Processed food has nothing to do with healthy eating. Consumers know this, food manufacturers know this, the FDA knows this, yet processed food is still flying off the shelves at the grocery store.
In fact, out of all the money Americans spend on food, 90% of it is allocated to processed foods. Knowing that processed food is cheaper than whole diet food makes that statistic look even worse.
In case you need to be reminded how to eat healthy, let’s go over some of the reasons why processed food works better with fad diets than healthy diets.
Some processed foods, like the bowl of cereal you enjoy every morning because the box claims it supports healthy weight loss, contain so much sugar that, in terms of what it does to your body, you might as well be eating sugar straight.
Multiple studies have found links between cancers and the ingredients that are essential to processed food: refined carbs (like white flour), salt, and even a known carcinogen. Without these ingredients, processed foods would not exist. And maybe without processed foods in healthy meals, some of the modern day diseases we experience would not exist.
When it comes to processed foods, there are so many artificial additives involved that it is even hard for the FDA to keep up with all of them. In fact, some of them do not even get tested before they are labeled as safe to eat. Does this sound like eating right?
Also, toxins are allowed in your processed foods. The amounts are extremely small, but it doesn’t seem like they would add up to good nutrition over time.
Fight back against the processed food craze and show that you know how to eat healthy.
PS: Read this short article on which vegetables you should be eating that actually help you to burn fat. Just click the image below to start reading.