In today’s ever-changing world, there are so many “things” to choose from. Often times, too much choice can be overwhelming. This particularly applies to our general health and overall wellness, especially where diet is concerned.


Often times, the word diet is associated with a temporary solution or short-term regimen that leaves us irritated, unsatisfied, guilty and to be honest, quite hungry. In truth, a diet should be what is eaten on a daily basis for a healthy life and not a temporary fad that is sure to not last. Overhauling one’s diet is a lifestyle change. It does not have to be difficult. In fact, it should be looked at as a challenging adventure.

There is a lot of talk these days about a plant-based diet. A plant-based diet is one that focuses on vegetables, whole grains, fruits and legumes. With this type of diet, little to no animal products are consumed, dairy and eggs are slowly eliminated and whole foods are often incorporated. It is a diet that is not only good for health, but supportive of the environment.

Most people’s interpretation of whole foods is wrong. Whole foods are not foods you eat whole, for example not cutting or chopping them, and they are certainly not foods that come from a whole foods type of chain market. Rather, whole foods are foods that come from the earth. Whole foods are foods that are eaten in their natural state – they have not been tampered with, refined or processed. Instead, they come straight from the earth and onto your plate or into your mouth.images

Whole foods are good for our body in that it does not have to work hard to digest them as they are free of harmful chemicals and substances. Whole foods allow us to know exactly what we are putting into our bodies, and that knowledge allows us to control calorie intake and take charge of health goals.

Whole foods can be bought daily at a variety of fresh or farmer’s markets across from Phuket. The foods will be fresh, often times free of chemicals, and in their natural state. It is best to eat whole foods within a day or two of purchasing them so you can still experience their natural flavors.

Roadside produce stands are also popular in Phuket, and a good spot to source whole foods. If you have a green thumb, you can try growing some of your own fruits and vegetables. It is very satisfying to eat something straight from your garden and take pride in a fruit or vegetable that you’ve nurtured or grown.

Here at Santosa Detox and Wellness Center, we are extremely proud to launch our new menu based on whole foods. We offer tantalizing, nutritious choices with a wide variety of flavours that offer up optimal nutrients and provide delicious meals.

For more information on our all-new whole foods menu, simply fill out the enquiry form below and one of our dedicated staff members will be in touch.

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