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Tips for Optimal Nutrition: Eating Whole, Unprocessed, Unrefined, and Fresh Foods

Eating whole, unprocessed, unrefined, and fresh foods helps you achieve optimal health. But sometimes it’s difficult to know exactly how to start with avoiding processed and refined foods. The articles here will give you a lot of tips on what foods to eat, what foods to avoid, as well as alternatives you can add to your daily routine.

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Green bananas are a great source of resistant starches, carbs that can help you lose weight. Photo of bunches of green bananas.||Hannah's blood glucose spike after she ate one cup of cooled white rice with resistant starch. Her glucose only spiked to 145 mg/dL.|Hannah's blood glucose spike after she ate one cup of cooled white rice with resistant starch. Her glucose only spiked to 145 mg/dL.|Screenshot of Hannah's blood glucose spike after she ate one cup of just-cooked white rice with no resistant starch. Her glucose spiked to 210 mg/dL at the peak before going down a bit and then spiking back up again.|Bill's glucose spike after eating 300 grams of boiled potatoes with no resistant starch. His glucose spiked to 97 mg/dL before dipping and spiking again before coming down.|Bill's glucose after eating 300 grams of boiled potatoes with resistant starch. His glucose spiked to 123 mg/dL.

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