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Processed Food

Friday, May 17, 2019

Most of us recognize the issues surrounding processed foods; cost, packaging and possible affects on health but this article from the BBC discusses a study that might just reveal that these foods may also cause weight gain.

I seldom purchase processed foods and definitely not those that are called ultra processed. An increase of 500+ calorie intake per day is significant so definitely something that those trying to lose weight should consider.

We managed close to an hour of sunshine this morning but now back to clouds as another rain event approaches for tomorrow. I am out the door to wash windows and put up the screens. To all my friends here in Canada have a wonderful long weekend. emoticon emoticon
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  • -POOKIE-
    Making your own food is always superior.
    152 days ago
    Thanks for posting that link. I always suspected that their calorie count was higher; now we know.
    152 days ago
    Such an interesting article!! My processed foods are few and far between -- I do buy single ingredient frozen foods (mango chunks) and prewashed baby spinach etc.
    152 days ago
    You have a wonderful weekend, too!
    152 days ago
    Big Food has scientists whose job it is to design "craveworthy" food-like substances. The old ad that said, "Bet you can't eat just one" was only the beginning.
    152 days ago
    I can honestly say I’ve cut out all processed foods from my diet & have successfully lost over 65 lbs. I attribute my success to having done so. I don’t miss them. I eat three meals a day with a focus on healthy options. I do have one snack of yogurt with berries. I do believe that if we all return to eating healthy & nutritious foods, we will encounter less illness. It just makes sense....
    152 days ago
    We eat fresh or frozen foods; very few processed. emoticon
    152 days ago
    We know the manufacturers of processed food WANT us to eat more so they can make more money, but we are onto them. emoticon

    Enjoy the weekend!
    152 days ago
    There are scientists that study how to trigger us to eat more. Very Franken-foodish, isn't it?

    I went to buy some Morningstar Farms Vegan Breakfast Sausage and read the ingredients. Many I did not recognize. I was wondering if this were one of the natural foods brands bought by big business. I get stuff like this occasionally to ease cravings. So I bought Frontier Foods sausage instead, that had about 3 ingredients.
    152 days ago
    Preaching to the choir here, Big business LOVES addiction.
    152 days ago
    The bane of cheese is processed cheese, labeled as "cheese food" in America because of evaluation by the FDA. These cheeses are made from real cheeses that have been ground up and extended with the addition of water and oil. Examples are "American" cheese and Velveeta. I NEVER ate these fake cheeses as a kid, my parents ate real cheese. The problem is that these "cheese food"s are less expensive than the real deal. Which is supposed to contribute to health problems and obesity for those with less money who need to eat, after all, just like people who can afford better quality food. And I just want to eat vegan...with no cheese but am financially in a bind for the time being. I have tried fake cheese but I not only don't like the taste, I am NOT going to eat that cr-p.
    152 days ago

    Comment edited on: 5/17/2019 1:02:56 PM
    Interesting read. Thanks!

    Found this unfortunate; but, not surprising: "A very interesting outcome of the study is the cost-per-energy: the ultra-processed diet was considerably cheaper than the unprocessed control diet, and this is likely to have implications from a public health point of view."
    152 days ago
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