Smart food choices today are the key to a healthy tomorrow. In today’s fast-paced society, getting caught up on ‘quick and easy’ makes it simple to forget wholesome and nourishing. Every one of us should know exactly what we consume and any effect that it may have.
Join us as we discuss important topics as they relate to food development, additives, and safety; provide recommendations on prepared goods; and offer recipes that utilize whole foods: nothing refined, nothing artificial. The perfect place to learn, share and enjoy just real foods.
What are real foods?
With so many bad food choices at our fingertips, it can be hard to determine what is good. Here’s a quick glance:
- Whole foods: foods that nature provides: plants, roots, fruits, nuts, seeds, meats, eggs, milk, whole grains and those made from them; nothing man-made to imitate whole foods, or prolong their shelf-life
- Additive-free meats: beef, pork, and poultry free of added hormones or antibiotics
- Seafood: preferably wild caught vs. farm-raised
- Beverages: water, milk, fresh fruit and vegetable juices, teas, coffee. Moderate alcohol consumption, limited to no more than 1 drink a day for women and two for men, can also offer health benefits
- Snacks: dried fruits, nuts, seeds, whole grains, dried meats; ideally, items will be unprocessed or minimally processed, remaining as close to their natural states as possible
- Natural sweeteners: honey, 100% maple syrup
- The fewer the ingredients the better: a good rule of thumb is to look for 7 ingredients or less; stay away from anything that sounds unfamiliar or unpronounceable.
Eating healthy doesn’t have to be dull and boring, it can be anything you make it — as long as you make it with real foods.