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Nutrient-Rich World's Healthiest Foods

To us, the World's Healthiest Foods are those that are nutrient-rich. This means that they contain an abundance of nutrients including vitamins, minerals, fiber, omega-3s, and phytonutrients (nutrients only found in plants, many of which are antioxidants). Nutrients are important because your body needs them to grow, create energy, and maintain its physiological functions. Nutrients can also help to reduce inflammation and antioxidant nutrients protect your body from free radical damage, which can cause disease.

The World's Healthiest Foods include whole foods such as fruits, vegetables, nuts, extra virgin olive oil, seeds, whole grains, fish, beans, and other whole foods. The World's Healthiest Foods are real foods, the form in which the food is grown or raised. The World's Healthiest Foods are not processed with additional chemicals, preservatives, and additives.

Why People Eat the World's Healthiest Foods

People eat the World's Healthiest Foods for many reasons. The main one is because when they eat them they:(1) have more energy and more vitality; (2) have stronger immune system (they might catch fewer colds; (3) experience an improvement in memory and have healthier looking skin because these foods act as an anti-inflammatory; and (4) they promote better heart health and they experience many other health benefits.

Many people who eat healthy whole foods do so because they feel that what they are eating is real food and feel that foods that are processed and manufactured are not really food as they envision food to be.

Many people who eat the World's Healthiest Foods do so because it helps them to feel connected with the earth. Plus, they taste great.

When people don't eat the World's Healthiest Foods, they may not have as much energy. Studies have shown that the World's Healthiest Foods can help improve memory and learning. Research shows that those who eat the World's Healthiest Foods have less disease and therefore those who don't eat the World's Healthiest Foods run the risk of having diseases such as heart disease and some forms of cancer.

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