What Are Whole Foods?

More and more doctors and dieticians are recommending whole food diets to promote better health. In this post, we're discussing what whole foods are and why they’re so good for you.

Whole foods are any type of food that is unprocessed or very minimally processed. Unprocessed foods include things like fresh fruits and vegetables, nuts, seeds, and legumes.

What Is Considered a Whole Food?

The three tenants of a whole food diet are:   1. Eat mostly fresh and       minimally processed plant-       based foods   2. Limit animal foods and oils   3. Limit refined and processed       foods

What Is a Whole Food Diet?

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Like vegan and vegetarian diets, whole-food diets center around fruits, vegetables, grains, and legumes. But these terms are in no way interchangeable. People following a whole food diet can eat meat, eggs, and dairy.

Whole Food vs Vegetarian vs Vegan

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Whole Foods Are:    • Nutrient Dense    • Lower In Calories    • Take More Calories to Digest    • Fight Disease    • Support a Healthier Planet

Benefits of Eating Whole Foods

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• Replace refined grains with    whole grains at mealtime. • Add more vegetables to your    plate. • Make more meals from scratch.

How to Include More Whole Foods In Your Diet

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