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Doctor insights on: How Is Processed Food More Convenient Than Organic Food

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Is processed food is bad for you?

Is processed food is bad for you?

Sometimes: Processed food is designed to appeal to your taste by adding salt, sugar and fat. The quantities can be high so read the label and incorporate such items as part of a balanced diet rather than being the whole diet. ...Read more

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How bad is processed food anyway?

How bad is processed food anyway?

It all depends: Fresh fruits and vegetables and unprocessed foods will always provide better nutrients for you than processed foods. ...Read more

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What about processed food is so bad for you?

What about processed food is so bad for you?

Chemicals: They often have a high salt content and often contain a number of chemicals that are not optimum for the best health. ...Read more

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Why does processed food cost less than health food?

Why does processed food cost less than health food?

Lower cost of: Storage, transport, less wastage of food in processed foods as compared to fresh vegetables and fruits. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how processed food affect these part of the body?

Can you tell me how processed food affect these part of the body?

Hard to say: As you don't specific "these parts". Additionally, it depends on which processed foods you are referring to. If you provide more specifics, then possible we can provide better guidance for you. Best of luck. ...Read more

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Are organic eaters more healthy than people who eat processed food?

Are organic eaters more healthy than people who eat processed food?

Probably not: There is a huge promotion for "organic" foods that are produced without fertilizers or insecticides and therefore cost much more. Despite the emotionally-based and politically-correct rhetoric, nobody has been able to convince most of the scientific community of the physical (in contrast to emotional) benefits, especially since organic-eaters tend to have healthy lifestyles generally. ...Read more

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Im very addicted to bad processed food and i only am happy when i eat bad. I've eaten bad my whole life. How do I break this?

Friends: You're going to need some kind of guidance, including learning tricks on how to keep your mind from forcing you to eat, and possibly some medication -- there's reason to think some of this behavior is genetic. Just as important is getting with friends who are into fitness -- join a group, if they see you trying hard, they'll accept you, you can identify with them & this will redefine u. Good luck. ...Read more

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Does eating processed food lead to weight gain?

Does eating processed food lead to weight gain?

Food is food is food: "processed" food gets a bad name; yet it is food nonetheless. This is now somewhat a "weighted" or "political" term. American cheese is probably considered to be "processed", but certain completely unprocessed foods might not be that safe. Pasteurization helps eliminate spoilage and bacteria. Consider what happens after you eat food, certainly it gets "processed", anyway. Think calories. ...Read more

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Does a processed food diet increase risk of vascular disease?

Does a processed food diet increase risk of vascular disease?

Yes: Ptocessed food has increases high level of glucose in blood along with high Insulin levels. This causes high lipids and atherosclerosis an causes vascular disease. It's lowest with high fibre unprocessed natural food. ...Read more

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I wanna make a one-week-long detox that is nutritive but has no processed food calories. Any recommendations?

I wanna make a one-week-long detox that is nutritive but has no processed food calories. Any recommendations?

Detox misnomers: "detox diet" is a misnomer. There are no magic bullet diets that speed "detox." minimally processed foods would include fresh fruits and vegetables. Any change to healthier eating includes drinking plenty of fluids avoiding sodas and sports drinks. Bottled water is another unnecessary item- bottled water industry is unregulated no extra health benefit to bottled water. ...Read more