Whole foods are vegetables, whole grains, fruits, nuts, and seeds that have not been processed or have been processed minimally. They’re loaded with fiber, vitamins, minerals, and phytochemicals.
Whole foods are typically more expensive, so we recommend shopping at local farmer’s markets rather than trendy “whole food” stores. Naturally, you won’t find organic milk at a farmer’s market, but you will definitely find some delicious fresh veggies and fruit.
Follow these tips to include more whole foods in your diet:
- Consume whole grains instead of refined grains whenever possible.
- Replace white flour with whole-wheat flour.
- Eat lots of fresh veggies and fruits.
- Include beans in your meals and snacks: they’re a great source of plant protein, fiber, phytochemicals, and other nutrients.
- Eat fewer convenience and processed foods.
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