Fruits and vegetables make up the key components to a healthier lifestyle and also keep you free from a sluggish and overweight existence.
Eating whole food sources of nutrients such as magnesium, calcium, the B vitamins, vitamin D, protein, essential fatty acids, and potassium allows your cells to function effectively… as they were meant to.
Below are some health benefits of whole food nutrition:
Better Blood Sugar
One of the main reasons people choose plant-based sources of protein is because they better balance blood sugar levels (unlike animal food sources, which promote blood sugar-induced cravings). Plant-based foods provide greater satiety and are generally more nutritious than animal-based foods.
Fruits, vegetables, whole grains, seeds, beans, nuts, and legumes are all whole foods rich in fiber. Fiber remains a valuable nutritional component for heart-health, digestion and healthy blood sugar.
These sources are composed of both natural insoluble and soluble fiber. If you’re consistent with consuming these whole foods, your digestive system will work more effeciently and your metabolism will run at an optimal pace.
Whole food nutrition contains amino acids and healthy fats, which ultimately provide energy. Also, they enable your body to break down foods which have been linked to poor health and which drain your energy stores.
Less Inflammation (and thus Disease)
Animal foods are acidic in nature and high in inflammatory properties. Inflammation is the precursor to diseases such as leaky gut syndrome, cancer, diabetes, arthritis, and heart disease.
Trans fat found in processed foods has been suggested to increase aggression, irritability and stress. By cutting trans fats out of your daily diets and replacing it with whole foods, you’re taking an essential step towards improving your mood and overall mental health.