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Nutrition know-how: Why whole food counts

Updated: 8/16/2019

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Dietary supplements can complement your regular diet if you have trouble getting enough nutrients, but they aren't meant to be food substitutes. Consider the benefits of whole foods: 1. Whole foods provide greater nutrition. They contain a variety of vitamins and minerals designed to work together. 2. Whole foods provide dietary fiber. 3. Whole foods contain other substances recognized as important for good health, such as antioxidants.

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