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PROCESSED FOODS: 7 reasons why they aren't good for you (science-backed)

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Processed foods can be an unhealthy choice, but why exactly aren't they good for us? In this video, I tackle that question and also talk about the differences between whole foods, minimally processed foods and heavily processed foods.

The video starts with a discussion about the various kinds of processing. Then, I'll discuss 7 reasons to avoid and limit processed foods. If you're interested, watch the video! All scientific references are provided below.

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Links and scientific references:

Lower nutrient profile in processed foods:

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28554335

Lower fibre in processed foods:

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5307821/

Why fibre is important:

https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/why-is-fiber-good-for-you

VIDEO: PRACTICAL TIPS TO REDUCE SUGAR:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eVmrwzpoicQ

MSG and how it affects some people:

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4870486/
https://www.everydayhealth.com/allergy/does-msg-allergy-really-exist.aspx
https://www.livescience.com/47931-msg-not-safe-for-everyone.html

Gums and digestive issues:

https://chriskresser.com/harmful-or-harmless-carrageenan/
https://chriskresser.com/harmful-or-harmless-guar-gum-locust-bean-gum-and-more/

Processed foods engineered to taste good:

https://www.npr.org/sections/thesalt/2015/12/16/459981099/how-the-food-industry-helps-engineer-our-cravings

Refined carbs + blood sugar:

https://www.hsph.harvard.edu/nutritionsource/carbohydrates/carbohydrates-and-blood-sugar/
https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/why-refined-carbs-are-bad

Why wholewheat bread isn't really that healthy:

https://www.drweil.com/diet-nutrition/nutrition/whats-wrong-with-whole-wheat/

Health effects of processed foods:

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/29071481
https://www.diabetes.co.uk/food/processed-foods.html
https://www.healthline.com/health/type-2-diabetes/junk-food
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5811844/
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2661797/
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25804833

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By: Ria Karan
Title: PROCESSED FOODS: 7 reasons why they aren't good for you (science-backed)
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