Processed foods to avoid and healthy alternatives

Will Kreznick
  • Minimally processed foods, like baby carrots or honey, are still healthy for you. 
  • Ultra-processed foods like cookies or hot dogs increase your risk of obesity and heart disease.
  • To avoid processed foods, eat more fruits and vegetables, buy local, and avoid added sugars.
  • Visit Insider’s Health Reference library for more advice.

Processed foods are often high in calories, carbohydrates, and sugar, but have minimal nutrition.  And while eating some processed food isn’t the worst thing you can do, the problem is that most of us eat more than just some.

In fact, an estimated  60% of people in the

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Linking healthy soil, crops and people

Will Kreznick

“If we can link the phenomes in soil and foods and people, we’re going to allow for enhanced agricultural and food production practices. We’re going to have enhanced nutritional quality of foods. And we’ll have enhanced health and prevention of disease for all Americans,” said Matt Picklo, a research leader at the U.S. Department of Agriculture-Agricultural Research Service in the Grand Forks (N.D.) Human Nutrition Research Center.

Picklo was among the speakers at the Farming and Ranching for the Bottom Line Conference on Feb. 23. The two-day online event, which ended Feb. 24, was hosted by the Northern Great Plains

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Tesco commits to healthy food sales target

Will Kreznick

Tesco has committed to increase its sales of healthy food to 65% of total sales by 2025 following pressure from some shareholders to set targets. 

Some investors have been calling for Tesco to sell more healthy food, saying it was lagging rivals in its efforts to encourage healthy eating and combat obesity. 

Investors Robeco, JO Hambro and others, led by responsible investment group ShareAction, proposed a resolution over healthy food sales in February for the company’s AGM.

The AGM is usually held in late June or early July.  

Tesco said today that its 65% healthy products sales target would represent

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Restaurateur works with hospital on healthy meal program

Will Kreznick

Rob Stinson is a familiar figure on the Gulf Coast region around New Orleans and neighboring Mississippi, not only as a restauranteur with five area eateries such as the award-winning Saluté Italian Restaurant in New Orleans in his portfolio, but also as a TV star with two local cooking shows currently airing. Stinson is also a tireless promoter of the healthy eating message, not only through his restaurants and media presence but also an initiative called Eat Right Meal Prep that provides fresh, nutritious meals to discharged patients at Memorial Hospital in Gulfport, Miss., as well as the hospital’s staff

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UK’s Tesco commits to healthy food sales target after shareholder pressure

Will Kreznick

LONDON, March 5 (Reuters) – Tesco, Britain’s biggest supermarket chain, committed to increase its sales of healthy food to 65% of total sales by 2025 following pressure from some shareholders to set targets.

Some investors have been calling for Tesco, which has 27% of the UK’s grocery market, to sell more healthy food, saying it was lagging rivals in its efforts to encourage healthy eating and combat obesity in the country.

Investors Robeco, JO Hambro and others, led by responsible investment group ShareAction, proposed a resolution over healthy food sales in February for the company’s AGM, which is usually held

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