Most of us would probably agree that “processed food” is bad: in nutritional science, that’s kind of a gimme. But what is “processed food?” Technically, cutting is a “process:” if you cut up a carrot into carrot sticks, does that make it “processed food?” Cooking is definitely a “process:” if you cook a chicken breast, does that make it “processed?”
Well, no – at least, not in the way most people typically use the term. When most people say “processed food,” they’re talking about Ho-Ho’s, not carrot sticks. And when we say “processed food,” everyone knows what that means. So why fuss about defining it?
For one thing, because not all choices are as clear-cut as carrot sticks vs. Ho-Ho’s. What about canned soup? Rotisserie chicken? Boxed vs. canned vs. bottled coconut milk? If you understand specifically what makes “processed food” so bad, you can make smart choices about “borderline” foods…
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Last modified: March 11, 2019