Easier isn't necessarily better. I frequently 'dish out' the advice: "I'd avoid that because it's too easy to digest". I use the analogy would you choose a college based on how easy it is? Working for things yields better results. This is true for food selections as well. All the processing of grains, sugars, and even processed protein sources have smaller surface area and are digested sooner in the gut than nature intended.
Below is a great technical explanation of this phenomenon Link here