Which processed foods are better than natural? - Deepstash
Is natural always better than processed?

An adjective that can whet our appetites is "natural", while we tend to associate "processed" food with long lists of ingredients we can't pronounce.

Actually, naturalness doesn't automat...

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Which processed foods are better than natural?

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Natural isn‘t always healthy

In fact, natural foods can contain toxins, and minimal processing can in fact make them safer.

Kidney beans, for instance, contain lectins, which can cause vomiting and diarrhoea. They're...

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Milk is an excellent example

Processing also makes cow's milk safe to consume. Milk has been pasteurised since the late 1800s, in order to kill harmful bacteria. Before this time, it was distributed locally, because there wasn...

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Minimal processing is essential

Processing can also help to retain nutrients in food we eat. For example, freezing, which is classified as minimal processing, allows fruit and vegetables to retain nutrients that can other...

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The key takeaways?

Some ultra-processed foods can be linked to bad health outcomes, but all processed food shouldn't be tarred with the same brush.

Frozen vegetables, pasteurised milk or boiled potatoes, fo...

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