Whole foods are unprocessed, or minimally processed vegetables, whole grains, fruits, nuts, and seeds. They’re loaded with fiber, vitamins, minerals, and phytochemicals.
Whole foods are usually a little bit more expensive, so we highly recommend shopping at local farmer’s markets instead of 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.