Processed Food is like air - Its Everywhere!
Processed food fills the aisles of your favorite grocery store. With all that attractive packaging there is plenty to catch your eye.
The boring part is to turn the package over and try to read and understand the ingredients list. You have to read the ingredients with the understanding that everything might not even be included on the ingredient list. That's because food manufacturers are not required to put everything on the list.
Are there additives designed to stimulate or induce cravings? What if ingredients in Product A and ingredients in Product B combine to cause neurological problems - what caused the problem? As you can see, consumers are at a huge disadvantage.
The FDA has a list of around 3,000 additives but the number in existence is much much higher. There are currently more than 14,000 laboratory-made chemicals added to our foods to improve quality, shelf life, flavor, and appearance.
Now I would like to introduce a legalistic term "Plausible Deniability". The reason why this term is so important is because Its impossible many times to pin down with certainty what caused a specific ailment when so many variables are in the mix. That is the case with processed food.
Now many people just glaze over when confronted with trying to understand these labels and shop wisely, especially when the fastest and cheapest is what we should avoid.
There are communities where fresh vegetables and fruit are not available, and yet, fast food restaurants are within walking distance. It has quickly become the new norm, and that's not good for your health.
One fact is undeniable, in addition to the well known diseases, i.e. (Cancer, Diabetes, Heart Disease, Arthritis, Chronic Fatigue, Fibromyalgia, etc.) - There is an ever growing list of Neurological diseases that seem to be more recent (ADD, ADHD, Autism ect.). When contemplating how to adjust your diet to prevent disease - Everything you come in contact with matters!.
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