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Whole Food Diets

Updated: Jun 6

You are what you eat.

Food is not only energy and nutrients for your body, but also fuel for your microbiome and instructions for your genes. The consensus in the medical research literature is that whole food diets are optimal for human health.

There are a number of whole food diets that have been shown to improve many health outcomes. These diets include:

Additionally in select conditions the following diets have evidence to have health benefits. These ones though, because of the preferences for dietary fats can alter the microbiome in less beneficial ways:

  1. Low Carb High Fat Diet (LCHF Diet)

  2. Ketogenic Diet

All wholefood diets avoid processed foods such as junk foods, refined oils, sugar and minimise alcohol.

They focus on fresh fruit and vegetables, legumes, seeds and nuts within the parameters of the diet.

Some whole food diets focus on whole grains and legumes as a protein source such as WFPB diet, whereas others rely more on animal-based proteins.

There are pros and cons to each of these whole food diets. Your health condition and health goals as well as personal preferences determine which approach is best for your health.

Many health conditions can be prevented, improved and even reversed in some cases with whole food diets including:

  1. Heart disease

  2. Diabetes

  3. Metabolic syndrome

  4. Inflammatory bowel disease

  5. Irritable bowel disease

  6. Weight management

It's important to remember, the more restrictive the diet, the greater the difficulty you can experience trying to adhere to it.

Often making small incremental changes to eating more whole foods can be more successful and sustainable that excluding lists of foods.

Additionally it can take time to shopping, and cooking differently.

We would love to review your health status and help you with your lifestyle and dietary goals to improve your health.

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