“You can get unprocessed foods directly from the farm, field, forest or sea.
You get processed foods from a factory.”
We process foods when we “do” things to them. Some processing is simple/ancient (eg – baking a potato), others are more complex/industrial (eg – making a Mars bar).
Below are some simple examples of foods that have more or less processing:
|Less Processed||More Processed|
|Whole grain bread||White bread|
|Brown rice||White rice|
|Whole grain pasta||White pasta|
Usually, the less we process food, the better it is for us. So look at the food on your plate and ask yourself:
“Can I swap this for a less processed version?”
Perfection is not possible, so don’t fall into the trap of looking for “the best”, but forgetting to make any changes at all.
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