Sydney’s Harmony Pharmacy store has a wonderful range and whole foods ready be made into delicious meals!

Today, many of the items in grocers are heavily processed. The more scientists learn about nutrition, the more research proves we should be eating more like our ancestors - whole foods.

So what are whole foods?

Put simply, whole foods are at their natural state, so they are free of artificial chemicals, additives, and preservatives. Whole foods are nutritious foods like vegetables, fruits, poultry, whole grains, legumes, and nuts, which haven’t been processed and refined, so they have retained their fibre along with numerous phytochemicals and nutrients. Whole foods also have no added sugars or salt which have links to obesity and high blood pressure.

Whole foods also have a high nutrition density, which is a measure of the level of nutrientsin relationship to the number of calories within food. As they contain no synthetic, artificial, or irradiated ingredients, they’re also the world’s healthiest foods

But what do whole foods do for our bodies?

Whole foods are so full of nutrients like vitamins, minerals, phytonutrients, essential fatty acids, and fibre, which help keep the body going at optimum health. Without a diet of whole foods, you miss essential components that restore your body, and keep your healthy. For example, our body uses 22 amino acids to create the protein for each cell in our bodies, and our bodies desperately need these amino acids for muscle metabolism and tissue repair. But 9 of these can’t be synthesised in our bodies. Therefore, the only source of these amino acids is in the food we consume, like brown rice, mushrooms, peanuts, and beans. 

One of the other great components of whole foods is that they contain phytochemical which contain a powerful antioxidant called lycopene. This phytochemical breads down the fat and cholesterol in our bodies!

So whether you’re out and about in Sydney, or looking for ingredients for your next home cooked meal, choose whole foods.

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