100daysofrealfood.com has a great list of the reasons we should cut processed food out of our diets! It’s clear, concise, and leaves no room for excuses! 🙂
As Dr. Jana says, if it’s made in a plant-don’t eat it; if it’s made from a plant-consume it! (I’m paraphrasing of course! :))
Here’s a little snipet of the post:
- Processed foods are an illusion, often appearing to be healthy (with claims like low fat, low carb, vitamin fortified, no trans fat, contains omega-3s, etc.) when these foods are in fact the very thing making a lot of Americans unhealthy, sick, and fat.
- Coronary heart disease, diabetes, stroke and cancer – four of the top ten chronic diseases that kill most of us – “can be traced directly to the industrialization of our food” according to Michael Pollan.
- Making smarter (and sometimes more expensive) food choices now may reduce your healthcare costs later in life
If you would like to read the rest of the top 10 reasons, click here.