Holistic Nutrition is eating healthy wholesome foods that have natural nutrients, are live, natural and of good quality and include unrefined, unprocessed, locally grown and organic whole foods. Eating healthy helps in healing the body, achieves and maintains optimum health, builds immune system, increases energy levels, enriches the mind, cleanses the soul and progresses oneself to have a healthy lifestyle.
At present it is an era of natural nutrition that is fast emerging for it looks at the different characteristics of food and its sources.
Live – They contain live enzymes as in fruits, vegetables and sprouts.
Natural – They are unprocessed, unrefined foods example whole grains and legumes.
Good quality – they are grown in soil rich in essential nutrients.
Natural or whole foods vary accordingly to the area of the world that they are grown in. When we respect and take care of our Mother Earth and its resources, it can provide the best possible diet to all the people in the world. The Natural food diet is rich in colour, natural flavour and aroma hence eating foods that are wholesome, chemical free, balanced and from the local environment encourages and promotes good level of nutrients to function in optimum health.
The food we consume provides directly the fuel that are bodies require as they contain nutrients which are in the form of vitamins, minerals, enzymes, water, amino acids, carbohydrates and lipids as these provide the basic essentials to our bodies to sustain life and to carry out our daily body functions.
These nutrients are involved in all the processes of our body as they help in our thinking, repairing tissues and in strengthening our immune functions thereby fighting infections. A deficiency in these nutrients will cause our body not to function at its optimum level and will eventually break down. The path to wellness is to make sure to get the proper nutrients, exercise and a balanced diet so the process of aging is reduced and improving ourselves to a healthy, pain free and a longer life. Hence the components of a healthy diet are: