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...
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...
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...
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...
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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