Nutrition Tip of the Week: Whole Food vs Processed Food
Processed foods are convenient, inexpensive and often delicious. But research has shown that a diet high in processed foods has been linked to an increase in cardiovascular disease, diabetes, metabolic syndrome, dementia, Alzheimer’s disease and depression/anxiety.
How to know if a food is whole or processed?
A whole food usually resembles its original state. An apple in the supermarket looks similar to one growing on a tree, but a bagel doesn’t look anything like a kernel of whole wheat.
A whole food often contains just one ingredient, eg. eggs. Processed foods usually have many ingredients that you might not be able to pronounce (frozen fish sticks).
Stay healthy by building your diet around unprocessed whole foods, and reap the rewards associated!
This Week’s Featured On-Demand Classes
Here are some of the latest videos I’ve uploaded to the on-demand library.
BodySculpt Express - All In One Upper Body Workout
Use a loop band and a set of weights to tone your shoulders, arms, chest, back and abs.
Mobility Express - Post Athletic Recovery
A post-athletic event cool down to improve your recovery with foam rolling, mobility & stretching.
Do you have an idea for a class you’d like to see? Is there a particular exercise you want to work on? Send me your request and I’ll do my best to incorporate it into an upcoming video. I’d love to hear from you!