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Watch out for chemically-processed foods

Watch out for chemically-processed foods

One could argue that all of our food is in some way processed. But it's the food that has been chemically-processed that needs to be avoided. Foods that fall into this category have refined ingredients and artificial substances that are not generally good for our bodies. After all, they are chemicals!

The dangers of chemically processed foods
A great deal of planning and engineering goes into processed foods. The ultimate goal of food manufacturers is to get the consumer hooked on their product. To make foods this desirable, they have to taste great. But Shayna Komar, a licensed and registered dietitian at Cancer Wellness at Piedmont, warns that our bodies are not designed to break down chemically-processed foods.

"Our bodies were not made to digest processed foods, so they don't really know how to use them. As a result, these foods don't give us the fuel our bodies need. Instead they are filled with empty calories."

Processed foods are usually HIGH in:
Sugar or high fructose corn syrup. Sweeteners are used in processed foods because people generally love sweet food. Some say sugar is even more addictive than cocaine, and many studies show a link between high sugar intake and diseases like heart disease, diabetes, and obesity.