What are Whole Foods
Fresh and minimally processed foods
At Chantal Organics, we’re big believers in eating mostly whole foods – that is, foods that are as close to their natural state as possible.
While most foods are processed to some extent before they reach our plates, processes such as blending whole ingredients and machine packing don’t compromise the nutrients in what we eat. However, processing methods that refine food to a far from natural state with the inclusion of artificial chemicals, can quickly take what began as a healthy food to a highly processed product with little nutritional value.
We’re all about balance, but whole food eating most of the time ensures that our diets are rich in fibre, vitamins, minerals, good fats, high quality protein and natural carbohydrates and sugars. Fresh and minimally processed foods generally retain more nutrients, and whole foods such as fruits, vegetables, grains, nuts and legumes are also free from extras like artificial sugars, sodium and preservatives.