Why Whole Foods Are Better Than Any Supplement!
Whole foods are always better than processed foods and supplements.
Whole foods include things like meat, dairy, nuts, beans, fruits, and vegetables that have little to no processing, and are still in their whole natural form.
If you want to perform your best and live healthily, then whole foods are the way to go. Supplements are ok if you need something quick and easy, but whole foods need to be your solid base of nutrition.
Processed Food vs. Whole Food
Processed foods are modified forms of whole foods that commonly remove valuable nutrients and add in less valuable nutrients.
Whole foods are better than processed foods because whole foods are in a perfect consumable form, full of valuable nutrients such as vitamins, minerals, and phytochemicals.
Whole foods are natural and in a form that our bodies can easily digest. It is only after modifying our food that our bodies become confused and have negative reactions to the food we eat.
Modifying our food modifies the way that our body has to break it down and how it reacts to the substances in it.
This is often harmful and leads to unhealthy conditions in the body, such as hormonal changes, digestion problems, and inflammation.
That is why you should try to focus on creating your own food from whole foods rather than relying on processed foods.
Some common processed foods to avoid are:
- most bread or wheat products,
- canned foods,
- processed meats,
- fried foods,
- desserts and candies.
Supplements vs. Whole Foods
Supplements can be valuable if you lack specific nutrients, but are a weaker form of food.
If you do not have a nutrient deficient illness, you do not need any supplements to be healthy or perform well.
Originally, supplements were designed to aid people with illnesses that lacked specific nutrients. Doctors would prescribe those with nutrient deficiencies, usually caused by a lack of whole foods in their diet, supplements to help replace what they have not been getting from their diet.
This was never a solution, but rather like giving the body medicine to fix the immediate symptoms. The ultimate fix would just be to teach their patients to eat whole foods that supplied the nutrients they needed.
Now, regardless of what many bodybuilders and fitness athletes may think, you DO NOT NEED ANY SUPPLEMENT to get bigger, stronger or faster.
All you need is more whole foods that supply everything you need!
If you want to get bigger, stronger and faster, then just eat more whole foods to get all the nutrients you need!
If you ever do choose to take a supplement, you should consult with someone who knows about the effects of each of its ingredients, such as a medical practitioner and does research from a knowledgeable source.
Just remember to keep whole foods as your base of nutrition to keep your body strong and healthy!
Tip: Organic does not mean healthy. Organic products have the potential to carry more nutrients but may be just as bad for you if you make bad choices and indulge too much on sweet things. Think and read the labels before making a logical decision about if any food is healthy in your opinion and works towards your goals.