What happens in your body when you eat processed foods?
Did you ever wonder how people who exist on a diet of mainly processed foods can be both overweight and malnourished at the same time? Despite excessive calories, people who live off of boxed macaroni and cheese, frozen dinners, ramen noodles, and other packaged foods aren’t getting the nutrients that people who eat a whole foods diet are getting. Deadly GMO ingredients aside, the sheer amount of chemicals in processed foods can lead to disease, obesity, and malnutrition.
If you aren’t entirely familiar with the way processed foods can affect your...
I get really, really aggressively pumped up about food politics. Watching food documentaries and reading stories about the food industry often brings me to tears.
The food industry makes me crazy!
High-fructose corn syrup isn’t food. Modified corn starch isn’t food. Artificial flavors and colors aren’t food. Proplyene glycol? Again, not food.
Yet big food industries put these ingredients and so many more into what they label as “food”—from bread, to yogurt, to canned soup. These ingredients are not there for your benefit.
They serve to save the company money, support another company, create a flavor...