Whole foods

Christine Zalnieraite

2020 May 20

1 min read

Whole foods are unprocessed, or minimally processed vegetables, whole grains, fruits, nuts, and seeds. They’re loaded with fiber, vitamins, minerals, and phytochemicals.  

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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:

  1. Consume whole grains instead of refined grains whenever possible.
  2. Replace white flour with whole-wheat flour. 
  3. Eat lots of fresh veggies and fruits.
  4. Include beans in your meals and snacks: they’re a great source of plant protein, fiber, phytochemicals, and other nutrients.
  5. Eat fewer convenience and processed foods.

Written by

Christine Zalnieraite

Christine is a registered and licensed dietitian (RD, LD) with more than eight years of professional experience. Christine is an expert in dietetics that includes human nutrition and the regulation of the proper individual diet. She alters patient's nutrition based on their medical condition and individual needs. Education: Master’s degree in Human Nutrition and Food Safety and two Bachelors of Science - Bachelor in Clinical Nutrition and Dietetics, and Human Nutrition and Food Safety. Also, she continues to deepen her knowledge in Ph.D. studies of Medical Science and Dietetics.

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