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Ten Reasons Not To Eat Processed Food

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1. Processed food is all about
saving time. Millions of pounds are spent every year on the junk that manufacturers pump out every year. Such methods are used that overall quality of the finished product mostly tends to be of very low nutritional wise.

This is one of the reasons why when you are eating processed food, you tend to feel far more hungry than you would do if you are eating fresh prepared food. The reality of this time difference is marginal.

Fresh food in comparison tastes a lot better, Processed Food tends to taste very bland, I would say it's like eating a cardboard although that is a bit of an exaggeration on my part.

A lot of food stores that sell pre-packaged frozen processed food have now jumped on the health craze in order to cash in on healthy eating. But then again all this leads to misleading information on the packaging.

Let’s not mess about here the people that sell this garbage are interested in only one thing, Money. Nothing more and nothing less. Do you really in your wildest dreams think that the people that make this junk are concerned about your health? I think not.

One particular tactic that is used, is to focus on one healthy point i.e for instance the packaging might contain contains 20% less fat, but what they will fail to tell you is what sort of fat it is, is it unsaturated fat or saturated fat which is the unhealthy one.

It may be the case that the particular product is low in fat but it also may be the case that it might have tons of sugar in order to compensate for this.

Another thing that is used on a lot of processed food especially in our country is the round nutritional pie chart where you have sections of a pie chart, in order to see the calories contained within the product etc.

What a lot of manufacturers have been doing just recently is putting down the values of either half or a quarter of what it has in it, Say for instance it might give you the total fat value. This to me seems to be another misleading way of trying to trick people into thinking they are buying something that is lower in fat when in reality it isn’t.

And if you think about it, If we are take notice of what we are eating ; How come as a nation we are still getting fatter? There is something wrong somewhere, don’t you think ?

Have more money in your pocket

2. Processed food tends to be a lot more expensive than it is healthy counterpart If you think about the logistics of this, Here is why, when you’re eating food that is full of artificial crap and no nutrition whatsoever, You’re bound to eat more of it.

Here’s something for you to do go out and compare fresh food to processed food and see how much difference there is between the two. You might be surprised at what you find. Some Processed food is quite cheap admittedly but that’s no reason to eat it.

Boxes that contain processed food are bigger than the food inside it. This is another psychological trick that you may not have realised. You’re not necessarily getting more for your money probably less, if you look carefully.

Its Synthetic

3. When food is processed a lot of the nutritional value is lost in the process, So added Synthetic Vitamins and Minerals are added in order to pvercome the shortfall, The only problem with this is that they are nowhere near as good as their regional counterparts. So in a way you’re cheating yourself yet again.

As we said previously when you don’t get the correct Vitamins and Minerals from your food you will tend to eat more and because of the very nature of the food you’re eating ,you're more likely to gain weight. Manufacturers can say It's packed with fortified vitamins but as we know they are no good.

Where is it ?

4. Where is everything that should be in processed food ? On a scale of one to 10, I would say that the nutritional value of processed food is about one, and that is being generous to say at the least. Have you ever noticed on the back of the packet all the preservatives numbers etc., What on Earth do they mean ? Will they harm you ? re they good for you ? What do they exactly do ? The problem with this is no one knows except the manufacturer.

Is it alive !!!!

5. I would say almost definitely not all the living enzymes and/or bacteria that can be good for you doesn’t tend to be in Processed foods and I dare say that phytochemicals probably aren’t there as well, which are an important factor when it comes to free radicals in your body,For these like plants soak up free radicals in your body which prevent disease.

Is it worth investing in ?

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6. When you buy this food you’re encouraging more being spent on it.Hence you are keeping it alive. If less people spend less money on fresh fruit and vegetables and more money on Processed Food it would encourage the growth of this particular industry.

Not needed additions

7. Processed food tend to have tons of chemical additives which are of no use whatsoever to you or other stuff like artificial colouring and preservatives. So the food will last longer, no use to you whatsoever. For all these could cause harm without you even knowing.

Mystery guests !!!

8. This type of particular food can have all sorts of strange odds and ends added during processing. One particular example of this is Sausages or Hot-Dog Sausages to be more specific. They can contain something called edible offal, i.e. different parts of the animals like ears.

Are you a crack addict

9. It’s a well-known fact that fat and sugar are as addictive as heroin and cocaine. They stimulate the same receptors in your brain that make you feel good. This is what’s known as a dopamine high, Manufacturers all too well know that.

These substances are highly addictive that is why processed food does have a lots of hidden Sugar and Fat, So as to make it addictive and also enhance the taste.

Listen to old advice

10. Can you remember when you were younger and your Parents told you to eat more Vegetables ? Well guess what ! They were right.

If you have any suggestions about this feel free to join in the discussion by leaving your opinion below.

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