The less processed foods we eat, the less chance of diseases and the less our foods undergo cooking, peeling, mixing with other ingredients, stripping of their nutrients, or otherwise altered from the way they came out of the ground—the better.
It only comes down that plants have less fat, more fiber, and more cancer-fighting nutrients. These three elements work together to support your immune system and help your body fight off cancer.
Just as important, we should try to minimize or reduce the amount of processed foods we eat everyday. Eat an apple instead of drinking a glass of apple juice, or enjoy a bowl of oatmeal with raisins instead of an oatmeal raisin cookie.
Tomorrow, I’ll be posting simple tips for getting more plant-based foods in your diet.