Eat Better Habits – The less processed the better

Processed vs Whole Food

The less processed the better

Humans process foods when we “do” things to them. Some processing is fairly simple and uses ancient techniques (eg - baking a potato), while other processing is much more complex and uses modern, industrial techniques (eg - making a Mars bar).

As a very rough rule of thumb, unprocessed foods could have come almost directly from the farm, field, forest or sea. Processed foods would have to go via a factory before reaching you.

Here are some examples of foods with different levels of processing:

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