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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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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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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 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

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Monosodium glutamate (msg) is often present on processed food. Is it safe to eat?

Monosodium glutamate (msg) is often present on processed food. Is it safe to eat?

Yes: Msg is a flavor enhancer that causes no problems for most people. Some individuals note side effects from msg including headache, flushing or stomach discomfort and they should avoid it for their personal comfort. ...Read more

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I know all processed food is not great for you. But how can you tell by looking at label which is OK or natural, salt or good sugar or carbs?

I know all processed food is not great for you. But how can you tell by looking at label which is OK or natural, salt or good sugar or carbs?

Healthy Diet!: Google 'food pyramid' and 'DASH' to learn about healthy diets. Generally, try to eat more proteins and less carbohydrates & fats while maintaining portion control and remaining physically active. Salad dressings can convert a healthy food into an item loaded with fat & salt, so always ask for the dressing on the side and dip your fork in it, rather than drowning the salad with it. ...Read more

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I don't take any kind of processed food,white bread,pastas anddon't take ant refined sugar.My only diet is fruits,homemade chappati,veggie. my diet ok?

I don't take any kind of processed food,white bread,pastas anddon't take ant refined sugar.My only diet is fruits,homemade chappati,veggie. my diet ok?

Diet: Your diet may be lacking in protein and certain vitamins. Do consider adding additional protein sources such as tofu, lentils and beans along with a B vitamin supplement, specifically one with B-12. ...Read more

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If processed food is a major factor in the lack of weight loss, are we chemically killing ourselves?

If processed food is a major factor in the lack of weight loss, are we chemically killing ourselves?

YES!!!: Most processed foods contain trans fats from partially hydrogenated oils, preservatives, artificial colors & flavors, high fructose corn syrup, chemicals like msg & (unless organic) pesticides & herbicides. All of these are associated with increased risk of serious diseases like heart disease, cancer, diabetes & alzheimer's. An organic diet of whole foods is essential for maintaining optimal health! ...Read more

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I sometimes have foamy urine.I'm a vegan, blood sugar is 85. I rarely have processed food but sweets seem to tie in or excess fruit. I'm 56, 5'6" 118?

I sometimes have foamy urine.I'm a vegan, blood sugar is 85. I rarely have processed food but sweets seem to tie in or excess fruit. I'm 56, 5'6" 118?

Proteins over sugars: Sugars occur naturally in fruits and grains at the end of harvest seasons. That's generally before winter. We did not evolve to eat so much carbohydrate and fructose. A little of this stuff goes a long way. Better to avoid it entirely most of the time. Once in a while is not bad, but only when most your diet mostly protein and vegetables [non starch]. ...Read more

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What to do if I do not eat processed food.i don't drink pop or use sugar, I take colostrum bovine and multi vitamins daily.i sleep well, why can't I drop down?

What to do if I do not eat processed food.i don't drink pop or use sugar, I take colostrum bovine and multi vitamins daily.i sleep well, why can't I drop down?

Calorie intake: You may not be eating enough calories. If you're not, your body will think it's in a state of starvation and hold on to any calories you do eat. You need to eat to lose weight, three health meals a day, plus healthy snacks in between. ...Read more

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What is organic food?

What is organic food?

Non-Synthetic Eats!: In a general sense, foods that are produced without synthetic additives from start to finish would be considered organic. More specifically, foods that are produced in accordance with the federal organic foods production act, may be labeled 'organic'. This is not to imply that they have intrinsically better nutritional value, nor are they somehow 'better for you'. ...Read more

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Is organic food worth the price?

Is organic food worth the price?

Depends: If you care about sustainable farming practices, or lowering the carbon footprint of human activity; if you don't like consuming pesticides and other chemicals in your food; if you find peace of mind in eating food farmed as it has been for centuries rather than participating in one of the many modern chemical experiments on people, then yes. If you don't care about these things, no. ...Read more

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Is organic food worth the extra price?

Is organic food worth the extra price?

Depends: If you care about sustainable farming practices, or lowering the carbon footprint of human activity; if you don't like consuming pesticides and other chemicals in your food; if you find peace of mind in eating food farmed as it has been for centuries rather than participating in one of the many modern chemical experiments on people, then yes. If you don't care about these things, no. ...Read more

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