- 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.
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