Eating foods as close to their natural form as possible, with minimal processing and refinement is usually hard to find in many homes, yet, it is the easiest way to improve health and prevent diseases.
Whole foods have more of the nutrients that our bodies needs and less of the added ingredients like sugar, sodium, saturated fat etc. that we don’t need. Whole foods can be cooked without being processed and examples include fruits, vegetables, nuts, legumes, unprocessed fish, lean meat, oats, corn and other whole grains.
Some of the benefits of eating whole foods include;
a) Gaining a strong combination of important vitamins, minerals, fiber, protein and antioxidants.
b) Increasing on the fiber which helps to bring about faster sense of fullness when we eat, help fight heart disease and diabetes and enhance bowel movement.
c) Reduction in the intake of the bad fats which are often added to processed foods and fast foods.
d) Contribute omega 3 fatty acid and monounsaturated fat from plants.
e) Making it easier to cut down on extra amounts of calories, sugar, sodium, trans and saturated fat.
Let’s breed a healthy world by my eating more whole foods. Do you feel this way too?