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8.12.2010

Tip of the Week: Go Naked!

8.12.2010
Well, not that kind of naked (unless you really want to). We're talking naked foods, also known as whole foods! These are fresh foods as close to nature as you can get. Because they are unprocessed, they contain no unhealthy fats or refined sugars that so many other foods can contain. They are often naturally high in fiber, protein, healthy fats and carbohydrates, and are packed with nutrients. Some examples include fresh fruits, vegetables, nuts, beans, and lean poultry. The benefits of these foods range from a smaller waistline to a reduction in cancer risk. They can also boost your immune system and your energy levels to keep you fueled and focused.

Besides being great for your health, naked foods are also great for the planet! Processed foods tend to have a higher carbon footprint than whole foods. Roughly 17% of the fossil fuel consumed in the U.S. is used to produce the foods we eat. By purchasing local whole foods, you support lower fuel emissions used in processing and transportation. The next time you go to the grocery store, opt to go naked and support your health and a healthier environment!

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