The truth about processed foods.

Processed food is bad for you.  Processed foods save time.  Processed foods are better than fast food.  Stay away from the processed foods and shop on the natural foods isles.
So many opinions about processed foods.  But, what is the truth?
Processed foods have, in one form or another, been around for hundreds, if not thousands, of years.  Many foods are inedible unless some type of processing is performed.  For example, olives are inedible fresh off the tree.  Something must be done to them before they can be eaten and that often involves soaking them in a brine solution.  Wheat kernels are not usually edible until they are processed into flour.  All of these processes can be time consuming and, in this day and age, few of us have the equipment necessary in our homes to process all of our own food.  farmersmkt
There are trade-offs to processed food, including lack of taste, increased Sodium content, increased cost and decreased nutrition.  However, processed foods can also provide increased nutrition, decreased cost and convenience.
Processed foods can be convenient, especially for those occasions when it isn’t easy to prepare food, or when it isn’t cost effective to cook a recipe for one or two people from scratch.  While many people think we rely too much on processed foods, the challenge is to weigh the choice between healthy processed foods and unhealthy processed foods.  farmstandNot all processed foods are bad and certainly, not all are good.  Processing foods serves an important purpose in our society–providing convenience, nutrition and, in some situations, cost savings.  It is up to each of us to determine how to find and use that convenience in healthy, supportive ways. ( for more in-depth information on this topic, check out our article).

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One Response to “The truth about processed foods.”

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    Andrew – Aloe Vera Distributor

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