It’s no coincidence that the rapid rise in obesity happened around the same time highly processed foods became more available. Although highly processed foods are convenient, they are packed with calories, low in nutrients and increase your risk of many diseases. On the other hand, real foods are very healthy and can help you lose weight.
What Are Real Foods?
Real foods are single-ingredient foods that are rich in vitamins and minerals, lack chemical additives and are mostly unprocessed. Here are just a few examples:
- Chia seeds
- Sweet potatoes
- Brown rice
- Whole Eggs
- Unprocessed Meat
There are lots of real foods in every food group, so there’s a vast array of real foods you can incorporate into your diet. Here are 11 reasons why real foods can help you lose weight.