Thursday, February 25, 2010

What you really get with processed foods.

One of the new food fads is to eat food with "any" trans fats, saturated fats, reduced fat, or any other heavily modified food that takes at one thing that "the experts" think is bad. But the truth is that these scientist don't know how every type of food ingested reacts with other food ingested and the body. But to get all the bad fats out of the food, it has to be heavily processed to do so. Process foods were maybe at one point real foods, but they really aren't anymore. They contain a lot of sodium and fats that the body doesn't fully recognize and can cause harm to the body, or fats that are just bad in general for the body if too much is consumed. But what kind of foods are processed food, well heres a small list of some processed food.

canned foods with lots of sodium

white breads and pastas made with refined white flour, which are not as healthy as those made with whole grains

packaged high-calorie snack foods, like chips and cheese snacks

high-fat convenience foods, like cans of ravioli

frozen fish sticks and frozen dinners

packaged cakes and cookies

boxed meal mixes

sugary breakfast cereals

processed meats

Processed meats are some of the worst processed foods you can eat, such as the hamburgers at a fast food chain, they contain high amounts of sodium and other bad fats that can be overwhelming to the body in high amounts and lead to ones self become over weight.

But a good thing of processed food is that the food can be processed to remove some ingredients that are harmful to the body, but this involves processing already processed food. Which could have some negative side affects to the body.

So avoiding processed foods can be difficult but do able if you have the time to actually cook food from raw ingredients, which takes time and and skill. Making processed food a much easier and less time consuming alternative. So my question to you is how much processed food do you eat weekly, if any at all? And if you don't eat it at all or a little, how do you avoid it?

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