We know the United States has a problem with ultra-processed foods, and we can point to the well-documented health effects of overconsuming these foods. If the food industry wants to hijack and reframe the dialogue on processed foods, it is important for health advocates to have an alternate strategy that clearly communicates the importance of making room for whole, unprocessed foods.
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In the spirit of sharing a “recipe” as others have done, I offer these simple steps for reducing your exposure to toxins in food, whether they were added during processing, packaging, or from environmental contamination.
When you make a food product in small batches to sell at farmers markets or directly to consumers online, you can make it pretty much the same way as in your home kitchen. Keeping things unprocessed is relatively easy. But when you’re making a food product in a manufacturing plant in large quantities, a product that has to stay fresh and consistent for months, you have new considerations.
Do you know the difference between oat groats, steel cut oats, Scottish oatmeal, oat bran, old fashioned oats, quick oats, and instant oatmeal? (phew, what a list!)
For the sake of this particular discussion, let’s assume you’re not asking whether or not you should drink milk at all, just that you are a generally healthy adult who likes to drink milk, and you’re wondering about which particular type of cow’s milk is the best way to go.
In 2010 I spent a year eating #processed. Yes, you read that right.
One of the cornerstones of Indra Nooyi’s message was that we need to have “Capitalism with a Conscience.” Wow, that sure sounds great.
The rise in obesity in this country is directly linked to the increased frequency of eating out, and the increased frequency of eating processed foods.