Plant -Based Whole Foods for Better Health

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Change your life with a plant – based whole food diet! Eliminate processed foods from your diet and see an amazing change in the way you look and feel. What is whole food? By definition, food that has been processed or refined as little as possible and is free from additives or other artificial substances.

In today’s society where most people rely on processed and refined foods, it could be confusing as to what really is considered whole food. Simply put, it is food in its most natural state. For an example, an orange is whole food; orange juice is processed. Eating nothing but whole foods might seem expensive and difficult. But it’s as simple as choosing between an orange and orange juice.

It is a misconception that whole foods are expensive. Most people envision fancy whole food grocery stores. On the contrary, processed foods are more expensive than whole foods in general.

What are the benefits of eating a plant – based whole food diet? You will naturally eat more fruits and vegetables. They are rich in vitamins, minerals , phytochemicals and antioxidants that will protect you from many types of cancer, cardiovascular diseases and type 2 diabetes.

By eating more fruits and vegetables, it will help with weight loss. Your fiber intake will increase naturally and you will eat less but still feel full and satisfied. By not eating processed foods, You will eat fewer calories, fat, salt and sugar. You will also eliminate intake of nasty chemicals and additives which can be harmful to your health.

Not only feeling good, eating plant – based whole foods has proven to help you keep looking young!

Whole foods can be not just fruits and vegetables but legumes ( beans ), nuts, seeds and grains. Legumes include black beans, kidney beans, lentils and more. Grains are brown rice, corn, whole oats, corn and more. These are just a few examples of whole foods and you will eat a variety thus increasing your intake of nutrients.

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