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Why Eat Whole Foods

Eating the whole plant, including the skin or outer hulls can have many benefits.

  • Fiber is known to be beneficial for maintaining stable blood sugar levels and preventing insulin resistance, a major factor in obesity and type 2 diabetes.
  • Hulls found on grains, such as wheat and rice contain nutritional elements including vitamins.
  • The skins of certain fruits and vegetables contain antioxidants and cancer fighting nutrients.

The recommendation to include whole foods in the diet goes far beyond maintaining a healthy weight; it may well prevent conditions such as osteoporosis that requires adequate supplies of vitamins and minerals in the proper balance especially in women beginning in their early teens.

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