Whole Food Vs Refined Food

For too long, nutrition science has taken a predominantly reductionistic approach to the study of food and its relationship to health. Rather than appreciate the complex nature of plants and their potential to synergistically work within the body, we have fragmented foods into specific components in an effort to mimic certain observed benefits. In doing so, the interplay of thousands of molecules working in harmony is lost, and often with it, the art of true nourishment. Quite simply, whole foods are more than the sum of their parts. The powerful response that whole foods offer the human body is almost never replicated by one nutrient that has been isolated from a particular plant or a food that has gone through processing and refinement.....