A common question that I hear as a result of all this is, “so, what are whole foods exactly?” Whole foods are unprocessed and unrefined foods. For example they do not have added ingredients such as salt, sugar and fat like most of our packaged and convenient foods.
Whole foods are sometimes confused with organic foods. If a food is organic it does not necessarily mean it is a whole food, and if it is a whole food it is not necessarily organic. Examples of whole foods are vegetables, fruit, beans and non-processed grain.
Sounds nice right? Sounds easy? Not so! Putting that into practice for most people isn’t an easy thing to do. Change doesn’t happen overnight. However, by adding more whole foods into what you are eating everyday you can make a change.
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