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What are wholefoods and why are they believed to be so important?

As we eat more and more refined and processed food, an increasingly greater emphasis is being placed on the importance of wholefoods.

A wholefood, as you may have guessed, is a food that has not been refined in any way. Food is refined and processed to kill any minor germs it may contain (none of which would really harm us anyway) and to allow it to be stored for longer.

The problem is that much of the nutritional value of the food is lost in the process. This means that the food you eat may not be providing you with the levels of nutrients your body needs to function in a healthy and effective manner.

For most people following a diet comprising purely of fresh, wholefoods simply isn't possible, both in terms of cost and practicality. However, this doesn't mean that you shouldn't try to eat as much wholefood as you can. Your body really will thank you for it.

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