You are what you eat.
There’s no doubt that reducing the number of processed foods in your diet aids your health. Unlike processed grains, whole grains are packed with nutrients. A diet rich in whole grains has been shown to reduce the risk of heart disease, type 2 diabetes, obesity, and even some forms of cancer. Unrefined grains haven’t had their bran and germ removed so all of the nutrients remain intact and are better sources of fiber and other nutrients.
The Natural Food Store offers organic versions of many products where possible. Eating organically is beneficial for a number of reasons. Organic produce contains fewer pesticides and is often fresher because it lacks the preservatives to make it last longer on the shelf.
Organic farming is better for the environment. It reduces pollution while conserving water and reduces soil erosion while raising its fertility. Organic farming is also better for birds, bees and animals as well as people who live nearby. Organic produce has been shown to be better nutritionally. Organic milk for example, has been shown to contain around 50% more beneficial omega-3 than conventionally produced products.*
The health benefits of a vegetarian diet – and potential dangers – are well documented (e.g. reduces the risk of cardiovascular disease, strokes and obesity and lowers cholesterol levels. Vegetarians need to ensure their diet is balanced enough to contain all the nutrients the body needs. But a meat-free diet also has a beneficial impact on the planet. Vegetarians and vegans have a much smaller ecological footprint than meat-eaters, and a vegetarian diet helps environmental sustainability. The Natural Food Store is a predominantly vegetarian shop by virtue of simply choosing to stock healthy food.
The stock in the Natural Food Store aims to be as ethically sourced as possible. This means the products are made and sourced in sustainable ways, respecting the workers involved and considering the environmental impact in the production and delivery process.
Buy your healthy, natural, organic and ethically sourced ingredients from the Natural Food Store. Not only will you be supporting your own health, but also that of the environment, local and global.