Our Mission is to help busy moms & parents to:
1) Make Wholesome home cooked meals with joy and ease
2) To inspire conversation and mindfulness during mealtime
3) To Love & include our neighbors for a healthier happier world
Research shows that whole food plant-based diets are cost-effective, low-risk interventions that may lower body mass index, blood pressure, and cholesterol levels.
Whole Foods are abundant in antioxidants, vitamins and minerals. Whole foods are a natural medicines from the earth/God and they help contribute to nourishment and wellness.
A whole food plant based lifestyle treats a variety of chronic conditions, lowers body weight, decreases risk of cancer, and reduces risk of death from heart disease.
Healthy Eating & Mental Health
Recent studies have connected a “healthy” dietary pattern to a lower risk of depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder and suicide in adults. Results showed that a high intake of fruits, vegetables, fish and whole grains protected against depression. Researchers have turned up similar findings in children and teenagers. The analysis also found a consistent and positive relationship between an “unhealthy” dietary pattern – a higher intake of saturated fat, sugar, refined starches and processed foods – and poorer mental health in youth.
How does whole & healthy eating impact health? According to Minnesota University research, “The food we eat gives our bodies the “information” and materials they need to function properly. If we don’t get the right information, our metabolic processes suffer and our health declines.
If we get too much food, or food that gives our bodies the wrong instructions, we can become overweight, undernourished, and at risk for the development of diseases and conditions, such as obesity, arthritis, diabetes, and heart disease.”
Whole Foods Benefit Everyone
The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, the professional organization of dietitians, released a position statement on vegetarian diets, saying appropriately planned vegetarian, including vegan diets “are appropriate for all stages of the life cycle, including pregnancy, lactation, infancy, childhood, adolescence, older adulthood, and for athletes.” Everyone can benefit from a lifestyle that centers around whole and healthy food choices. When we eat meat and dairy products they are sourced locally, have pastured and free range animals and are antibiotic free.
Love Our Planet
Worldwide, new reports suggest that agriculture produces around a half of all man-made emissions. Changing the foods that you eat can have a big impact on your carbon footprint. And reduce pollution, preserve the environment and slow global warming. Many of these changes will also save you money, improve your health and even keep you fit! The carbon footprint of a vegetarian diet is about half that of a meat-lover’s diet.
“Being whole and healthy is not just about cooking or eating.
It is also about having a loving relationship to the thoughts we think and the meals we make. “
At Whole & Healthy Kitchen we suggest that each of us look inside ourselves and figure out what is best way to eat for us and our family. The best way we have learned to eat is whole foods that are as close to nature as possible. This means: Eat mostly plants – vegetables, fruit, berries. Reduce your grain intake and make it whole sprouted grains when you do. Choose smaller portions of meat that are responsibly and sustainably raised and grass fed. Eat organically farmed eggs and fish. Sprout/soak all nuts, seeds, grains, legumes. Avoid processed foods. Consume healthy fats, such as coconut oil, avocado or avocado oil, as our bodies need these to function. Some will thrive on Vegan, “Whole Food Plant Based” diets, while others will opt to consume some meats and dairy. It’s about finding what works for you and your family. This is what works for us and what we educate on at Whole & Healthy Kitchen.