(FAQ) Holistic Nutrition
What is holistic nutrition?
In essence, holistic nutrition is the exact opposite of what most people lean towards—the one of convenience and fast food. With the rise of epidemics like diabetes and morbid obesity, holistic nutrition is one way to adapt your health and change your life for good.
What is a holistic diet?
Another name for holistic nutrition, the diet side of this whole thing is one that focuses on unprocessed, raw and organic foods that are locally grown. Since holistic means “whole,” a holistic diet revolves around “whole foods” and “whole grains.” This requires very conscious eating, mindfulness, and attention to nutritional density to ensure you are getting everything your body needs to function properly.
What are the benefits of holistic nutrition?
The benefits of eating a healthy, vitamin and nutrient rich diet are unlimited. The reason is because holistic nutrition takes a look at food, our relationship with it, and teaches you to think in terms of food as fuel and nothing else. Of course, food can be pleasurable, enjoyable, and comforting; but many people have unhealthy relationships with what they consume and therefore fail at their diets.
When you think of food as fuel, though, you think of what is going into your body the same way fuel goes into and pumps through a vehicle as it operates. The worse the quality of the gasoline, the worse the car performs. Your body, essentially, works the same way. This means that by eating more healthily, you can experience benefits like:
- Disease prevention and control
- Improved mood
- Reduced stress
- Balanced blood sugar
- Reduced cholesterol
- Balanced blood pressure levels
- Improved digestion
What diseases and chronic illnesses can be controlled with a holistic diet?
Eating well doesn’t just mean feeling well and sleeping better. If you have one or more of the following ailments, holistic nutrition can teach you how to eat to control these problems:
- Metabolic syndromes, like diabetes
- Heart disease
- High blood pressure
Should I try holistic nutrition?
The question should be: Why shouldn’t you? There is nothing lose by eating and feeling better—except for maybe a few pounds, that is. Remember, that a diet is just one piece of your quality of life. By changing your diet and taking a more holistic approach, you can start to reshape your body, health, and the world around you.