With the approach of fall, we can look forward to an abundance of fresh, whole foods.
Fresh corn, squash, tomatoes, apples, peaches, and pears, are waiting to make their way from farm to table.
You may ask, “what is a whole food, exactly? Does that mean I have to eat an entire watermelon?” The answer is no, though watermelon is delicious! Read below to find out how to make your diet more “whole”some, delicious, and nutritious!
Eating whole foods means consuming foods in their natural state. (Think apples, not apple pie and potatoes, not french fries.) By eating foods as they appear in nature, we are able to receive the full benefits of their vitamins, minerals, and antioxidant phytochemicals. Any time a food is processed, or changed from its natural state, it can lose nutrients. Sometimes it is added back, artificially, but it is not likely to be as healthy as the original.
A diet rich in whole foods (fruits, vegetables, and whole grains) has been linked to decreased risk of cardiovascular disease, various cancers, and Type 2 diabetes.
This fall, celebrate Organic Harvest Month and eat to your health at the same time!
Try these recipes featuring delicious organic produce from Rollin’ Oats!
- Oven-Roasted Tomato Soup (Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free, Vegan option)
- Buckwheat Tabbouli (Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free, Vegan)
- Broiled Salmon w/ Spinach and Toasted Pumpkin Seeds (Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free)
- Avocado Pesto (Gluten-Free, Vegetarian)