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9 Ways That Eating Processed Food Made the World Sick and Fat

Processed Foods

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  • Processed foods encourage weight gain and chronic disease because they’re high in sugar, fructose, refined carbohydrates, and artificial ingredients, and low in nutrients and fiber
  • Processed foods are addictive and designed to make you overeat; they also encourage excessive food cravings, leading to weight gain
  • Eating processed foods promotes insulin resistance and chronic inflammation, which are hallmarks of most chronic and/or serious diseases
  • The solution to improving your health and losing weight is often as simple as swapping processed foods for real food

By Dr. Mercola

I have long stated that if you want to be optimally healthy, you should spend 90 percent of your food budget on whole foods, and only 10 percent on processed foods. Unfortunately, most Americans currently do the opposite, and their health suffers as a result.


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