Eat Whole Foods

I get asked all the time what people should eat. The basis of all diets should be whole, unprocessed and unrefined food. The more any food is processed or refined the more unhealthy it becomes. Try to eat more food in their natural states. Try to eat as many fresh fruit and vegetables as possible. Your goal should be 8-10 servings a day. Fresh is better than frozen or canned. If fresh is not available, frozen is better than canned. Try to eat more whole grains, beans, lentils, peas, seeds and nuts. Avoid white flour, sugar, high fructose corn syrup, white rice, and white pasta. Look for products that are high in fiber. Avoid products with unbleached flour. As foods are processed and refined they loose many of their nutrients such as fiber and vitamins. The goal is to get as many nutrients per calorie from the food you eat. Processed and highly refined foods are the exact opposite of that goal. They tend to have a lot of calories with little nutritional value. Make your choices wisely. Always eat mindfully. Look at labels. Ask questions. It is your long-term health at stake.

Author: drjeffgreenberg

Dr Greenberg is a clinical cardiologist who specializes in preventive cardiology, nutrition, exercise, and longevity. He favors using natural methods to improving one's health.

5 thoughts on “Eat Whole Foods”

  1. What would be your suggestion for food choices for 2 days in a boat at the lake? After reading this insiteful article I am no longer thinking sandwiches and chips.
    Thank you

    1. Bring lots of fresh fruits and vegetables. Avoid the typical junk/processed foods. It is real easy to eat too much while relaxing. Drink lots of fluids. Avoid sweetened drinks such as sodas. Drink water. Fresh unsweetened iced tea is another great drink to cool off while on the lake.

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