In this crazy world of fast food and packaged everything on-the-go, some of us may need some definition on what whole foods eating really means. Here's an easy guideline: Eat food that looks like it does when it's growing in nature. Whole foods are foods in their most natural state.
4 GREAT REASONS TO EAT WHOLE FOODS:
1. Commercially processed foods often contain unhealthy ingredients and excessive amounts of fat, salt and sugar.
2. Commercially processing foods depletes their health benefits. For example, processing brown rice into white rice removes the outer bran which contains heart healthy fiber and nutrients.
3. Whole foods provide the greatest health benefits of vitamins and minerals. Studies have shown that isolated nutrients in supplement form are not absorbed the same in the body as we find with whole foods.
4. They taste better and you feel better after eating them.