Here are a couple of examples:
Refined foods contain added amounts of phosphorous. However, these foods have not increased calcium, which is necessary to metabolize phosphorous. Refined foods contain added sodium. Everybody associates high blood pressure with this excess however; the real problem might be inadequate potassium. The sodium-potassium balance and interaction is known to scientists to regulate the transfer of nutrients to cells. These two nutrients when properly balanced also help transmit electrochemical impulses throughout your body without which your nervous system, immune system and organs cannot communicate. Chromium helps escort glucose into your cells but most of us are chromium deficient. It’s a trace mineral in whole wheat that’s missing in refined flour.
Hundreds of thousands of animal experiments have shown that if a single nutrient is omitted, disease is produced. People produce illnesses in themselves by selecting diets as faulty as those that cause disease in experimental lab animals. Think about it.
Recently, the Surgeon General said, “(Whole) Foods contain nutrients essential for normal metabolic function and when problems arise they result from imbalance in nutrient intake.”
When you eat refined foods instead of whole foods, your body knows your stomach is full of nutritionally inferior and unbalanced food and that it doesn’t have all the nutrients it needs to produce good health. Thus, your urge to overeat. (Eat, eat, eat…)
The best way to satisfy your nutritional needs and not overeat is by eating whole foods, which supply the building blocks to nourish and detoxify. With all the illnesses and diseases we are subjected to, and the decreasing effectiveness of antibiotics, our immune system is the most critical aspect of our health. Feed your immune system with whole foods.