Whole Foods and Kidney Disease

Whole Foods and Kidney Disease

Kidney Disease, Whole Foods
Stephanie Legin, RD, LDN Renal Dietitian - What is a “Whole” Food?  A whole food is defined as a “food with little or no refining or processing and contains no artificial additives or preservatives; natural or organic food”. Real, whole food is the key to a healthy diet and overall good health; processed food is not.   When you eat whole foods, you're consuming food in its natural state, intact, with all of the fiber, vitamins, minerals, essential fatty acids, phytochemicals and other nutrients that are in the food.  Basically, it's the healthy unadulterated food, rather than the bits that remain after refinement and processing.   Processing includes any alteration of a food from its natural state such as peeling, slicing, cooking, dehydrating, preserving, frying, freezing and roasting.   The harder it is to tell what the…
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