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Quick Tips for Avoiding Processed Foods


They are everywhere, most especially when you may find yourself in a “food desert.” Yes, processed foods, from the vending machine to the convenience store. Foods with too many ingredients. it’s a fast read with a slide show of some foods with more than 25 ingredients!

But first, the tips….

To start, look for “foods with ingredients we know, recognize, can situate in some part of the plant or animal kingdom, and can pronounce,” writes David Katz, M.D., director of the Yale Prevention Research Center and HuffPost blogger.

It’s also a good idea to avoid foods with more than five ingredients; the additional 20 or so in the picks below are often preservatives, sugars and other additives, many of which we can’t even digest properly.

You’ll find the rest here.

While we may call such foods empty calories, they are actually doing us great harm. Dr. mark Hyman, New York Times bestselling author, most recently of The Blood Sugar Solution outlines why we avoid processed foods.

Let us know what you think. What challenges in finding healthy food have you had? Please share any helpful tips!

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