artificial nutrients.
  3. Better digestion: the high fiber content in unprocessed foods can aid in digestion and can offer various health benefits.
  4. Sustainability: choosing unprocessed eating often supports local farmers and sustainable agriculture, leading to less food waste and a smaller ecological footprint.

How to get started

  1. Start small: you don’t need to overhaul your entire diet at once. Begin by adding more fruits and vegetables to your meals and gradually replace processed snacks with healthier, unprocessed options.
  2. Plan your meals: planning can help you make conscious choices and prevents you from falling back on processed foods when you’re in a hurry.
  3. Read labels: become an expert in reading nutrition labels. This helps you identify which products are minimally processed.
  4. Experiment in the kitchen: unprocessed eating doesn’t have to be boring. Experiment with different herbs, spices, and cooking techniques to flavor your meals.

At bbb health boutique, we believe unprocessed eating is very important. That’s why our recipes are as unprocessed as possible. Try our Turkish lentil soup or Energy oatmeal bars, for example.

Want to learn more about this topic and our holistic approach? Our coaches are eager to help you get started!

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