What is whole-food nutrition?
Whole-food nutrition is exactly as it sounds, the consumption of unprocessed, unrefined food in its most natural form; specifically any whole grains, fresh fruits, vegetables and legumes (beans) or animal products that have not been processed into foods that have added preservatives and flavourings.
Why is eating a whole-food diet important?
Every food you put into your body has an effect on the way you function – as they say, “You are what you eat.”
A diet of whole foods is instantly recognisable to the digestive organs of your body, which inherently prefers to absorb food in its natural form.
Your body struggles to recognise processed foods and digesting them can have a variety of unpleasant consequences such as weight gain, acne, gastrointestinal discomfort, trouble sleeping and so many others. In addition, these foods are often devoid of significant nutrients.
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