Have you heard of the Whole30 nutritional program?

It is a 30 day nutritional program of food choices that eliminate inflammatory foods and reset your system. I just heard of Whole30 for the first time yesterday! It’s a very intriguing concept! As we all buzzzzzz along, striving for healthier eating habits, it makes sense that our gut, metabolism, and hormones need a reset from the high sugar, highly processed food supply that is at our fingertips.

Why the focus on sugar? Why is sugar bad? In a nutshell, sugar contains no nutrients, enzymes or macronutrients and instead calorie-rich sugars cause a whole bucket of health issues. There is no argument no matter what food path you follow, we should all avoid processed foods created in a factory, and instead focus on healthy whole foods created in nature.

What is a “whole food?” A whole food is essentially any food that has NOT been refined, processed, added to, or artificial. Popular categories are fruits, veggies, beans, whole grains, legumes, grass fed beef, chicken, and eggs. The Whole30 program is very adaptable if you follow vegetarian/vegan, paelo, gluten free, or GAPS programs. I know-lots to think about and ponder my fellow honeybees. Let me know your progress and share your healthy tips!

Learn more about Whole30 http://whole30.com/step-one/.

Why eat whole foods? http://www.nytimes.com/2007/01/28/magazine/28nutritionism.t.html?pagewanted=all&_r=0, http://www.forksoverknives.com/what-to-eat/, http://wellnessmama.com/707/wellness-lifestyle-overview/, http://www.webmd.com/food-recipes/the-whole-foods-diet,

Why is sugar bad? http://wellnessmama.com/15/harmful-effects-of-sugars/

Healthy Honeybee

Buzz Buzz Buzz. I’ve always felt like a little bee buzzing around searching, learning, and striving to have a healthier home, healthier kids, healthier meals, healthier habits, and a gracious thankful attitude about everything. My name is Andrea and I am truly a “Healthy Honeybee”. I am a happy busy mom of three and I adore my family. I love to cook, clean, and always try to find more time to sit on the floor and “play” with the kids which really means jump on mommy time. Hubby’s job keeps us moving and starting over every 2-3 years which keeps my inner travel bug alive and my active planner mind always churning. On my webpage and blog, I hope you will buzz along with me learning and striving for having a healthier home and a healthier life. I will share tips, stories, and lots of research about my favorite food recipes, homemade personal care and cleaning products, exercise, essential oils, and more. I hope that you learn, laugh, and find easy solutions to make your life healthier.