Processed Foods Are Making Us Sick

Mind, Body & Spirit

Written by: Heather Sumpter
Many of us are so busy that quick, convenient meals feel like the only option. Processed foods have become a staple in the western diet; in fact, they account for 60% of the products we buy at the grocery store1Processed foods are those that contain additives, preservatives, genetically modified materials, hormones and other unnatural materials that compromise the original structure of the food. There are plenty of negative health consequences associated with an increase in consumption of processed foods:

Antibiotics
Antibiotics are used in food producing animals which promotes the prevalence of many of the antibiotic resistant bacteria transmitted commonly by food. Treating animals with antibiotics allows antibiotic-resistant bacteria to thrive while susceptible bacteria are suppressed or die.2High Amounts of Sugar and High Fructose Corn Syrup

It’s well known that excess sugar can lead to conditions including: diabetes, obesity, heart disease, and cancer…

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One Comment on “Processed Foods Are Making Us Sick”

  1. thefeatheredsleep Says:

    Very true. We need to keep remembering this.


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