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Benefits of eating whole foods

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Whole-foods are basically natural foods (unprocessed and unrefined), produced without the use of any chemicals, pesticides or fertilizers. A whole-food diet offers many benefits to the mind and body.

Better Overall Health

Many health experts believe that incorporating more whole-foods into our diet is the best way for improving health and preventing disease. Consuming mainly whole-foods limits your exposure to preservatives, additives, sodium, sugar and chemicals; which means your body is absorbing more nutrients. A body that is receiving the proper nutrients tends to function better, thereby reducing the likelihood of disease.

More Energy

When we eat a whole-food diet, we consume natural sugars and fats that help us to maintain our energy throughout the day, without the sudden energy spikes and crashes.

Restful Sleep & Well-Being

A nutrient-dense diet is known to improve our cortisol level; which aids in sleep quality and the reduction of stress. Eliminating refined sugars and reducing or eliminating the caffeine and alcohol from our diets, can also help us to maintain a positive outlook, and an overall sense of well-being.

Maintaining a Healthy Weight

A whole-food diet is one of the healthiest ways for naturally keeping off those extra pounds. It is a quality diet, loaded with nutrient-dense foods, including lots of fruit and vegetables - all rich sources of fiber.

Fiber, according to recent studies, helps to regulate blood-insulin levels, as it slows down the absorption of carbohydrates and other macronutrients that we consume. This eliminates the sudden energy spikes and crashes that other foods can cause, which usually signals our bodies to store fat. Due to the slower rate of food absorption, you will feel full for longer, and you are less likely to experience those hunger pangs that often leads to overeating.

Eating whole-foods allows our metabolic and digestive system to function more efficiently; thus allowing for the proper absorption of nutrients and the better maintenance of a natural, healthy weight.



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