Did you know that 58% of the food Americans eat is considered – ultra-processed, food loaded with oils, sugar and hundreds other chemicals?
Actually, make sure that any food that is not straight from the ground or tree is processed. Just read on every product you’re buying every day, no matter is it intended for breakfast, lunch or a dinner, if an ingredient list includes added sugar, artificial ingredients or preservatives, be sure it doesn’t qualify as clean food. That’s mean all the food on the market is processed !
We could all benefit from purging processed foods from our life, so don’t wait no longer, start eating raw food and you’ll see how fast you’ll improve your health.
But we must warn you that some things may go down in the first few days, but positive effect will come right away.
“Ingredients in processed food like MSG, nitrates, and nitrites often cause migraines,” says Tanya Zuckerbot, R.D., CEO and author of the F-Factor Diet.
Eating something that contains one of these ingredients—like a hot dog or even lunch meat—could trigger misery within 20 minutes.
“Whole foods have more nutrients and fewer calories,” says Zuckerbot. Plus, when you cut down on processed foods, your daily carb intake will likely go down, too. She said that if your body’s not burning carbs for fuel, it burns fat instead.
People who consumed chips, sugary drinks, and processed meat on the reg were most likely to gain weight.
A HAPPIER TUMMY
“When you swap out processed food for whole foods, you’ll take in more fiber,” says Zuckerbot. Fiber not only keeps you fuller longer, but it helps to flush toxins out of your system—gifting you with a more regular bathroom routine.
“A diet high in processed foods might cause anything from bloating to gas to diarrhea,” says Glassman. While sodium makes you retain water and feel puffy AF, artificial ingredients can be tuff for our bodies to break down, hence the gas and poo problems.
“Processed carbs like cookies, pretzels, and ice cream spike your blood sugar,” says Zuckerbot. That’s a problem when your blood sugar then crashes in the middle of the night, waking you up, and signaling that you need a midnight snack.
Also, salty foods like chips and snack mixes can dehydrate you enough that you’ll wake up thirsty. So, your bedtime snack could be seriously messing with your sleep.
“Sugar and refined carbs cause your body to produce insulin,” says Zuckerbot. This can lead to excess oil production and with it, breakouts. Swapping packaged snacks for fruits and veggies fights signs of aging like wrinkles and dark spots.
That’s mean your skin’s two biggest enemies are sugar and inflammation.