How harmful are processed foods?

The average American eats around 130 pounds of wheat flour per year, and around 65 pounds of added sugar. This begs the question: how bad are processed food for your health?

Now this is a trick question, we’ll just say that up front. But it’s also a very important question.

Humans have processed their foods for thousands of years, in order to save the time and tedium of chewing tough meats and overly fibrous plants. Basically, we’re not cows, and we don’t really have the stomach or jaw to be chewing all day long.

And while our ancestors ate a lot more unprocessed food than we do, some also supplemented their diets with flour on occasion. Flour!

Finish reading: How harmful are processed foods? | Examine.com






 

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