6 Benefits of Eating Foods Whole

Whole foods are nuts, fruit, vegetables, grains and meat that haven't been processed into other products. For example, an avocado is a whole food while guacamole is not. Both of these forms of food can be part of a healthy diet, but there are a few distinct benefits that whole foods carry over their processed counterparts.
1. Processed foods often have lower nutritional value
When whole foods are processed into new products they frequently lose a significant portion of the vitamins and minerals, as heat and processing can destroy these nutrients.
2. Whole foods don't have additives
Many processed foods are unhealthy, largely because of their additives. Sugar and sodium are added to many products, from soft drinks to cereal, to improve taste.
3. You'll get more fiber
Whole foods usually have more natural dietary fiber than processed foods.
4. They've been keeping humans alive for thousands of years
People's diets vary widely throughout time and across the world, but the one constant to healthy eating has been whole foods.
5. Whole foods are rich in phytonutrients
Phytonutrients give vegetables and fruits their distinctive scents and colors, as well as their immune-boosting capabilities. The Dana-Farber/Brigham and Women's Cancer Center explained that the best way to get phytonutrients, which may help reduce cancer, is to eat a wide array of whole foods, such as cherries, flax seeds, beans, okra, tomatoes and beets.
6. You can get the right kind of fats
Some healthy whole foods are rich with good fats. Whole or cut fish, seeds, nuts and avocado are good sources of healthy fats like monsaturated and omega-3. 
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