Of the 702,308 adult deaths due to heart disease, stroke and type 2 diabetes, 318,656 (45%) were associated with inadequate consumption of certain foods and nutrients that, in general, are considered vital to a healthy life, and to the excessive consumption of other foods that are not. Paying attention to what you eat and eating a variety of healthy foods from the 5 food groups is one of the most important preventive measures you can take. Because much of the fiber is lost during processing, it takes less energy to eat and digest ultra-processed foods than whole or less processed foods. Some data show the possible health benefits of organic foods compared to foods grown using the usual (conventional) process.
In addition, the “natural” label on foods means that they do not contain artificial flavoring ingredients or colors, but that doesn't mean that they are organic or pesticide-free.