We've all heard the advice, "Eat more whole food." But what exactly is whole food? And is it affordable?
Whole food is unprocessed and unrefined food. Simply, if you can imagine it growing, it's probably a whole food. For example, a potato is a whole food, as opposed to a potato chip that has been cut, salted and fried.
While whole food has the reputation of being expensive, there are many ways to add delicious, healthy whole food to your diet, while also sticking to your budget:
Use these tips to increase the whole food in your diet, and your heart — as well as your wallet — will thank you.
— Lisa Arose, BS, MBA, dietetic intern, and Debra A. Boutin, MS, RD, chair and dietetic internship director, Department of Nutrition and Exercise Science at Bastyr University.
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