The short version is yes, some of the benefits are lost.
The more surface area a food has when it enters your stomach, the faster your body can digest it, and the faster any calories that are available can be moved into your bloodstream to use as energy or store as fat.
Unground whole grains take time to chew, and even after chewing they're not reduced to the tiny particles that ground flour is. So a cereal made from rolled whole oats will take more time for your body to digest than if you were to make the same cereal from oat flour (which is just ground up oatmeal).
In the same vein, it's better to eat whole fruits and vegetables than drink a smoothie, if you can. Blended, there's a lot of surface area, and your body can break that down chemically very fast.
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