Whole Food vs. Fragmented Food

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     Have you ever eaten a cookie only to want another? How about the opposite of that? Have you ever eaten an incredibly fresh salad full of vegetables and whole ingredients and felt extremely satisfied? If so, your body has experienced the difference between whole food vs. fragmented food.

To really grasp the concept we have to distinguish the difference between the two. Whole foods are simply fresh, natural, edible things, as close to their natural state as possible.

Whole food Examples:

  • Fresh Fruit
  • Fresh Vegetables/Sea Vegetables
  • Unrefined grains
  • Beans, nuts, & seeds
  • Animals that can be eaten whole by one person at one sitting (i.e. oysters, eggs, small fish, sardines, soft-shell crab, small foul/poultry.)

A fragmented food is a food that has been altered in any way other than the way it came out of the ground or out/off of an animal. Have you ever seen a lays potato…

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