Whole foods that are consumed in their most natural state offer the maximum amount of nutrients along with the enzymes that the body needs to digest them quickly and efficiently. Foods begin to lose their nutritive value as soon as they are harvested. Processing continues to break down more and more nutrients. Fiber is also lost. With the nutrients depleted and the fiber degraded, the only things left are the empty calories that cause you to gain weight. Eliminate the processing and you will be amazed at how much better you feel after a meal. Foods that are eaten in their freshest state offer fuel for the body and the nutrients the body needs to maintain a well-functioning metabolism.
When a food is eaten while it is still fresh, the nutrients are easier for the body to absorb. While some nutrients are destroyed as they travel through the harsh stomach acid, most nutrients will eventually make it to the duodenum and the first portions of the small intestine where they are easily absorbed into the blood stream. Nutrients that have not been affected by processing are easily utilized by the body and quickly turned into viable. Tissues and cells become stronger and the body is more resistant to infections and other types of illness.
Maximum Physical Efficiency
The body is a finely tuned machine. When additives and preservatives from the foods you eat find their way into the body, they begin to slow down the bodily systems. Digestion becomes sluggish and metabolism drops. The body has less energy and cannot burn calories as efficiently causing weight gain and a higher risk of chronic disease. Whole foods act like high grade fuel, providing the body what it needs when it needs it. Nutrients are more readily available that allow the body to maintain its strength and remain active.
Wholesome foods are the most efficient. Not only do they supply a maximum amount of nutrients. There is less waste as the foods travel through the body. The enzymes the foods contain make it easier for the body to utilize as much as the food as possible while producing very little waste. This efficiency also increases the number of calories that are burnt during the digestive process. Whether simple sugars or complex carbohydrates, the body gains the maximum amount of energy at all times and increases the efficiency of the metabolic processes.
Count on The Press Juice and Health Bar for a wide variety of healthy, whole foods to make enrich your healthy lifestyle! Stop by our Lexington, KY locations, view our menu online or order cold-pressed juice for in store pick up!