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4 Things You Might Not Know About Whole Foods

We often say Juice Plus+ provides whole food based nutrition from a variety of fruits, vegetables and grains. But we’d like to share a little bit about why whole foods are so important for a healthy lifestyle.

  1. Disease Prevention. Many studies have found a whole food based diet to be associated with a reduced risk of cardiovascular disease, cancer, diabetes and other chronic diseases.
  2. More Complete Nutrition. One problem with processed food is many healthy nutrients are removed during the manufacturing process. But whole foods are naturally loaded with fiber, vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and other nutrients.
  3. Absence of Additives. Often packed with excess salt, fat and simple sugars, processed foods can lead to increased blood pressure, weight gain and disease. Conversely, whole foods slow down the digestive process—allowing for better absorption of their balanced nutrients—and help regulate blood sugar by slowing down the conversion of starches into glucose.
  4. Lower Cost. In addition to avoiding processing costs, whole foods can save you a little money by satisfying your hunger with less. Because whole foods are often dense with fiber and filling nutrients like protein, a serving of a whole food is more likely to fill you up than a serving of a processed food is. So while the price tag at the store might be a little higher, you’re actually getting more for your money.

Hungry for more? Discover which whole foods go into Juice Plus+

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