What does the term “processed foods” actually mean?
Do visions of t.v. dinners, cookies and chips (or do you call them crisps?) come to mind?
Do you think of canned meats and roasted nuts?
Is bread a processed food, or part of a healthy diet plan?
The term “processed foods”, for all practical purposes, means food that is less wholesome and possibly harmful.
Fruits and veggies become less and less wholesome from the moment they are picked, but are far more wholesome than anything that comes out of a box or can.
Any type of cutting or grinding allows oxidation of the food stuff, and nutrition is lost.
Flour is completely pulverized grains.
Just because your bread is brown, doesn’t mean it is more wholesome!
Eating 100% whole wheat products is a step in the right direction, but you are still eating a grain that has been through a lot since it left the field, and wheat is a common allergen.
Genetic modification takes bread to a new level of processed!
Wheat AND ALL white flour foods are problematic!
- breads/muffins (except those of the sprouted variety)
- pasta (GASP!)
The foods that are part of the culture that you grow up in become more than just your favorite foods. They become a connection to the past, comfort foods.
Making healthy diet plan choices is about seeing food from a different perspective!
Process emotional “stuff” and you will eat less junk food!
Unconscious eating (and shopping) isn’t planning for health by any stretch of the imagination.
You don’t want to worry about your food, but planning for health means putting more organic produce in your shopping cart and on your plate.
As The Life Breath Coach I teach that the secret to processing emotions WITHOUT emotional eating is Sacred Breathing.
Discover how your breathing contributes to emotional eating and what you can do about it.
Click on the link below to learn about the benefits of becoming a member of The Life Breath Club.
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Carrie Tucker, RCP
The Life Breath Coach
Heart Failure Solutions
PS– Remember everyday:
- Relax and Release tension
- Exhale Slowly
- Be active in a way that adds Joy to your life
Plus pure water ~whole foods~sunshine~and laughter